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Video brightness little dull

By v @gdp1232021-04-26 20:53:30.529Z

Hi,

I recently got my TinyPilot. I have set it up ,but I notice there is a difference in the brightness of the Target host in other monitor. Are there any configurations that can be applied
so the brightness is retained ?
Thanks

  • 4 replies
  1. Michael Lynch @michael2021-04-27 20:18:34.880Z

    What model TinyPilot are you using?

    It's not possible to adjust the brightness on the Voyager.

    The Hobbyist kit does support changing the brightness.

    To begin, open the ustreamer.service file:

    nano /lib/systemd/system/ustreamer.service
    

    You'll see an ExecStart line that begins like this:

    ExecStart=/opt/ustreamer/ustreamer \
      --host 127.0.0.1 \
      --port 8001
    ...
    

    At the end of the ExecStart section, add the following line and save the file. You can choose different values for brightness between -128 and 127 (the default is -11).

      --brightness 30
    

    To apply the changes to the video stream, run this command after saving the ustreamer.service file:

    sudo systemctl daemon-reload && sudo service ustreamer restart
    

    You can try again for different --brightness settings if that doesn't work.

    Once you find a setting you like, you can save it to settings so that it persists across software updates. Add the following to your /home/tinypilot/settings.yml file:

    ustreamer_brightness: 30
    
    1. Michael Lynch @michael2021-04-28 19:12:34.487Z

      @gdp123 - It looks like you replied by email, but the forum doesn't actually support that yet.

      Unfortunately, the Voyager does not support changing brightness settings. It's a higher quality capture, but the hardware offers fewer options for adjusting the video.

      1. Gv @gdp1232021-04-29 01:41:39.795Z

        Does the Voyager Capture device different than the hobbist kit one ? Also what hardware options to enhance the brightness in the voyager ? Please let me know.
        Thanks

        1. Michael Lynch @michael2021-04-29 19:19:02.072Z

          Yes, the Voyager and the Hobbyist kit use different capture devices. The Voyager uses the TC358743 chip, whereas the Hobbyist kits use the MS2109 chip.

          There is unfortunately no way I know of to adjust brightness on the Voyager's hardware.