HDMI back to mission planner


Hi Caleb,
I am interested in learning how to get camera view (say from GoPro) in hdmi sent back to the ground station mission planner window. Can you assist or provide any pointers?


Hi there @Dirkfloyd0!

I don’t have direct experience streaming to Mission Planner, but I know it can be done. It looks like the program gstreamer is a crucial element of achieving this.

These were some instructions from someone at ArduPilot who accomplished this
(Source: https://discuss.ardupilot.org/t/udp-video-stream-in-mp-hud/16003/31)

1/ both MP (on my windows desktop PC) and RPI4 (on quad) is on same WiFi LAN.
2/ same command executed in RPI4 , except usdpsink host is my windows IP (from same wifi lan)


3/ open MP -->Connect to Pixhawk (COM3 etc.) --> Ctrl+F–>press “gstream” ==>> this will install Gstreamer in C:\ProgramData\Mission Planner\gstreamer\1.0\x86_64\bin\gst-launch-1.0.exe
3/ restart MP (do not take any action, like pressing connect etc.). You will see video in HUD Area . see MP console logs [MP_console_log_20191128_A.txt](https://discuss.ardupilot.org/uploads/short-url/5kiCDn2KMvH7W4g047Xpkm7bGrQ.txt) (15.4 KB)
… you can see line number 148 where gst-launch is getting executed."


If I got this right, the link discusses a video stream, eg, from a companion source, via UDP. But to simply get it streamed to the HUD from a camera directly (as with FPV), you use the setting in MP “Planner>Video Device”. Ctrl-F “OSD Video” will turn on the HUD overlay.

(I would add a screenshot, but I seem to have forgotten how to do this. I don’t see an upload button.)


Thanks Jax200
I will look further into this once I finish my courses. Appreciate your many comments to this forum!