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Attention: RC-CAM.com will be closing down August 2021.

The RC-Cam.com forum was the very first online community dedicated to the advancement of wireless video cameras on radio controlled (R/C) models. This is now called "FPV" (First Person View). We are proud of the contributions that our members have made to the FPV hobby.

We've seen significant changes over the last twenty years. Initially there were a lot of eager R/C hobbyist that built their own video systems. Allowing these creative individuals to share their work was the purpose of this site. Now the FPV market is flooded with low cost systems; Sadly DiY FPV video projects are now rarely discussed.

RC-CAM.com (main site and forum) will be closing down August 2021. This is being announced now (March 2021) so that everyone has time to download any information that is important to them. After the site is shutdown the information will no longer be available here.

We appreciate every member's involvement with advancing the FPV hobby. It is indeed sad to say goodbye to all our online friends. Be safe and stay healthy.



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I'm always on the lookout for lighweight, high-quality digital cams for RC work. The other day I bought a Mobius ActionCam ( Mobius ActionCam ) and the quality is good, although there is bit more barrel lens distortion than I like.

What can we use to activate the shutter on this camera? I don't think that there is a way to reach into the USB port to do this. I'm thinking something on the order of a Shutterbug wired in to trip the shutter switch.

What light and reliable connectors are available for the camera->Shutterbug connection? My (ludditic) first thought is a pair of JST connectors. Or maybe the small inline connectors used with some LED lighting systems (or micro/nano servos), but I don't know how those would fare under long-term use.

Still working on a couple of 350- and 500-size quadcopters, and am enjoying the new challenge...

--Bill

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A JST/BEC power plug would work fine to connect your digital camera to the ShutterBug. But power connectors are not my usual choice for general purpose use because there's a chance that I might get careless and accidentally install a battery where it does not belong. A servo plug does not eliminate that kind of mistake, but the results when it happens are usually less spectactular. :)

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