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Jan 14, 2016, 01:28 AM
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This is a link explaining what MCCD is... It's a CMOS sensor with a CCD external interface...

http://image-sensors-world.blogspot....s-for.html?m=1
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Jan 14, 2016, 03:57 AM
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Stock settings for both cameras. Is WDR on by default?
no, it's off by default but I can see why you would do stock settings to both. Seems fair since owl is not configurable.
Jan 14, 2016, 04:01 AM
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CMOS sensor at this price range? Why?
is there reason for it?


also, do you guys think that pz0420 with one of those low illumination lenses can come close to owl night visibility? Does it even have a chance?

Would love to see such comparison!
Jan 14, 2016, 04:28 AM
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The warble in the example vid reminded me of my old fatshark cmos cam, hence why I asked.

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This is a link explaining what MCCD is... It's a CMOS sensor with a CCD external interface...
PZ0420M that's IR sensitive is probably really close in comparison. I have the 4mm low light lens but didn't bother with it as the IR sensitive 420 really surprised me (in a positive way).

All that said, I did use the 4mm low light lens on an old sony effio v. After tweaking the settings I was able to fly in a pitch black field with decent enough detail.

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also, do you guys think that pz0420 with one of those low illumination lenses can come close to owl night visibility? Does it even have a chance?
Jan 14, 2016, 01:44 PM
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That is very good to know Harry!

Is that the lens you are using?
http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...roducts_id=271

omg it costs half camera!
Jan 14, 2016, 10:23 PM
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Runcam Owl First FPV night flight (7 min 31 sec)
Jan 17, 2016, 12:07 AM
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More RunCam Owl testing...
RunCam Owl Late Afternoon Test (3 min 44 sec)
Jan 17, 2016, 10:12 PM
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More RunCam Owl testing...
http://youtu.be/0qaW_nakUR4
Great camera.
Jan 17, 2016, 11:32 PM
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I found a new parking lot with some lights! Fun night flight!

RunCam Owl Evening Flight (4 min 16 sec)
Jan 18, 2016, 04:43 AM
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I have one OWL on the way,
I will compare with my actual setup for night flight, that is this.

Here a flight video with lights on and off.
It will be interesting to compare.
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Jan 18, 2016, 07:16 AM
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I have one OWL on the way,
I will compare with my actual setup for night flight, that is this.

Here a flight video with lights on and off.
It will be interesting to compare.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYWxOOVlBbM
you've got brutal setup dude

is that pz0420m with 4mm low illumination lens? (which one you bought? )


do you have any cooling for the leds or they are all low power ones (but a lot)
have you experimented with just few but high power ones (cree leds) placed so that the props give them cooling?

what would be mor efficient?
Jan 18, 2016, 08:49 AM
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The camera is this.
http://www.surveilzone.com/DC5V-plas...m-lens-for-fpv

With this lens

http://www.securitycamera2000.com/pr...-F1.2-4mm.html

I use 4 rings of infrared leds, ( in the picture there are only three, but now I have another one around the camera) Each one is less than 4 watts, ( Less than 16W in total) They doesnīt heat at all, always are cold . The consumption is very low. The best of all, is that the infrared light is not visible for the human eye.

I tested night flying with two visible 10 W cree leds, ( 20 W total ) and the infrared are much more eficient.

I canīt wait to see the results with the IR leds and the OWL camera
Jan 18, 2016, 02:41 PM
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Thanks!


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Thanks for sharing my video!

I can't wait to fly my Runcam Owl again!
Jan 19, 2016, 07:14 AM
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The camera is this.
http://www.surveilzone.com/DC5V-plas...m-lens-for-fpv

With this lens

http://www.securitycamera2000.com/pr...-F1.2-4mm.html

I use 4 rings of infrared leds, ( in the picture there are only three, but now I have another one around the camera) Each one is less than 4 watts, ( Less than 16W in total) They doesnīt heat at all, always are cold . The consumption is very low. The best of all, is that the infrared light is not visible for the human eye.

I tested night flying with two visible 10 W cree leds, ( 20 W total ) and the infrared are much more eficient.

I canīt wait to see the results with the IR leds and the OWL camera
IR leds? Very smart indeed! I just ordered couple of those 10W cree leds few days ago but now you are making me reconsider

Makes perfect sense to use IR leds, since you get more visibility to yourself and be less visible/disturbing to others.

May I ask where did you get the IR leds from?

And when you had the cree leds one did you use any cooling other than mountin them under the props?
They are pretty powerful ones and I imagine they will burn quite fast if ran on their own?
Jan 19, 2016, 11:11 AM
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Yes, with the cree visible leds ( two 10 W leds) I used a big radiator, ( they were very very hot). With the IR leds is not necesary at all. ( check the picture)

Those are the IR leds that Iīm using
The center one, is the internal of this. ( first, I intended to use the complete lamp, but was very heavy)

http://www.banggood.com/Wholesale-48...a-p-40343.html

After I bought 3 of this.

http://www.banggood.com/48-LED-IR-In...p-1008866.html

Works fine too, (and are cheaper, if you donīt need the cover.)

The real power of this devices is less than 4 W , with three of them you see about ten times more than with 20 W of the the cree visible leds, actually IR is much better.


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