HD29 – Micro-Box Camera
1080p60 Miniature Cockpit Camera
Image Quality: ****
Image Processing: ****
Low Light: ****
Small Camera, Big Performance
The HD29 is the highest quality airborne camera available for its size while being robust enough for cockpit mounting in rotorcraft and fixed wing aircraft.
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. The RS-485 option allows for on-the-fly reconfiguration and adjustment from a professional control system.
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.
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. RS-485 remote digital configuration allows for complete control and customization.
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 / Airbus H130
- Eurocopter EC135 / Airbus H135
- Eurocopter EC145 / Airbus H145
- Eurocopter / Airbus AS350
- Bell 206
- Bell 407
- AgustaWestland AW109
- AgustaWestland AW101
- Robinson R22
- Robinson R44
- Robinson R66
- Gulfstream GIII
- de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver
Configuration - Lenses & Cabling
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.
RS-485 Remote Digital Control (PN: RV-CAM-HD29-485-_._mm)
The HD29 RS-485 option allows the operator to adjust camera settings and configuration on the fly using a simple serial API. Rugged Video provides protocol documentation and example commands to get you started.
Lenses (PN: RV-LENS-CS-_._mm)
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.
A number of mounting options are available for the HD29, each using the standard 1/4″-20 stud.
|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|
|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|
|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)|