This is GeriPI3. The third camera Jerry built. This is a Raspberry PI B+ with a Raspberry PI Official NOIR camera module. In day mode, it functions as a 30 FPS in 1080p, color mode and streaming to the web in standard resolution at 4 frames per second.
As the sun goes down, this camera goes into night mode taking one high definition snapshot every 6 seconds. The shutter remains open the full 6 seconds. On a clear night, stars are clearly visable. If it is partly cloudy, you can see the clouds passing even on the very dark nights. If it is raining, streaks of raindrops falling can be seen at night.
All three of my Raspberry Pi cameras record in full 1080p at a high frame rate (25-30 FPS) so the motion is not choppy like you see it in the live online stream.
This camera has full sterio sound that records in a separate file allowing me to use the sound all the cameras in this area of my property.
This is GeriPI6. The Sixth camera Jerry built. He built this camera using a Raspberry PI3 credit card size computer. The RPI 3 has twice the memory and more processor power. Another leap forward is that it is using the new Version 2 camera. Version 2 is an 8MP camera module with better low-light capabilities. You will not notice much of a difference as this is streaming over the Internet.
Opted to go with the Low Light version instead of the NOIR as the NOIR picture has horrible colors and a slightly blurry picture. The low light camera is SHARP picture with spot on color.
Like the other Raspberry Pi cameras, this camera records in 1080p high definition and streams over the internet in standard definition.
This is GeriPI1. The first camera Jerry built. This is a Raspberry PI B with a real Raspberry PI Low-Light camera module. Daytime colors are much more accurate than a NOIR camera, but night vision is not as bright and clear. To compensate for light at night, I slowed the shutter speed and frames per second down to 3 frames every second. It does not have the view at night that a NOIR (Nightvision) camera module, but the piture quality is fantastic and the color representation is spot on.
A Time Lapse view of the SKY from dawn this morning. Of course we are dropping the night time frames as there is nothing to see with this camera at night. It is not a $5000.00 camera folks. Night time on this camera shows you a black rectangle. I'm okay with that. If Neil deGrasse Tyson ever visits this site, and wishes to donate one of his outdoor sky cameras that show beautiful views of billions and billions of stars, wait, that was Carl Sagan... Never mind, just look.
If you view this while it is still dark outside, you get the previous daylight hours in Time Lapse. So, till like 4:00 or 5:00 AM, you get the previous day. If you view it just after dawn, you get a very short time lapse of today. This is best viewed right after dark. You get the whole day in time lapse. :-)
Check out this view! A snapshot made from a single frame of video created by the Raspberry PI. With the Raspberry PI, I built a security camera that makes 1080p video at 30 fps 24 hours a day/7 days a week. The Raspberry PI Camera is a 5Mp like you would find on a Smartphone. I placed it in a weatherproof case that is heated in the winter and cooled in the summer. It also has Stereo amplified microphones although I am still working on audio issues. I may drop audio as a feature, but the picture quality is stunning for a security camera.
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