04-11-2012 11:44 AM
Is it possible to adjust the settings of a running Pro9000 camera at specified times of the day; eg using Windows Scheduler or something else?
The issue is: I’m using the motion detection software to watch my garden 24/7, but the Auto/RightLight settings do not provide enough adjustment; I have to change the auto on/off, exposure, brightness and sensitivity myself in the evening and morning using the camera settings control panel. I’d like to be able to schedule these changes.
I am halfway through working out a possible method, but it seem quite laborious, using Windows task scheduler to run a batch file with the following:
1. “Taskkill” to stop the camera and motion detection software.
2. “@regedit /s” to write a .reg file with new registry settings to the camera CurrentControlSet.
3. “Devcon disable” <camera id>
4. “Devcon enable” <camera id> (Microsofts’s Devcon download gives command line replication of Windows Device Manager - disabling and enabling the camera drivers seems to be necessary to get the new registry camera settings to be used).
5. Run “*.exes” to restart the camera and software.
I’ve got steps 2 to 4 working after a lot of effort (on Windows 7 32bit). I’m not sure yet exactly what processes I will need to kill and restart in steps 1 and 5. Also, I am not sure if I will be able to restart motion detection with recording enabled - it seems to be a bit random whether recording is enabled when I start the software up properly from the start menu (on the current XP machine).
The camera software is currently running on an XP machine, but will soon be replaced with Windows 7 32bit or possibly 64bit.
I’d never written a batch file or tried running any of these commands before I started this, so it has been a big learning curve, lots of Googling and slow going. So before I spend any more time on it:
1. Am I on the right track? if so any guidance will be gratefully received.
2. Is there an easier way? (Please note I mean easier – I don’t know and don’t really want to learn any programming language)
3. Is it a no hoper?
04-19-2012 05:00 AM
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