I will see a window show up but it never displays a video. If I run this local on the TX1 sometimes the board will become unresponsive until I reboot the device. The only thing I see in the log is the following:
On-board sensor in Jetson TX1 (OV5693) is a raw sensor. So it will generate raw data through V4L2 interface.
So the first pipeline is not correct. You can use nvcamerasrc plugin instead if you want to preview.
For the yavta command, please specify the format as well.
/home/ubuntu/yavta /dev/video0 -c1 -n1 -s1920x1080 -fSRGGB10 -Fov.raw
this works in my side. Also, it will generate the raw data.
I have gotten the camera to work with the nvcamerasrc plguin, I am trying the get the v4l2src plugin to work. If the pipeline I gave in the original post is invalid could you suggest one that is valid?
From the comment you made above, looks like you were trying to stream raw data per v4l2src, if it’s yes, that’s expected to fail since v4l2src doesn’t have capability to do image processing from raw to yuv(I420).
I’m a little bit confused now. I thought that the ISP only supports the OV5693 image sensor and that the V4L2 interface is the recommended way to use RAW image sensors other than the OV5693.
Now, it seems that the V4L2 interface doesn’t support RAW image sensors.
Could you please explain the recommended way to interface a RAW image sensor other than the OV5693?
If you are using a raw sensor you can capture with both, nvcamerasrc and v4l2src, the difference is the following:
*nvcamerasrc: it will allow you to capture the raw frame and convert it in the ISP to produce a NV12 frame suitable for the encoder
*v4l2src: it bypasses the ISP, so it will give you a raw frame. You would be able to capture it but you wouldn’t be able to encode unless you convert it to NV12. For this reason V4L2src is recommended for sensors giving YUV directly so you don’t need to convert the frame later by sw to NV12 - for instance 
Obviously, the conclusion would be: let’s use nvcamerasrc always. However, several persons have posted that is not possible to use other sensor with nvcamerasrc, only the default one included in the jetson board.