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Motion

Motion

Motion is a V4L capture program supporting motion detection.

In other words, this software monitors the video signal from one or more cameras and is able to detect if a significant part of the picture has changed.

Motion is a command line based tool. It has no graphical user interface. Everything is setup either via the command line or via configuration files.

 Motion 3.2.12

Price
Free to download

Size
0.4MB
License

GNU GPL v2

Developer
Kenneth Lavrsen and many contributors

Website
www.lavrsen.dk

System Requirements
Standard video4linux devices
libm, libresolv libdl, libpthread, libc, ld-linux, libcrypt, libnsl
libjpeg
libz
ffmpeg

Support Sites:
Documentation, FAQ, SourceForge Project Page, Mailing List

Selected Reviews:
Linux.com

Features include:

  • Output from motion:
    • JPEG files
      PPM format files
      MPEG video sequences
  • Access the webcam output from motion via a browser
  • Taking snapshots of movement
  • Watch multiple video devices at the same time
  • Watch multiple inputs on one capture card at the same time
  • Live streaming webcam (using multipart/x-mixed-replace)
  • Real time creation of mpeg movies using libraries from ffmpeg
  • Take automated snapshots on regular intervals
  • Take automated snapshots at irregular intervals using cron
  • Executing external program when detecting movement
  • Execute external program at the beginning of an event of several motion detections
  • Execute external program at the end of an event of several motion detections
  • Execute external program when a picture is saved
  • Execute external program when a movie mpeg is created (opened)
  • Execite external program when a movie mpeg ends (closed)
  • Motion tracking
  • Feed events to an MySQL or PostgreSQL database
  • Feed video back to a video4linux loopback for real time viewing
  • Web interface using Motion Related Projects such as motion.cgi, Kenneths Webcam Package, Kevins Webpage, X-Motion and many more
  • Has its own minimalistic web server
  • User configurable and user defined on screen display
  • Control via simple web interface
  • Automatic noise and threshold control
  • Ability to control the pan/tilt of a Logitech Sphere (or Orbit) camera
  • Highly configurable display of text on images
  • High configurable definition of path and file names of the stored images and films

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