Since 1996, Hi Cam has been involved in the field of UAVs, operating a range of platforms, advising clients, and supplying video solutions.
UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) are enjoying an explosion of interest and investment.
They range from toy planes with cameras, to multi-million dollar satellite-guided flying robots.
In 2001, Hi Cam released the world's first 4.8V CCD-based high-power micro video system designed specifically for aerial applications.
It was called the Micro 100, and was followed by the Pro 100. We drew on our years of experience with these products to develop the highly successful Pro X2 in 2005, which has now evolved into the new MV500, shown at right.
Hi Cam systems have been operating in 30 countries, operating on blimps, helicopters, planes, rockets, gliders, balloons, kites, live birds, and research UAVs around the world.
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Color CCD cameras at bargain prices!
Why so cheap? These items find their way into our stock for various reasons. They're not part of our normal range, so we liquidate them.
DIVERSITY RECEIVERS - Now Shipping !
Improve reception and get rid of flashes caused by signal reflections. The YellowJacket uses dual receivers and chooses the best picture every frame. Amazing results! See photo at left.
Compatible with Hi Cam transmitters. Plenty in stock, ready to send the same day we receive payment. $379.95. Get one now !
UAV OUTBACK CHALLENGE
Congratulations to Mueller College for twice winning the $10,000 for this annual event. They used a Hi Cam system to win both the 2007 and 2008 Airborne Delivery Challenges.
We maintain and regularly update the Links page, so you can see the latest happenings in this field.
MV500 - Now Shipping !
The new MV500, shown above, is the latest 2.4GHz video transmitter from Hi Cam.
- Tiny size, yet powerful 500mW
- Strong, thick-walled casing
- Built-in JR sockets for reliability
- Takes ordinary 4.8V batteries
- Converter available for LiPos
- Our cameras & mics plug straight in
- They receive power automatically
- RCA adaptor for any other cameras
- Get a live preview from your digicam
- Optional DuoCAM: switch 2 cameras
- Optional tiny mic with wind sock
- Compatible with Diversity receiver
- Interchangeable antenna
- Channel switch at rear
- Reliability backed by 1 year warranty
The basic kit includes the MV500 transmitter, antenna for transmitter, receiver, high gain 8dBi patch antenna, a/v cable, and 12V transformer for the receiver, instruction manual and 1 year warranty. Price is $395.
Click here to get one now !
Note: This transmitter is not recommended if your remote control is 2.4GHz, due to insterference issues. Otherwise, it's a good choice, and compared to 5.8GHz transmitters, will give you more range and better penetration of light obstacles like leaves.
Hi Cam developed the two video systems installed in the Queen's Baton, shown at left.
At Buckingham Palace on 14 March 2005, in front of a giant screen to show live video from the baton, the Queen handed the baton to Elle Macpherson and Cathy Freeman, the first of thousands of runners to carry the baton around the world. Click to see photo.
It reached Melbourne on 15 March 2006 for the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.
Here it was handed to the Queen, with an estimated viewing audience of 1.5 billion people worldwide.
Video of PM's comments: baton.mpg