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.
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)
Mini Gimbal and
3-way cam switch
Mission Lab ...
behind the scenes November 6, 2013
Horyzon HD 1080 in action, trailer. Firmware FC_v1.12
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.