Seagull #REC – let’s get it running !

Below you will find support for Seagull #REC.

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Setting up Seagull #REC could not be easier!
Simply select the channels that #REC is connected to, and trim the LOW/HIGH values for those channels, until the desired modes are met – refer to the table below:

Example with Seagull #REC using Zoom and AF-T / Video record on channel 6 and 7 on a transmitter:

REC transmitter

Connect the servo cable by following the colored polarity markings on Seagull #REC and connect the other end of the servo cable to your Receiver / Flight Controller, with the correct polarity.

Please refer to the manual of your specific R/C radio system or Flight Controller to find out more about how to connect accessories and which ports to utilize.

NOTE: To be able to wake the camera from a “Powered Off” state, Seagull #REC needs to be powered also by the input pins.

Pixhawk users – ensure that the input rail is powered by BEC or other power source ranging between min. 3.8 – 16 volts max in order for #REC to function properly.

Voltage: 3.8 – 16 volts ( 5 volts recommended – do NOT exceed 16 volts !! )
Current: 200mA max ( when STATE LED is Solid ON – varies when Fading )
Input signal: Standard R/C PWM between 1000 – 2000μS

REC_RX

REC_FC

If you wish to trigger Seagull #REC from a Flight Controller, setting it up in Mission Planner is also straight forward. Start Mission Planner and follow the steps below.

Click on INITIAL SETUP >> OPTIONAL HARDWARE >> CAMERA GIMBAL

“SHUTTER” – in the drop down list, chose the channel that Seagull #REC’s channel 1 is connected to.

“PUSHED” – Set the “Value” for the desired trigger mode (AF-T or IS-T see table below)

 

“NOT PUSHED” – Set the value “1500” ( Neutral state – see table above )

“DURATION” – Set the value “1” for AF-T mode or “10” for IS-T mode

(values may vary depending on how long it takes for your specific camera model and lens configuration to lock focus. Try increasing or decreasing the values to find the sweet spot where the camera can keep up with the duration time that the shutter is held pushed/triggered for)

 

Example from Mission Planner:

To determine what state Seagull #REC is currently in – simply read the output of the “STATE LED” and match it with the “Action” in the table below.

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The following table shows the STATE LED readout for the different states / modes:

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