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Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Sony camera control

From: refik
Subject: Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Sony camera control
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2013 01:08:47 +0300

Hi Christophe,

Thank you very much for the codes.

We are also working on controlling Sony FCB-EX1020TM video camera with 36X
optic zoom using paparazzi. When we finish it, I will be glad to share it
the group.


>Message: 2
>Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2013 09:52:13 +0200
>From: Christophe De Wagter <address@hidden>
>To: paparazzi-devel <address@hidden>
>Subject: Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Paparazzi-devel Digest, Vol 109, Issue
>       24
>       <address@hidden>
>Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
>Here is the sony-interface project: We stripped a
>camera to reduce the weight from the initial 220 gram to only 50 grams, and
>put the composite out signal through a wireless transmitter, which is
>turned on and off together with the camera.
>In the Sony, all the buttons and menu's are on 2 small boards connected
>with FCC cables. So I made a new PCB with exactly those connectors on it,
>controlling all functions. I also put 3 real buttons on the PCB to be able
>to still use the camera by hand (on-off, function, select). The PCB can be
>controlled through 3V uart, PPM servo signal, SmartPPM (servo movements
>encode bits) or via I2C.
>Most buttons nowadays are analog multiplexed with resister pull-downs. You
>have 5 buttons on 1 wire. So I could control 20 buttons with only one
>4-channel Digital Analog Converter.
>There are also "normal" buttons, e.g. on-off and shoot.
>I hope you can reuse parts of this project. It should flash in an arduino
>mini too, but then you probably want to remove the DAC code etc. However,
>the I2C and UART, and the command decoding which are directly compatible
>with paparazzi could probably remain.
>On Sun, Apr 14, 2013 at 10:23 PM, refik <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Hello,
> Thank you for all the replies.
>> Sergey, it seems that KroozSD is a very talented board. It has 10dof
>> and a lot of ports. I want to buy one, but I dont know what will be the
>> price of it at the end of the bidding.
>> Also, please add the details of the board to wiki soon.
>> Christophe, could you please share your code of Sony DSC control?
>> Cheers,
>> Refik
>> Message: 5
>> Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2013 09:38:54 +0200
>> From: Christophe De Wagter <address@hidden>
>> To: paparazzi-devel <address@hidden>
>> Subject: Re: [Paparazzi-devel] autopilot for big aircraft with camera
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>> The solution with I2C controlling another processor is already
>> in paparazzi: digital_cam_i2c. We have atmega code (fits in an
>> arduinomini) to control all functions of a sony DSC that we can share is
>> interest exits.
>> -Christophe
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