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by timcraig
Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Can I get this card to work with Zone Minder?
Replies: 2
Views: 1307

You can use the advice in the parent post of this thread: http://www.zoneminder.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=5921 If you run the command dmesg, you will probably see that linux detects the card and uses the saa7134 driver card. You'll also probably see messages that the card has no eprom and that you ...
by timcraig
Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: 2.56 fps <-- Why? (semi solved)
Replies: 9
Views: 3293

It's a common misconception people have that they will get "camera fps" = "capture chip fps" / "# of cameras on chip". To make matters worse, some manufactures and some vendors advertise this. The truth is there is a lag when a capture chip on a card changes ports. This lag cuts down on the fps you ...
by timcraig
Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: Images from other cameras "flickering" into camera
Replies: 6
Views: 3588

I get that whenever I add another camera to a port on a chip shared with other cameras without restarting Zoneminder.

Have you tried restarting Zoneminder?
by timcraig
Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: deleted events not deleted from disk
Replies: 3
Views: 1840

It is normal when you have OPT_FAST_DELETE under the system options checked. OPT_FAST_DELETE tell's zoneminder to simply delete the database records of an event when you delete them in the WebUI. The ZMAUDIT daemon in the background will periodically check for event folders of events that have been ...
by timcraig
Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: bttv card - USB cam conflict
Replies: 1
Views: 947

by timcraig
Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Airlink Skyipcam777w (AICN777W)
Replies: 9
Views: 10663

I noticed a lag of PTZ commands on my Airlink 747W when I was using mjpeg stream and lowered the frame rate through Zoneminder. The lag went away if I didn't lower the frame rate through zoneminder and set the frame rate on the camera itself.
by timcraig
Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: Hardware Compatibility List
Topic: Airlink101 SkyIPCam 747W - Working
Replies: 61
Views: 78712

I installed the firmware update on Airlink's website on my 747W and Zoneminder (1.24.2) was able to access the camer's mjpeg stream when I set "Remote Host Path" to /cgi/mjpg/mjpg.cgi I'm getting ~24-27 fps on the camera through Zoneminder now. Airlink the gave the download an odd name of "AICN747W ...
by timcraig
Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: Movement artifacts
Replies: 24
Views: 11031

Out of curiosity, have you guys tried using V4L2 on Zoneminder 2.4.2 and have the same problems? I recently switched from V4l1 to V4l2 (Device Format: NTSC, Capture Palette: RGB555, Capture Size 640x480) and so far I haven't noticed any lines at all. I probably need to make a lot of movement in fron...
by timcraig
Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: when i cat /proc/sys/kernel/shmall I get
Replies: 1
Views: 2276

I have you tried setting it manually?

From the FAQ:
http://www.zoneminder.com/wiki/index.ph ... esolutions.
by timcraig
Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:01 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: Movement artifacts
Replies: 24
Views: 11031

I have the same artifacts on my PV-155. They're not too bad though and only occurs once in awhile. I think it's an issue with heat. The bt878 chips run really when running at the max resolution, and/or running high frame rate. If you touch them while zoneminder is running, it might be hot to almost ...
by timcraig
Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:42 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: Strange Artifacting
Replies: 8
Views: 4019

Oh, I'm sorry, I was thinking the pv-981 was a 8 chip card. So I was thinking you had 16 chips for you 16 cameras.

Try setting CAPTURES_PER_FRAME (under the config tab in the settings windows) to 2 to see if that eliminates the artifacts.
by timcraig
Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: Strange Artifacting
Replies: 8
Views: 4019

Make sure you have just one camera on each capture chip in your two cards. To verifiy this, set all your monitiors to use device channel zero. The artifacts in your picture look a lot like artifacts that occur in Zoneminder 1.24.x when you have more than one camera on a capture chip and you have the...
by timcraig
Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: Bluecherry PV155 and only one camera at a time!
Replies: 5
Views: 2788

Most likely you can use either V4L1 and V4L2. I use V4L1 on my Ubuntu 8.10 server box (Kernel 2.6.27). V4L2 worked for me to, I just needed to go through the different capture palettes to find the correct one. If you're CentOS is using kernel 2.6.25, then you might need to use V4L2. That kernel that...
by timcraig
Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: Bluecherry PV155 and only one camera at a time!
Replies: 5
Views: 2788

I have a PV-155 and I use "options bttv card=77,77,77,77". Make sure that the V4L_MULTI_BUFFER option is unchecked. You can find V4L_MULTI_BUFFER in the 'Config' tab under settings. Make sure you restart zoneminder by clicking on the "Running" in the Zoneminder Console page and select "Restart" in t...
by timcraig
Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Looking for a PCI-Express dvr card...for a server
Replies: 11
Views: 6155

Making a close source CCTV DVR doesn't make Bluecherry a competitor of Zoneminder. Bluecherry can sell what ever they want and still sell Zoneminder compatible products and still support the Zoneminder community. Having actual vendors like Bluecherry in the Zoneminder community if very helpful for t...