Feature Request: video input from file.
I am looking for a way to automatically create a Edit Decision List (EDL) from video captured by multiple cameras. To do this I need to be able to detect the frame number and time that motion is detected on a given file. Is there a way to pass video files into motion instead of camera feeds?
- 16 Feb 2007
I also need a way to input files. I have videos captured from my DV camcorder and need to find out when motion occurs in them. Is there some way to pipe the video files to this program?
- 22 Mar 2007
I've added in vloopback page a FAQ to use firewire cams as a V4L
- 01 Apr 2007
Hours and hours of recorded video of bird nests, (mp4, mov, I can use any format really) and I've got to search through for motion . . . birds arriving, leaving, parents switching incubation, etc, so I need a way to scan through the recorded video.
Doing this from a live stream is a no-go, as the nests are scattered over two continents and a tropical island where a network connection isn't available and never will be.
Any ideas on how to adapt your software to this, or any other ideas?
- 17 Feb 2014
I too would like to use Motion for analyzing a video data file to detect motion within hours of prerecorded data from surveillance cameras positioned around the outside of my house. I record the data on a DVR currently. I need not have a computer running while the DVR records hours of data. Afterwards, if I could process the video files using Motion on a PC in order to glean any frames that show motion detected, this would be a swell way to get it done efficiently.
- 25 Apr 2014
This would be really useful for post processing video from remote raspberry pi's. I want to place a pi where there is no wifi/ethernet and have it record video to it's micro sd card. Later, I will collect the micro sd card and then post process the video files. The pi doesn't use much power so it can be places with a battery in remote locations and gather the video.
- 11 Sep 2015