Motion - Support Question 2007x 01x 12x 084137

Image corruption problem


Hi again !

I now have motion running successfully, generating periodic and motion-triggered images from my Logitech QuickCam Pro 5000.

However, a large number of the images are corrupted. By this I mean blocks of the images have been rearranged, like a sliding block puzzle ! I will try and attach a couple if I can work out how.

This happens on images generated periodically, and as a result of motion detection.

Today I downloaded the latest SVN version (revision 152) and built it, but the problem still exists.

This is a major problem for me now.

Any ideas ?

Thanks Lee Wild


Motion version: 3.2.8 (SVN Rev 152)
ffmpeg version: cvs-20060306-certified-with-motion-3.2.5
Libraries: ffmpeg
Server OS: Fedora Core 6 (kernel-xen-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6)

-- LeeWild - 12 Jan 2007

Follow Up

It seems to me a problem related to driver, try to use the load the driver using uvc_trace_param=1 .

Anyway try to set a lower resolution , fps and try to reproduce the problem .

-- AngelCarpintero - 14 Jan 2007


  • Example of image corruption:

  • Example of image corruption:

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Follow Up

I would like to suggest reading the following Support Question:

I am not sure if it will help, but, give it a try.

-- CassioFreitas - 08 Mar 2007

Follow Up


I traced my problem down to cabling. It was due to one of the following: 1) The USB extension lead I was using, had a piece of plastic debris inside, preventing it from mating fully. I cleaned this out so it connected properly. 2) I was connecting via USB ports at the front of my PC. These connect inside the PC using unscreened, untwisted cables, possibly these were picking up noise.

Anyway, I fixed the cable AND moved to the rear panel (built in to motherboard) USB connector, and never had a problem since.

-- LeeWild - 11 April 2007

Thanks for your feedback smile

-- AngelCarpintero - 14 Apr 2007
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
motion_fault.jpgjpg motion_fault.jpg manage 58 K 12 Jan 2007 - 09:50 UnknownUser Example of image corruption
motion_fault2.jpgjpg motion_fault2.jpg manage 46 K 12 Jan 2007 - 09:51 UnknownUser Example of image corruption
motion_fault3.jpgjpg motion_fault3.jpg manage 57 K 12 Jan 2007 - 09:51 UnknownUser Example of image corruption
Topic revision: r5 - 14 Apr 2007, AngelCarpintero
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