Hello! Today I want to tell You about the company's product FPV3DCam (fpv3dcam.com), a little and beautiful, you can say first of its kind - 3D video camera for fpv. 

And thus, meet - The BlackBird is the smallest and cool 3D video camera real time.

Let's begin the discussion with the appearance of The BlackBird. The BlackBird is the representative of a class without hull cameras and looks like a small box the size 34 x 34 mm, consisting of two video modules, connected by a two reliable 7 pin connectors. Such design allows to separate modules and change the length of stereo connecting them with connecting cable, as well as detachable design allows setting of convergence.

On the front of The BlackBird are two lens 3.6mm ( maybe 2.5 mm, depending on set of delivery, lenses standard M12), led - indicator, holders of lenses, which are hidden ultra compact high quality video sensors OmniVision OV7950 on the sensor 1/4" CMOS. The size of the array of pixels 656 x 492, image quality 470 TVL.

Rear 3D camera is a board to the locations of electronic components - all parts are soldered to the Board very efficiently and accurately. Also here is an interface connector to connect The BlackBird to the video transmitter (video glasses, monitor, etc) and voltage. By the way, the range of supply voltage camera from 5 to 12 volts, allowing you to use LiPo batteries 2S or 3S.

The outgoing video signal from the camera is transmitted in the format NTSC 525/60, 3D - Field Sequential 3D, which allows to use standard video transmitter in FPV system. And get in the video glasses quality Video in 3D, which allows us to more accurately navigate in space. The person using The BlackBird in FPV, feelings when managing rc model become more real, he feels the speed, volume, perform any complex maneuvers, becomes an easy game... you Can tell people use The BlackBird in FPV begins to look at this world with two eyes that originally given to him by nature.

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Comment by Daniel Hibben on July 2, 2014 at 9:38am

i will try to post some pictures of the mounts i use for the blackbird and how to aim the cameras for best image quality

also these will work fine with any OSD you want to use

Comment by Jared O. on July 2, 2014 at 10:46am

I use the Oculus Rift with the Transporter 3D and the 3DCam FPV (all from EMR Labs). The level immersion is awesome although the Oculus DK1 resolution and screen door effect are not great for FPV. This BlackBird camera module looks neat too. Might be an easy way to play with variable IPD distances on the cameras. If it's standard NTSC/PAL video then it should work nicely with the Transporter 3D.

Comment by Egor_FPV3DCam on July 2, 2014 at 10:53am

Yes, many people use transporter 3d with BlackBird

Comment by Daniel Hibben on July 2, 2014 at 10:55am

yes it is NTSC and you can play with it out to the max distance of 2000mm.

you will need to make your own cable however, also you only need the bottom cable attached, the top connectors are there just to hold the boards together.

you will also need to make a mount you can adjust to aim the cameras correctly.

you said you are using the mk1 oculas rift do you know if the next version is going to be better?

Comment by Daniel Hibben on July 2, 2014 at 11:01am

also i think you will find the resolution better with the blackbird,i have the emr labs 3d cam both the old one and the new, and i have found the blackbird to have much better detail resolution at a distance than the emr labs camera,for that matter the old emr labs cam had better resolution than the new one, or mine is that way anyway, i am also experiencing flipping of the 3d when i switch from my flight cam to the gopro and back, on my tbs pro which the blackbird doesn't do.

Comment by Cy Lon on July 2, 2014 at 11:08am

anyone thinking of ordering up a set of these cams do not hesitate!   I love these cams for flying close proximity,  when I fly throught the woods I get the full immersive experience.   I use prober 920 goggles and they are quite adequate for me.

here's a few vids of raw vid capture from these cams.   I had to route a cable out the window to connect my computer to the vrx so I was kind of stuck in a bad spot for signal, but you can still get a good idea of what the image quality is like.




this is the type of flying i like to do,  I don't think it would be as fun or easy without the blackbird3d cams.


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Comment by Daniel Hibben on July 2, 2014 at 11:29am

thanks Cylon

Comment by Melih Karakelle on July 2, 2014 at 12:16pm

Hello Daniel,

Sorry I was busy and just checked the site and read your comment.
No problem, I can change my mind if any scientific explanation have about it. 
I just watched the 3 videos of Cy Lon and this is what I was talking about "3D like"
In all videos  coming from crossed eyes cameras and cameras pointed to the few meters away from the quadrocopter.  If you want to take real 3D video, the cameras must be perfectly parallel. And you can recognize this from far objects. Just watch the videos, all far objects have twins. In normal conditions far objects must be one and nears must be double. 
If you can take a video with parallel cameras, I will glad to believe 3D works in FPV for far objects.
I guess you happy with 3D , no problem just continue but I still need a scientific explanation :)

And a good news, I found a blackbird video on Youtube, I think It's quality better than other shared videos.



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