Motion - Config Option Minimum Gap

minimum_gap

  • Type: Integer
  • Range / Valid values: 0 - 2147483647
  • Default: 0 (no minimum)
  • Group: Obsolete

The minimum time between two shots in seconds. ( DEPRECATED )

minimum_gap

  • Type: Integer
  • Range / Valid values: 0 - 2147483647
  • Default: 0 (no minimum)
  • Option Topic

The minimum time between two shots in seconds. ( DEPRECATED )

This is the minimum gap between the storing pictures while detecting motion.

The value zero means that pictures can be stored almost at the framerate of the camera. Normally you will set this to 0

This option has nothing to do with the 'gap' option.

ALERT! From motion 3.2.7 this feature has been removed because it was in practical a useless feature. It prevented saving more than one picture per minimum_gap seconds but the capturing and motion detect was still run at full framerate loading the CPU heavily. From 3.2.7 a new feature called minimum_frame_time has been introduced which lower the capture rate. So it gives the same effect as minimum_gap did but additionally lower the CPU load significantly.

Comments


But what if you want to check for motion continuously, but still not save every frame?

-- AndrewKnutsen - 23 Mar 2014
Topic revision: r7 - 23 Mar 2014, AndrewKnutsen
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