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Apr 02, 2015, 09:09 AM
Helifreak
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Wide format (16:9) Camera for Skyzone Goggles


I bought Skyzone goggles for FPV, and I know they are widescreen format and will stretch 4:3 camera input. If possible, I would like to buy a camera that will input 16:9 format into the goggles so the image doesn't have to be stretched.

Does a 16:9 format camera exist for FPV? If so, any suggestions?

Also - I bought the goggles on Amain.com, and the website mentions that the goggles work with a different frequency modulation than Immersion RC/Fat Shark. I'm a little worried that I'll get a transitter that won't work well with these. Anyone know of a good transmitter that will work with these goggles?

I spent plenty on the quad and goggles, so I don't want the transmitter/camera to be a weak link. Thanks in advance!
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Apr 02, 2015, 03:29 PM
Helifreak
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Any insights out there? I also read something that mentioned 4:3 format is better than 16:9 for FPV. Is this true? If so, I'll just drop the hunt for 16:9 can and let the goggles stretch the image.

Sorry for the newb questions.. I just want to get started on the right foot.
Apr 02, 2015, 05:10 PM
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I think you'd be looking at the 960H format to keep the correct-ish aspect ratio but do the Skyzones actually force the correct aspect ratio? That is something Ive been unable to have confirmed by anyone unfortunately. More importantly you'll want something with wide dynamic range and that can react fast to lux changes, something cheap, compact, very light and low latency. This little 960H camera is a more compact version of the much praised Sony PZ0420 and covers all bases..

http://www.surveilzone.com/dc5v-plas...mm-lens-hs1180

A nice added bonus is the 5V-22V input range that the PZ0420 didn't have. Perfect..

Edit- See the user reviews at the foot of the link..
Last edited by Ari33; Apr 02, 2015 at 05:27 PM.
Apr 02, 2015, 07:16 PM
Helifreak
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I think you'd be looking at the 960H format to keep the correct-ish aspect ratio but do the Skyzones actually force the correct aspect ratio? That is something Ive been unable to have confirmed by anyone unfortunately. More importantly you'll want something with wide dynamic range and that can react fast to lux changes, something cheap, compact, very light and low latency. This little 960H camera is a more compact version of the much praised Sony PZ0420 and covers all bases..

http://www.surveilzone.com/dc5v-plas...mm-lens-hs1180

A nice added bonus is the 5V-22V input range that the PZ0420 didn't have. Perfect..

Edit- See the user reviews at the foot of the link..
Great - thank you! I'll pick one of these up. Will this transmitter work with this camera?

http://www.amazon.com/AUTO-VOX-Bosca...PV+transmitter

I believe it should, but I wanted to confirm before I pull the trigger. Thanks again!
Apr 02, 2015, 11:13 PM
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Great - thank you! I'll pick one of these up. Will this transmitter work with this camera?

http://www.amazon.com/AUTO-VOX-Bosca...PV+transmitter

I believe it should, but I wanted to confirm before I pull the trigger. Thanks again!
Yes, but you paid way too much for that TS832
http://www.surveilzone.com/5.8g-600m...-fpv-tx-ws1159

Cheers,
Geoff
Apr 03, 2015, 09:37 AM
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that is a big difference
Apr 03, 2015, 10:19 AM
Helifreak
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Yes, but you paid way too much for that TS832
http://www.surveilzone.com/5.8g-600m...-fpv-tx-ws1159

Cheers,
Geoff
Fortunately I didn't place the order yet since I was waiting to hear back on whether or not that transmitter would work. Thanks for the link!

One last question - will the below antennas work with my Skyzone goggles and the above transmitter?

http://www.getfpv.com/review/product/list/id/729/

Thanks again for all the help!

-Rich
Apr 03, 2015, 11:35 AM
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Fortunately I didn't place the order yet since I was waiting to hear back on whether or not that transmitter would work. Thanks for the link!

One last question - will the below antennas work with my Skyzone goggles and the above transmitter?

http://www.getfpv.com/review/product/list/id/729/

Thanks again for all the help!

-Rich
Yes, they'll work very well, they are some of the best omni antennas available. They come with adapters so they will work with either SMA or RP-SMA, just make sure to match up the connectors properly.

Cheers,
Geoff
Apr 03, 2015, 12:00 PM
Helifreak
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Yes, they'll work very well, they are some of the best omni antennas available. They come with adapters so they will work with either SMA or RP-SMA, just make sure to match up the connectors properly.

Cheers,
Geoff
Awesome - placing order for these and I think that is pretty much it!

I hate to even ask since I feel I've already asked too many questions already, but I see a lot about OSD. Should I get one of these too, and if so any recommendations?
Apr 03, 2015, 12:17 PM
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Awesome - placing order for these and I think that is pretty much it!

I hate to even ask since I feel I've already asked too many questions already, but I see a lot about OSD. Should I get one of these too, and if so any recommendations?
If you are flying around within a few hundred meters, you shouldn't need an OSD.
Which flight controller do you have?

Geoff
Apr 14, 2015, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Ari33
I think you'd be looking at the 960H format to keep the correct-ish aspect ratio but do the Skyzones actually force the correct aspect ratio? That is something Ive been unable to have confirmed by anyone unfortunately. More importantly you'll want something with wide dynamic range and that can react fast to lux changes, something cheap, compact, very light and low latency. This little 960H camera is a more compact version of the much praised Sony PZ0420 and covers all bases..

http://www.surveilzone.com/dc5v-plas...mm-lens-hs1180

A nice added bonus is the 5V-22V input range that the PZ0420 didn't have. Perfect..

Edit- See the user reviews at the foot of the link..
In fact, HS1177 is the mini version of 600tvl sony ccd camera CC1333/PZ0420

The difference between HS1180 and HS1177 is the CCD and DSP. HS1180 has higher resolution while HS1177 has better compatibility with most OSDs for FPV.

And for your information, 800tvl effio-v camera that produces high quality image and can work well with skyzone, but it has latency which can't be fixed at the moment.

Finally, you can have a look at test video of HS1177 for reference:
SurveilZone HS1171 CCD Camera - GREAT CAMERA (1 min 35 sec)
Apr 14, 2015, 11:59 AM
"cheap, small, lightweight"
Sorry now I'm totall confused You say HS1177, but the video says HS1171 and is 4:3.

Could you give us a list of 16:9 cams you offer without latency?
Aug 23, 2019, 05:51 AM
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Sorry now I'm totall confused You say HS1177, but the video says HS1171 and is 4:3.

Could you give us a list of 16:9 cams you offer without latency?

Here is a great list of cameras: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...Am4/edit#gid=0
I found it there: https://oscarliang.com/best-fpv-camera-quadcopter/
Aug 23, 2019, 12:36 PM
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The Micro Eagle is definitely a native 16:9 sensor. I believe the Ratel w/ 1.66mm lens is also natively 16:9. Both great cameras.


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