Welcome to the home of Motion, a software motion detector.
NOTE. I am in the process of handing over the project to a new team of developers. New project owner is Mr Dave.
This means that this website will be reduced to only containing the Motion Guide. Everything else will move to Github. Bug reports, feature requests, developer documentation. Nothing will remain. Only the Motion Guide stays here and my personal involvement will in the future only be to maintain the Motion Guide.
At the moment I am also updating the guide itself to match the new official Motion development version. While I do that the Guide will be in ruins. But it will shortly be working again!
Motion is a program that monitors the video signal from cameras. It is able to detect if a significant part of the picture has changed; in other words, it can detect motion. See more below.
Motion is at the moment being transferred to GitHub. If you want to build Motion the new GitHub repot is up to date and will be the repo all releases are built from in the future
What is Motion?
Motion is a program that monitors the video signal from one or more cameras and is able to detect if a significant part of the picture has changed; in other words, it can detect motion.
The program is written in C and is made for the Linux operating system, (using the video4linux interface). Motion is a command line based tool whose output can be either jpeg, ppm fies or mpeg video sequences. Motion is strictly command line driven and can run as a daemon with a rather small footprint and do.
Motion is the perfect tool for keeping an eye on your property, keeping only those images that are interesting.
- See the list of features to learn more about what Motion can do.
- View Motion Examples of images created by Motion.
- See live examples of Motion in real life.
- View examples of Motion config-files in action.
Motion download files are hosted at Sourceforge : Motion at Sourceforge
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