Properly Configuring a Camera in OctoPrint

Most people that I talk to in the various 3D Printing communities I am a part of simply plug in a Raspberry Pi Camera or USB Webcam and run with it. People do this without even considering that settings could be tweaked to make the video captured by these cameras better.

When I started looking into just what could be done to optimize cameras in OctoPrint I found that much of the information available was either outdated or a raw data dump that was not easy to read (or act upon) for most users. With updates to OctoPrint, a lot of information has changed and most of the information on this subject has not evolved. Because of this, I thought I would try my best to summarize what I had found and updated to the latest version of OctoPrint in an effort to perhaps save some of you some time.

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