February 12, 2023, 11:28pm
Topic: Siyi A8 for GCS gimbal/camera control development
Proposal type: Hardware [x]
David Sastresas (
@david_sastre ) is working on a gimbal control screen for QGC and it would be very useful if he had a gimbal with a built-in camera so that he can test the camera controls including zoom, focus, take-picture, record-video. I think the Siyi A8 is a good inexpensive gimbal/camera.
This is a follow-up to
this approved funding proposal
Planned amount $$ (USD): $350
Estimated time for completion: 1 month
February 16, 2023, 3:17pm
approved by the
February 16, 2023, 4:33pm
not related to funding but I have a siyi ZR10 and a siyi mk32 with QGC. If
@david_sastre needs any external testing I would love to throw a hand
@ohitstarik , if you subscribe to this thread:
01:08AM - 10 Dec 22 UTC
ArduPilot has recently implemented (at least partially) the [MAVLink gimbal v2 m
… essages](https://mavlink.io/en/services/gimbal_v2.html). There are also a growing number of highly functional 3-axis gimbal+cameras available to users at reasonable prices (e.g. the Siyi A8, Gremsy ZIO).
The missing piece is the ground station controls provided to users of smart tablets running QGC (like the Herelink or Siyi MK32). It is quite cumbersome for users to control the gimbal and camera because of the limited number of buttons on these controllers compared to the large number of controls AP provides the user including pitch and yaw control, take a picture, start/stop recording video, zoom in/out, focus in/out, auto focus.
I think we should somehow enhance the live video feed screen to allow the user to control the gimbal angle and the camera features.
Related MP issue including a picture with my thoughts on what the screen might look like https://github.com/ArduPilot/MissionPlanner/issues/2906
you should be able to be updated on the status of this development, and for sure your feedback will be very welcomed. Thanks!