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Z18F 18x Optical Zoom Drone Camera + Stabilizer Gimbal

Z18F 18x Optical Zoom Drone Camera + Stabilizer Gimbal
Item Code: TOP102
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  • Description
Product Overview:

Z18F is a high-precision, professional, three axis, stabilized Zoom gimbal, which adopts high-precision encoder in each motor, use FOC algorithm controller ,it has the advantages of high stability, small size, light weight and low power consumption.
1)The speed of gimbal is adjustable: At large times of the camera,adjust to slow speed,control is more accurate ;and at small times of the camera, use fast speed, control is more sensitive and faster. 
2)The function of one button back to home position: return initial position automatically and rapidly by one button.
3)Support PWM control and serial command control, suit for close distance remote control or remote data transferring command control.

Camera Profile (introduction)

Z18F has 4Mega valid pixels, supports 18 times optical autofocus, possess HD 1080P video.There are two video streams in the camera, One is 1080P 30FPS, local H.264 compression, stored in the device SD card, Another video output 1080p60FPS HDMI HD signal for the wireless transmission, According to the characteristics of UAV photography application, we design fast auto-focus speed , small size, and support PWM and TTL serial control.

Main Features
1On board 1/3 inch, 4 million pixels CMOS SENSOR.
The output resolution is 1920*1080P/60 fps.
18x optical zoom lens, 5Mega HD lens.
4Zoom focal length f=4.85~82mm, aperture diameter φ16.
Supports wide dynamic state with dynamic range up to 105dB.
Miroc-HDMI HD 1080p60 output, 1080P30 video stream in local TF card storage. 
7Real time fast focus function, the focus time <1s. 
8, Support flip vertically, horizontal mirror, stationary picture, automatic white balance, automatic gain, automatic color correction, support OSD menu.
9Wide temperature range, temperature range from -10~55 .
Support PWM and serial control.

Functional characteristics:

Zoom Range:
Zoom focal length f=4.85~82mm, zoom ranges up to 18 times, exhibiting image detail Perfectly.

The speed of focusing:
Design for UAV aerial photography , according to aerial characteristics, using fast focus algorithm, focus time <1s.

Wide dynamic:
Adopt 105d B wide dynamic range, in the presence of backlit or strong light, The view of the over bright and over dark regions can still be captured at the same time.

Ultra low illumination:
Ultra low illumination: color 0.05lux@F1.6, The device can still clearly display image features in Ultra low illumination or poor light environment.

Output interface:
Using HDMI high-definition output, support HDMI1.3 standard. The hardware interface uses a standard HDMI signal output socket,
Multiple control modes:
Support PWM control and serial command control.

Object Tracking Function (Optional):

1Function description 
Build-in normalization ,cross-correlation and tracking algorithm, combining with object missing recapture algorithm, achieve stable track of the target.
Support custom characters of user OSD, adaptive gate, cross cursor,trace information display. 
2Tracking performance
1)Update rate of deviation pixel 50Hz
2)Output delay of deviation pixel <15ms
3)Minimum target contrast 5%

4)the minimal signal-to-noise ratio ( SNR) 4
5)Minimum target size 16*16 pixel
6)Maximum target size 160*160 pixel
7)Tracking speed 32 pixel/frame

8)The mean square root values of pulse noise in the target position<0.5 pixel

Mechanics@Electronic characteristics:

Voltage: 3S-6S(12V)
Quiescent current: 320mA@12V
Working current: 450mA@12V
Operation temprature: -10°~+50
Dimension: L144*W85*H134mm
Weight: 655g

Working characteristics:

Pitch angle range of action:-90°~+90°
Roll angle range of action:-85°~+85°
Yaw angle range of action:-150°~+150°
Angle jitter:pitch and roll direction±0.02° ,horizontal direction ±0.

Gimbal Signal Wire Box: 

Connection of control box and wiring instruction:

1, Camera control cable:
  ZOOM: camera zoom control cable, connect PWM receiver on third gear, or rocker.
     FOCUS: camera manual focus control cable, connect receiver on third gear, or rocker; if not connect, the camera will focus automatically after zooming.
     Pic/Rec: photography/video, mode switching. video and photography control, connect receiver on third gear.
     Switch from middle to high: photography/video mode switching
     Switch from middle to low: 
      (1) In the video mode: if video record is stopping, video record starts; if video is recording, switch from middle to low again, the video record will stop.
       (2) In the photo mode: take pictures
       Multi: Multi control channel for other functions, such as tracking, laser light, IR cut, etc.
       AV: analg output signal

       Gimbal PWM Signal Instructions:
       YAW direction channel: speed mode, connect rocker channel, (or third gear switch channel, stopping need third gear to middle position.)
        PITCH channel: speed mode, connect rocker channel, (or third gear switch channel, stopping need the third gear to middle position.)
        MODE gimbal one button back and speed adjustment: angle mode, A knob or a third gear channel switch.

Functional descriptions of mode (take the third switch channel mode as the example)

Turn the knob to the three position: Low speed & not follow yaw mode, at this moment, the joystick controls YAW and PITCH, gimbal has the lowest speed of movement, its yaw does not follow the rotation of the aircraft 
Turn the knob to any position above three:variable speed & following mode, at this moment, the joystick controls YAW and PITCH, The movement speed of gimbal rises(Speed varies with position) ,gimbal works in follow yaw mode.
Turn the knob to the one position : high speed following mode.
Toggle switches one time between position -2 and -1 rapidly, gimbal returns to the home position; 
Toggle switches two times between position -2 and -1, gimbal use speed mode (profile 1)
Toggle switches three times between position -2 and -1, gimbal use angle mode (profile 2);
Toggle switches four times between position -2 and -1, calibrate the accelerator. Toggle switches five times between position -2 and -1, calibrate the gyroscope
Note: GImbal turns on in the static state, and the gyroscope is automatically calibrated ;The working mode of gImbal at the next boot time is the mode used last time, factory mode is speed mode.