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#!/usr/bin/env python2.7
import RPi.GPIO as GPIO
from subprocess import call
import subprocess
from time import sleep
import time
import sys
import os
# GPIO 13 (lower button) & 6 (upper button) set up as input, pulled up
# Both ports are wired to connect to GND on button press.
# So set up falling edge detection for both
GPIO.setup( 6, GPIO.IN, pull_up_down=GPIO.PUD_UP) # Record button
GPIO.setup(13, GPIO.IN, pull_up_down=GPIO.PUD_UP) # Stop, close, shutdown button
SDcard_threshold = 85 # % of SD card above which we'll delete oldest .h264 files
recording = 0
stop_pressed = 0
vid_rec_num = "vid_rec_num.txt"
vid_rec_num_fp ="/home/pi/vid_rec_num.txt" # need full path if run from rc.local
base_vidfile = "raspivid -t 300000 -hf -o /home/pi/video" # default 5 minutes
time_off = time.time()
def write_rec_num():
vrnw = open(vid_rec_num_fp, 'w')
def start_recording(rec_num):
global recording
global stop_pressed
if recording == 0:
vidfile = base_vidfile + str(rec_num).zfill(5)
vidfile += ".h264 -fps 25 -b 15000000 -vs" # -vs is image stabilisation
print "starting recording\n%s" % vidfile
time_now = time.time()
if (time_now - time_off) >= 0.3:
recording = 1
space_used() # check there's space for the file
call ([vidfile], shell=True)
recording = 0 # only kicks in if the video runs the full period
if stop_pressed == 0:
#sleep(1) # probably can be shortened or eliminated
record_pressed(7) # use 7 instead of 6 to help ID source of call
def stop_recording():
global recording
global time_off
global stop_pressed
stop_pressed = 1
time_off = time.time()
print "stopping recording"
call (["pkill raspivid"], shell=True)
recording = 0
space_used() # display space left on recording drive
def remove_a_file(): # command fails directly but works fine as a bash script
#cmd = "stat --printf='%Y %n\0' /home/pi/*.h264 | sort -z | sed -zn '1s/[^ ]\{1,\} //p' | xargs -0 rm"
cmd = '/home/pi/'
call ([cmd], shell=True)
def space_used(): # function to display space left on recording device
output_df = subprocess.Popen(["df", "-Ph"], stdout=subprocess.PIPE).communicate()[0]
it_num = 0
for line in output_df.split("\n"):
line_list = line.split()
if it_num == 1:
storage = line_list
it_num += 1
print "Card size: %s Used: %s Available: %s Percent used: %s SD Threshold: %d" % (storage[1], storage[2], storage[3], storage[4], SDcard_threshold)
percent_used = int(storage[4][0:-1])
if percent_used > SDcard_threshold:
print "SD card %s full. Not enough space left! Removing oldest .h264 file" % storage[4]
remove_a_file() # call our function to make some space on the card
space_used() # call this function recursively until enough space on card
# threaded callback function
# increments variable rec_num for filename and starts recording
def record_pressed(channel):
global rec_num
global stop_pressed
stop_pressed = 0
print channel
time_now = time.time()
if (time_now - time_off) >= 0.3:
if channel == 7:
print "Continuing recording in the next file..."
print "Record button pressed"
rec_num += 1
if recording == 0:
def shutdown():
print "shutting down now"
os.system("sudo halt")
print "Make sure you have a button connected so that when pressed"
print "it will connect GPIO port 6 (pin 31) to GND (pin 25)\n"
print "You will also need a second button connected so that when pressed"
print "it will connect GPIO port 13 (pin 33) to GND (pin 39)\n"
space_used() # check we've got some space on the SD card
# when a falling edge is detected on port 6 record() will be run
GPIO.add_event_detect(6, GPIO.FALLING, callback=record_pressed)
# check rec_num from file
directory_data = os.listdir("/home/pi")
if vid_rec_num in directory_data:
# read file vid_rec_num, make into int() set rec_num equal to it
vrn = open(vid_rec_num_fp, 'r')
rec_num = int(vrn.readline())
print "rec_num is %d" % rec_num
else: # if file doesn't exist, create it
rec_num = 0
print("Problem listing /home/pi")
while True:
# this will run until button on GPIO13 is pressed, then
# if pressed short, stop recording
# if pressed long, close program
# if pressed very long, shutdown Pi gracefully
print "Waiting for button press"
GPIO.wait_for_edge(13, GPIO.FALLING)
print "Stop button pressed"
# poll GPIO 13 bottom button at 20 Hz for 3 seconds
# if still pressed at the end of that time period, shut down
# if released at all, break
for i in range(60):
if GPIO.input(13):
if 25 <= i < 58: # if released between 1.25 & 3s close prog
print "Closing program"
if not GPIO.input(13):
if i >= 59:
except KeyboardInterrupt:
GPIO.cleanup() # clean up GPIO on CTRL+C exit
# it's now in an executable file called
#cmd = "stat --printf='%Y %n\0' /home/pi/*.h264 | sort -z | sed -zn '1s/[^ ]\{1,\} //p' | xargs -0 rm"
#call ([cmd], shell=True)
#### Quality VS length ###
# on long clips at max quality you may get dropouts
# -w 1280 -h 720 -fps 25 -b 3000000
# seems to be low enough to avoid this