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RPi + Other Software Please help find correct USB frame grabber

Discussion in 'Hardware Support' started by mattress, 2 September 2020.

  1. mattress

    mattress New Member

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    Hey guys .... I'm at my whits end.

    I've ordered several of the USB capture device that is linked all over the place, I've ordered one from eBay, and I've ordered 5 different ones from amazon. They all literally show up as the same device, lsusb: "534d:0021"

    Some have UTVF007 on their chip, others are counterfeit, or have different chipsets. None have worked.


    I'm using a Raspberry Pi 3, I've tried RasPlex, LibreElec, OSMC, RaspberryOS, etc ... nothing changes between the OS's.

    I have max_usb_current=1 set in boot.txt


    I also seem to be fighting with a faulty APA102 LED strip .... everything seems to point to the first LED being bad or something, I have to experiment more with them.
     
  2. NeeeeB

    NeeeeB Member

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  3. mattress

    mattress New Member

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  4. NeeeeB

    NeeeeB Member

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    Mine is plugged directly in the Pi.
    It is supposed to draw current from the HDMI.
     
  5. mattress

    mattress New Member

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    Thanks, I’ll give it a try, please wish me luck I’ll need it lol...
    also could you recommend a source for good APA102 LEDs? Just in case I can’t get my set up and running
     
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  7. mattress

    mattress New Member

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  8. NeeeeB

    NeeeeB Member

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    60 is the best choice, you get a better effect than 30 without needing too much power compared to 144 (which is overkill in my opinion).
     
  9. mattress

    mattress New Member

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    Have fake or counterfeit or wrong grabbers been a bad problem for Pi users? Amazon seems to be rampant
     
  10. NeeeeB

    NeeeeB Member

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    Can't tell you about this, bought the grabber on AliExpress.
     
  11. AirZeee

    AirZeee New Member

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    I currently have this USB Grabber, which works ok with a 1080p signal to these WS2812b LEDS, Hope this helps.

    Note:This grabber claims to accept a 4K input, however in practice I’ve had to downgrade my SkyTV output to 1080p to the grabber for the Rpi3 to pick it up.
     
  12. Me_Bart

    Me_Bart New Member

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    Hey all,

    I have bought the same grabber but still get an error when trying to use this grabber:
    VIDIOC_S_STD ERROR 25, Inappropriate ioctl for device

    Any ideas how to fix this.

    Ive tried Hyperion with Raspberry PI OS and also with LibreElec and both give the same problem.

    Hyperion itself works, because when I disable the grabber it seems to work perfectly. I can send color commands and the leds light up the correct way.
     
  13. Me_Bart

    Me_Bart New Member

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    I finally got it to work. With the help PClin.

    Playing with the fps and resolution made the latency a lot shorter.
     
  14. mattress

    mattress New Member

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  15. NeeeeB

    NeeeeB Member

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    Worked out of the box on my installation.
     
  16. mattress

    mattress New Member

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    Which pi do you use? I am using a pi 3. Does that matter? And RaspberryOS is your OS? Sorry for all the questions. Been fighting this for months
     
  17. NeeeeB

    NeeeeB Member

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    I'm using a Pi3 with LibreElec
     
  18. harun

    harun Member

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    Just cut of the strip. Maybe the ic is not good of that led. Then give a try again.
     
  19. jeroen warmerdam

    jeroen warmerdam Raspberry 3B / APA102 / WS2801 / Hyperion.NG

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    I had the same problem with the big search of different grabbers, fighting with hypercon and did it all but found the sollution.
    The problem is the software, upgrade your Hyperion.SH to the new one Hyperion.NG and your UTVF007 grabber will work. You can find the software for Hyperion.NG by connecting the PI to the internet and with a fresh install ( Debian/Buster) it will run fine. The problem is not the grabbers but the really sensitive coding in Hyperion.SH

    The new software Hyperion.NG is way better and runs flawlesly BUT, it takes much more effort to install correctly onto your PI.
     
  20. jeroen warmerdam

    jeroen warmerdam Raspberry 3B / APA102 / WS2801 / Hyperion.NG

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