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CamAdapter

AirMast CamAdapter is a device for operating with DJI Zenmuse series gimbals via Ethernet interface. CamAdapter allows controlling gimbal and camera using embedded web-application via browser as well as via API requests. Also, CamAdapter implements video streaming from the camera by TCP/IP.

AirMast CamAdapter

Applications

  • Video surveillance
  • Gimbal wired remote control
  • Computer vision
  • Gimbal demonstration

Supported Gimbals

DJI Zenmuse Model Gimbal control Video stream Camera settings Photo/Video Shooting
X3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
X5 Not tested Not tested Partially Not tested
X5R Not tested Not tested Partially Not tested
XT Yes Yes Yes Yes
Z3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Z30[1] Yes Yes Partially Yes
[1]DJI Zenmuse Z30 is supported using a special adapter. Note that the current hardware design does not suppose this adapter to be mounted. One needs to develop a custom design in order to connect Z30.

Zenmuse X4S, X5S, X7 cameras not supported because they do not have embedded processing unit which has been moved on to the drone (DJI Inspire 2, Matrice 200 Series).

Specifications

General Specifications
Dimensions (case only) 185 x 150 x 20 mm
Dimensions (without gimbal, with ears and spacers) 211 x 180 x 35 mm
Weight (without gimbal) 360 g
Operating temperature −10° to +40°C
Storage temperature −20° to +60°C
Electrical Specifications
Power voltage 16V to 48V
Power consumption 50W max.
Embedded Computer Specifications
Name Toradex Apalis TK1
CPU NVIDIA Tegra K1 (quad-core ARM Cortex-A15)
Frequency 2.07 GHz max.
RAM 2 GB
eMMC 16 GB
Ethernet 1 Gbit/s
OS Linux (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)
Video Stream Specifications
Format H.264 (without keyframes)
Protocol TCP
Embedded preview WebM
Resolution (depends on camera model) 1280x720 max.
Latency (depends on player hardware) 500 ms min.

FAQ

Q Which CPU the CamAdapter software is compatible with?

A NVIDIA Tegra K1 at the moment.

Q Is it possible to output video stream through HDMI?

A Yes, by running video player on the embedded computer (e.g., FFMPEG).

Getting Started

The device is assumed to be assembled by the user. Here you will find all required information.

Documentation consists of:

Assembly instructions

Software User Guide

API Reference