Vizy was reviewed in the April issue of Magpi Magazine, which is the official Raspberry Pi magazine. The reviewer notes “Vizy is a great platform for exploring machine learning possibilities. We particularly liked MotionScope…” and concludes “Vizy provides you with a great introduction to image recognition that does a lot of the heavy lifting, allowing you to focus on practical projects.”
We completely agree and appreciate the review of our little guy! You can check out the issue here.
Vizy software release 0.2.132 is out and ready to install.
Included in the latest release is an improved Object Detector Application. We’ve added the ability to create your own custom CNNs (convolutional neural networks) so you can detect practically anything you want. And once you create a custom CNN, you can easily share your it with others.
Object Detector can also text you when it detects something you find text-worthy. Use it to detect packages at your front door, the wrong car parked in your parking spot, or a hedgehog in the “no hedgehog” section of your garden!
Hope all’s well out there! We have a new Vizy software release, version 0.1.100. Among bug fixes, this release contains the second major release of the MotionScope application. Sorry this took so dang long… Hofstadter’s law still has its grip on Vizy software development…
Among the new MotionScope features:
Named projects – you can save projects and settings using the familiar save, save-as, open, and close commands from the File menu..
Data export – you can export the raw data in various forms: table, csv, json, and xlsx
Advanced trigger modes – you tell Vizy to start recording when it senses motion, or you can use an external button plugged into Vizy.
Start-shift – you can set the beginning of the recording in the past so that when you start recording, Vizy has already recorded the desired amount, so you don’t miss the start of the footage.
Camera perspective – you can change the perspective of the camera in software. Sometimes Vizy’s image plane isn’t parallel to the motion plane, which can result in lost motion, but you can now change Vizy’s perspective to capture all motion – it’s a bit like magic!
Earlier this week, Hackaday posted a review of Vizy. It being the first review (ever), we were a bit nervous… But Vizy’s various talents, likeability, and general good looks carried the day. Some excepts:
“I found it ridiculously simple to get up and running, and it was just as easy to make changes of my own, and start getting ideas… I was running pre-installed examples written in Python within minutes, and editing that very same code in about 30 seconds more. … Vizy has a level of polish and set of features that I really hope to see more of in future products like this.”
On Tuesday April 4th at 2:30 Eastern, Tom’s Hardware is hosting Rich LeGrand on their Pi Cast webcast! Rich will be showing off Charmed Labs’ Vizy camera and its capabilities. Pi Cast is a regular webcast and focuses on the latest and greatest in the Raspberry Pi universe. Be sure to tune in!