Motion - Support Question 2009x 10x 15x 234431

Incomplete frames making it into motion video stream

Question

Ever since netcam_tolerant_check was added to motion, I have had trouble with partial frames showing up in the movies that motion creates. Prior to the release of the netcam_tolerant_check capability, motion would filter out the partial frames instead of including them.

I have:

netcam_tolerant_check off

set in my motion.conf.

Please see the example video attached to this support question below.

Why do I see partial frames?

Configuration files and logging of motion process startup provided in the verbatim section.

motion.conf:

#

############################################################
# Daemon
############################################################

# Start in daemon (background) mode and release terminal (default: off)
daemon on

# File to store the process ID, also called pid file. (default: not defined)
#process_id_file /var/run/motion.pid
process_id_file /usr/local/etc/motion/motion.pid

############################################################
# Basic Setup Mode
############################################################

# Start in Setup-Mode, daemon disabled. (default: off)
setup_mode off

# Use a file to save logs messages, if not defined stderr and syslog is used. (default: not defined)
# ;logfile

logfile motion.log

###########################################################
# Capture device options
############################################################

# Videodevice to be used for capturing  (default /dev/video0)
# for FreeBSD default is /dev/bktr0
; videodevice /dev/video0

# v4l2_palette allows to choose preferable palette to be use by motion
# to capture from those supported by your videodevice. (default: 11)
# E.g. if your videodevice supports both V4L2_PIX_FMT_SBGGR8 and
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_MJPEG then motion will by default use V4L2_PIX_FMT_MJPEG.
# Setting v4l2_palette to 4 forces motion to use V4L2_PIX_FMT_SBGGR8
# instead.
#
# Values :
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_SN9C10X  :  0  'S910'
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_SBGGR16  :  1  'BYR2' 
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_SPCA561  :  2  'S651'
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_SGBRG8   :  3  'GBRG'
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_SBGGR8   :  4  'BA81'
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_MJPEG    :  5  'MJPEG'
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_JPEG     :  6  'JPEG'
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_RGB24    :  7  'RGB3'
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_UYVY     :  8  'UYVY'
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_YUYV     :  9  'YUYV' 
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_YUV422P  : 10  '422P'
# V4L2_PIX_FMT_YUV420   : 11  'YU12'
v4l2_palette 11

# Tuner device to be used for capturing using tuner as source (default /dev/tuner0)
# This is ONLY used for FreeBSD. Leave it commented out for Linux
; tunerdevice /dev/tuner0

# The video input to be used (default: 8)
# Should normally be set to 1 for video/TV cards, and 8 for USB cameras
; input 8

# The video norm to use (only for video capture and TV tuner cards)
# Values: 0 (PAL), 1 (NTSC), 2 (SECAM), 3 (PAL NC no colour). Default: 0 (PAL)
; norm 0

# The frequency to set the tuner to (kHz) (only for TV tuner cards) (default: 0)
; frequency 0

# Rotate image this number of degrees. The rotation affects all saved images as
# well as mpeg movies. Valid values: 0 (default = no rotation), 90, 180 and 270.
; rotate 0

# Image width (pixels). Valid range: Camera dependent, default: 352
 width 320
; width 640

# Image height (pixels). Valid range: Camera dependent, default: 288
 height 240
;height 480

# Maximum number of frames to be captured per second.
# Valid range: 2-100. Default: 100 (almost no limit).
framerate 3

# Minimum time in seconds between capturing picture frames from the camera.
# Default: 0 = disabled - the capture rate is given by the camera framerate.
# This option is used when you want to capture images at a rate lower than 2 per second.
minimum_frame_time 0

# URL to use if you are using a network camera, size will be autodetected (incl http://)
# Must be a URL that returns single jpeg pictures or a raw mjpeg stream. Default: Not defined
; netcam_url value

# Username and password for network camera (only if required). Default: not defined
# Syntax is user:password
; netcam_userpass value

# The setting for keep-alive of network socket, should improve performance on compatible net cameras.
# off:   The historical implementation using HTTP/1.0, closing the socket after each http request.
# force: Use HTTP/1.0 requests with keep alive header to reuse the same connection.
# on:    Use HTTP/1.1 requests that support keep alive as default.
# Default: off
netcam_keepalive on

# URL to use for a netcam proxy server, if required, e.g. "http://myproxy".
# If a port number other than 80 is needed, use "http://myproxy:1234".
# Default: not defined
; netcam_proxy value 

# Set less strict jpeg checks for network cameras with a poor/buggy firmware.
# Default: off
netcam_tolerant_check off

# Let motion regulate the brightness of a video device (default: off).
# The auto_brightness feature uses the brightness option as its target value.
# If brightness is zero auto_brightness will adjust to average brightness value 128.
# Only recommended for cameras without auto brightness
auto_brightness off

# Set the initial brightness of a video device.
# If auto_brightness is enabled, this value defines the average brightness level
# which Motion will try and adjust to.
# Valid range 0-255, default 0 = disabled
brightness 0

# Set the contrast of a video device.
# Valid range 0-255, default 0 = disabled
contrast 0

# Set the saturation of a video device.
# Valid range 0-255, default 0 = disabled
saturation 0

# Set the hue of a video device (NTSC feature).
# Valid range 0-255, default 0 = disabled
hue 0


############################################################
# Round Robin (multiple inputs on same video device name)
############################################################

# Number of frames to capture in each roundrobin step (default: 1)
roundrobin_frames 1

# Number of frames to skip before each roundrobin step (default: 1)
roundrobin_skip 1

# Try to filter out noise generated by roundrobin (default: off)
switchfilter off


############################################################
# Motion Detection Settings:
############################################################

# Threshold for number of changed pixels in an image that
# triggers motion detection (default: 1500)
threshold 1500

# Automatically tune the threshold down if possible (default: off)
threshold_tune off

# Noise threshold for the motion detection (default: 32)
noise_level 32

# Automatically tune the noise threshold (default: on)
noise_tune off

# Despeckle motion image using (e)rode or (d)ilate or (l)abel (Default: not defined)
# Recommended value is EedDl. Any combination (and number of) of E, e, d, and D is valid.
# (l)abeling must only be used once and the 'l' must be the last letter.
# Comment out to disable
despeckle_filter  EedDl

# Detect motion in predefined areas (1 - 9). Areas are numbered like that:  1 2 3
# A script (on_area_detected) is started immediately when motion is         4 5 6
# detected in one of the given areas, but only once during an event.        7 8 9
# One or more areas can be specified with this option. (Default: not defined)
; area_detect value

# PGM file to use as a sensitivity mask.
# Full path name to. (Default: not defined)
; mask_file value

# Dynamically create a mask file during operation (default: 0)
# Adjust speed of mask changes from 0 (off) to 10 (fast)
smart_mask_speed 0

# Ignore sudden massive light intensity changes given as a percentage of the picture
# area that changed intensity. Valid range: 0 - 100 , default: 0 = disabled
lightswitch 0

# Picture frames must contain motion at least the specified number of frames
# in a row before they are detected as true motion. At the default of 1, all
# motion is detected. Valid range: 1 to thousands, recommended 1-10
minimum_motion_frames 1

# Specifies the number of pre-captured (buffered) pictures from before motion
# was detected that will be output at motion detection.
# Recommended range: 0 to 5 (default: 0)
# Do not use large values! Large values will cause Motion to skip video frames and
# cause unsmooth mpegs. To smooth mpegs use larger values of post_capture instead.
pre_capture 2

# Number of frames to capture after motion is no longer detected (default: 0)
post_capture 30

# Gap is the seconds of no motion detection that triggers the end of an event
# An event is defined as a series of motion images taken within a short timeframe.
# Recommended value is 60 seconds (Default). The value 0 is allowed and disables
# events causing all Motion to be written to one single mpeg file and no pre_capture.
event_gap 30

# Maximum length in seconds of an mpeg movie
# When value is exceeded a new mpeg file is created. (Default: 0 = infinite)
max_movie_time 300

# Always save images even if there was no motion (default: off)
emulate_motion off

############################################################
# Image File Output
############################################################

# Output 'normal' pictures when motion is detected (default: on)
# Valid values: on, off, first, best
# When set to 'first', only the first picture of an event is saved.
# Picture with most motion of an event is saved when set to 'best'.
# Can be used as preview shot for the corresponding movie.
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# Output pictures with only the pixels moving object (ghost images) (default: off)
output_debug_pictures off

# The quality (in percent) to be used by the jpeg compression (default: 75)
quality 80

# Output ppm images instead of jpeg (default: off)
#ppm off
# Type of output images
# Valid values: jpeg, ppm (default: jpeg)
picture_type jpeg


############################################################
# FFMPEG related options
# Film (mpeg) file output, and deinterlacing of the video input
# The options movie_filename and timelapse_filename are also used
# by the ffmpeg feature
############################################################

# Use ffmpeg to encode mpeg movies in realtime (default: off)
ffmpeg_output_movies off

# Use ffmpeg to make movies with only the pixels moving
# object (ghost images) (default: off)
ffmpeg_output_debug_movies off

# Use ffmpeg to encode a timelapse movie 
# Default value 0 = off - else save frame every Nth second
ffmpeg_timelapse 0

# The file rollover mode of the timelapse video
# Valid values: hourly, daily (default), weekly-sunday, weekly-monday, monthly, manual
ffmpeg_timelapse_mode daily

# Bitrate to be used by the ffmpeg encoder (default: 400000)
# This option is ignored if ffmpeg_variable_bitrate is not 0 (disabled)
ffmpeg_bps 218000

# Enables and defines variable bitrate for the ffmpeg encoder.
# ffmpeg_bps is ignored if variable bitrate is enabled.
# Valid values: 0 (default) = fixed bitrate defined by ffmpeg_bps,
# or the range 2 - 31 where 2 means best quality and 31 is worst.
# variable bitrate is not supported by ipod touch!
ffmpeg_variable_bitrate 0

# Codec to used by ffmpeg for the video compression.
# Timelapse mpegs are always made in mpeg1 format independent from this option.
# Supported formats are: mpeg1 (ffmpeg-0.4.8 only), mpeg4 (default), and msmpeg4.
# mpeg1 - gives you files with extension .mpg
# mpeg4 or msmpeg4 - give you files with extension .avi
# msmpeg4 is recommended for use with Windows Media Player because
# it requires no installation of codec on the Windows client.
# xvmpeg4 -- give you files withe .avi extension and XviD encoding.
;ffmpeg_video_codec mpeg4
;ffmpeg_video_codec msmpeg4
;ffmpeg_video_codec xvmpeg4
;ffmpeg_video_codec mov



# Codec to used by ffmpeg for the video compression.
# Timelapse mpegs are always made in mpeg1 format independent from this option.
# Supported formats are: mpeg1 (ffmpeg-0.4.8 only), mpeg4 (default), and msmpeg4.
# mpeg1 - gives you files with extension .mpg
# mpeg4 or msmpeg4 - gives you files with extension .avi
# msmpeg4 is recommended for use with Windows Media Player because
# it requires no installation of codec on the Windows client.
# swf - gives you a flash film with extension .swf
# flv - gives you a flash video with extension .flv
# ffv1 - FF video codec 1 for Lossless Encoding ( experimental )
# mov - QuickTime ( testing )
# ffmpeg_video_codec mpeg4
ffmpeg_video_codec mov

# Use ffmpeg to deinterlace video. Necessary if you use an analog camera
# and see horizontal combing on moving objects in video or pictures.
# (default: off)
ffmpeg_deinterlace off

###########################################################
# External pipe to video encoder
# Replacement for FFMPEG builtin encoder for ffmpeg_output_movies only.
# The options movie_filename and timelapse_filename are also used
# by the ffmpeg feature
###########################################################

# Bool to enable or disable extpipe (default: off)
use_extpipe off

# External program (full path and opts) to pipe raw video to
# Generally, use '-' for STDIN...
;extpipe mencoder -demuxer rawvideo -rawvideo w=320:h=240:i420 -ovc x264 -x264encopts bframes=4:frameref=1:subq=1:scenecut=-1:nob_adapt:threads=1:keyint=1000:8x8dct:vbv_bufsize=4000:crf=24:partitions=i8x8,i4x4:vbv_maxrate=800:no-chroma-me -vf denoise3d=16:12:48:4,pp=lb -of   avi -o %f.avi - -fps %fps
#

############################################################
# Snapshots (Traditional Periodic Webcam File Output)
############################################################

# Make automated snapshot every N seconds (default: 0 = disabled)
snapshot_interval 0


############################################################
# Text Display
# %Y = year, %m = month, %d = date,
# %H = hour, %M = minute, %S = second, %T = HH:MM:SS,
# %v = event, %q = frame number, %t = thread (camera) number,
# %D = changed pixels, %N = noise level, \n = new line,
# %i and %J = width and height of motion area,
# %K and %L = X and Y coordinates of motion center
# %C = value defined by text_event - do not use with text_event!
# You can put quotation marks around the text to allow
# leading spaces
############################################################

# Locate and draw a box around the moving object.
# Valid values: on, off and preview (default: off)
# Set to 'preview' will only draw a box in preview_shot pictures.
#locate on
locate_motion_mode on

# Set the look and style of the locate box if enabled.
# Valid values: box, redbox, cross, redcross (default: box)
# Set to 'box' will draw the traditional box.
# Set to 'redbox' will draw a red box.
# Set to 'cross' will draw a little cross to mark center.
# Set to 'redcross' will draw a little red cross to mark center.
locate_motion_style box

# Draws the timestamp using same options as C function strftime(3)
# Default: %Y-%m-%d\n%T = date in ISO format and time in 24 hour clock
# Text is placed in lower right corner
#text_right %Y-%m-%d\n%T-%q
text_right %Y-%m-%d\n%T-%q %Z

# Draw a user defined text on the images using same options as C function strftime(3)
# Default: Not defined = no text
# Text is placed in lower left corner
; text_left CAMERA %t

# Draw the number of changed pixed on the images (default: off)
# Will normally be set to off except when you setup and adjust the motion settings
# Text is placed in upper right corner
text_changes on

# This option defines the value of the special event conversion specifier %C
# You can use any conversion specifier in this option except %C. Date and time
# values are from the timestamp of the first image in the current event.
# Default: %Y%m%d%H%M%S
# The idea is that %C can be used filenames and text_left/right for creating
# a unique identifier for each event.
text_event %Y%m%d%H%M%S

# Draw characters at twice normal size on images. (default: off)
text_double off


############################################################
# Target Directories and filenames For Images And Films
# For the options snapshot_, picture_, mpeg_ and timelapse_filename
# you can use conversion specifiers
# %Y = year, %m = month, %d = date,
# %H = hour, %M = minute, %S = second,
# %v = event, %q = frame number, %t = thread (camera) number,
# %D = changed pixels, %N = noise level,
# %i and %J = width and height of motion area,
# %K and %L = X and Y coordinates of motion center
# %C = value defined by text_event
# Quotation marks round string are allowed.
############################################################

# Target base directory for pictures and films
# Recommended to use absolute path. (Default: current working directory)
#target_dir /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/cams
target_dir /var/www/html/cams

# File path for snapshots (jpeg or ppm) relative to target_dir
# Default: %v-%Y%m%d%H%M%S-snapshot
# Default value is equivalent to legacy oldlayout option
# For Motion 3.0 compatible mode choose: %Y/%m/%d/%H/%M/%S-snapshot
# File extension .jpg or .ppm is automatically added so do not include this.
# Note: A symbolic link called lastsnap.jpg created in the target_dir will always
# point to the latest snapshot, unless snapshot_filename is exactly 'lastsnap'
#snapshot_filename %v-%Y%m%d%H%M%S-snapshot

# File path for motion triggered images (jpeg or ppm) relative to target_dir
# Default: %v-%Y%m%d%H%M%S-%q
# Default value is equivalent to legacy oldlayout option
# For Motion 3.0 compatible mode choose: %Y/%m/%d/%H/%M/%S-%q
# File extension .jpg or .ppm is automatically added so do not include this
# Set to 'preview' together with best-preview feature enables special naming
# convention for preview shots. See motion guide for details
picture_filename %v-%Y%m%d%H%M%S-%q

# File path for motion triggered ffmpeg films (mpeg) relative to target_dir
# Default: %v-%Y%m%d%H%M%S
# Default value is equivalent to legacy oldlayout option
# For Motion 3.0 compatible mode choose: %Y/%m/%d/%H%M%S
# File extension .mpg or .avi is automatically added so do not include this
# This option was previously called ffmpeg_filename
#ffmpeg_filename %v-%Y%m%d%H%M%S
movie_filename %v-%Y%m%d%H%M%S

# File path for timelapse mpegs relative to target_dir
# Default: %Y%m%d-timelapse
# Default value is near equivalent to legacy oldlayout option
# For Motion 3.0 compatible mode choose: %Y/%m/%d-timelapse
# File extension .mpg is automatically added so do not include this
timelapse_filename %Y%m%d-timelapse


############################################################
# Live Webcam Server
############################################################

# The mini-http server listens to this port for requests (default: 0 = disabled)
# stream_port 8081

# Quality of the jpeg images produced (default: 50)
stream_quality 60

# Output frames at 1 fps when no motion is detected and increase to the
# rate given by stream_maxrate when motion is detected (default: off)
stream_motion off

# Maximum framerate for webcam streams (default: 1)
stream_maxrate 2

# Restrict webcam connections to localhost only (default: on)
stream_localhost off

# Limits the number of images per connection (default: 0 = unlimited)
# Number can be defined by multiplying actual webcam rate by desired number of seconds
# Actual webcam rate is the smallest of the numbers framerate and stream_maxrate
stream_limit 0


############################################################
# HTTP Based Control
############################################################

# TCP/IP port for the http server to listen on (default: 0 = disabled)
webcontrol_port 8080

# Restrict control connections to localhost only (default: on)
webcontrol_localhost off

# Output for http server, select off to choose raw text plain (default: on)
webcontrol_html_output on

# Authentication for the http based control. Syntax username:password
# Default: not defined (Disabled)
; webcontrol_authentication username:password


############################################################
# Tracking (Pan/Tilt)
############################################################

# Type of tracker (0=none (default), 1=stepper, 2=iomojo, 3=pwc, 4=generic)
# The generic type enables the definition of motion center and motion size to
# be used with the conversion specifiers for options like on_motion_detected
track_type 0

# Enable auto tracking (default: off)
track_auto off

# Serial port of motor (default: none)
; track_port value

# Motor number for x-axis (default: -1)
track_motorx -1

# Motor number for y-axis (default: -1)
track_motory -1

# Maximum value on x-axis (default: 0)
track_maxx 0

# Maximum value on y-axis (default: 0)
track_maxy 0

# ID of an iomojo camera if used (default: 0)
track_iomojo_id 0

# Angle in degrees the camera moves per step on the X-axis
# with auto-track (default: 10)
# Currently only used with pwc type cameras
track_step_angle_x 10

# Angle in degrees the camera moves per step on the Y-axis
# with auto-track (default: 10)
# Currently only used with pwc type cameras
track_step_angle_y 10

# Delay to wait for after tracking movement as number
# of picture frames (default: 10)
track_move_wait 10

# Speed to set the motor to (default: 255)
track_speed 255

# Number of steps to make (default: 40)
track_stepsize 40


############################################################
# External Commands, Warnings and Logging:
# You can use conversion specifiers for the on_xxxx commands
# %Y = year, %m = month, %d = date,
# %H = hour, %M = minute, %S = second,
# %v = event, %q = frame number, %t = thread (camera) number,
# %D = changed pixels, %N = noise level,
# %i and %J = width and height of motion area,
# %K and %L = X and Y coordinates of motion center
# %C = value defined by text_event
# %f = filename with full path
# %n = number indicating filetype
# Both %f and %n are only defined for on_picture_save,
# on_movie_start and on_movie_end
# Quotation marks round string are allowed.
############################################################

# Do not sound beeps when detecting motion (default: on)
# Note: Motion never beeps when running in daemon mode.
quiet on

# Command to be executed when an event starts. (default: none)
# An event starts at first motion detected after a period of no motion defined by gap 
; on_event_start value

# Command to be executed when an event ends after a period of no motion
# (default: none). The period of no motion is defined by option gap.
; on_event_end value

# Command to be executed when a picture (.ppm|.jpg) is saved (default: none)
# To give the filename as an argument to a command append it with %f
; on_picture_save value

# Command to be executed when a motion frame is detected (default: none)
; on_motion_detected value

# Command to be executed when motion in a predefined area is detected
# Check option 'area_detect'.   (default: none)
; on_area_detected value

# Command to be executed when a movie file (.mpg|.avi) is created. (default: none)
# To give the filename as an argument to a command append it with %f
; on_movie_start value

# Command to be executed when a movie file (.mpg|.avi) is closed. (default: none)
# To give the filename as an argument to a command append it with %f
; on_movie_end value

# Command to be executed when a camera can't be opened or if it is lost
# NOTE: There is situations when motion don't detect a lost camera!
# It depends on the driver, some drivers dosn't detect a lost camera at all
# Some hangs the motion thread. Some even hangs the PC! (default: none)
; on_camera_lost value

############################################################
# Common Options For MySQL and PostgreSQL database features.
# Options require the MySQL/PostgreSQL options to be active also.
############################################################

# Log to the database when creating motion triggered image file  (default: on)
;sql_log_image off

# Log to the database when creating a snapshot image file (default: on)
;sql_log_snapshot off

# Log to the database when creating motion triggered mpeg file (default: off)
#sql_log_mpeg off
;sql_log_movie off

# Log to the database when creating timelapse mpeg file (default: off)
;sql_log_timelapse off

# SQL query string that is sent to the database
# Use same conversion specifiers has for text features
# Additional special conversion specifiers are
# %n = the number representing the file_type
# %f = filename with full path
# Default value:
# insert into security(camera, filename, frame, file_type, time_stamp, text_event) values('%t', '%f', '%q', '%n', '%Y-%m-%d %T', '%C')
sql_query insert into security(camera, filename, frame, file_type, time_stamp, event_time_stamp) values('%t', '%f', '%q', '%n', '%Y-%m-%d %T', '%C')


############################################################
# Database Options For MySQL
############################################################

# Mysql database to log to (default: not defined)
; mysql_db value

# The host on which the database is located (default: not defined)
; mysql_host value

# User account name for MySQL database (default: not defined)
; mysql_user value

# User password for MySQL database (default: not defined)
; mysql_password value


############################################################
# Database Options For PostgreSQL
############################################################

# PostgreSQL database to log to (default: not defined)
; pgsql_db value

# The host on which the database is located (default: not defined)
; pgsql_host value

# User account name for PostgreSQL database (default: not defined)
; pgsql_user value

# User password for PostgreSQL database (default: not defined)
; pgsql_password value

# Port on which the PostgreSQL database is located (default: 5432)
; pgsql_port 5432


############################################################
# Video Loopback Device (vloopback project)
############################################################

# Output images to a video4linux loopback device
# The value '-' means next available (default: not defined)
; video_pipe value

# Output motion images to a video4linux loopback device
# The value '-' means next available (default: not defined)
; motion_video_pipe value


##############################################################
# Thread config files - One for each camera.
# Except if only one camera - You only need this config file.
# If you have more than one camera you MUST define one thread
# config file for each camera in addition to this config file.
##############################################################

# Remember: If you have more than one camera you must have one
# thread file for each camera. E.g. 2 cameras requires 3 files:
# This motion.conf file AND thread1.conf and thread2.conf.
# Only put the options that are unique to each camera in the
# thread config files. 
; thread /usr/local/etc/motion/thread1.conf
;thread /usr/local/etc/motion/thread2.conf
;thread /usr/local/etc/motion/thread3.conf
; thread /usr/local/etc/motion/thread4.conf
; thread /usr/local/etc/motion/thread5.conf
thread /usr/local/etc/motion/thread6.conf


thread6.conf:

#Target base directory for pictures and films
target_dir /var/www/html/cams

#URL to use if you are using a network camera, size will be autodetected (incl http://)
#Must be a URL that returns single jpeg pictures or a raw mjpeg stream. Default: Not defined
; netcam_url value
netcam_url http://webcam6.bogus.org/VIDEO.CGI


# Image width (pixels). Valid range: Camera dependent, default: 352
width 320
;width 640

# Image height (pixels). Valid range: Camera dependent, default: 288
height 240
;height 480


#Threshold for number of changed pixels in an image that
#triggers motion detection (default: 1500)
# for 640x480 threshold 2200
threshold 900

threshold_tune off

# Noise threshold for the motion detection (default: 32)
# for 640x480 noise_level 25
noise_level 20

noise_tune off

# Ignore sudden massive light intensity changes given as a percentage of the picture
# area that changed intensity. Valid range: 0 - 100 , default: 0 = disabled
lightswitch 75

#Username and password for network camera (only if required). Default: not defined
#Syntax is user:password
; netcam_userpass value
netcam_userpass web:pass

# Draw a user defined text on the images using same options as C function strftime(3)
# Default: Not defined = no text
# Text is placed in lower left corner
; text_left CAMERA %t
text_left FRONT PORCH\n1100 SOMEWHERE DR 
# Use ffmpeg to encode mpeg movies in realtime (default: off)
#ffmpeg_cap_new on
ffmpeg_output_movies on


#File path for motion triggered ffmpeg films (mpeg) relative to target_dir
#Default: %v-%Y%m%d%H%M%S
#Default value is equivalent to legacy oldlayout option
#For Motion 3.0 compatible mode choose: %Y/%m/%d/%H%M%S
#File extension .mpg or .avi is automatically added so do not include this
; ffmpeg_filename yard-%v-%Y%m%d%H%M%S
;ffmpeg_filename yard-%Y%m%d%H%M%S
movie_filename FrontPorch-%Y%m%d%H%M%S

# Use ffmpeg to encode a timelapse movie
# Default value 0 = off - else save frame every Nth second
ffmpeg_timelapse 30


# File path for timelapse mpegs relative to target_dir
# Default: %Y%m%d-timelapse
# Default value is near equivalent to legacy oldlayout option
# For Motion 3.0 compatible mode choose: %Y/%m/%d-timelapse
# File extension .mpg is automatically added so do not include this
timelapse_filename %Y%m%d-timelapse-FrontPorch

############################################################
# Snapshots (Traditional Periodic Webcam File Output)
############################################################

# Make automated snapshot every N seconds (default: 0 = disabled)
snapshot_interval 60

# File path for snapshots (jpeg or ppm) relative to target_dir
# Default: %v-%Y%m%d%H%M%S-snapshot
# Default value is equivalent to legacy oldlayout option
# For Motion 3.0 compatible mode choose: %Y/%m/%d/%H/%M/%S-snapshot
# File extension .jpg or .ppm is automatically added so do not include this.
# Note: A symbolic link called lastsnap.jpg created in the target_dir will always
# point to the latest snapshot, unless snapshot_filename is exactly 'lastsnap'
#snapshot_filename %v-%Y%m%d%H%M%S-snapshot
snapshot_filename FrontPorch/lastsnap

# Quality of the jpeg images produced (default: 50)
stream_quality 60

#The mini-http server listens to this port for requests (default: 0 = disabled)
stream_port 8086



Log entries as motion starts up:

[Oct 15 19:57:21] [0] motion_startup: Motion trunk-r466 Started
[Oct 15 19:57:21] [0] become_daemon: Created process id file /usr/local/etc/moti
on/motion.pid. Process ID is 23003
[Oct 15 19:57:21] [0] motion_startup: Motion running as daemon process
[Oct 15 19:57:21] [0] ffmpeg_init: ffmpeg LIBAVCODEC_BUILD 3416832 LIBAVFORMAT_B
UILD 3417600
[Oct 15 19:57:21] [0] main: Thread 1 is from /usr/local/etc/motion/thread5.conf
[Oct 15 19:57:21] [1] motion_init: Thread 1 started
[Oct 15 19:57:21] [0] become_daemon: Motion going to daemon mode
[Oct 15 19:57:21] [0] main: Thread 2 is from /usr/local/etc/motion/thread6.conf
[Oct 15 19:57:21] [2] motion_init: Thread 2 started
[Oct 15 19:57:21] [0] main: Thread 3 is from /usr/local/etc/motion/apex.conf
[Oct 15 19:57:21] [3] motion_init: Thread 3 started
[Oct 15 19:57:21] [0] httpd_run: motion-httpd testing : IPV4 addr: 0.0.0.0 port:
 8080
[Oct 15 19:57:21] [0] httpd_run: motion-httpd Bound : IPV4 addr: 0.0.0.0 port: 8
080
[Oct 15 19:57:21] [0] httpd_run: motion-httpd/trunk-r466 running, accepting conn
ections
[Oct 15 19:57:21] [0] httpd_run: motion-httpd: waiting for data on 0.0.0.0 port 
TCP 8080
[Oct 15 19:57:22] [1] image_ring_resize: Resizing pre_capture buffer to 1 items
[Oct 15 19:57:22] [1] http_bindsock: motion-stream testing : IPV4 addr: 0.0.0.0 
port: 8085
[Oct 15 19:57:22] [1] http_bindsock: motion-stream Bound : IPV4 addr: 0.0.0.0 po
rt: 8085
[Oct 15 19:57:22] [1] motion_init: Started motion-stream server in port 8085
[Oct 15 19:57:22] [1] image_ring_resize: Resizing pre_capture buffer to 3 items
[Oct 15 19:57:22] [2] image_ring_resize: Resizing pre_capture buffer to 1 items
[Oct 15 19:57:22] [2] http_bindsock: motion-stream testing : IPV4 addr: 0.0.0.0 
port: 8086
[Oct 15 19:57:22] [2] http_bindsock: motion-stream Bound : IPV4 addr: 0.0.0.0 po
rt: 8086
[Oct 15 19:57:22] [2] motion_init: Started motion-stream server in port 8086
[Oct 15 19:57:22] [2] image_ring_resize: Resizing pre_capture buffer to 3 items
[Oct 15 19:57:30] [2] event_newfile: File of type 32 saved to: /var/www/html/cam
s/20091015-timelapse-FrontPorch.mpg
[Oct 15 19:57:36] [3] image_ring_resize: Resizing pre_capture buffer to 1 items
[Oct 15 19:57:36] [3] http_bindsock: motion-stream testing : IPV4 addr: 0.0.0.0 
port: 8087
[Oct 15 19:57:36] [3] http_bindsock: motion-stream Bound : IPV4 addr: 0.0.0.0 po
rt: 8087
[Oct 15 19:57:36] [3] motion_init: Started motion-stream server in port 8087
[Oct 15 19:57:36] [3] image_ring_resize: Resizing pre_capture buffer to 3 items

Environment

Motion version: trunk-r466
ffmpeg version: FFMPEG_VERSION "SVN-r19809"
Libraries: ffmpeg, mysql, postgresql
Server OS: Fedora Core 9, 2.6.27.25-78.2.56.fc9.i686

-- JeffGroves - 16 Oct 2009

Follow up

Follow up

Hi Jeff,

Is only happening in timelapse movies or also you get pictures and regular videos ?

-- AngelCarpintero - 24 Mar 2010

Answer

Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
FrontPorch-20091012170741.movmov FrontPorch-20091012170741.mov manage 230 K 16 Oct 2009 - 00:16 UnknownUser Video showing partial frame making it into the motion video stream
Topic revision: r3 - 24 Mar 2010, AngelCarpintero
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