FPV camera vs regular camera


#1

Hi everyone,

I need to test out if my FPV camera on drone is working so I want to use different camera. Can I just use my external webcamera from old pc? I am not sure if the webcam will work on drone, since sometimes webcamera needs a driver to work on a pc.

Thanks


#2

Hi!
Webcams typically send out a digital signal cos USB, where most fpv cameras send out a tv-analog signal. Totally different things.

Some drones use other camera types, typically prebuilt “HD” drones, but I’m not aware of any that use USB as a signaling method.

What done so you have?


#3

Furibee X215. I cut off the usb connector and there are 4 wires, I guess one is for mic or LEDs for better night video, the rest is black, red and yellow so shouldnt it work?


#4

Black and red will be ground and 5V and yellow will likely be signal, but, it will be a digital signal and fpv uses analog as @Bobnova said. Your vtx will not be able to process the digital signal.


#5

Hmm so I will have to just buy another FPV camera… What other cameras are using analog?


#6

Fpv cameras are all just based on repurposed cctv ones, you may find cheapest if you search cctv.


#7

This is one of the cheaper options (there are better cameras, this is what I’m using on quads that are being flown as brutal as it gets): https://www.banggood.com/600TVL-8_0MP-14-2_8mm-CMOS-FPV-170-Degree-Wide-Anlge-Lens-Camera-PALNTSC-p-984345.html