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RunCam Split

US$77.99
SKU:
SPLIT
Weight:
21.00 Grams
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Product Description

RunCam Split

Split RunCam 3 for FPV

HD/FPV camera

1080p/60fps HD recording and WDR FPV Cam
Extremely Light Weight
Low Latency
Real-time audio output

File Protection feature

It can save the recorded file if the camera loses power.

RunCam Split
  • Modular design

  • Optional WIFI module
  • Replaceable Lens
  • Manual focus supported
  • Two Customized Lens Extension Cables (90mm and 180mm)
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Compatible with a variety of flight controllers
BetaFlight/CleanFlight/iNAC FC/KISS FC learn more >

App

  • RunCam Split

    Live preview

  • RunCam Split

    Video playback

  • RunCam Split

    Camera parameters setting

  • RunCam Split

    Firmware Upgrade

 Instruction diagram

RunCam Split

 Module connection diagram

RunCam Split

 Replaceable Lens

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 microSD Card installation

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 Unit of length: mm

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Parameters
FOV Angle of Field FPV FOV 130° / Recording FOV 165°
Video Resolution 1080@60fps / 1080@30fps / 720@60fps
Video Files MOV
Image Resolution 2 Megapixels
TV Output NTSC (720*480) / PAL (720*576) Switchable
Real-Time Audio Output Yes
Interface Micro USB / UART
Max Micro SD Card Supported 64G(need Class 6 or above, recommend Class 10/UHS-I/UHS-II)
WiFi Module Support (Removable)
Dimensions PCB 36*38mm / Lens Module 22*20mm
Power Input DC 5V
Working Current 650 mA
Weight 21g

Package

  • 1x Camera ( 1x 90mm Lens Extension Cable included)
  • 1x WiFi module (optional)
  • 1x 180mm Lens Extension Cable
  • 1x Aluminum bracket
  • 1x ABS bracket
  • 1x 3pin FPV silicone cable
  • 1x TV-out and power cable
  • 2x Set of screws
  • 1x Manual

Product Reviews

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  1. Good 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Aug 2017

    Got the camera very fast. So far I amreally happy and footage looks great.
    I uncliped the SD card holder by accident when I removed the SD card and then forgot to close the clip. I bent it flat against the board while closing the top of my drone. Got it back in place and all is well (so far). I love this camera.

  2. It's a great idea 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Aug 2017

    when i first heard of the split i was excited to get rid of my Gopro . The first one i got i damaged the ribbon cable connector wile changing to the longer cable made it useless and pissed $100 away because Runcam did'int sell the sensor end of the split . so still liking the idea i get another 1 change the cable with no problems,quad install was simple enough . during a test flight it froze lucky i was flying LOS and did'int crash , recognizing this as a dirty power problem i added a 25v 1000uf capacitor to it's power feed and have had no functional problems since . image quality is good in the live feed, HD footage has bad jello probably needs an ND filter also in the top right hand corner there are some lines that are very obvious during editing in gopro studio but not so obvious in the output file. the quicktime file format is some what problematic when editing with hitfilm express wont recognise the resolution and refused to render the file .it perfectly fine for a raw upload to youtube. i like the idea just wish it was a lot more robust (ribbon cable) less power sensitive . looking forward to V3

  3. I'm really liking this camera! 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Aug 2017

    I bought 2 of these. I immediately installed the first one in a GepRC Leopard and tested it that weekend- it performed great and the HD recording is very nice. The mount is very easy to use and it hooked up easily. I've heard debate about latency but I don't fly fast enough to notice.
    When I opened the second one, I found that the ribbon from the camera was not connected to the board. I could not get the connection bracket to unlock so I could reconnect it. I am going to try some rubbing alcohol to remove the coating (don't know if that is what is keeping it from unlocking). That is the only issue I have with my experience.

  4. best fpv cam ever 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Aug 2017

    I am amazed how easy it works. Easy setup and easy to use. The camera is the best cmos camera in the world. I will order some more

  5. almost there. 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Aug 2017

    I thoroughly enjoyed my runcam split even though it only lasted me about a month. My first decent crash in the grass somehow messed up the ribbon connector so I replaced it with the extra long one included with the camera. Then, my first crash into a tree a stick jabbed the board and broke the three pin micro connector. Also the SD card started losing its connection almost immediately and I had to Jam a small piece of foam in to apply downward pressure on top of the card. Even with these faults I still think it's an awesome product just for the fact that you can get great HD footage in a 3 or 4 in build now without adding too much weight to your rig. I would buy another one for sure but I would definitely put it inside a quad with a canopy or carbon fiber side plates so as to protect the board.

  6. fpv evolution 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Aug 2017

    This product marks the turning point for the fpv community. Brilliant idea, brilliant product but it can still use some modifications.

    Hey RunCam, change the wifi module (odd setup), change the sd card slot (card can come loose in a crash), add different camera shell colors for customization, reinforce the ribbon cable wire (feels flimsy).

  7. An Incredible Piece of Technology 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Aug 2017

    The Runcam Split is great. It is so nice to have HD video without mounting a Gopro and have FPV video that's super solid.

    FPV: The colors are great, the WDR makes shadows not pitch black and light not washed out, and the latency is nearly unnoticeable. The picture is clear and the field of view is perfect.

    HD: This rivals Gopro footage. The field of view isn't as nice as superview but the colors are better, and the 1080p60 footage is super smooth and clean.

    One caveat with this camera is it has an AWFUL mic. Don't plan on using it, but who cares about the audio on a drone video, you're going to put in music anyway.

    Another caveat is that the circuit board is very fragile and not shielded with any kind of shrink, so you might want to put electrical tape on both sides so it doesn't get shorted with anything else in your stack.

    I highly recommend this camera. Even on builds that do allow for a dedicated HD camera, the weight savings the Split offers make this the ultimate choice for basically every build.

  8. Best FPV camera on the market 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Aug 2017

    This is the best FPV camera I ever had on my racing quad, the quality of video is amazing! If someone would ask me what to buy, I would instantly say Runcam Split!!!

  9. Still hasn not worked for me 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Aug 2017

    I am waiting for a replacement part so I can try it again so I can't rate it yet. So far what is troubling me is 3 things. when I wa pealing the sticker off to get to the memory card holder, a plastic part came loose and the memory card holder broke. I have not been able to connect the unit with my PC via the USB connector. And finaly the ribbon connector has no illustration of how it is supposed to be oriented.

  10. never received shipment 1 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Aug 2017

    Product never arrived.

  11. Ottima videocamera 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Aug 2017

    Molto versatile, si adatta con facilità a qualsiasi progetto, disponibili un infinità di acessori e ricambi, rapporto qualità/prezzo imbattibile. Per progetti FPV ottima per peso, qualità immagine e consumo batteria. Per altri progetti, esempio telecamera on board su macchina unico problema scalda un po. Estremamente soddisfatto dell'acquisto.

  12. waste of money 2 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Aug 2017

    It's a good idea and i had great expectations, bought 2 cams. Sometimes it lags and video gets choppy. I has a lot of interference on many setups - you must add an lc filter. I flew for 3-4 minutes before crashing into a metal poll. Did not lose power, but runsplit has lost ALL footage except first 20 seconds. Board get extemely hot. This absolutely sux! This product is still raw and bugged.

  13. Se acabó el llevar dos cámaras 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Aug 2017

    Es el resultado de una evolucíon lógica de las cámaras del hobby, se acabó la redundancia de cámaras!
    Tiene sus puntos malos, como son el sistema de intarcambio de tarjetas SD, la excesiva distorsion de lentes o el micrófono... pero gana lo bueno a lo malo. Un gran avance para disminuir peso en nuestros multis y muy cómo da de utilizar.
    Puedes ver la review completa aquí:
    https://youtu.be/i-uyzCpqJUE

  14. excellent camera 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Jul 2017

    This is a perfect camera for what is built for.

  15. great combination of fpv & hd 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Jul 2017

    I was happy to get my Split and try it out. I was impressed overall with the clarity and functions of this camera.

    Pros:
    1. Simultaneously use it for FPV and recording in HD
    2. Much lighter than using separate fpv and hd cameras
    3. Exceptional in low light
    4. Can be ran off of your main battery or a separate battery
    5. Circuit board has holes in it for mounting with the flight controller
    6. Can be configured to operate through the flight controller
    7. Did I mention you can't beat the price for what you're getting?

    Cons:
    1. Has no protection to prevent power feed back if it has power from battery and the USB is plugged in to transfer videos which could damage PC.
    2. Ribbon cable that connects the camera to the board is fragile
    3. The sd card locking mechanism sometimes pops open from an impact.
    4. Has no protection from shock in an impact.

    Recommendations:
    1. Add a resistor to prevent feedback from battery voltage to USB port
    2. Make insulation on ribbon cable slightly thicker to make it more durable
    3. Sd card licking mechanism should be redesigned so that there's no chance of ejection in a crash
    4. Add rubber grommets in the mounting holes to help resist shock from a crash- see how Raceflight and others have done their flight controllers
    5. Possibly integrate a vtx in the system to take it to the next level
    6. Do away with the 4.3 voltage for power because 5 volts is the most commonly used.
    7. Possibly use epoxy on fragile components on the board to prevent breaking off in a crash.

    Conclusion:
    A economic alternative to using separate FPV and HD cameras with the bonus of weight savings. Ease of use with exceptional video quality especially in low light. Easily mountable with the flight controller. A great camera that is sure to satisfy for the mini quad enthusiast. Although there where a few issues and a little latency(you get used to it since it's very little) , the sd card licking mechanism and the power feedback, you won't be disappointed in this camera.

  16. Great idea! too bad its JUNK 1 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Jul 2017

    Right out of the box, this thing gave me trouble. my power button didn't work, and I had trouble getting it to boot up at all.

    that's right folks, I get the "Red LED flicker of DOOM"...

    I have tried running this from the 3amp BEC on the betaflight F3 board, and I have tried from a seperate 3amp BEC, as well as a 2amp usb charger. Sometimes it boots, usually it does not.

    in the few times I WAS able to get it to boot up (and record automatically) I could NOT stop and end a recording without unplugging.

    The last time I was able to get it to boot up, I flew for about 30 seconds before the video froze and I crashed, destroying two brand new motors. Rest assured, I will NOT be running this one in my quad anymore...

    I have uploaded a video of the issue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzxYetkfWQo

    and here is a rant thread on rcgroups.com where soo many people are having similar problems.

    this is the third runcam product I have bought that has failed me. TWO runcam Owls, and now this... you would think I would have learned by now!!!

    MORE:
    I like the formfactor of this. using an all in one (FC with PDB) frees up that extra 3/8" of stack height so this can fit, and mounting the cam where the FPV camera normally goes is just gravy.

    The ability to control the camera function from the flight controller over UART is great. (Ports tab, Peripherals, in cleanflight and betaflight 3.2) - The implementation could use some work, but at least its something.

    The sd card slot is annoying, but not a deal breaker. the USB interface takes a few minutes to transfer the files, but its not much slower than reading directly from the card.

    The screws that hold the cam to the "swivel frame thing" are too big, they should have a smaller diameter head, or be countersunk. basically, they don't fit in the recesses they are supposed to fit in, so they stick out too far and make mounting it to the quad difficult and insecure.

    The ribbon cable is a bad idea, because the connector can pop open in a crash, and then work itself loose in the middle of a later flight. damage to the cable requires replacement, repairs are not an option.

    The video quality is so much better than DVR from the feed, but the ultra wide angle image of the HD feed is going to show props. nothing we can do about that other than mounting it on top like a gopro, or changing the lens out for a narrower FOV type.

    Yikes! I have written a novel here!

    In closing, the split is a really cool idea. However, the quality of the product is hugely disappointing. I hope that RunCam makes good on their warranty.. -and replaces it with a runcam split 2?

  17. really like this camera, buy it freezes in mid fight 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Jul 2017

    Yes, it looks like perfect camera if you do not doing some serious work. Fort that exact reason it perfect for me. As i destroyed my runcam 3 in couple of weeks. But issue i have is camera Just stops working in mid flight on my miniquad. Still thinking to buy another one, but scared...

  18. RunCam Split IS the GoPro killer 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Jul 2017

    I Recently purchased the RunCam Split and the video from the DVR is Very smooth and clear, I'm comparing flight video to my GoPro session and Loving it. Less "fish eye" effect on the recording as well. The FPV feed is also as clear, if not better, than my previous FPV camera (Lumeniere with GoPro lens) and the FPV latency has improved. For the price offered on the Split, it's a no-brainer to have dual functionality of FPV and HD flight recording without the added weight and wind resistance of a second camera. Easy to install, lightweight, and Well worth the money. You can't go wrong with this camera.

  19. Fragle sd carf slot 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Jul 2017

    Excellent product, just be careful pitting an sd card in, I broke mine before I got to use it more than once.

  20. Great step in the right direction! 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Jul 2017

    Very happy with my RunCam split after the couple weeks I've had it. The video quality is great. The SD Card slot, not so happy with..the full screen warning about a full SD Card might have been fixed...but any pressure on the card and it loses contact, you still get a full screen 'No SD Card' warning.. Wishing there was a little better documentation describing the bat+/- connector and its use, would love to be able to configure the location of the OSD elements as they're right on top of my IRC OSD for my Vortex 150..which can't be moved. The sticker on the board peeled back and took the top of the beeper with it, so now I have no beeper...over all tho, I love it!

  21. Amazing camera for miniquads and micros 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Jul 2017

    I was pleasantly surprised the the quality of the Runcam Split - for me, it performed very well as both an FPV camera and an HD camera.

    Even though it is a CMOS camera the latency and light processing was good - the image was nice and bright, and I could see plenty of detail in the goggles.

    The HD footage was good too. At 1080p and 60 fps, it records smooth, jello free video even on a slightly noisy copter. If you can tune your copter very well, you will have super smooth video!

    In depth review: http://fpvfrenzy.com/runcam-split-review/

    Video comparison against Runcam 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYeBnNjR1tc

  22. It fits! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Jul 2017

    It a great FPV and HD camera in one. Removing the need to strap on a GoPro to the top of your drone, increasing the GC.

    See my HD Footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5VEuaKOhTE&t=83s

  23. Split FPV 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Jul 2017

    I liked everything about the Split except the micro card interface. I mounted the board in a stack with a Kiss AI1 and then cant open the door. The micro card should be a push and lock.

  24. split is awesome 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Jul 2017

    Product works perfectly camras monting a chalange but apart from that great product

  25. Revolution! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Jul 2017

    FPV cam with very small latency and FullHD 60fps cam in one. Great idea, awesome execution.

  26. Product offers many mounting options 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Jul 2017

    Two piece design provides many camera placement and mounting options especially when used with the longer cable between the camera and control board. Would like to have a remote connection and mounting option for control push buttons or (better yet) integrated WiFi. The current optional wifi board works well, but would be better if integrated into the main board. On my Runcam 2 and Runcam 3 I use the WiFi a lot, but with the Runcam Split I only use the WiFi for set up as leaving the add on WiFi during flight just doesn't work.

  27. Product offers many mounting options 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Jul 2017

    Two piece design provides many camera placement and mounting options especially when used with the longer cable between the camera and control board. Would like to have a remote connection and mounting option for control push buttons or (better yet) integrated WiFi. The current optional wifi board works well, but would be better if integrated into the main board. On my Runcam 2 and Runcam 3 I use the WiFi a lot, but with the Runcam Split I only use the WiFi for set up as leaving the add on WiFi during flight just doesn't work.

  28. Perfect DWR 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Jul 2017

    This is just like Runcam Hd3 cube, excellent WDR, good quality image. one downside is what when memory card is full it shows FULL screen msg. But hope that is easy fix with firmware upgrade! Also switching from regular FPV cam to Split, if you'r fast enough you'll see some frame skipping at start of flying, but after few seconds your eye will adjust it self.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Pfn8Wh99RI

  29. this cam will change the rules... 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Jul 2017

    Esta cámara cambiará las reglas del juego... Ligera, se ve bien, graba bien, no está tan expuesta a roturas o pérdidas como una cámara de acción convencional... son todo Pros, en contra tiene varias cosas, la lente es demasiado angular, se calienta la pcb bastante, la alimentación es solo a 5V, y tiene un pequeño Lag pero casi inapreciable. Estoy seguro de que la futura Split V2 subsanará esos defectos. Runcam a abierto el camino....

  30. great picture 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Jul 2017

    Easy to work with simple great quality over 10 crashes and it sitll looks and works great

  31. mak 3" quad worth while! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Jul 2017

    Simply the best that have happened for 3" quads.
    I will most definitely be buying one or two more...

  32. Rushed to market 2 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Jul 2017

    The product is a worthy goal, with excellent HD video, but its execution brings many shortcomings.

    In my experience it turned out to be highly susceptible to noise, making my FPV camera barely legible during flight. Mounting the tiny FPV camera to get the props out of view requires it to sit where your HD cam used to. There aren't any good mounting options. This causes jello in the HD recordings due to its lightweight. When it loses power the recording is cut by a few seconds at the end. Sometimes you want to see your crashes. Not with this device. There is also a risk that connecting to the USB connector may harm your computer's USB port. (https://oscarliang.com/runcam-split-camera/)

    All in all, I'm disappointed with my purchase of it. YMMV.

  33. Game changer 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Jul 2017

    Using this on a 249 gram UAV, low latency NTSC video and very good HD recording. Be nice if it had Mavlink OSD

  34. power hog 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Jul 2017

    As you plan out your rig, please make sure that your bec can handle the current demands of this cam. It draws a lot more amps than a typical flight cam, and cannot be wired to most vtx becs. Many FC boards also do not provide enough current to power it.

  35. Great, for a v1 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Jul 2017

    Firstly this product is beautiful for the hobby. Easy to install, the cabling is flat and doesn't go in the way. After popping in the card and plugging it in, immediately started to record, beautiful quality at 60fps, not in the slightest disappointed by its primary function. So why only 4 stars? Well here's where I hope they will make v2 better. Firstly, the wifi module is great for being on the field without a laptop, but you can't use it because in no way is it possible to plug it in once installed. Secondly, once home I want to transfer my footage but to do so I have turn on my transmitter and off the video transmitter because the USB feeds power into the system, makes the buzzer scream and the vtx get hot. Please let the USB ONLY power the split module. Last of all, albeit not really preventable, the extra stack makes it very hard to make it fit into modern frames. All in all, a game changer, a beast of a product and definitely looking forward to v2 and it's improvements.

  36. Camera froze mid flight 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Jul 2017

    I was really liking this camera and flew about 10 batteries with no problems. The last flight with it, it froze mid flight leaving my quad to crash to the ground luckily not around anyone.
    Before this the camera worked and looked great, not sure why it happened, may have been a power surge. Camera will not power on anymore.

  37. Almost Perfect 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Jul 2017

    This is a really innovative camera system; it's comparable recording quality to my Mobius action camera. There are a few things that I feel should have been addressed however:

    1. No reverse voltage protection. Other reviewers have said never plug in the micro-usb to the computer while the quad is powered because it will feed power back through the usb 5v line (potentially damaging the computer). This is fixed by simply installing a diode, which I wish was already done in the design.

    2. The mounting bracket (I'm using the one that looks less square-ish) should have been a little taller and seated the camera a bit higher. When I mounted the camera bracket to the frame (RMRC Hellbender), the fastening nut prevents smooth rotation of the camera in the mount. This might be fixed by putting the flat pan head under the camera instead of the nut, but I needed a relatively flat bottom surface under the carbon fiber frame because I have a bottom mounted battery.

    There are props in view of the HD recording, and there is a bit of latency, but those are things I knew and accepted before I bought this system. All in all a great unique design that if money was no object, I would have one installed in all my quads.

  38. love the runcam 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Jul 2017

    Thanks to GoPro for starting the action cam industry. And a lot more thanks to Runcam for giving us realistic and affordable options. I'm using my cameras for fun on my Axial Yeti xl and I use the my Runcam 3 and 2 for work. I do a little research and development so I get to use the high frame rate to tell how fast some things are.
    The only thing I'm waiting for is, I want 4k. I don't need it. But, I'd like it

  39. really amazing vidro quaity 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Jul 2017

    It works so well definately worth the money

  40. First runcam split test flight 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Jul 2017

    https://youtu.be/4X31kXukZNI