HoryzonHD Full HD 1080p FPV camera V3
Education & Training Series
HoryzonHD a high definition camera for video photo recon searches

Synopsis: We have been looking for a quality HD video camera that is ultra light, specially designed for remote aircrafts FPV.  The objective is to capture details such as a missing child's shoe in a dense wooded area or a park. With the video captured, we would then be able to process the footage with a screening software using object recognition. Our choice for this field training mission is the use of Horyzon HD designed by FoxTechFPV.  We will be documenting the exercise mission flights on youtube and vimeo, check back for updates or subscribe to youtube channel and be notified.

Equipment Selection Specification:
Horyzon HD v3 Camera. Weight: 38g.
Video resolution: 1920x1080 30fps 1440x 1080 30fps 1280x720 30fps 1280x720 60fps.
Video format: H.264 encoding. Photo resolution: 2592x1944
Audio: built-in Microphone
Memory: Support Micro SD card up to 32 GB
Power supply: 5V DC(5-28V through V-reg)
Optional Accessories: Mini Gimbal and 3-way cam switch

Drone Mission Lab
... behind the scenes November 6, 2013

Horyzon HD 1080 in action, trailer.  Firmware FC_v1.12

Video Sectioning: Set the video sections to 5 minutes, so you won't lose an entire recording if you had forgotten to stop the recording before your battery gets disconnected.

Blue light Indicator: You may not have a FPV monitor all the time;  if video out is connected, your LCD will not be displaying the menu on the screen.  To tell if you are still recording, a flashing blue light indicates you are recording; a fixed blue light indicates you have stopped recording.  Position the light in a visible angle where you can easily stop and start recording.

Loop Recording: Turn it ON if you are a person who never delete old files.  This will prevent an interrupted recording in the middle of a new flight recording.

Video button: face the DVR button at the most convenient position, as you will need to stop a recording so often, unless you use a 3 way switch on your transmitter.

Connecting to PC (USA):  Some USB may not have sufficient  power to boot up the camera independently.  Once the camera has been booted up with an external battery, you can just use the USB power to continue working.

Anti-vibration: So far we have tested over 3 methods of mounting the camera, and found Glue Dots to be the fastest and easiest way to reduce vibration on the camera.  Place about 3 double-dots in the shape of a triangle, not too much on, the camera base.   We tried the gel, the pizza stand (video coming) and those were the 2nd choices.  


User Manual

Review of FPV: First-person view (FPV), also known as remote-person view (RPV), or simply video piloting, is a method used to fly a radio controlled model vehicle from the driver or pilot's view point. Most commonly it is used to pilot an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or a radio-controlled aircraft. The vehicle is either driven or piloted remotely from a first person perspective via an onboard camera, fed wirelessly to virtual reality goggles or a video monitor. More sophisticated setups include a pan-and-tilt gimbaled camera controlled by a gyroscope sensor in the pilot's goggles and with dual onboard cameras, enabling a true stereoscopic view.

Video 1:  Assembling HoryzonHD with a APM 2.6 Gimbal / Frsky Taranis.  Speed un-boxing, mounting.  Build log will be included soon.  OSD Live flight test

Video 2:  How to prevent a corrupted video file [VIEW]

Video 3:  Resolution and color (colour) flight test [VIEW]

Video 4 :  Using HoryzonHD with Angel Eye DVR [VIEW]

Video 5 :  Training and recruiting in Fort Lauderdale.  FPV W Hotel [View].

Video 6:  60 FPS (Aug 6, 2013) [VIEW]

Trailer:  HoryzonHD v3... Delta IV Rocket, night and evening test [VIEW]

DM450 Onboard Equipment: Ardupilot APM 2.5, Horyzon HD v3, Minimosd v0.1, 3DR GPS uBlox LEA-6, 5.8G 400mW Video TX TS353, Walkera RX1002, 3s 4000-5000 mAh. Weight: 1.2 kg.   References: foxtechfpv.com diydrones.com.

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