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Picture from ZM is really ugly.

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:07 pm
by tiripon
Hi everyone,

I bought a Amcrest QCam IP3M952E which is in the support hardware list wiki.zoneminder.com/Amcrest_QCam.

Here is a sample of the picture I get from Zominder connected to it:
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image01.jpg (38.21 KiB) Viewed 1077 times
And here is the picture from the QCam Smart client app:
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image02.jpg (39.29 KiB) Viewed 1077 times
I was wondering if it is something I am doing wrong or if it is normal.

Is the QCam app connecting using a different protocol?
Or is my server not powerful enough?
Should I consider buying better Cameras or Upgrading my hardware?
(1 CPU 2.4Ghz, 1GB RAM and 1Ghz Network card)

The Camera is connected on the same 10/100/1000 switch as the Zoneminder server. The QCam is only 100 megabits.
I am doing lots of testing and this is the only cam monitored by Zoneminder.

Re: Picture from ZM is really ugly.

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:17 pm
by knight-of-ni
very common problem that is often discussed in this forum. Search: ffmpeg, tearing, distorted, corrupted

Re: Picture from ZM is really ugly.

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:29 pm
by asker
Ugly? It's waviness is hypnotic and almost poetic. I wouldn't change a thing.