Get to know the two Raspberry Pi cameras with these three tutorials

Les Pounder has posted a new set of tutorials on the Element 14 website that take you through using both the normal Pi Camera Module and the PiNoIR infra-red camera. The three tutorials are: Taking a picture, Creating a time-lapse and Recording in slow-motion. So, if you’ve got a camera module and you don’t know where to begin, this is a great post to start with. Read it here.

7 comments for “Get to know the two Raspberry Pi cameras with these three tutorials

  1. 2 July 2015 at 11:40 am

    Snap – I’m about to post a slow motion tutorial too, well, pretty much just posting the article I wrote for the MagPi with a few changes.

    I wonder how many people have a Camera Module as a percentage of overall Raspberry Pi owners?

    • recantha
      2 July 2015 at 11:45 am

      Don’t know. You hear a lot about the millions of Pis that have sold but not much about the camera module.

      • Bonzadog
        2 July 2015 at 11:59 am


        I have started playing around with the Pi Camera, but I wonder if one can connect two USB Webcams to the Rpi and use OPENCV to compute distances and also finding a pathway for , say, a autonomus robot.
        Still, I need to sdo a lot more work.

        Slightly off the Topic, I miss a good Pi Camera casing. I know there are ones from SB in Amazon but the have poor rstings. A good casing is something that we need.
        I am about to try out the RPi camera extension cable of some
        3 Meters – I’ll report on my findings
        B D

        • Neil Fox
          2 July 2015 at 3:12 pm

          Use the other sensor: the standard ultrasonic sensor. Depth measurement using cameras is not for the hobbyist.

          • Bonzadog
            4 July 2015 at 5:20 pm

            @niel – I’ve already used a ultrasonic sensor with success. The real application is looking for a route for a robot.
            I have received a private mail from Jim who suggests using the Kinect for this.
            But I also want face recognition so I’ll not get away from OPENCV. Perhaps sending a Photo to a PC for fast processing. I have the time to do a lot of reading and I’ll need that time.!

        • recantha
          3 July 2015 at 6:02 am

          Other people have reported good results with the 1 metre cable, so it’ll be interesting to hear your results from the 3 metre.

  2. Bonzadog
    3 July 2015 at 8:30 am

    I forgot to mention that I will be using this
    for the Camera a Camera serial to HDMI converter

    Perhaps others would be interested.


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