Qualcomm Flight RB5 Streamer
Table of contents
rb5-streamer enables RTSP video streaming from the Hi-res camera to a ground station.
|3||Front Hi-res||FPV (front)||IMX214||4208x3120 (4k), Bayer RGGB 10bit, 30 FPS|
In summary, this is what’s happening:
Image Sensor --> Kernel --> CameraX/GST --> rb5-streamer --> RTSP stream sending frames --> Video stream viewer e.g. (VLC)
How to Build and Install
If you have a
Qualcomm Flight RB5, it comes pre-loaded with the software and there’s no need to re-install unless you want to. If you want to see the source, build and tweak it, the repo is COMING-SOON.
How to Use
Configure to Run on Bootup
rb5-streamer package installs with a configuration script. You can run the following after you adb onto the target.
- adb onto target
adb shell sh-4.4#
- Enable the Hi-res camera to start streaming on bootup and start streaming by running
sh-4.4# rb5-streamer-configure factory_enable
- Disable the Hi-res camera from streaming on bootup and stop streaming by running
sh-4.4# rb5-streamer-configure factory_disable
View Service Status
sh-4.4# systemctl status rb5-streamer ● rb5-streamer.service - "rb5-streamer" Loaded: loaded (/usr/bin/rb5-streamer; indirect; vendor preset: enabled) Active: active (running) since Mon 2021-07-26 16:28:00 UTC; 15s ago Jul 26 16:28:00 qrb5165-rb5 systemd: Started "rb5-streamer". Jul 26 16:28:00 qrb5165-rb5 rb5-streamer: gbm_create_device(156) Jul 26 16:28:00 qrb5165-rb5 rb5-streamer: stream ready at rtsp://127.0.0.1:8554/test
View output stream
The output video stream can be viewed using a number of clients e.g. (VLC, QGroundControl, FFPlay).
Simply point your client to the following url:
HOST_IP is the IP address of your
Qualcomm Flight RB5.