RunCam Device Protocol
RunCam Device Protocol may be the communication that is serial initially developed for the RunCam separate and analog digital digital cameras.
The protocol itself supports not just camera that is full menu navigation but additionally triggering recording on separate style digital digital cameras in addition to interacting the available sd-card room, syncing the existing date, composing towards the osd and switching the digital digital digital camera or wifi function (if available) on / off.
Not absolutely all attributes of the protocol are currently supported in betaflight but both betaflights help while the protocol it self have been in continued development.
Recently just like TBS Smartaudio and IRC Tramp other businesses (as an example Caddx) started initially to follow help for the protocol inside their digital cameras.
Presently supported features in betaflight
The present protocol specification are available right right here:
Supported cameras/devices and procedures
Analog/classic fpv cameras
Any RunCam Camera that supports UART digital camera settings should work.
Micro Swift 3, Runcam Racer 2, etc.
RunCam Split cameras (1,2,mini and mini 2 etc.) also work but may necessitate a firmware revision. The runcam that is first delivered with yet another protocol – be sure to update it in any event as more recent firmwares enhanced different things.
OSD Menu Control
Going into the menu that is osd alter settings should make use of exactly the same stick commands as FPV Camera Control
Camera Button Simulation (Record/Photo/Wifi/Power Key)
Firmware: BetaFlight Firmware (в‰Ґ3.2.0) Configurator software: Betaflight Configurator (в‰Ґ3.2.0)
Any available UART screen on the BetaFlight
1.Connect the RunCam separate utilizing the UART user interface associated with trip Controller
2.Make the trip Controller recognize the Split
As an example, we connect the Split into the UART 3 software from the BetaFlight: link the journey controller to your computer, then start the Betaflight Configurator. Into the Peripherals line regarding the line UART3 (in the Ports tab), choose RunCam unit and then click Save And Reboot.
3.Instructions of this functions regarding the digital camera and transmitter that is assigning in their mind
Into the Betaflight Configurator, navigate into the Modes tab. You can find new CAMERA WI-FI, CAMERA ENERGY and CAMERA CHANGE modes.
CAMERA WI-FI: turn on/off the WIFI for the digital digital camera. Whenever in the OSD associated with digital camera, this really is utilized to ensure your selection. CAMERA ENERGY: start/stop the movie. Whenever when you look at the OSD for the digital digital camera, that is utilized to go to the next menu product. CAMERA CHANGE MODE: switch on the list of three modes, movie, picture and OSD mode that is setting. Whenever within the OSD associated with camera, this may leave the menu. Assign any available channel to the event you may need, as an example:
Assign the AUX1 towards the CAMERA WI-FI, range 1900-2100 Assign the AUX2 to the CAMERA POWER, range 1900-2100 Assign the AUX3 towards the CAMERA CHANGE MODE, range 1900-2100
4.Assign the channel to your switch of this controller
Please select your Model regarding the controller, then use of the Mixer user interface and designate the channel to your switch of this controller. Take opentx 2.2.0 for instance, assign the channels CH5, CH6, and CH7 to SA, SB, SD respectively.
Energy the trip Controller as well as the RunCam separate
Set the SA to your bottom, the digital digital camera turns on/off the WIFI Set the SB to your base, the digital digital camera starts/stops the movie Set the SD into the base, the digital camera switches among the list of three modes: video, picture and OSD mode that is setting
Caddx Turtle v2
Caddx also applied help when it comes to RunCam Device protocol via their final firmware change. Take note but that just the turtle v2 correctly supports UART settings while the v1 had some connections that are incompatible the board despite having UART pads.
For the v1 you can easily use FPV Camera still Control to enter the OSD and get a handle on the digital digital camera via your transmitter.
Beware that OSD control is disabled during recording.
OSD Menu Control
Going into the osd menu to alter settings should assist the exact same stick commands as FPV Camera Control
Camera Button Simulation (Recording)
Just like the RunCam Split recording that is starting/stopping a switch is supported. Proceed with the directions outlined above to set it up.
Other supported devices
RunCam Control Adapter (OSD Cable Simulation)
The RunCam Control Adapter, which connects amongst the OSD pin plus an UART in the FC, enables navigation associated with OSD menu through the transmitter. Unlike the FPV Camera Control nevertheless no resistors that are additional capacitors are expected.
With respect to the unit some keys that are shortcut additionally supported. As an example keeping roll pressed to towards the right will switch the currently chosen scene when making use of a Micro Swift2.