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RPi + OSMC External Webcam as Hyperion source

Discussion in 'Software Support' started by pati, 10 April 2017.

  1. pati

    pati New Member

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  2. Akriss

    Akriss Active Member

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    Sorry don't know. But That a ingenious idea. =)
     
  3. penfold42

    penfold42 Moderator Developer

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    I've done it with a pi with an onboard picam
     
  4. pati

    pati New Member

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    That's exactly what I'm up to.

    Where did you position the camera? Right in front of the TV or farther away?
    Did you only use crop settings? Perhaps the camera takes more than just the TV screen or the viewing angle isn't perfect.

    I don't know if it works to place the camera in front of the TV (55-inch device).
     
  5. penfold42

    penfold42 Moderator Developer

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    I just did it for fun - it was never pointed at the tv
     
  6. Akriss

    Akriss Active Member

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    Sadly Waldo, the original poster of that blog never fished up on post #3. specifically detailing that neat looking image cropping thingy =/
     
  7. sladaar

    sladaar New Member

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    ok the thread is old but...did anyone ever finished the project using an external camera instead of the hdmi splitter? really interested into it, because the hardware needed for an hdr 4k tv is really expensive!
     
  8. giovanne

    giovanne Member

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  9. sladaar

    sladaar New Member

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  10. halfajobj

    halfajobj New Member

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    Hi if you did this wth Hyperion and a web cam how well did it work and do you have the setup guide and instructions on how to do it
     
  11. penfold42

    penfold42 Moderator Developer

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    From memory i had it working with both picas and a ps3 eyetoy camera.
    I remember fiddling with some v4l tools to change the format and settings.

    from then on it’s just another /dev/videoN device and Hyperion just worked