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   1. Re: Motion loses connection to webcam when it is dark (Zan Thorn)


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Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:37:57 -0600
From: Zan Thorn <zanth...@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Motion-user] Motion loses connection to webcam when it
        is dark
To: Motion discussion list <motion-user@lists.sourceforge.net>
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Great thought Mike but my cams don't have any LEDs for lighting up the
dark. They only have the "in use" light that turn on when the camera is
active. They are on during the day where motion connects to the cameras
just fine. I'm stumped.

On Sep 22, 2016 1:28 PM, "Mike Wilson" <knobby2...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Are you powering the cameras off the pi? When it gets dark and the leds
> turn on the camera will pull more current than during the day. It's
> possible you're going over the current abilities of the pi.
>
> On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 10:35 AM Zan Thorn <zanth...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I actually set motion up with just one camera at first and saw the exact
>> same behavior as two cameras.
>>
>> Interesting that the cameras should drop the frame rate in the dark... I
>> might try reducing the FPS to 1 and see if there is any difference. I
>> really appreciate your time and help tosiara!
>>
>> On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 8:15 AM, tosiara <tosi...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> When you turn light off your camera drops fps to the minimum available -
>>> 5 fps?. But you already use this frame rate in config. Still worth trying
>>> to use single camera with single thread and see if that works
>>>
>>> On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 5:07 PM, Zan Thorn <zanth...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> When the lights are on, both streams work great at 720p. It's only when
>>>> the lights turn off, and the room goes entirely dark, that either camera
>>>> has issues so I don't think it is a performance problem. The CPU usage is
>>>> pretty low at 50% or less and the memory usages is fine too at ~300MB used
>>>> out of the 1GB available.
>>>>
>>>> On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 7:59 AM, tosiara <tosi...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I'm just curious is it powerful enough to handle two USB cameras with
>>>>> 720p resolution?
>>>>> Can you try to lower resolution and disconnect each camera to see if
>>>>> correlates
>>>>>
>>>>> On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 4:09 PM, Zan Thorn <zanth...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Yes I am doing two 720p streams. One camera is a logitech c510 and
>>>>>> the other is a c920 that is 1080p capable but have both set for 720p in 
>>>>>> the
>>>>>> configuration file. This is on a raspberry pi 2b.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Sep 22, 2016 2:40 AM, "tosiara" <tosi...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Are you running two USB 720p web cams on a Rpi?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 7:53 AM, Zan Thorn <zanth...@gmail.com>
>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I am using motion Version 3.2.12+git20140228 running on Raspbian
>>>>>>>> GNU/Linux 8 (jessie). Motion is working great with my two USB web cams
>>>>>>>> during the daytime when there is a lot of light but once it's dark, the
>>>>>>>> cameras seem to disconnect. I am not using any motion detection, just 
>>>>>>>> the
>>>>>>>> web stream and snapshots.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Here is my motion.conf and the two thread conf files:
>>>>>>>> https://gist.github.com/anonymous/6af2c79a75971c08e0c4cc48e9a035b3
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> The lights turn off at 20:00 in this instance. Please let me know
>>>>>>>> if my configuration is wrong or something else is going on. Thanks!
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> [0] [ERR] [ALL] [Sep 21 20:00:34] main: Thread 1 - Watchdog
>>>>>>>> timeout, trying to do a graceful restart
>>>>>>>> [0] [ERR] [ALL] [Sep 21 20:00:35] main: Thread 2 - Watchdog
>>>>>>>> timeout, trying to do a graceful restart
>>>>>>>> [0] [ERR] [ALL] [Sep 21 20:01:34] main: Thread 1 - Watchdog
>>>>>>>> timeout, did NOT restart graceful,killing it!
>>>>>>>> [0] [NTC] [STR] [Sep 21 20:01:34] stream_stop: Closing
>>>>>>>> motion-stream listen socket & active motion-stream sockets
>>>>>>>> [0] [NTC] [STR] [Sep 21 20:01:34] stream_stop: Closed motion-stream
>>>>>>>> listen socket & active motion-stream sockets
>>>>>>>> [0] [INF] [ALL] [Sep 21 20:01:34] motion_cleanup: Calling
>>>>>>>> vid_close() from motion_cleanup
>>>>>>>> [0] [NTC] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:34] vid_close: Closing video device
>>>>>>>> /dev/video1
>>>>>>>> [1] [ERR] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:34] v4l2_next: VIDIOC_DQBUF:
>>>>>>>> [2] [INF] [ALL] [Sep 21 20:01:34] motion_loop: Lightswitch detected
>>>>>>>> [2] [NTC] [ALL] [Sep 21 20:01:34] motion_loop: Thread exiting
>>>>>>>> [2] [NTC] [STR] [Sep 21 20:01:34] stream_stop: Closing
>>>>>>>> motion-stream listen socket & active motion-stream sockets
>>>>>>>> [2] [NTC] [STR] [Sep 21 20:01:34] stream_stop: Closed motion-stream
>>>>>>>> listen socket & active motion-stream sockets
>>>>>>>> [2] [INF] [ALL] [Sep 21 20:01:34] motion_cleanup: Calling
>>>>>>>> vid_close() from motion_cleanup
>>>>>>>> [2] [NTC] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:34] vid_close: Closing video device
>>>>>>>> /dev/video0
>>>>>>>> [0] [NTC] [ALL] [Sep 21 20:01:35] main: Motion thread 1 restart
>>>>>>>> [0] [NTC] [ALL] [Sep 21 20:01:35] main: Motion thread 2 restart
>>>>>>>> [1] [NTC] [ALL] [Sep 21 20:01:35] motion_init: Thread 1 started ,
>>>>>>>> motion detection Enabled
>>>>>>>> [1] [NTC] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:35] vid_v4lx_start: Using videodevice
>>>>>>>> /dev/video1 and input -1
>>>>>>>> [1] [NTC] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:35] v4l2_get_capability:
>>>>>>>> ------------------------
>>>>>>>> cap.driver: "uvcvideo"
>>>>>>>> cap.card: "HD Pro Webcam C920"
>>>>>>>> cap.bus_info: "usb-3f980000.usb-1.4"
>>>>>>>> cap.capabilities=0x84200001
>>>>>>>> ------------------------
>>>>>>>> [1] [NTC] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:35] v4l2_get_capability: -
>>>>>>>> VIDEO_CAPTURE
>>>>>>>> [1] [NTC] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:35] v4l2_get_capability: - STREAMING
>>>>>>>> [1] [NTC] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:35] v4l2_select_input: name = "Camera
>>>>>>>> 1", type 0x00000002, status 00000000
>>>>>>>> [1] [NTC] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:35] v4l2_select_input: - CAMERA
>>>>>>>> [1] [WRN] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:35] v4l2_select_input: Device doesn't
>>>>>>>> support VIDIOC_G_STD
>>>>>>>> [2] [NTC] [ALL] [Sep 21 20:01:35] motion_init: Thread 2 started ,
>>>>>>>> motion detection Enabled
>>>>>>>> [1] [NTC] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:35] v4l2_do_set_pix_format: Testing
>>>>>>>> palette YUYV (1280x720)
>>>>>>>> [1] [NTC] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:35] v4l2_do_set_pix_format: Using
>>>>>>>> palette YUYV (1280x720) bytesperlines 2560 sizeimage 1843200 colorspace
>>>>>>>> 00000008
>>>>>>>> [1] [NTC] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:35] v4l2_scan_controls: found control
>>>>>>>> 0x00980900, "Brightness", range 0,255
>>>>>>>> [1] [NTC] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:35] v4l2_scan_controls: "Brightness",
>>>>>>>> default -8193, current 128
>>>>>>>> [1] [NTC] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:35] v4l2_scan_controls: found control
>>>>>>>> 0x00980901, "Contrast", range 0,255
>>>>>>>> [1] [NTC] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:35] v4l2_scan_controls: "Contrast",
>>>>>>>> default 57343, current 128
>>>>>>>> [1] [NTC] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:35] v4l2_scan_controls: found control
>>>>>>>> 0x00980902, "Saturation", range 0,255
>>>>>>>> [1] [NTC] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:35] v4l2_scan_controls: "Saturation",
>>>>>>>> default 57343, current 128
>>>>>>>> [1] [NTC] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:35] v4l2_scan_controls: found control
>>>>>>>> 0x00980913, "Gain", range 0,255
>>>>>>>> [1] [NTC] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:35] v4l2_scan_controls: "Gain",
>>>>>>>> default 57343, current 0
>>>>>>>> [1] [NTC] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:35] vid_v4lx_start: Using V4L2
>>>>>>>> [2] [NTC] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:35] vid_v4lx_start: Using videodevice
>>>>>>>> /dev/video0 and input -1
>>>>>>>> [2] [NTC] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:35] v4l2_get_capability:
>>>>>>>> ------------------------
>>>>>>>> cap.driver: "uvcvideo"
>>>>>>>> cap.card: "UVC Camera (046d:081d)"
>>>>>>>> cap.bus_info: "usb-3f980000.usb-1.2"
>>>>>>>> cap.capabilities=0x84200001
>>>>>>>> ------------------------
>>>>>>>> [2] [NTC] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:35] v4l2_get_capability: -
>>>>>>>> VIDEO_CAPTURE
>>>>>>>> [2] [NTC] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:35] v4l2_get_capability: - STREAMING
>>>>>>>> [2] [NTC] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:35] v4l2_select_input: name = "Camera
>>>>>>>> 1", type 0x00000002, status 00000000
>>>>>>>> [2] [NTC] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:35] v4l2_select_input: - CAMERA
>>>>>>>> [2] [WRN] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:35] v4l2_select_input: Device doesn't
>>>>>>>> support VIDIOC_G_STD
>>>>>>>> [1] [NTC] [ALL] [Sep 21 20:01:35] image_ring_resize: Resizing
>>>>>>>> pre_capture buffer to 1 items
>>>>>>>> [2] [NTC] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:35] v4l2_do_set_pix_format: Testing
>>>>>>>> palette YUYV (1280x720)
>>>>>>>> [2] [NTC] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:35] v4l2_do_set_pix_format: Using
>>>>>>>> palette YUYV (1280x720) bytesperlines 2560 sizeimage 1843200 colorspace
>>>>>>>> 00000008
>>>>>>>> [2] [NTC] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:35] v4l2_scan_controls: found control
>>>>>>>> 0x00980900, "Brightness", range 0,255
>>>>>>>> [2] [NTC] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:35] v4l2_scan_controls: "Brightness",
>>>>>>>> default -8193, current 128
>>>>>>>> [2] [NTC] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:35] v4l2_scan_controls: found control
>>>>>>>> 0x00980901, "Contrast", range 0,255
>>>>>>>> [2] [NTC] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:35] v4l2_scan_controls: "Contrast",
>>>>>>>> default 57343, current 32
>>>>>>>> [2] [NTC] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:35] v4l2_scan_controls: found control
>>>>>>>> 0x00980902, "Saturation", range 0,255
>>>>>>>> [2] [NTC] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:35] v4l2_scan_controls: "Saturation",
>>>>>>>> default 57343, current 34
>>>>>>>> [2] [NTC] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:35] v4l2_scan_controls: found control
>>>>>>>> 0x00980913, "Gain", range 0,255
>>>>>>>> [2] [NTC] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:35] v4l2_scan_controls: "Gain",
>>>>>>>> default 57343, current 64
>>>>>>>> [2] [NTC] [VID] [Sep 21 20:01:35] vid_v4lx_start: Using V4L2
>>>>>>>> [2] [NTC] [ALL] [Sep 21 20:01:35] image_ring_resize: Resizing
>>>>>>>> pre_capture buffer to 1 items
>>>>>>>> [1] [NTC] [DBL] [Sep 21 20:01:36] motion_init: Database backend
>>>>>>>> postgresql
>>>>>>>> [1] [NTC] [STR] [Sep 21 20:01:36] http_bindsock: motion-stream
>>>>>>>> testing : IPV4 addr: 0.0.0.0 port: 3001
>>>>>>>> [1] [NTC] [STR] [Sep 21 20:01:36] http_bindsock: motion-stream
>>>>>>>> Bound : IPV4 addr: 0.0.0.0 port: 3001
>>>>>>>> [1] [NTC] [ALL] [Sep 21 20:01:36] motion_init: Started
>>>>>>>> motion-stream server in port 3001 auth Disabled
>>>>>>>> [2] [NTC] [DBL] [Sep 21 20:01:50] motion_init: Database backend
>>>>>>>> postgresql
>>>>>>>> [2] [NTC] [STR] [Sep 21 20:01:50] http_bindsock: motion-stream
>>>>>>>> testing : IPV4 addr: 0.0.0.0 port: 3002
>>>>>>>> [2] [NTC] [STR] [Sep 21 20:01:50] http_bindsock: motion-stream
>>>>>>>> Bound : IPV4 addr: 0.0.0.0 port: 3002
>>>>>>>> [2] [NTC] [ALL] [Sep 21 20:01:50] motion_init: Started
>>>>>>>> motion-stream server in port 3002 auth Disabled
>>>>>>>> [2] [NTC] [ALL] [Sep 21 20:01:50] image_ring_resize: Resizing
>>>>>>>> pre_capture buffer to 5 items
>>>>>>>> [0] [ERR] [ALL] [Sep 21 20:02:05] main: Thread 1 - Watchdog
>>>>>>>> timeout, trying to do a graceful restart
>>>>>>>> [0] [ERR] [ALL] [Sep 21 20:03:05] main: Thread 1 - Watchdog
>>>>>>>> timeout, did NOT restart graceful,killing it!
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
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