Triggering IR mode without using GPIO
Hi, Based on an online ressource, I succeeded in triggering IR mode of the camera by inserting "disable_camera_led=1" at the end of the "/boot/config.txt" and rebooting the system... And there is something that I don't understand here. According to this little experiment, it seems indeed possible to chose between the IR and Non-IR modes of the camera without using the "GPIO connection" of the camera... How come ? I guess the information is transmitted at boot time through the flex cable ?! But why is it possible to set this only at boot time ? Is this a limitation of the camera, of the PI, or of the OS ? My guess is a limitation of the camera, otherwise I can't explain the "GPIO hole" on the camera. discovered that it was possible  http://www.waveshare.com/wiki/RPi_IR-CUT_Camera
Connect up for auto switch IR cut feature
Is there a point in the light sensing circuit for the IR LED board that could be used to supply a signal to the I/O location on the camera board. Resulting in the camera switching to IR mode when the LED's light up? I.e a point in the light sensing circuit that is high in normal light but goes low in the dim/dark?
can you tell me if the camera in this moduled can be swapped for the V2 sony camera?
IR-CUT Fisheye, please?
Really interested in this camera. Nearly bought one, but my experiences with a bog-standard V1 Pi camera tell me I need a wider FOV. I'll be using it in a chicken shed to keep an eye on things (Mr Fox, automatic coop door closed, chicken behaviour, etc). So, do you have plans to integrate the Fisheye camera with the IR-CUT system? I'd buy one for sure then! A case for this camera jig (and ideally the Pi itself too) would be a good idea... especially one that is waterproof (or at least water-resistant). Please let me know if you ever make this bundle - I'd be most grateful!
Focal length of camera
Is this camera suitable for use in an owl box, 48 to 70cm distance from subject? If not can you recommend a suitable No IR camera please?
Camera case for this modue
Hi there. I would love to know if you have any camera cases that are compatible with this camera, as I was not able to find any on your site. I did find this: https://www.modmypi.com/raspberry-pi/cases-183/raspberry-pi-b-plus2-and-3-cases-1122/modmypi-pir-night-vision-camera-box-bundle-b-plus23 But it says it is not compatible. So I guess my question is (1) whether there is any case compatible with this camera, or if not then (2) Would it be possible/easy to manually alter an existing case to make it compatible with this camera? In case you haven't noticed, I'm desperate! Thanks so much!
Is this compatible with a PI Zero
Is this compatible with the PI Zero, and will it provide enough power for the LEDs? Does it need an adapter ribbon cable ?
How are the infrared LED lihts triggered?
Do the lights activate when the camera activates or are they illuminated all the time when the light level is low?
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What does the fox say? You'll probably never know, but at least we can see what that pesky fox is up to with this Raspberry Pi IR-CUT Night Vision Camera!
This IR-CUT version includes an IR filter switch giving you the best possible picture clarity in both day and night! During the day you can toggle the mode to Normal Mode by setting a chosen GPIO pin High, this disables the IR filter removing colour distortion from the filter. During the night, simply toggle the GPIO pin Low and the IR filter is enabled, when light levels drop too low the IR LEDs are activated and you are in night vision mode! Visit the Waveshare WiKi for details on how to toggle modes.
Our Raspberry Pi IR-CUT Night Vision Camera plugs directly into the CSI connector on the Raspberry Pi, and features two high intensity Infrared LED spotlights for night time recording! The IR LED's are powered directly from the CSI port, and are capable of lighting an area at a distance of up to 8m! In testing, the best images were captured at a distance of 3m to 5m. The camera also features an adjustable 3.6mm focal length and 75.7 degree viewing angle.
This Raspberry Pi night vision camera uses the same OV5647 as the standard Raspberry Pi camera, and is therefore able to deliver a crystal clear 5MP resolution image, or 1080p HD video recording at 30fps!
- Raspberry Pi Camera, supports all revisions of the Pi
- Embedded removable IR-CUT filter, eliminating color distortion in the daylight
- Comes with infrared LED, supports night vision
- 5 megapixel OV5647 sensor
- Camera specifications
- CCD size : 1/4inch
- Aperture (F) : 1.8
- Focal Length : 3.6mm adjustable
- Field of View : 75.7 degree
- Sensor best resolution : 1080p
- 4 screw holes
- Used for attachment
- Provides 3.3V power output
- Supports connecting infrared LED and/or fill flash LED
- Dimension: 31mm × 32mm
- Raspberry Pi IR-CUT Camera Board × 1
- Infrared LED Board × 2
- 15-Pin FFC CSI Cable × 1
- Mounting Hardware
The LEDs intensity is limited by the Raspberry Pi power supply, please ensure you have an adequate Raspberry Pi power supply installed. LEDs running at full intensity can get hot, please take care during prolonged use.
The IR LEDs can be bolted to the body of the camera using the included bolts. This connects the 3.3V supply to the boards and secures them in place. If you need to adjust the ambient light threshold (to change when the infrared LED's toggle), there is a tiny adjustable potentiometer on each LED board, you can turn it to change the threshold. Please ensure any fitting or adjusting is completed prior to plugging the device into the Raspberry Pi and switching it on.
Please follow this guide on how to install the Raspberry Pi Camera for details on how to set the board up!