Category:Drones/FPV/Camera/RunCam-Swift-2

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RunCam Swift 2

Specifications

Model RunCam Swift 2
Image Sensor 1/3" SONY Super HAD II CCD
Horizontal Resolution 600TVL
Lens 2.5mm / 2.3mm / 2.1mm
Signal System PAL/NTSC
Integrated OSD YES
Integrated MIC YES
S/N Ration >60dB(AGC OFF)
Electronic Shutter Speed PAL:1/50~100,000; NTSC:1/60~100,000
AutoGain Control(AGC) YES
Back light compensation(BLC) YES
Min.illumination 0.01Lux/1.2F
WDR D-WDR
DNR 2DNR
Day/Night Color / Auto / B&W
Power DC 5 to 36V
Net weight 14g
Dimensions 28.5mm * 26mm * 26mm
Runcam-swift-2-unboxing.png

Cables & connection

Via Power Distribution Board (PDB) - recommended

Fpv-wiring-aomway-200mw-runcam-swift-2-matek-pdb.png

Direct connection to VTX

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On Screen Display (OSD)

A very convenient feature that comes with the RunCam Swift 2 is its integrated OSD feature.

OSD Menu

Menu

To enter the OSD menu, press UP during 2 seconds. You will be presented with the following screen:

┌─────────────────────────┐
│         RunCam          │
│                         │
│     1234567890ABCDEF    │
│    GHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVW    │
│    XYZabcdefghijklmn    │
│    opqrstuvwxyz.-:/@    │
│                         │
│ PILOT                ON │
│ TIMER                ON │
│ VOLTAGE              ON │
│ BASELINE            OFF │
│ DEFAULT                 │
│ EXIT                    │
│                         │
└─────────────────────────┘
Menu Possible values Description
PILOT A-Z a-z 0-9 . - : / @
  • Displays the pilot name (can be useful if you're racing with several competitors)
  • Up to 9 characters
  • To change the pilot name, use the UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT buttons to choose characters. Press ENTER to confirm.
TIMER ON/OFF Displays the timer (since camera is on) in MM:SS
VOLTAGE ON/OFF
  • Displays the lipo voltage (if VBAT+ is plugged to PDB)
  • Displays the camera voltage (if VBAT+ is plugged to PDB)
BASELINE OFF/1-9
  • Baseline (fixed horizon as dashed line)
  • 1-9 is the position of the baseline on the screen (1: top, 9: bottom)
DEFAULT - Reset to default
EXIT - Exit this menu

Layout

  • Press the UP, DOWN, LEFT or RIGHT button for 2 seconds to select an item
  • Then use the arrow buttons to move it to the appropriate location on the screen.
  • Press ENTER to confirm the position of the selected item

Runcam-swift-2-layout.png

Camera menu

Main menu

The main menu can be displayed when pressing the ENTER button during 2 seconds. Below is what the screen looks like:

┌─────────────────────────┐
│           SETUP         │
│                         │
│ CAM TITLE         OFF ↵ │
│ EXPOSURE              ↵ │
│ BACKLIGHT             ↵ │
│ WHITE BAL          ATW1 │
│ DAY & NIGHT     COLOR ↵ │
│ IMAGE ADJ             ↵ │
│ DPC                   ↵ │
│ LANGUAGE        ENGLISH │
│ RESET                 ↵ │
│ EXIT                    │
└─────────────────────────┘
Menu Possible values Description
CAM TITLE ON/OFF Display camera title (default: OFF)
EXPOSURE - Enter the EXPOSURE menu
BACKLIGHT OFF / BLC / HLC Enter the BACKLIGHT menu
WHITE BAL ATW1 / ATW2 / AWC -> SET / MANUAL: MANUAL, INDOOR, OUTDOOR Change white balance depending on the environment (set to ATW1 by default)
DAY & NIGHT AUTO / COLOR / B&W / EXT Enter the DAY & NIGHT menu. Set to COLOR by default.
IMAGE ADJ - Enter the IMAGE ADJ menu
DPC -
  • Digital Photographic Calibration (DPC): calibrates the camera
  • Before starting calibration, remember to cover the lens
  • Once ready, press ENTER to start calibration.
LANGUAGE English, Chinese Change language (default: ENGLISH)
RESET - Reset to default values
EXIT - Exit this menu

EXPOSURE menu

┌─────────────────────────┐
│         EXPOSURE        │
│                         │
│ SHUTTER            AUTO │
│ BRIGHTNESS  …|…………  050 │
│ AGC                 OFF │
│ DWDR               ON ↵ │
│ RETURN            RET ↵ │
│                         │
└─────────────────────────┘
Menu Possible values Description
SHUTTER SHUTTER (AUTO / 50-100000 / FLK) Shutter speed
BRIGHTNESS BRIGHTNESS (50 / 0-255) Brightness from 0 to 255
AGC AGC (OFF / LOW / MIDDLE / HIGH) AutoGain Control (AGC)
DWDR DWDR (ON: 63 0-63 / OFF) Digital Wide Dynamic Range (D-WDR)
RETURN - Exit this menu and return to main camera menu

BACKLIGHT menu

┌─────────────────────────┐
│           BLC           │
│                         │
│ AREA SEL          AREA1 │
│ AREA STATE           ON │
│ GAIN        …………|…  168 │
│ HEIGHT      ……|………  005 │
│ WIDTH       ……|………  005 │
│ LEFT/RIGHT  …|…………  004 │
│ TOP/BOTTOM  …|…………  004 │
│ RETURN            RET ↵ │
│                         │
└─────────────────────────┘
Menu Possible values Description
AREA SEL AREA1/AREA2
AREA STATE ON/OFF
GAIN 0-255 (default: 168)
HEIGHT 0-10 (default: 5)
WIDTH 0-9 (default: 5)
LEFT/RIGHT 0-6 (default: 4)
TOP/BOTTOM 0-10 (default: 4)
┌─────────────────────────┐
│           HLC           │
│                         │
│ LEVEL       …|…………  200 │
│ MODE            ALL DAY │
│ RETURN            RET ↵ │
│                         │
└─────────────────────────┘
Menu Possible values Description
LEVEL 0-255 (default: 200)
MODE ALL DAY / NIGHT ONLY

DAY & NIGHT menu

┌─────────────────────────┐
│        D&N AUTO         │
│                         │
│ D─►N LEVEL  ………|……  144 │
│ D─►N DELAY       3  SEC │
│ N─►D LEVEL  ……|………  112 │
│ N─►D DELAY       1  SEC │
│ RETURN            RET ↵ │
│                         │
└─────────────────────────┘
Menu Possible values Description
D─►N LEVEL 0-176 (default: 114) Day to night level
D─►N DELAY 1-30 (default: 3) Day to night delay
N─►D LEVEL 0-255 (default: 111) Night to day level
N─►D DELAY 1-30 (default: 1) Night to day delay
RETURN - Return to camera menu
┌─────────────────────────┐
│         D&N B&W         │
│                         │
│ BURST               OFF │
│ IR SMART            OFF │
│ IR LEVEL           HIGH │
│ RETURN            RET ↵ │
│                         │
└─────────────────────────┘
Menu Possible values Description
BURST OFF/ON
IR SMART OFF/ON
IR LEVEL HIGH/LOW
RETURN - Return to camera menu

IMAGE ADJ menu

┌─────────────────────────┐
│         EXPOSURE        │
│                         │
│ LENS SHAD           OFF │
│ 2DNR                OFF │
│ MIRROR              OFF │
│ FONT COLOR            ↵ │
│ CONTRAST    ………|……  110 │
│ SHARPNESS   …………|…  026 │
│ DISPLAY          USER ↵ │
│ NEG IMAGE           OFF │
│ RETURN            RET ↵ │
│                         │
└─────────────────────────┘
Menu Possible values Description
LENS SHAD OFF/ ON:22 0-255
2DNR ON/OFF
MIRROR ON/OFF
FONT COLOR - Go to font color menu
CONTRAST 110 / 0-255 Modifies the contrast. A reasonable value is around 104 to be able to face the sun while having a good contrast
SHARPNESS 26 / 0-31 Sharpness. I recommend the maximum value (031) for FPV Racing
DISPLAY CRT/LCD/USER
NEG IMAGE ON/OFF
RETURN - Return to main camera menu
┌─────────────────────────┐
│        USER ADJ.        │
│                         │
│ GAMMA              0.50 │
│ PED LEVEL   ………|……  028 │
│ COLOR GAIN  …………|…  176 │
│ RETURN            RET ↵ │
│                         │
└─────────────────────────┘
Menu Possible values Description
GAMMA 0.05-1.0 (default: 0.5)
PED LEVEL 0-63 (default: 28)
COLOR GAIN 0-255 (default: 176)
RETURN - Return to main camera menu


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