HD29 Micro-Box Camera - Rugged Video - Airborne Video Systems

HD29 – Micro-Box Camera

1080p60 Miniature Cockpit Camera

 

RV-CAM-HD29_ISOSIZE_MED

Production quality micro-box camera with 1080p60 resolution.

$799 $599

Image Quality: ****
Image Processing: ****
Low Light: ****

 

Small Camera, Big Performance

RV-CAM-HD29_INSTFEATURE_MEDThe HD29 is the highest quality airborne camera available for its size while being robust enough for cockpit mounting in rotorcraft and fixed wing aircraft.

Broadcast Quality

The HD29 features the highest quality components available with a Sony Exmor sensor, latest generation NextChip DSP, and broadcast quality Gennum SDI transmitter.  Video is output via the SMPTE 424M 3G-SDI or  292M HD-SDI standards.

Rugged

Housed in a machined aluminum enclosure the internal solid-state PCBs are mounted directly to the CS mount creating a ridged plane from the lens to the image sensor.  Locking power and BNC connections allow the HD29 to be mounted in high-vibration environments.

Flexible

A powerful DSP allows users to adjust settings such as; resolution and frame rate, shutter speed, white balance, back-light compensation, wide dynamic range, gain level, noise reduction, and flip, mirror, or rotate the image.  A wide range of standard CS mount lenses allows users to choose nearly any field of view.

 Proven

The HD29 has logged thousands of flight hours as a cockpit camera, helicopter camera, or aerial patrol camera and is currently in use in a number of helicopters and fixed wing aircraft including:

  • Eurocopter EC130
  • Eurocopter AS350
  • Bell 206
  • Bell 407
  • AgustaWestland AW109
  • AgustaWestland AW101
  • Robinson R44
  • Robinson R66
  • Gulfstream GIII
Configuration - Lenses & Cabling

Options

Cable Type

The HD29 also has the option of cable type for camera power; Integrated HRS which features a Hirose LF series locking power connector for high vibration applications, and Thumb-Screw Multi-Pin which features a Molex multi-pin cable secured with thumb lock screws for less demanding applications.  Both versions feature a 3GHz BNC for video transmission.

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HD29 with HRS Locking Power Connector

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HD29 with Thumb-Screw Multi-Pin Cable

Lenses

The HD29 Micro HD Box Camera has the option of lenses from 135 degree wide angle to 20 degree zoom.  Lenses are a fixed focal length CS mount type with an adjustable focus.  Stock focal lengths include: 2.8mm, 3.6mm, 4.0mm, 6.0mm, 8.0mm, 12mm, and 16mm. Additional focal lengths and vari-focal lenses are available as special order options.

2.8mm - 25yds

2.8mm – 25yds

3.6mm - 25yds

3.6mm – 25yds

4mm - 25yds

4mm – 25yds

6mm - 25yds

6mm – 25yds

8mm - 25yds

8mm – 25yds

12mm - 25yds

12mm – 25yds

16mm - 25yds

16mm – 25yds

CS Lenses for HD29: 2.8mm, 3.6mm, 4.0mm, 6.0mm, 8.0mm, 12mm, & 16mm

CS Lenses for HD29: 2.8mm, 3.6mm, 4.0mm, 6.0mm, 8.0mm, 12mm, & 16mm

Mounting Options

The HD29 features a standard 1/4″-20 mounted boss on the bottom of the camera for use with standard camera mounts.  The camera does have the ability to mirror or rotate the image using the on-screen menu allowing the camera to be “top mounted”.

Available Mounts

A number of mounting options are available for the HD29, each using the standard 1/4″-20 stud.

Big Mite – is a cast aluminum collar, machined ball, and spud. The spud can be bolted directly to a solid surface using a #8 to 1/4″ flat machine screw.  The collar is then clamped to the spud and locks the ball in place.  The Big Mite is a larger version of the MiniMite designed to support larger cameras in high vibration environments. Bite Mite Mount with Spud Base. Bite Mite Mount with Spud Base.
Mini Mite – is a cast aluminum collar, machined ball, spud, and extension with a flat base option. The spud can be bolted directly to a solid surface using a #4 to #10 flat machine screw.  The collar is then clamped to the spud and locks the ball in place.  Alternatively the spud can be affixed to the flat base which can be attached to a solid surface using 4 x #4 or #6 screws.  The Mini Mite is designed for smaller cameras like the HD29, HD19, or HD23. Mini-Mite Mount, with Spud Base, Flat Base, and Extension. Mini-Mite Mount, with Spud Base, Flat Base, and Extension.
Ultra-Clamp Mount – is a cast aluminum frame with a poly-carbonate injection molded adjustment attachment.  This mount is clamped to a secure bar or flat with a hand screw.  Additionally the top may be removed and mounted directly to any surface using a 1/4″-20 screw.  This mount can hold any size Rugged Video camera. Ultra Clamp Mount with Adjuster Arm Ultra Clamp Mount with Adjuster Arm
Locking Suction Mount – Is an injection molded poly-carbonate mount with the same aluminum collar and ball as the Big Mite.  The suction mount features a wide cup that can attach to any smooth, hard, clean surface.  The suction cup is secured with a lever that creates additional vacuum within the cup.  This mount can hold any Rugged Video camera, but should only be used inside the cockpit for portable installations.  The mount is secured with air-pressure and thus should be tethered to avoid injury should a change in pressure occur, or the mount was to lose pressure. Locking Suction Mount Locking Suction Mount
Pedestal Mount – is a cast aluminum collar, machined ball, and formed steel flat base. The base can be attached directly to a solid surface using 3 x #4 screws.  The ball is secured with friction by using a winged screw.  The pedestal is designed for smaller cameras like the HD29, HD19, or HD23. Pedestal Mount Pedestal Mount
Installation Photos

Installation Photos

HD29_INST4

HD29 mounted in an EC130 using Suction Mount

HD29 mounted in a Bell 206

HD29 mounted in a Bell 206 using Mini Might Mount & Custom Bracket

HD29 mounted in an EC130

HD29 mounted in an EC130 using Suction Mount

HD29 mounted in a Bell 206

HD29 mounted in a Bell 206 using Ultra Mount Adjustable Arm

HD29_INST2

2 x HD29 mounted in a Bell 206 using Custom Brackets and 1/4″-20 Fasteners

Specifications
RV-CAM-HD29
Items Description
Image Sensor 1/2.8″ 2.38 Megapixel Sony Exmor CMOS Sensor
Scanning System Progressive, Interlace
Effective Pixels Number 1,920(H) x 1,080(V), 2.07M Pixels (Full-HD)
Total number of Pixels 1,952(H) x 1,116(V), 2.18M Pixels (Full-HD)
Lens Mount C/CS Mount
Video Output Mode HD-SDI: 1920x1080p(30fps), 1920x1080i(60fps), 1920x1280x720p(60fps) 3G-SDI: 1920x1080p(60fps)
Video Output Level HD-SDI, 3G-HDI / 1.0 Vp-p (75Ω, Composite) NTSC/PAL (Selectable)
Min. Illumination Color: 0.2Lux @F1.2 / B/W : 0.01@F1.2
OSD Built-in
Electronic Shutter Speed Auto / Manual (1/30 ~ 1/50,000)
White Balance ATW / AWC / Indoor / Outdoor / Manual
Back Light Compensation Off / WDR / BLC / HSBLC
D-WDR/ACCE Low / Middle / High / Off, 0~15 steps
AGC 0~15 steps
Adjust Sharpness / Monitor / OSD / LSC / Video Out (NTSC/PAL)
Language ENG, JPN, CHN, KOR, GER, FRA, ITA, SPA, POL, RUS, POR, NED, TUB, HER, ARB (Directional Switches)
Day & Night Auto / B.W / Color / EXT (Selectable)
2D/3D-NR 2DNR / 3DNR / SMART NR
Digital Zoom / PIP On / Off (x2 ~ x64)
Privacy Masking On / Off (8 Zone Selectable)
Motion Detection On / Off (4 Zone Selectable)
Defect LIVE DPC / STATIC DPC / BLACK DPC
Defog Low / Middle / High / Off (Position/Size – User Setting)
Sens – Up Auto (Selectable limit ~ x30) / Off
D – Effect Freeze / Mirror / D-ZOOM / NEG.IMAGE
Protocol Pelco-D / Pelco – P
Communication RS-485 [Baud Rate : 2400~38400]
Power DC12V ~ 24V ±10%, 2.3W (1080p/30fps), 3.3W (1080p/60fps)
Operating Temperature -5 C ~ 50 C (Humidity: 0%RH ~ 80%RH)
Storage Temperature -20 C ~ 60 C (Humidity: 0%RH ~ 90%RH)
Dimension 29mm x 29mm x 29mm (Connectors and mount excluded)
Weight Approximately 40g (1.4oz)
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Datasheet

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