IP video display in APM Mission planner

I am starting my plan for adding a video down-link to my quad copter and I have a question regarding the video input to the laptop. From everything I have seen so far it looks like most people use some type of USB video capture card for importing the live video into the mission planner. Is there any way to use an IP video source? I have access to an Axis video to Ethernet converter and would like to bring in the video that way. So my questions are:

1. Is it possible to use an IP based video source?

2. Are there any USB capture boards that are known to work out of the box?

Thank you

Keith

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  • Any chance that there could be support for RTSP with H264?

    I have a raspberryPi on my quadcopter with the raspberry pi camera, and the rtsp is a million times better (cpu load, quality, framerate etc) than mjpeg or anything else really. It would be really cool to have this in mission planner, if at all possible?

    I' open to any other ideas btw, cheers!

  • Hi  Norman, what´s the range in the system you describe? it´s up to 5 km? it could be used for more than 10 km  live video transmission? Thank you!

    juan

    • depends on how often you use, if you use 2.4 in this case, with an amplifier wiffi you can get 50 or more all depends on the configuration. This system uses the Draganfly x8

      • Well, I´m planning to use 5 or more Mh, ´cause 2.4 is in use by cell lines here in Peru. So, may be using a handmade antenna I can improve the strenght of video signal? I have an own-design vehicle but worried about life video streaming for a 3 hours-autonomy platform. Thank you for your answer.

  • I tried 2 video capture devices, plus one possibility.  I am using an HP laptop running Windows 7, 64 bit.

    The EasyCAPture DC60 was a no-go, it looks nice but is worthless, I spent at least an hour looking for a working driver.  

    The Dazzle video creator plus HD that I bought in 2010 works with Mission Planner!  Easy to install too.

    I also searched online and this looked like a good option, but I haven't tried it.  http://www.amazon.com/Elgato-Video-Capture-Device-10020840/dp/B0029...

  • You need to simulate a virtual device on your computer and stream the video to that device. Here is a handy program that can help you do just that. 

    Link

    DirectShow Video Source Filter for JPEG and M-JPEG IP Cameras
  • Integrating my FPV camera video into Mission Planner is creating glitchy, delayed video.  I am using the "Hauppauge USB-Live 2 Analog Video Digitizer".  When viewed in the WinTV 7 application using "Game Mode" the video is perfect.  No delays or glitches.  But when I try to put it behind the HUD in mission planner the frame rate is much slower and the video will freeze every few seconds for as many as 2 seconds.  This makes flying FPV impossible.

    What solution is best for getting my incoming video into Mission Planner?

    Mike

  • Did you ever try the Axis video encoder? I thought this would have worked perfectly, as the Axis encoders make a nice MJPEG stream over HTTP...

    Also the MJPEG encode latency off an Axis encoder is minimal. You can see a minuscule delay if you are snapping your fingers in front of the camera, but nothing that would cause a problem in FPV flight. 

  • Michael, what are the exactly requirements for the IP videostream in "Set MJPEG Source" ?

    I have tried many settings, but i don't get video in the Hud window. Would be nice to get more details of encoding, resolution etc.

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