Boscam HD19 ExplorerHD Full HD 1080p FPV Video Camera with Integral Recorder
The ExplorerHD is an compact sized HD camera, a high quality FPV camera and able to record your in flight aerial video. Great for aerial photography and FPV at affordable price!
It's High Resolution too! Featuring a 5 megapixel CMOS camera and capable of recording in Full 1080P HD (1920x1080) at 30 frames per second, coupled with a wide 146 degree field of view (FOV)!
Aerial photographers will appreciate the ability to utilize a spare receiver channel to remotely switch the camera's recording function on or off.
Check out the specs below!
Features: • Designed for FPV, shield in aluminium housing • Compact size, light weight - only 58g! • Easy to change the lens • 7-16v wide range voltage input • 146 degrees wide view angle with clear PAL/NTSC analog video output • Firmware update supported • Full HD recording supported • Radio-controlled HD record, you can utilize a channel of your radio system to control your HD Camera to initialize recording
Note: Software update available in the files tab below.
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Just to check, after spending time over three days trying to make this thing work... If you connect the Red and Black to 12 and ground, and the camera won't power up when you press the power button, it's DEAD, right? I've tried both the 5-pin cable and 2-pin cable (same connector style) and I can't get the camera to do ANYTHING. I've tried power off a BEC and power off a 12v DC adapter plugged into the wall. Plugging the USB cable into a computer does nothing as well ** computer does not think anything is there.
Insert formatted (fat32) microSD card at least class4... better 6 or 10.
(wothout card camera wouldn't do anything)
Power camera with 7-12v via red/black wires on white connector.
Then PRESS AND HOLD power button for at least 2 sec. Led will turn on. Now press camera record button
... red led will start blink lazy... (recording)... press record button again to stop recording.
Connect USB and it will be mounted as usb storage, you can download recorded video.
After disassembling the camera I learned that the contacts on the DF13 connector were not actually attached to the circuit board. When I actually get 12 volts into the camera it TURNS ON. So it just took twenty or thirty hours of messing around diagnosing wiring. Not like my time is worth anything. DF13 connectors should not be used on anything that moves even an inch... EVER. This could have turned out worse I suppose, if the camera was actually dead and my $100 went down the toilet, but it could have turned out better if somebody at Boscam tested things before shipping them too. Anyway, be warned, these things are not build too well!
Yeah, but it's no fun soldering five wires in five millimeters! I cheated by landing the ground on an adjacent pad. One of the ones the connector was attached to. Then after I made sure nothing was shorted by testing continuity I basted all five with CA gel, so they won't move or pop loose. I don't mind butchering the camera because it isn't useful for anything else without a screen on it, so it will always be on a quad or something else.
not as bad... as OSD is mixed over ANALOG video which has much lower resolution then this cameara can record... So... there is no simple way to overlay OSD without loss of video quality...
If you want to record video with OSD overlayed, better way to do it on the receiver side. (on the ground)...
To record on the ground, you can find a small "DVR" on Newegg, just search for "HD Super Mini DVR". The one I got was $15, and you connect it inline with the analog video signal and 12volts your receiver likely uses. It has motion detection if you want to use it, and it records on a micro-SD.
Standard video signal can be recorded with any resolution (including full HD) but what the sense to record
low resolution video signal at HD quality? Absolutely senseless.. source signal low quality
wouln't become better if you record it as full HD. Just waste of storage space.
recieved mine today and gotta say its a gem , comes with a ton of leads some reading material and a box , its a small camera perfect for FPV , but how to mount thats going to be the tricky bit , but id buy this again no worries
its easy to use will be interesting to see if any waterproof go pro like cases come out for it or a quality small pan tilt set up thats suitable for the camera mounts , though i will knock something up p 0 p
Great camera at a very affordable price! Come with the latest 1.13 firmware. I think that the manufacturer can make it a REAL best seller if they put some effort in releasing a better firmware.
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Amazing little camera. I simply unplugged my board camera and plugged-in the boscam. Check your wiring, I did and it happened to be the same. The picture quality is great and it is light and small. I used it as my FPV camera and the lens is great for that. Best purchase!
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Excellent quality picture for the money.
Note that it will run off 5 volts on the USB socket but not off the other socket.
It will happily run direct off a 3S LiPo.