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by darkpaw
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: lines on screen when second cam is added on channel
Replies: 6
Views: 2071

Re: lines on screen when second cam is added on channel

Something else that I just noticed as well is that the lines appearing are not happening at the same time between the cams sharing the port. One will get lines, and then the other will get lines, or a couple on both at once. There is no consistency to it at all. And it's not continuous. It may go 30...
by darkpaw
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: lines on screen when second cam is added on channel
Replies: 6
Views: 2071

Re: lines on screen when second cam is added on channel

Many thanks for the additional input. There's a REALLY good chance that my modprobe isn't correct, but that's the only one I could seem to get working. Here's an example image. The blue lines are the problem: https://ibb.co/fjm6ab 2 cams on the one chip and the other ones shut down make no differenc...
by darkpaw
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: lines on screen when second cam is added on channel
Replies: 6
Views: 2071

Re: lines on screen when second cam is added on channel

Yeah, I'm still old school because I have too much of an investment into analog gear. :) Some day I'll move to digital.

All cams are at 5 FPS analysis, 10 FPS max, and 15 FPS alarm max.

Thanks for the input, it's appreciated.
by darkpaw
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: lines on screen when second cam is added on channel
Replies: 6
Views: 2071

lines on screen when second cam is added on channel

Hello. Using version 1.30.0 on Ubuntu. I have 4 cams running on a generic Conextant 878a 16-port (4 chips). When running only one cam on each /dev/video channel, the image quality is good. But if I add a second cam to any of the channels, I get intermittent lines on some of the horizontals (not a bl...
by darkpaw
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: new install on Ubuntu, not finding Kodicom 8800
Replies: 3
Views: 2004

Re: new install on Ubuntu, not finding Kodicom 8800

Turns out the card was dead. Swapped it with another card and good to go. These cards seem to burn out fairly easily.
by darkpaw
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: new install on Ubuntu, not finding Kodicom 8800
Replies: 3
Views: 2004

new install on Ubuntu, not finding Kodicom 8800

I had to flatten my server, so I figured I'd go to the most recent Ubuntu (17.4). It installed fine, and the new docs for installing ZM are fantastic, it was a breeze. The problem appears to be my input card. I setup the bttv.conf in modprobe.d, and it finds the card fine. But no /dev/video* gets cr...
by darkpaw
Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:11 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.28.x
Topic: static in images
Replies: 6
Views: 1736

Re: static in images

This would be a good Wiki candidate.
by darkpaw
Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:18 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.28.x
Topic: static in images
Replies: 6
Views: 1736

Re: static in images

Your're brilliant!! Thank you. This fixed it completely. :)
by darkpaw
Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:25 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.28.x
Topic: static in images
Replies: 6
Views: 1736

Re: static in images

The problem seems similar to this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=32&t=23440&p=89327&hilit=static#p89327

It appears to be a known problem. That's very unfortunate. Has any solution to this been found yet, other than having to go to IP encoders?
by darkpaw
Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:22 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.28.x
Topic: static in images
Replies: 6
Views: 1736

static in images

Finally got my 1.28.x system up and running, and I'm seeing something unusual that I didn't see before. I get a lot of "static" in the images, as in horizontal lines, usually randomly placed around the area where there is motion (using modect to trigger capture). I've heard of this before, but can't...
by darkpaw
Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:28 am
Forum: Hardware Compatibility List
Topic: Kodicom 8800 problem
Replies: 3
Views: 4764

Re: Kodicom 8800 problem

A follow-up to this. Looks like the card was dead. I swapped it out with a Kodicom 4400R that I was using previously (upgraded to the 8-channel because I had 5 cams that I wanted at full rate, and the 4400 couldn't do it). The 4400R worked flawlessly, so the 8800 must unfortunately be toast. Most of...
by darkpaw
Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:34 am
Forum: Hardware Compatibility List
Topic: Kodicom 8800 problem
Replies: 3
Views: 4764

Kodicom 8800 problem

I just reinstalled my system (it was offline for a couple months, waiting on new parts) and decided to go with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I'm fairly certain that this was the version I was using previously, though it's possible I'm mistaken. Since it's been a while and I couldn't remember the bttv options, I...
by darkpaw
Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:49 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.26.x
Topic: new install of 1.26.5 not working
Replies: 4
Views: 1821

Re: new install of 1.26.5 not working

Bingo! That was it. Yes, I followed that procedure, but must have missed that step.

It's working great now, thanks.
by darkpaw
Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:34 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.26.x
Topic: new install of 1.26.5 not working
Replies: 4
Views: 1821

new install of 1.26.5 not working

So after quite some time trying to get this working on Fedora 20, I bailed on it and tried Ubuntu. The most recent doc lists it for 12.10, but that's long outdated. I downloaded 14.04 LTS, and the docs for 12.10 seemed to work fine. However, I can't view any of my cams. When I select any of them (or...
by darkpaw
Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:34 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.25.x
Topic: install issues on Fedora 20
Replies: 1
Views: 1193

Re: install issues on Fedora 20

Well, I hacked it into a state that it would RUN, but I can't setup monitors. I assume it's because of one of the configs in zm.conf (which had to have every line in it added before the service would start). The only error in /var/log/messages is: Aug 12 22:29:10 localhost zmfix[3843]: ERR [Can't st...