SCRAP is a security camera recording application for Linux.
SCRAP (Security Camera Recording APplication) is a security camera recording application for Linux.
SCRAP is capable of working with any video4linux YUYV palette compatible device, supporring all API documented features. It can grab frames from multiple inputs of a single device and also support working with multiple Capture boards at the same time, giving user the advantage of a low-cost recording system.
It has a very reliable Motion Detection system, recording only when movement happens and ignoring the rest (including light changes). So, in a typical 24h recording cycle, you will have only a few hours of recorded video.
Videos are recorded using XviD's MPEG-4 compression, witch is one of the best video codecs today. The generated AVIS should be playable on AVI+MPEG4 capable Video Player (all Modern video players are).
There is also a recording archive management system, with alow the user keep archived only the recent recordings, erasing the old ones. User can set to erase recordings older than a number of days, or set a maximum disk usage.
Although SCRAP is a console application, it is full featured. It is intented to be run as a daemon, in the background, letting SCRAP doing the recording job without other systems users even notice it is running.