$50 USD for Amcrest PTZ support

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$50 USD for Amcrest PTZ support

Postby davidsmoot » Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:48 pm

I'll pledge $50 USD via Paypal to the developer, project, or charity of your choice for making the pan / tilt feature of https://wiki.zoneminder.com/Amcrest work in zoneminder. It appears to be straightforward from the comments on that page but let me know if it is too hard for the bounty.

Bounty to be paid when I can do an apt-get update on the Ubuntu PPA and get a working PTZ option in that camera setup. The maintainers of the Zoneminder project have final authority over who contributed what percent of the fixes that enable the support,

I understand access to hardware is a limiting factor, I'm willing to work with folks on hardware access / test platform access if needed.

Background: I have a working multi-camera system in my house and I bought one of these to test. I am blown away by the image quality, build quality, and feature set. If I can get PTZ working I am going to replace a half dozen cameras in my house with these.

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Re: $50 USD for Amcrest PTZ support

Postby knnniggett » Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:28 pm

I can do it if no one else wants to. Which model Amcrest camera do you own?

I am tied up at my day job (it's a surveillance job nonetheless) and little spare time outside that so I'll need some time.
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Re: $50 USD for Amcrest PTZ support

Postby davidsmoot » Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:56 pm

I have gotten one other response from Isaac Connor, who I am assuming is the "iconnor" of the Ubuntu PPA.

I tried to add an issue or bounty on the bounty source but either I am not allowed or I am too dumb to make it happen.

I don't care who does the work but I certainly don't want to sow discord in the project. Since Isaac controls the PPA I declared as the arbitrary finish line, he might have an advantage.

So, thank you for your interest and I'll stick by my stated rules of the bounty. If you want to coordinate with another developer and split the bounty that is great too.

David

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Re: $50 USD for Amcrest PTZ support

Postby knnniggett » Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:08 pm

I just didn't want your request to sit there with no response. As long as someone is looking into it, I'm fine with that. I don't need the money.
We do need to know exactly which model Amcrest camera you own so we can name the ptz control appropriately. There are two, and possibly a third "prohd", models in that wiki link.
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Re: $50 USD for Amcrest PTZ support

Postby davidsmoot » Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:38 pm

Model is IP2M-841EB. But if there are simulators online to code against, more is better than less models.

Thanks.
David

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Re: $50 USD for Amcrest PTZ support

Postby alabamatoy » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:47 pm

I'll add $50 to the bounty.

"Bounty to be paid when I can do an apt-get update on the Ubuntu PPA and get a working PTZ option in that camera setup." I don't need that level of completeness, but its definitely desirable. I will also alpha or beta test if desired.

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Re: $50 USD for Amcrest PTZ support

Postby alabamatoy » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:12 pm

I have this working, sorta. Camera responds "200 OK" but doesn't move. So I am inching closer, bit by bit...

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Re: $50 USD for Amcrest PTZ support

Postby alabamatoy » Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:45 pm

I withdraw my bounty offer. Thanks to user Paranoid's help ( viewtopic.php?f=36&t=25574 ), I have this working. Its nowhere near a complete apt-get type polished package, but it does work to control the pan/tilt of the newer vintage of controllable Amcrest cameras, which is all that I was after.

Update...Here is the script posting: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=25606

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Re: $50 USD for Amcrest PTZ support

Postby davidsmoot » Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:14 pm

Alabamatoy appears to have done the vast majority of the work making an Amcrest control. Although he did not technically get it all the way to integrated in the Zoneminder distribution, his instructions were complete enough that I consider him to have "won" the bounty and I donated $50 to his charity.

Thanks for everyone who paid attention and gave me a little of their time for my goal. I will work with Alabamatoy and test with my cameras and if it is within my ability I will work to get integrated with Zoneminder proper.

David

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Re: $50 USD for Amcrest PTZ support

Postby iconnor » Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:07 pm

Good job Alabamatoy. I will try to help him get it into the distro proper. Maybe it will even make it in for 1.30.1.


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