Adjusting webcam settings before motion thread grabs camera
I am using a logitech camera with autofocus. At night the autofocus gets completely confused and leaves the camera wildly out of focus.
From command line I can easily set the camera to manual focus and set a focus value that will work, this needs to happen once as motion service starts up, but I cannot see a way to call this in the config files.
Also If I set the camera into manual focus, I am assuming that motion will not reset this.
No error message
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| ffmpeg, mysql, postgresql
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- 07 Feb 2016
I found I can call v4l2-ctl even when motion is driving the camera, so easy to tweak this from a script at start up, although this means the first image may be a bit naff, but this is a pretty good workaround