Hi Craig and thanks for the reply. If I used a ‘Y’ splitter cable with a suitable power supply as suggested would the Z1 keep charge? Do you know if USB/Ethernet adapters work on the Z1 at all?
My use case is to install the Z1 in a lab environment and allow developers to remotely access it. For that I’d need it to be accessible 24/7 (though only streaming for a few hours at a time) through the API and Ethernet allows a much easier connection. WiFi would be 2nd choice. Interested in your thoughts.
Connect the Z1 to a Raspberry Pi or Jetson Nano with a USB cable and allow them to ssh into Raspberry Pi to use the USB API. 11 video playlist on USB API. First video in list will give you an overview.
The Z1 streaming over Wi-Fi is motionjpeg and is limited to 1920x960 @ 8fps or 1024x512 at 30fps.
You cannot control the USB stream with the WebAPI (OSC API)
where is the stream being displayed? Do the developers need to see the stream? Is it being displayed locally on a computer with desktop sharing?
What is important for the requirement: latency, resolution, framerate.
What is the slowest framerate usable? Can you use still images? Or, does it need to be a stream?
If they can use still images, then connect to a Rasbperry Pi and use the WebAPI.
If they need a stream, please post again as there are different considerations.
I just wanted to inform you that I tested THETA V with FW 3.81.1, REALTEK USB208B network adapter and RTSP plugin. I don’t have yet the splitter to check the charging state but the lights are on and the camera streams successfully. The latency is terrible, about 2sec,
A question: that USB 2.0 adapter on the image as an output has micro usb plug, while at the OTG Y cable according to the note, into female micro USB a power is plugged and not the “data” output of the adapter? I’m a bit confused…
I did lot of tests with Z1 and charging while streaming and only an USB 3.0 cable was able to increase battery charge while streaming, with any other cable type the battery level was going slowly but down…
All above accessories should be available with USB C, but it was reported as not working anymore, right?