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(per User:Sethwoodworth#Stop-motion)

I was just thinking of something similar the other day. "xoWebcam" -- Linux 'xawtv'/webcam package sugarized w/GUI. It's got frame capture capabilities built in, with total control of 'motion activated' and sequencing. Just need to find a good/lite package for putting frames into a movie format :-) ( 01:29, 16 January 2008 (EST))


  • How difficult to install xawtv (footprint?)
Note: Not difficult to install, see xawtv notes. -- 2/17/2008
Some fonts are missing, preventing startup. . .
  • How difficult to install motion (footprint/issues?)
  • How difficult to install spy-cam / motion detection scripts ?

  • Software to go from pictures to movie

Questions to solve:

  • can call from Sugar ?
  • Put entries in crontab for capture ?
  • Can run it without Activity active ? (if so, what happens in conflict of Record?)

Hardware notes

$ xawtv -hwscan

This is xawtv-3.95, running on Linux/i586 (2.6.22-20080211.1.olpc.9f4e619336a08dc)
looking for available devices

port 56-56
    type : Xvideo, image scaler
    name : AMD Geode LX
/dev/video0: OK                         [ -device /dev/video0 ]
    type : v4l2
    name : cafe_ccic
    flags:  capture  
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