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Unboxing Video – Pivariety Camera

This document is for your first experience using Arducam Pivariety Camera. Let’s open the packaging box and start a happy journey!

Before you use the camera according to your own ideas, please be sure to follow the video demonstration. You have to know that every step is important to us. The video steps will be clearly listed below the video, and the download links involved in the video will also be posted.

You only need to watch the video and copy the code or link needed in the video from this document.

Ready to work

What you need to prepare: SD card, card reader, Pivariety camera module(Everything in the box), Raspberry Pi, a computer.


Connect to the adapter board

Sequence 01

Note: Please be sure to insert the flexible flat cable as shown in the figure.

Connect to the Raspberry Pi

connect camera1

Burn image

Note: Please be sure to download the mirror using the link we provided.

Mirror link:

Mirror burning tool:

Install Driver & libcamera-dev & libcamera-apps

wget -O
chmod +x
./ -p libcamera_dev
./ -p libcamera_apps
./ -p kernel_driver

Please press y to reboot.

Access Camera

You can refer to the DOC to learn more: How to access and program the Pivariety Camera using Command Line, Python, OpenCV, and GStreamer.

Capture image

libcamera-still -t 5000 -o test.jpg

Record video

libcamera-vid -t 10000 --width 1920 --height 1080 -o test.h264

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