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Old Mar 14, 2012, 01:45 PM
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GoPro video out cable pin-out

Hi all

Trust that you are all well!

I know it has been posted before, but now I cannot find it ....

Anyone got the pin-out for the goPro video cable to connect to a tx module?

Thanks!
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Old Mar 14, 2012, 02:15 PM
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PinFunction

GND
R video out – component Pb/Cb or composite (composite video out activated by grounding ID2 and ID3, component video out activate by grounding ID2).
G video out – component Y
B video out – component Pr/Cr
USB +5V power
as above
USB Data+
USB Data-
GND
Audio out Right
Audio out Left
Pwr/Mode button (tie to ground to activate)
Playback mode button (tie to ground to activate)
Audio in Right
Audio in Left
IR input
Trig digital output
GND (?)
ID1 digital input
ID2 digital input
ID3 digital input
ID4 digital input
Adapter output – power output for external equipment (follows internal battery power).
as above, but only powered when camera is on
VBat+ external power input ?
as above
GND
DATA interface I2C
CLK interface I2C
GND
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Old Mar 14, 2012, 02:30 PM
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Hi there

Thanks, but I am actually looking for the pin-out of the side "earphone - type" connecter ...
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Old Mar 14, 2012, 04:19 PM
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Hm. If you strip the covering off the cable, you'll find standard video and audio wires, and a shield wire. Connect the shield wire to a ground wire (the negative wire of your power out/in), and the other wires to their appropriate places (yellow to video, white to audio).

That should do it.
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Old Mar 14, 2012, 04:57 PM
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If you want a really clean cable I would suggest that you strip the stock cable down to the jack and remove the plastic encasement with a heated knife. Then you can solder wires directly to the jack and put some heat shrink over them to keep it protected. To figure out what part of the jack to solder to use a volt meter to test the continuity between the colored wires and the jack before removing those wires. Then just solder up the cable and you're done. I have a few pictures on my website from when I setup my FPV gear, but unfortunately I didn't think to take any pictures of how I soldered the cable.

http://polakiumengineering.org/?p=930

Scroll down a bit to pictures 6 & 12 and you'll see pictures of the cables I used with labels for each of the pins.

You may also want to check out this article:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ight=gopro+pan
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Old Mar 14, 2012, 05:02 PM
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Or do this the simplest way and go here...

http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...1ndcn1i0ugoak5
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Old Mar 14, 2012, 05:04 PM
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Here is another one
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1612199
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Old Mar 14, 2012, 05:32 PM
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Thanks for the reply's all of you, much appreciated.

I would buy a cable tomorrow, but shipment to South Africa takes forever + a day ...

Best answer so far from sg1anubis, thank you, will do the multimeter test. I am using a non gopro cable, so don't know yet what the wire colours will be ...
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Old Mar 14, 2012, 05:37 PM
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understood about making one. much quicker.

just found this from diy drones
very inexpensive.

https://store.diydrones.com/Camera_L...cam-cbl-03.htm
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Old Mar 14, 2012, 07:36 PM
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understood about making one. much quicker.

just found this from diy drones
very inexpensive.

https://store.diydrones.com/Camera_L...cam-cbl-03.htm
Very nice, thank you!
Ctrl + D
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 12:25 AM
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I went ahead and wrote up a new tutorial explaining how I made the cable:

http://polakiumengineering.org/?p=1209

I also put together a new pinout.
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 02:52 AM
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Perfect!

Thank you!
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 03:44 AM
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I went ahead and wrote up a new tutorial explaining how I made the cable:

http://polakiumengineering.org/?p=1209

I also put together a new pinout.
nice one,just made one for my Gopro
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 04:23 AM
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here is a video guide .. its NOT MY VIDEO but something i found

How To Use a GoPro for FPV (7 min 12 sec)
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 09:05 AM
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Now I am confused - the posted video above give different pin-out's?

Who is right here???
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