You have no obligation to purchase the product once you know the price. You can simply remove the item from your cart. Page: 1 2 Next. Out of stock. When the camera is connected correctly and the serial port configured correctly you will see a message similar to the following at boot: APM: RunCam initialized, features 0x, 2-key OSD otherwise you will see APM: RunCam device not found.
The camera must be powered and fully booted in order to accept commands. Some split-style cameras support three modes - video standby, video start and picture mode. It is not possible to tell from the RunCam device protocol whether this is the type of camera in use and so this must be configured.
In addition to this problem RunCam Hybrid cameras have a QR code mode which can also cause problems for recording control. If the switch is in the low position then video recording is stopped, if in the high position then video recording is started. If the switch is in the low position then the OSD menu is exited, if in the high position then the OSD menu is entered.
The OSD menu can also be entered by default through rolling hard right while disarmed. The easiest way to enter the OSD menu is to push the stick for Roll hard right. Once in the menu, the Pitch stick will allow you to navigated between menu items and Roll right will usually allow you to select items or navigate into sub-menus. The OSD menu can only be entered while disarmed. Split-style cameras differ significantly from regular RunCams in terms of what gestures are allowed. On a RunCam with UART control the stick gestures match the operation of the remote keyboard that can be used with the camera.
The roll and pitch stick gestures correspond to up, down, left and right on the keyboard and yaw corresponds to enter. On a Split-style camera pitch up and down have the same effect of cycling through menu items and enter is roll right.
Although every effort has been made to make the user interfaces of the two-camera styles consistent, deficiencies in the RunCam remote protocol make this challenging. The two most obvious differences are:.
Left is the Mobius, right is the runcam HD. After replacement, the sharpness is now about the same. Sign me up for the newsletter! Nice review. A feature I love on the mobius is the remote power through usb and it auto starting and stopping the record when power is applied or removed.
Hi Oscar, I know this is about a year after the artical was published. But I do have a question. I can always rewire it if the wiring is different. Is it possible to see the video on my Smarphone? Do you know an online tutorial to do this? Hi Oscar, I read your news for a while and there is noone who can do such a good and precise work! I did a comparison video with my mini quad recently, both cameras were running latest firmware.
I believe the lower volume would be good for FPV if you listen to on board audio while you fly. The motors can get pretty painful to listen to. The cam has been released now. But I wonder if the lens mount is the same size? I am not sure if you can just swap the mobius lens over… but interesting thought! Hi Oscar! Great reviews and blog keep up the great work! You improvements you listed were forwarded to our development team, and we will try our best to make it better.
From the still picture you offered, I am afraid this camera is out of focus due to the glue issues as our mentioned in email. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. How about we send a new lens module to you to replace it? Can you please just hold on to do the flight review? Any other questions, please contact us via email: [email protected]. Thank you RunCam. I am sure I will have many more suggestions for you as I use your camera more.
I have corrected the link now. I will also wait for you to send me the replacement lens module, replace it and hopefully redo the test. I think you need to rewatch your own videos. Thanks for the comment. I made the video and watched it countless time when editing it. I can confirm what I described is what I see.
I am happy that you let me know your opinion though. Published: 6th March Last Updated on 20th November Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Sign me up for the newsletter! By using this form, you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website. Note that all comments are held for moderation before appearing. Avid FPV pilot. Love my spedix Adrian Bear. Gary Bruce 10th July - am Hi Oscar, I know this is about a year after the artical was published.
Andry 21st September - pm Hi oscar, regarding the fov, were you comparing mobius with C lens to the Runcam? Cyril 23rd April - am Hi Oscar, I read your news for a while and there is noone who can do such a good and precise work! Kinds regards, Cyril. Oscar 24th April - pm thanks Cyril! Bill 14th April - am Hello, I believe the lower volume would be good for FPV if you listen to on board audio while you fly. Oscar 24th March - pm no they are not the same size.
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My excitement stems mainly from the fact that RunCam specializes in making FPV cameras and does that exceptionally well. This one comes in a solid hard cardboard box with a slide-on top. Underneath the box, you can find a field to scratch off and expose a code for verifying your product.
Inside we find the camera sitting in the middle of a bed of sponge-like soft material, wrapped from all sides. The lens has a protective plastic layer that needs to be peeled off before usage. We also notice a single button on top and an LED. On the left-hand side, there is a micro USB port for charging or connecting to a computer for accessing the SD card contents without taking out the SD card.
On the right-hand side, there is a sliding panel, that when slid open exposes the SD card slot where you can put your memory card. Above the SD card slot there is a reset button, should you ever need to use it. Inside that box, we find a USB to micro USB cable for charging and video downloads and two high-quality rubberized velcro straps. The straps are indeed of decent quality and the rubberized coating definitely helps a ton with gripping tightly around the camera.
One of the most outstanding features of the RunCam 5 is its weight! It comes in at just 56 grams. In comparison, the Hero 5 Session weighs 74 grams. Here are the rest of the technical specifications:. I use this mount and had no issues, the fit is nice and snug and you can also use one of the provided rubberized velcro straps to hold the camera in place extra tight.
As far as battery capacity goes, RunCam claims the built-in mAh battery should get you more than 90 minutes of p 60fps recording time, or about 60 minutes of 4k 30fps recording time. And yes, the battery is irreplaceable, built-in battery. Which might be one of the necessary shortcuts RunCam had to take in order to drive the price of the camera that low.
The video output is in MP4 format, it supports resolutions from p to 4K which we will dive in deeper in a minute. Depending on what resolution and framerate video you shoot you will need a U1 or U3 SD card. The supported capacity is up to GB. For the complete setup instructions, you can always refer to the RunCam 5 user manual.
Plug it into a computer or something and let it be until the LED goes off. That indicates that the battery is full. Insert a high-quality, formatted SD card with decent capacity. We will be writing a lot of data and you need a fast card to do so. If you are unable to format your SD card via a computer, you can do that through the RunCam itself.
Get a decent capacity card, I recommend at least 32 GB, but you know yourself better, take what makes sense. Just note that battery packs yield about GB of footage easily. I mentioned the camera does not have WiFi connection capability and it does not have Bluetooth either. So how do we change the settings on it? There are at least two ways to change the configuration. By changing the values in a config file or by using a QR code to apply the new config. First, connect the camera to a computer via micro USB.
The LED will go red to indicate the camera is charging. Press and hold the button for a couple of settings. This will power on the camera and will mount its SD card into your filesystem so you can access it. Access the CameraConfig. The lines that start with ; are comment lines - they are helpful messages for you to understand the functionality and have no programmatic meaning. RunCam has listed nicely in those comments all the possible options for a particular setting, as well as its default value.
For example if I wanted to change my VideoQuality setting to Low why would I though , I would just change its value from 1 to 3. Then swap them in as necessary. The Video Settings are broken down onto two screens. The first you are presented immediately and is called Video as seen in the bottom navigation buttons. The other screen of options is called General and you can access it by tapping the corresponding button in the bottom navigation.
Video quality you probably wanna keep at High and have very little reason to use anything else. Loop recording would split your video recordings in 3 minute or so chunks of footage. I like starting and stopping my recordings. Below is the general screen of video settings.
Here you can turn off things like the RunCam logo and Date stamp , you can flip the screen if you have mounted the RunCam 5 upside down. You can adjust a number of sensor settings here such as saturation, exposure compensation, contrast, sharpness, white balance. I will make sure to come back and add an update to this article if I find particular settings that improve the image quality by a lot subscribe to the blog using the form at the end to keep up with updates. Clicking the three dots at the top right brings up a menu that allows you to restore the default settings or to format the SD card.
And finally, clicking the Apply button brings up a generated QR code that would apply the settings to your camera, when read by it. To do that, power on your camera with a long press of the button. You will know you have done it right if the LED changes to blue, indicating that the camera is in Setting mode and will try to read a QR code if you show it one.
Next show the QR code to the camera by keeping it directly in front of it. If you hear a beep you will know the camera has accepted the new settings and it will then transition back to greed mode indicated by its LED. I did my tests on a Pixel 3 phone and had no issues with the camera reading the code. If brightness is an issue for you, you can also print out the QR code on a piece of paper and use that instead.
This mount worked pretty well. Attached it with a couple of thicker zip ties and in addition, ran around the rubberized velcro strap too. So I went ahead and recorded a sample 1 min clip of me doing the same thing 7 times each time with a different resolution selected. I think this playlist allows for somewhat decently quick comparison of all different possible resolutions. All clips were recorded on the same day, in sunny, but late evening daylight conditions, flying against and away from the sun to really put the camera to the test.
All clips were recorded using the default camera settings, the only thing changed between flights being the resolution. There was no post-processing of the clips, except whatever compression YouTube applies to videos. You will notice that the available resolution options are 7 and the clips in the playlist are 8. The other caveat is that you cannot really preview the full fps on video 2 as YouTube only supports up to 60fps.
Check out all the different samples. To show the playlist click the playlist button at the top right of the video player. You are the judge of what you prefer watching and how you would like to express yourself in the videos you make. What that does is basically stretch the entire image. The tool in question is called superview and lives in this open-source repository on GitHub. Follow the requirements and installation instructions on that page.
What did we do here? Next, we have to provide an input filename after the -i flag.