Suggestions from the group on the best combination of modes and parameters to deal primarily with constant motion are greatly appreciated.
Thanks for the bandwidth & 73,
Have a look at this video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPvHUBGsxK0
Launch of the balloon starts at 2:30:00
Done with Raspberry Pi + PICAM + DVBSDR software from F5OEO (included in Portsdown also) + PA 2W
Contact if needed : email@example.com
73 - Christian
I'm using a LimeSDR Mini for the xmtr fed by a powered USB hub - I have 2 and both produce the same results.
Christian, fantastic video from your flight - I commented on YouTube. I will also reach out to you directly.
I am struggling with different symptoms almost every time I try to test a combination of cameras & resolutions. My goal is 720P with good motion tolerance.
I have 2 Pi 3 B+ each running Portsdown 201907272. One has a Pi Cam v2.1 connected and the other has the C920 by USB.
I have 2 MiniTiouner-Express rcvrs and run MiniTioune v0.8 software and I see the same results on both rcvrs.
The basic result is the same for Pi Cam source at any resolution using MPEG2 for example - most of the time but not always the rcvr can not 'lock' on the signal for more than a few seconds - sometimes longer. With the C920 sourced as 'Webcam' sometimes the C920 led comes on for about 2 seconds only and no signal seems to be transmitted from the Lime. At other times the rcvr will 'lock' on the signal for a few 10-20 seconds before it's lost. I have tried the C920 @ H264 720P and have latency and major pixelation which would not be usable for the flight.
I'm trying not to overload you or the board and I'd be happy to share short video or stills if that is useful or put them up on Dropbox with links.
Please give me some direction.
We flew Portsdown / LimeSDR Mini DVB-S2, QPSK, H264, SR1000 4:3 on our balloon Great success with P5 video with few drops all the way to 115,000 ft and. Here’s a link to a You Tube video of the live flight video captured at the launch site: