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How do you use 2 cameras on QGroundControl


(Jay Abraham) #1

i bought 1 Low Light HD USB Camera and 1 Raspberry Pi Camera Module v2 w/ Wide Angle Lens from blue robotics but i dont know how to use both cameras on my ROV. QGC only supports 1 camera so is there another way. I am open to anything. do i have to buy a fathom S or something. Major thanks to everybody helping!


(Kevin) #2

Hi @jjabraham,

QGC does not have support for two cameras at this time, but it is something being worked on. You can follow the progress here, but it is not usable at this time.

The only other multi-camera system that I am aware of is @etienne 's Aft Camera modification.


(Etienne Demers) #3

Hello Kevin,

Thank you for mentioning my system.

I sell a network upgrade, IP cameras and software to view/record it.

I’ll be launching my new website soon and I will keep everyone posted.

@jjabraham you can PM me if you are interested.

Cheers,
E.


(Marcus) #4

I run a rear facing HD-TVI camera over one of the spare pairs of the tether (no baluns or adapters necessary inside the housing, just a TVI to HDMI adapter at the surface). The camera gets power from the BR2 bus bars and I view the camera on a separate small monitor to the side of the laptop running QGC.


(Jay Abraham) #5

Thank you very much for your time and help it was very informative. Out of curiosity, do you know when QGC is going to release this duel camera feature


(Patrick José Pereira) #6

Hi Jay,

This feature is already in progress, but we don’t have a deadline to have it yet.


(Jay Abraham) #7

i was told that in this new update, we would be able to use 2 cameras in QGC. how do you get this function


(Jacob) #8

@jjabraham This will be available in the future, not in this update. Whoever told you that was mistaken.


(Jay Abraham) #9

is there a way to use more than one camera. if i wanted to use a high def camera like a go pro and attach that to a tether interface, how would i connect it to it. and do i have to worry about any latency issues. also what is the point of attaching a fathom s to the pixhawk. is it to view it in qgroundcontrol. if that is the case then what is the point in having an rca display. will it display the video feed on the laptop and display or just the display. and what is the point in having using an arduino.


(Jacob) #10

It is possible to attach more cameras to the existing network like IP cameras like @etienne has done.

If you want to use a gopro, or analog camera, then you can use the fathom S board to transmit the analog video signal in the tether, and you will have to use a separate analog display to show the video.

QGroundControl will be able to show multiple video streams in the future, right now it can only show one.

Please continue to ask your questions about the cameras in one subject (right here) instead of starting new discussions in different places.

The other questions about fathom x, pixhawk, and arduino are apparently unrelated and should be put somewhere else. You can read more about how the whole thing works here: ardusub.com.