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by asker
Sat Mar 14, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.28.x
Topic: Help in getting me started with right threshold values?
Replies: 8
Views: 3197

Help in getting me started with right threshold values?

Hi all, I have this urge to try ZM's motion detection algorithms again. I am currently using Foscam's own motion detection triggers (via zmtrigger.pl) and its working reasonably well. However, I want to give ZM's own algorithms a good try and I am looking for help to get started. Every time I switch...
by asker
Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.28.x
Topic: [SOLVED] ZM does not show hi-res version of new camera
Replies: 7
Views: 2155

Re: [SOLVED] ZM does not show hi-res version of new camera

Quick update: Upgraded to 4GB (from 2GB)
Works great at full res.
by asker
Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.28.x
Topic: [SOLVED] Finding out current run state
Replies: 3
Views: 3197

Re: Finding our current run state

Thank you, Simon. Unfortunately, checking monitor states won't work as my "out" and "vacation" states are exactly the same - they both put all my cameras on nodect. The difference is when in vacation mode, I don't want cron switching back to disable at specific times. I've gone ahead and changed bot...
by asker
Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.28.x
Topic: [SOLVED] Finding out current run state
Replies: 3
Views: 3197

[SOLVED] Finding out current run state

Is there a way for me to find out the current running state of zone minder? Not just 'running' or 'stopped' but assuming I've created 2-3 run states, find out that state (let's say I have 3 states: in, out, vacation), I'd like to know which state ZM is in (while running) Use-case: I have a cron that...
by asker
Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:52 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.28.x
Topic: Disable 'zoom' on alarm
Replies: 0
Views: 561

Disable 'zoom' on alarm

When viewing live feed on ZM, it seems when it detects motion, an alarm is generated that causes the live view image to get zoomed into the point of alert. How do I disable this?

thanks
by asker
Sat Mar 07, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.28.x
Topic: [SOLVED] ZM does not show hi-res version of new camera
Replies: 7
Views: 2155

Re: Going bonkers: ZM does not show hi-res version of new ca

*bingo*. knnniggett you rock. As it turns out ZM is using tmpfs and I was at 98% space for tmpfs (set at 50%). I've changed it to 70% and tested recording at 1280x960 and they all work, and tmpfs is at 85%. I'd be happy to add more RAM, but I wanted to figure out where I was going wrong --> and you ...
by asker
Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.28.x
Topic: [SOLVED] ZM does not show hi-res version of new camera
Replies: 7
Views: 2155

Re: Going bonkers: ZM does not show hi-res version of new ca

Okay, I was running out of shared memory allocations. I've tuned the system and things are back to normal. I'm a little confused with what I missed in the math. What I did was this: 1.2 * ((1280*960*50*24*4/8/1024/1024 ) + (640 *480 * 24*50/8 /1024/1024)) 4 cameras @ 1280* 960 @ 24bit color, Image b...
by asker
Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.28.x
Topic: [SOLVED] ZM does not show hi-res version of new camera
Replies: 7
Views: 2155

Re: Going bonkers: ZM does not show hi-res version of new ca

Okay, this is most certainly a memory issue, but I'm not sure how to fix it. I think I've allocated sufficient memory. This is my current setting for my 2GB RAM machine: ZM has a script that runs that recommends ideal size (90% of av. mem) - I copied that part and ran it to make sure and set my sysc...
by asker
Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.28.x
Topic: [SOLVED] ZM does not show hi-res version of new camera
Replies: 7
Views: 2155

Re: Going bonkers: ZM does not show hi-res version of new ca

Some more debugging information - zmc is coredumping When I ran it from command line with the new 1280x960 camera set to this mode: root@camerapc:/home/user# zmc -m 7 Bus error (core dumped) weblog: DATE/TIME COMPONENT PID LEVEL MESSAGE FILE LINE 2015-03-07 07:36:32.053920 zmdc 17374 INF 'zmc -m 7' ...
by asker
Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:39 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.28.x
Topic: [SOLVED] ZM does not show hi-res version of new camera
Replies: 7
Views: 2155

[SOLVED] ZM does not show hi-res version of new camera

Hi folks, I've been using ZM 1.28.1 with Ubuntu 14.04 pretty well with two Foscam I9831Ws (1280x960). Let's call them A&B I setup 2 more of the exact same cameras (lets call them C&D) . The problem I am facing is when I am adding the new monitors, and specify the capture details as 1280x960 with col...
by asker
Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.28.x
Topic: Some easy tips on improving ZM 1.28.x performance
Replies: 11
Views: 7201

Re: Some easy tips on improving ZM 1.28.x performance

Sure. I add this to start(). mymedia is where I mount the primary directory. It can be improved - for example, if it never loads, or is down, ZM won't start etc. It also doesn't take into account what happens if my NAS fails while ZM is active. I haven't gotten around to covering all scenarios. Fran...
by asker
Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.28.x
Topic: Monitor modes and how ZM responds
Replies: 0
Views: 784

Monitor modes and how ZM responds

Hi, I recently integrated ZM with my camera's own HW motion detection (see thread here: http://www.zoneminder.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=22996) I have some questions on how ZM is behaving. I read the modes here: http://www.zoneminder.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Documentation#Monitor_Tab I don't want...
by asker
Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.28.x
Topic: Some easy tips on improving ZM 1.28.x performance
Replies: 11
Views: 7201

Re: Some easy tips on improving ZM 1.28.x performance

Speaking of performance, everyone should spend some time tweaking the performance of their mysql server. It is guaranteed to noticeably decrease the response time of the web ui. The two most important things you can do is to enable the query cache (it is off by default) and set up an innodb buffer ...
by asker
Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: User Contributions
Topic: Using Foscam inbuilt Motion Detection instead of ZM: HOWTO
Replies: 0
Views: 2664

Using Foscam inbuilt Motion Detection instead of ZM: HOWTO

I've been benchmarking ZM's software motion detection with the built in Foscam Motion detection in the camera. In general, I've found Foscam's own detection to be much more reliable. This code makes ZM use Foscam HD inbuilt HW motion detection instead of Zoneminder's SW motion detection. This result...
by asker
Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: ZoneMinder Hints & Tips
Topic: Couple of bugs with zmtrigger.pl
Replies: 1
Views: 3571

Re: Couple of bugs with zmtrigger.pl

Problem solved. I noticed the script has a cache timeout, so I did a reload one time when the monitor is not found to make sure. Works great.