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by alabamatoy
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: problem with camera switching back and forth to night vision
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: problem with camera switching back and forth to night vision

Another option is a hardware motion detector using ZMTrigger and setting the camera to nodect, but this requires more install time. (Link: https://wiki.zoneminder.com/ZMTrigger.) This is where I have gone. The ZM motion detection based on video analysis is, in my experience, simply too false-alarmy...
by alabamatoy
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: New Amcrest firmware breaks PTZ
Replies: 12
Views: 1556

Re: New Amcrest firmware breaks PTZ

When working with the PHP controls code I ran into some of these issues, but all of mine were the result of my control script having something like "Downright" when the CSS displayed used "DownRight" as the action.
by alabamatoy
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: User Contributions
Topic: Basic C# API Interface
Replies: 6
Views: 2146

Re: Basic C# API Interface

Yeah, thats what i'm trying now. but i'm stuck in the first try already. i try to get monitors using remote PC to the zm server, but it returns "Page Not Found" like this : I would look first to the zoneminder configuration, and make sure the API is enabled. Console, options, system, enable zonemin...
by alabamatoy
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: video export seems worse quality than watching footage?
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: video export seems worse quality than watching footage?

The video flashes green in the default Windows media player on W10, but VLC plays it correctly! Go figure. Micro$oft strikes again.

Your solution works, I get a very nice high-res video. Thank you!!
by alabamatoy
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: video export seems worse quality than watching footage?
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: video export seems worse quality than watching footage?

@alabamatoy -- those *are* the settings from ZoneMinder :) (Look under the FFMPEG_OPTIONS settings): Thank you, I am starting to understand. I tried that setting string, and the result is a huge video file (yeah, I know, better graphics means bigger file) but it is just a frame or two then half the...
by alabamatoy
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: video export seems worse quality than watching footage?
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: video export seems worse quality than watching footage?

mikb wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:18 pm
I use :-
Can these settings be implemented within ZM somehow? It would be nice to use the existing alarm interface to produce a useful high-res video when needed. O/W we gotta homebrew something to the same function.
by alabamatoy
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: video export seems worse quality than watching footage?
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: video export seems worse quality than watching footage?

I would like to know the answer to this as well. The exported video seems horrible quality compared to the streamed images. Are there ffmpeg options that can improve this?
by alabamatoy
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: User Contributions
Topic: Alarm Mode - Use Static JPG and ZMTrigger as alarm only
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: Alarm Mode - Use Static JPG and ZMTrigger as alarm only

Well...its been a while. I have this working, if anyone is interested. Basic design: 1 - Guardline PIR motion sensors . These things seem to work very well. I havent had a false positive yet. It will detect dogs and deer and people, but no squirrels yet. Cars are very easy, they are HOT. 2 - I used ...
by alabamatoy
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Logging Configuration
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Logging Configuration

Every now and then, one of my cameras will hiccup and I will get thousands of log entries in the span of a few minutes about buffer overflow. I have a script which watches syslog for this, and if it finds more than some preset thresholds in a given span of time, it throws a semaphore and checks it e...
by alabamatoy
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: camera control script design question
Replies: 1
Views: 453

camera control script design question

I have a camera that sometimes needs to be rebooted. I have a camera control script which correctly reboots the camera. But of course when I do this, it causes the monitor to crash and hundreds of log entries (buffer overflow) get written as a result. Manually turning off the monitor via the console...
by alabamatoy
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: User Contributions
Topic: Filter to convert Events to h264 video and save to custom location
Replies: 6
Views: 2952

Re: Filter to convert Events to h264 video and save to custom location

What does this do to CPU load?

I haven't tried this, but it certainly looks more efficient, simpler and easier to manage than my horrible asynchronous ffmpeg cron ugliness!
by alabamatoy
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: User Contributions
Topic: ZM Documentation Updates
Replies: 3
Views: 607

Re: ZM Documentation Updates

knight-of-ni wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:24 pm
Just FYI, if you need quick answers to something, our Slack channel is the best way to get them.
As in Slack.com? Seriously? Come on guys, thats a fee for service outfit, and it prohibits anonymous access! Seems totally counter the whole ZM mindset. Am I misunderstanding?
by alabamatoy
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: User Contributions
Topic: Alarm Mode - Use Static JPG and ZMTrigger as alarm only
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: Alarm Mode - Use Static JPG and ZMTrigger as alarm only

I have been pursuing this as well. Here's my plan: 1 - Motion detection will be done with one of these . 2 - A Raspberry Pi will be configured to connect to the "relay" shunt of the Guardline receiver. Here is RPi guidance on how to do that . 3 - I will have to write a bit of script on the Pi to che...
by alabamatoy
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Request for help: External trigger
Replies: 2
Views: 436

Re: Request for help: External trigger

snake wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:12 am
  • Connect relay or alarm to computer.
Respectfully, this is what I am asking how to do. I dont get how to connect the relay or alarm to the computer.
snake wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:12 am
There's some instructions at https://wiki.zoneminder.com/ZMTrigger
Thx, I will look through that and see if I missed it.
by alabamatoy
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Request for help: External trigger
Replies: 2
Views: 436

Request for help: External trigger

What is the easiest way to trigger (zmtrigger.pl, right?) Zoneminder with a simple open/closed circuit connection? IOW, I have an external sensor which when it senses what I want to sense, it closes a simple relay circuit. I need to detect that relay closure (presence of a connection) with ZM and cr...