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New TimeLapse Method for TI DaVinci DM368/DM365 DSP based cameras

After creating a timelapse method using FFmpeg and after that using VLC a new method was discovered by one of my commentators. He dissected the firmware files and found that you can access an URL which then gives you a picture. This of course is the ideal way of generating pictures with a set time interval and I’ll walk you through the process in this post.

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New Firmware Version 2.5.0.0 for DM368/DM365 DSP IP Camera

Someone made a comment on my original post about the 5Mpix TI DaVinci DM368 DSP camera that tpsee (the internal board manufacturer) has released firmware 2.5.0.0 for our cameras. I believe that to be worthy to open a new topic for!

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Passive POE for use with Outdoor IP Cameras

For a while now I have been writing about the TI DaVinci DM368 DSP based cameras. And while these chinese cameras work very well in most situations, they always come with only a small amount of cable in which you need to plug your UTP and power cable. And while the camera might be weatherproof, this connection certainly isn’t. I have a cheap solution which I use for this, read on inside!

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China Camera’s the second wave (Aote IP Camera Review)

It’s been a while since my original posting about the IP Camera I had acquired with the TI DaVinci DM368 DSP. Since then, that article has been expanded quite a bit with more firmware levels, and I wrote some other articles on how to make a timelapse. I have since aquired 6 more camera’s with the same chipset, all in different forms and configurations, read more about those and where you can buy them in this article.

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RTSP to JPEG Timelapse script using VLC with GPU acceleration

Having written the previous article on how to do this with FFMPEG I have become painfully aware of the limitations FFMPEG posses in the RTSP department. I was unable to reliably get a non-corrupted output from it. Thus I looked onward for another tool to do this for me, I ended up with VLC and I wrote a new script for it.

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RTSP to JPEG Timelapse script using FFMPEG

The IP cameras I own do not have the HTTP picture URL ability some do. But I still want to use them to create timelapse videos. So I devised a way to do this using a cameras RTSP stream with FFMPEG.

update– Since writing this I have determined this method will always produce corrupted JPG files with my 5Mpix IP camera. I have devised a new method using VLC which does not have these corruption problems. The described method below remains valid but please check your results and then decide which method to use.

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Fixing RTSP stream corruption (Guide for Genius Vision)

Ever since I started with the IP camera’s described in my previous posts I’ve been plagued by a problem that the RTSP streams would sometimes show corruption in the lower/bottom part of the picture as shown below:


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IPQ1649X – 1080P Outdoor IP Camera with 5 Megapixel sensor 40m IR

This will be my review of the IPQ1649X – 1080P Outdoor IP Camera with 5 Megapixel sensor 40m IR from www.securitycamera2000.com.

I bought this camera about a year ago as can be read in my previous blog entry. I was on a quest for a good but cheap Megapixel IP camera and this camera would have been the ‘holy grail’ if it had worked correctly. A lot has happened since then!

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