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Is there a way to temporarily disable iOSD mini over-lay?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Help' started by havasuphoto, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. havasuphoto

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    I have some live webcasts that I plan on shooting soon. They will use some of my raw video from the Phantom1+Zen+GP3+VTX+iOSD mini.
    My question is; how do I turn off the iOSD mini, so the overlay doesn't appear in the video being transmitted????

    I'll also be getting a P2+H3-3D, with iOSD mini and VTX. Right now, I plan on mounting the iOSD mini inside-same place as the Phantom 1. Which makes disconnecting-un plugging anything difficult.

    My video out is the black 5 pin plug, with four wires going into it. Is it possible to "un-pin" one of those wires, that carries the iOSD mini signal? Or is it not that simple?
    I've read the instructions, looked at the mini software, and naza-no off switch in there that I can see. And I know the video goes from the Zen, through the mini, out of the mini, then through the VTX.....does that sound right?
     
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    Re: Is there a way to temporarily disable iOSD mini over-lay

    The way the iOSD mini works, it's a critical piece in the video chain and can't be just turned off (unplugged) without killing your whole video feed. The only way to get a vid feed from your gopro/zenmuse now w/o the data overlay from the iOSD would be to create a completely independent video cable from Phantom to vTx and adding a way to switch to that on the fly.

    Or, add a second vTx that broadcasts the pre-iOSD signal (you'd have to split the video feed that comes out of the Phantom).
     
  3. havasuphoto

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    Re: Is there a way to temporarily disable iOSD mini over-lay

    Ugh!!! Thanks. Guess the "audience" will have to get used to the iOSD overlay then. Will do a "test" and see how it goes.
     
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    Re: Is there a way to temporarily disable iOSD mini over-lay

    Use the FPV hub and you can flick a switch to turn it off or on.
     

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    Re: Is there a way to temporarily disable iOSD mini over-lay

    ^^a-ha! Did not know that!
     
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    Re: Is there a way to temporarily disable iOSD mini over-lay


    :mrgreen:

    That's what this forum is for... :ugeek:
     
  7. havasuphoto

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    Re: Is there a way to temporarily disable iOSD mini over-lay

    That's cool!!! Wonder how much more that's gonna cost me on my yet to be delivered P2. And, where do you mount that thing? Does it fit inside?
    That's gonna be a must have for me........
     
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    Re: Is there a way to temporarily disable iOSD mini over-lay

    that's the big iOSD not the mini iOSD diagram.. but a cool option.

    some guys use remote controlled switches that will allow you to switch between signals remotely as well.
    I imagine that's easy to do if you splice the video-out coming from the GoPro.
     
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    Re: Is there a way to temporarily disable iOSD mini over-lay

    $12 - $20 max for the hub.
     
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    Re: Is there a way to temporarily disable iOSD mini over-lay


    okay, really... same board...


    happier now?
     

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    Re: Is there a way to temporarily disable iOSD mini over-lay

    Just so we're clear-this VTX hub won't turn off the iOSD Mini??
    I'd like to see the diagrams or discussions where others have done the remote switching idea's.
     
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    Re: Is there a way to temporarily disable iOSD mini over-lay

    OK, very confused now-I think you posted at the same time I posted.
    It looks to me like IF you have the iOSD mini attached-then it won't stop that signal. Do you know anyone using one of the VTX boards? or are they new?
     
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    Re: Is there a way to temporarily disable iOSD mini over-lay

    I'm hearing nothing but crickets chirping in here :)
    So-can this video hub disable the mini over-lay with the flip of a switch, or not?
    How bout this-the mini is plugged into this hub, and so is the video out to the vtx. what would happen if you just unplugged the iOSD mini from this hub? Would you still get video from the Zen into the VTX??
     
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    Re: Is there a way to temporarily disable iOSD mini over-lay

    I dont' have the iOSD overlay info on my videos. It only appears on my screen. I'm curious to see how Heli-Pal did that.
     
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    Re: Is there a way to temporarily disable iOSD mini over-lay

    They used a DVR in the receiver.
    What I meant was; I'm trying to get ride of the iOSD mini from my FPV video being transmitter from the aircraft, temporarily, to broadcast.