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Old Apr 01, 2015, 11:24 PM
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laptop for fpv moniter

I had a thought that instead of paying upward of $100 for a 7" monitor why don't we use laptops as a monitor? I've been doing some research and I found an adapter for analogue AV to digital. for $10 on eBay or Amazon you can get a device the easyCap (commonly used for consoles).I have purchased one but i don't yet have a fpv system. as far as I can see it is a cheap and easy alternative to conventional monitors.
if people are interested ill post specific details on a later date.

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Old Apr 02, 2015, 10:43 AM
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Yes, we are interested on how well this works. Please post your results and impressions.
We will want to know how much latency there is with that setup.
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Old Apr 02, 2015, 11:17 AM
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The easyCap is widely used for recording of in flight footage, but it introduces quite a bit of lag in the process which is not good for proximity style flying.

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Old Apr 02, 2015, 11:41 AM
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Hi,
To avoid lag issue, i use Yawcam.
But you cannot record with this sofware (thats why you have no lag).
And to record the screen, i use Bandicam (free version has an add banner on top...but it is free and the quality is really good with a few setting)
I ve tried a couple of recording software, and it is the best i ve found for free.
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Old Apr 02, 2015, 02:02 PM
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I use this to record, as well as output video on my laptop

http://fpvr.lastowski.com/en/
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Old Apr 02, 2015, 03:33 PM
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and you record in live (no lag?) or you record the screen?
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Old Apr 03, 2015, 02:31 AM
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I've never flown in fpv looking laptop, the laptop is only for record. However, the delay does not seem significant
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Old Apr 15, 2015, 12:44 AM
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works perfect for me with 0 perceptible lag!

Laptop for FPV in Berkeley meetup (4 min 35 sec)
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Old Apr 25, 2015, 06:01 AM
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but what software do you use?
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Old Apr 25, 2015, 10:50 PM
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this capture card comes with Windows software for viewing live feed and recording.
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