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by montagdude
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Suitable hardware ?
Replies: 2
Views: 797

Re: Suitable hardware ?

I use one of these with four cameras, and it works well: https://www.zotac.com/us/product/mini_pcs/zbox-bi325 It's not particularly fast, but it does the job. I think it could scale to 6 cameras with no issues as long as you don't try to run at a high framerate and resolution. My 4 cameras are each ...
by montagdude
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: User Contributions
Topic: Instant notification on alarm + machine learning object detection
Replies: 18
Views: 5337

Re: Instant notification on alarm + machine learning object detection

I would like for it to be a maintained part of Zoneminder which could be enabled or disabled as desired. In many installs, I believe that the Zoneminder motion detection works well enough on its own, but in other situations (such as outside) it works not so well and this add-on would dramatically i...
by montagdude
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: User Contributions
Topic: Instant notification on alarm + machine learning object detection
Replies: 18
Views: 5337

Re: Instant notification on alarm + machine learning object detection

Sure, I'd be honored! What did you have in mind, though, integrating it into ZoneMinder itself in some way, or as a separate script the way it is now?
by montagdude
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: User Contributions
Topic: Instant notification on alarm + machine learning object detection
Replies: 18
Views: 5337

Re: Instant notification on alarm + machine learning object detection

I added an option called notify_incomplete_events. If set to yes, it will send notifications for events that have not completed yet, so that you can be alerted as soon as possible. This is beneficial if you tend to have long-running events, or just don't want to waste those few seconds while an even...
by montagdude
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: User Contributions
Topic: Instant notification on alarm + machine learning object detection
Replies: 18
Views: 5337

Re: Instant notification on alarm

I am looking at your zoneminder-notifier. I would like very much to implement it on my ZM install. I have a some questions.... 1 - The readme says "ZoneMinder with API enabled (tested with 1.32.3)" is required. Does your code use any of the API that is not available in older versions such as 1.30.x...
by montagdude
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Video not recorded
Replies: 7
Views: 810

Re: Video not recorded

I really don't see how that patch could have any effect, as the value of staticConfig.video_file_format is '%s/%s' Or at least it is supposed to be. I don't see how it could be anything else. Somehow though it would have to be in order for the code to give the errors you have posted. I don't unders...
by montagdude
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: User Contributions
Topic: Instant notification on alarm + machine learning object detection
Replies: 18
Views: 5337

Re: Instant notification on alarm

I have ditched my perl script and switched to a Python script that uses the API. Inspired by asker's zmeventserver, I have also added object detection with OpenCV + YOLO v3 to eliminate false notifications, which is working really well. This method also has the benefit of not reading the shared memo...
by montagdude
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Machine learning video detection
Replies: 8
Views: 5349

Re: Machine learning video detection

I have implemented something similar to asker in my own notification daemon. It uses the API and polls for new events at a user-specified frequency (by default, 3 seconds). When ZoneMinder is not running, it checks (by default) every 15 seconds to see if it has started up. If using object detection,...
by montagdude
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: no valid mp4s created
Replies: 16
Views: 2343

Re: no valid mp4s created

pingcam wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:33 pm
@abi can this be related?

viewtopic.php?f=38&t=27927#p109118
I think it's different, because in my case no mp4 files were being written at all, and errors were showing up in the logs. But it could possibly be something similar, I guess.
by montagdude
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Video not recorded
Replies: 7
Views: 810

Re: Video not recorded

I got the video working. I had to add the following patch. Apparently staticConfig.video_file_format was not getting set properly for me, and I have no idea why, since it seems to be working everywhere else. Should I file as an issue on Github? --- src/zm_event.cpp 2019-01-21 23:17:19.881961455 -050...
by montagdude
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Video not recorded
Replies: 7
Views: 810

Re: Video not recorded

Similar issue here. I am running ZoneMinder on Slackware. I just upgraded from 1.30.4 to 1.32.3. I have compiled it with ffmpeg, x264, and mp4v2 support. Everything seems to work fine with frames as it did in the previous version, including exporting the video after the fact, but if I try to get it ...
by montagdude
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Machine learning video detection
Replies: 8
Views: 5349

Re: Machine learning video detection

Awesome work. I will have to try it out when I get a chance. I don't even have any cameras outdoors, but it's still not possible to eliminate false alarms on cloudy, windy days, so this seems really promising.
by montagdude
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Often get empty "New Event", zero length
Replies: 14
Views: 1536

Re: Often get empty "New Event", zero length

I get them sometimes here on Slackware 14.2, but only when ZoneMinder is being shut down just as an event is starting, which I think is expected. That doesn't sound like the issue you are experiencing.
by montagdude
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: User Contributions
Topic: Instant notification on alarm + machine learning object detection
Replies: 18
Views: 5337

Re: Instant notification on alarm

Here is my latest version of the script. The differences compared to the previous one are (going from memory, because I'm too lazy to do a diff): 1. Exit and start the watcher script when ZoneMinder is not running or when zmMemVerify fails for a monitor. 2. Use an smtp client to send the email inste...
by montagdude
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: How to avoid recording snow and rain?
Replies: 3
Views: 796

Re: How to avoid recording snow and rain?

Set your alarm frame count to 3 under each monitor config buffers tab I'm not the OP or in the same situation, but thanks for this suggestion. I knew there was an option like that in the filters, but I didn't know you could keep prevent an event from being recorded in the first place based on alarm...