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Cosmostreamer DIYDJI Pocket 2

Hardware

Raspberry Pi 4B may be used for both USB and Wi-Fi connection to DJI Pocket 2

Raspberry Pi 3A+ may be used only for USB connection to DJI Pocket 2

Raspberry Pi 4B
  • Two micro-HDMI outs
  • Analog video out (CVBS, TV-out) in 3.5 mini-jack
  • Wi-Fi 2.4/5 GHz
  • Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbit/s
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports + 2 USB 3.0 ports
  • 1 USB-C port
  • Telemetry OSD on HDMI over video is NOT available.

It's good for clean video HDMI output, for local/internet streaming, for controlling DJI Pocket 2 camera from USB joysticks/gamepads or from keyboard/mouse in client application.
It's not good for DJI Pocket 2 remote control for operator with HDMI monitoring, because HDMI shows only clean video, no recording state, no image values.

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Raspberry Pi 3A+
  • Full-size HDMI out
  • Analog video out (CVBS, TV-out) in 3.5 mini-jack
  • Wi-Fi 2.4/5 GHz
  • No Ethernet!
  • 1 USB 2.0 port
  • 1 micro-USB port for power
  • Telemetry OSD on HDMI over video is available (optional)

It's good for remote controlled DJI Pocket 2 camera with HDMI video sender and video display for operator, mostly for using with cable cams, pole cams, etc. In another words, if operator controls camera with any standard RC system (for RC planes/drones/cars) and want to see current status on HDMI - camera image values, recording state, etc.
It's not good for local/internet streaming use cases, because Raspberry Pi 3A+ has only Wi-Fi, no Ethernet port.

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Installing the firmware

  • Step 1
    Get a blank microSD card of 8GB or larger. Insert the microSD card into the card reader
  • Step 2
    Download ZIP-archive with firmware content
  • Step 3
    Extract .img file from downloaded ZIP archive
  • Step 4
    Use Win32DiskImager on Windows or Balena Etcher on Mac and write .img file on microSD card
  • Step 5
    Insert the microSD card into the Raspberry Pi
  • Step 6
    If you have a monitor or a TV with HDMI input - plug it to the Raspberry Pi HDMI port. For Raspberry Pi 4B use HDMI0 port (nearest to USB-C port)
  • Step 7
    Plug a standard USB power supply or powerbank to the Raspberry Pi. Pi must start booting. A couple of reboots may be during the first boot process
  • Step 8
    When a booting is finished you will see a QR image on HDMI display

Raspberry Pi power

All Raspberry Pi models has an own power scheme. Raspberry Pi may be powered from standard power input - micro-USB or USB-C port (RPI4B only), from GPIO, from PoE.

RPI4B only: when USB-C is busy for camera connection - need to power RPI from GPIO or with PoE.

 

Network connection

  • Step 1
    • For Ethernet connection from PC to Raspberry Pi
      Only for Raspberry Pi versions with Ethernet port. Connect Ethernet cable to the Raspberry Pi Ethernet port at one side and home router or PC/Mac Ethernet port on another side
    • For Wi-Fi connection from PC to Raspberry Pi
      Connect your PC/Mac to Wi-Fi network cosmostreamer, password 1234512345
  • Step 2
    Download, install and run CosmoViewerNG application. For Windows, for Mac
  • Step 3
    The Cosmostreamer device should be detected and displayed in the CosmoViewerNG device list.
  • Step 4
    Also you could open Cosmostreamer web admin page in browser

Firmware update

When i fixing a bugs or adding some new functions - i publish a firmware update file. It's a small archive with software. Not needed to install a full microSD image, need just to install update file in web interface or in CosmoViewerNG application.

 

  • Step 1
    Run CosmoViewerNG for Win or for Mac (or web admin page) and open device settings, chapter "System"
  • Step 2
    Download the Latest firmware update file
  • Step 3
    Choose downloaded update file (with .csuf extension) in "Firmware update" field and press "Upload file" button.
  • Step 4
    Raspberry Pi must goes to reboot automatically after update installed

Changing camera type

  • Step 1
    Open device settings in CosmoViewerNG application or in web interface, chapter "Info". Choose camera type "DJI Pocket 2 USB". Don't forget to click "Save" button.

License key

License key is a text string, unique for each device. Each camera type needs different license keys. It's possible to install multiple amount of license keys on one device and use this device for some camera types, i.e. Pocket Osmo, Pocket 2, and others. Additional licenses price is much lower.

  • Step 1
    Buy license key on a product page
  • Step 2
    Make a photo of HDMI display or screenshot of the app with a QR image and send it to me for making a license key
  • Step 3
    When you got a license key - use web interface or CosmoViewerNG application, menu "device settings" -> "License" and insert license key into field. And click "Install license" button.

Camera connection

Cosmostreamer may be connected to DJI Pocket 2 in two ways - using a USB cable or via Wi-Fi (if a Wi-Fi adapter is plugged to DJI Pocket 2).

I highly recommend using a USB connection because Wi-Fi is very unstable!

Only USB-C port on Rapberry Pi 4B may be used for DJI Pocket 2 connection via USB.

RC receiver connection

One or two RC receivers can be connected at the same time. RC1 can be PWM or PPM. RC2 can be PPM or Sbus. RC mode (PWM, PPM, SBus) can be selected in web-admin page or in CosmoViewerNG application

Applications

CosmoViewerNG is a main control application for Cosmostreamer.

 

FAQ

Q: Does object tracking work?
A: On DJI Pocket 2 object tracking works only with Wi-Fi connection from Cosmostreamer to Pocket 2 and doesn't works with USB connection

Q: Can I just unplug the power cable from the box??
A: Yes, the file system on the microSD is in read-only mode, so you can unplug the power cable without any problem

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