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Nomad
Posts: 583

Re: Can the Hero 5 Session charge and output HDMI at the same time using USB-C?


@jefft wrote:

@anregen - The Passenger app will get the signal from the Controller, not the camera itself. The Passenger app allows a friend to see what the camera sees and control the camera while you fly the Karma. This is possible as long as the Karma is connected to the Controller, which can be a long ways away from the pilot. We've played around with it and the latency is minimal.

 

Jeff


Hi Jeff,

 

so you can confirm that live video from the Karma drone to the controller is the same in regards of quality/range regardless if the drone is flying a Hero 5 Session or Hero 5 black?

 

Is it correct understanding that karma controller generates - let me call it a hotspot/AP - at 5GHz (IEEE 802.11x (x dependant on region) where the passenger app (phones/tablets) connect too?

Tourist
Posts: 5

Re: Can the Hero 5 Session charge and output HDMI at the same time using USB-C?


@jefft wrote:
Are you asking for a cable to connect the HERO5 Session to the Grip and Karma? If so, it's a harness, not a cable. No date for it has been announced except that it should be out this Spring/Summer. If there's a different cable you're thinking of, please let me know. Thanks, Jeff

I'm just looking for the cable/harness/device you used when you got a chance to try it out and saw low latency.  Let me know if there is a way we can get one.

GoPro Community Manager
Posts: 5,852

Re: Can the Hero 5 Session charge and output HDMI at the same time using USB-C?

@joergq85077 - The video you see is what the camera sees. The quality between the two cameras is going to be similar. Range is going to be the same regardless of which camera you use since the camera has nothing to do with that. The range is determined by the Controller's connection to the Karma itself, not the camera.

 

The Controller maintains one connection to the Karma and a separate one to the Passenger app, but I don't know the specs on the connections. Our tech support team might be able to help with that if it's info we've released.

 

Thanks,

Jeff

GoPro Community Manager
Posts: 5,852

Re: Can the Hero 5 Session charge and output HDMI at the same time using USB-C?

@anregen - It's an app. Search for "GoPro Passenger" in your app store and you should be able to download it right now. The app connects to your Controller using a signal from the Controller, not a cable or harness.

 

Here's an intro video with some details on how the app works:

 

Nomad
Posts: 583

Re: Can the Hero 5 Session charge and output HDMI at the same time using USB-C?


@jefft wrote:

@joergq85077 - The video you see is what the camera sees. The quality between the two cameras is going to be similar. Range is going to be the same regardless of which camera you use since the camera has nothing to do with that. The range is determined by the Controller's connection to the Karma itself, not the camera.

 

The Controller maintains one connection to the Karma and a separate one to the Passenger app, but I don't know the specs on the connections. Our tech support team might be able to help with that if it's info we've released.

 

Thanks,

Jeff


So the question now is how the Hero 5 session will be able to 'transfer' live video to the karma drone for relaying it send back to the controller with no HDMI interface. That's why I expect that USB-C connector of the system needs to carry video data, at least when using the session.

 

Hardware requirements for passenger app have been published alreday - https://gopro.com/help/articles/Question_Answer/Compatible-devices-for-the-Passenger-App

Clearly requires 5GHz WiFi HW (for not interfering with Karma controller i.e.).

Sightseer
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Re: Can the Hero 5 Session charge and output HDMI at the same time using USB-C?

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Is anyone ever going to answer this simple question? Does the Hero5 Session output HDMI? I too would like to use it for an FPV camera on an RC plane. I don't want the passenger app, I've got an Inspire 1 Pro for my drone requirements. Just need to know if it simply outputs HDMI so I can wire it to a video transmitter on an RC plane.

GoPro Community Manager
Posts: 5,852

Re: Can the Hero 5 Session charge and output HDMI at the same time using USB-C?

@jeffreya36 - The HERO5 Session does not output to HDMI.

Nomad
Posts: 583

Re: Can the Hero 5 Session charge and output HDMI at the same time using USB-C?


@jefft wrote:

@jeffreya36 - The HERO5 Session does not output to HDMI.


@jefft: thanks for clear words! Can you please let us know if that's the reason why it's no longer supported by the Karma system (drone and grip)?