We are proud to introduce our alpha version of QGroundControl with support for multiple video streams. You can download the latest release of our software in our github release page and be sure to also check out our blog post for more info, both are linked below.
We also plan to make a full release as soon as we can. The major changes we plan on making to the current project before then are:
Adding support for more streaming types
Merging into the main window instead of utilizing a separate video context
And improving QGroundControl’s internal video managing system to better work with ours
Your feedback is much appreciated, so be sure to check it out!
EDIT: As of December of 2021 we have broken out of the alpha stage and released our official version of DWE QGroundControl. The guide is now available on our docs. The post for the official release is linked below.
Multiple cameras can now be streamed at once using the ArduSub companion BETA software, with little additional configuration required. Also, the exploreHD is now plug and play with the companion software with no drivers necessary.
The installation instructions for the companion BETA software can be found here and more streams can be added according to their documentation.
Feel free to reply with any additional questions or concerns!
I would like to add that there may be a limitation in many cameras can be streamed using the H264 camera from Blue Robotics due to bitrate limitations. Our camera offers 2 different firmware, one optimized for best quality and the other optimized for streaming. If you are streaming 3 cameras at once, some of the cameras may need to be running at the lower bandwidth version of our camera firmware. Luckily, this is easy to adjust on our site:
I was wondering if there is an option to only show active cameras on the additional window?
I only plan to have one extra camera at the moment, but there is still 2 black screens.
A possibility to have the one extra camera full screen would be great for multiple screen setups.