Want to add timestamps to timelapse videos.
I've read through a thread on this topic from 2019 and wanted to check on what is going on now and try to sort through what I did find in that thread.
The short version is that I'd like to be able to print timestamps on timelapse videos. I'm starting to do longer prints, including some of my own design, and timestamps would help for troubleshooting.
After reading through the linked thread, from what I can put together:
MotionEye will let me put timestamps on. I Googled "MotionEye" and found several hits for what look like different products or projects, but the one I found that I think was more relevant was for an OS. I'm using OctoPi and would like to just keep it all on one Pi. (Especially since Pis are so hard to get now!) If I'm wrong, and MotionEye is something I can use on a Pi 3 or 4 with OctoPi on it, I'd be interested in hearing more about that.
OctoLapse apparently can do this, but it looks quite involved. I don't want to have to change slicers or to do something that might compromise print quality. I like the idea behind what OctoLapse does, but for now I'm doing still images every 10 seconds and, as I mentioned, this is for troubleshooting, so I'd rather have the more frequent screenshots than one per level or between each level or something like that.
Is there something else now, 3 years after that previous thread, to use to put a timestamp on the timelapse videos? Even a way to add them to the main video stream would do, if it were possible to add a processing step to what mjpg_streamer is doing. (One issue with this is I've tested adding options to mjpg_streamer and it didn't work - but I'm also doing multiple printers and webcams and I've brought this up in the multi-printer forum and would probably go back there if it's a matter of more command line options.)