Making a cable between GoPro Hero3 and ImmersionRC video sender

Do you want to connect your GoPro Hero3 to the ImmersionRC video sender to transfer audio/video and power the GoPro externally through the Immersion?  You can easily build your own cable for this.  We are using the Ridax 10-pin mini USB connector with a small integrated PCB together with the ImmersionRC wire option available in the above link (the cable we make here can be ordered ready made from the above link at US$ 19,98 as well, but if you want to save $10 by some easy soldering, follow this guide).

Important note!  These instructions are only valid for the Immersion RC video transmitter unless you are positive that your device has the same pin configuration and has a +5V DC regulated power output.  Connecting this cable to any other device might burn the devide or your camera.  For instructions on building a cable for the HobbyKing/Boscom TS35x transmitters, see our post at http://chargeconverter.com/blog/?p=175

Here is the connector with the small PCB.  At this side of the PCB you have connections for +5V power and ground.

Here is the connector with the small PCB. At this side of the PCB you have connections for +5V power and ground.

First solder the black ground wire to the PCB to the pad marked GND

First solder the black ground wire to the PCB to the pad marked GND

 

Solder the red power cable to the pad marked with PWR as in the picture above.

Solder the red power cable to the pad marked with PWR as in the picture above.

Turn the connector upside down and solder the white audio cable to the pad marked A.

Turn the connector upside down and solder the white audio cable to the pad marked A.

 

Solder the yellow video wire to the pad marked V.

Solder the yellow video wire to the pad marked V.

Put the connector into cover half with the tabs and arrange it and the wires so the wires exits correctly.

Put the connector into the cover half with tabs and arrange it and the wires so the wires exits correctly.

Remove the connector from the cover and put some hot glue (or similar) into the empty cover and put the connector back again.

Remove the connector from the cover and put some hot glue (or similar) into the empty cover and put the connector back again.

Put some hot glue over the PCB and the wires to fixate the wires and then close the connector cover.

Put some hot glue over the PCB and the wires to fixate the wires and then close the connector cover.

 

Cable between the GoPro Hero3 and ImmersionRC video sender/transmitter

Cable between the GoPro Hero3 and ImmersionRC video sender/transmitter.  If your cable has wires with other colours, just look at the connector to the left to see which wire that corresponds to the colours mentioned in this documentation.

The GoPro outputs mono sound, so sound is only wired to the left channel of the ImmersionRC transmitter.  If you want (the same) sound in both right and left channel you can just bridge (short) the left and right channels with each other.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Responses to Making a cable between GoPro Hero3 and ImmersionRC video sender

  1. Alejandro says:

    HI
    I would need to connect my go pro to a 100 feet wire to make videos underwater while being watched on a Tv on the surface , can anybody help me ? Any ideas ??
    Thanks
    ALEJANDRO

    • Krzysztof says:

      Helo, Alejandro
      at my site I have solution to send Video from underwater.

      criso.webd.pl/sb1en

  2. Antoine says:

    Hi , do you have anything to do to activate or set up correctly the live out ?
    I got this : http://www.chargeconverter.com/store/usbpcb
    I wired it properly afaik and it works, I get the output of the gopro, but after some time, the gopro outputs a black screen with a yellow exclamation mark like this : http://www.strategies360.com/blog/wp…ation_mark.gif
    And it says “usb connected camera files accessible”. for 3-4 seconds
    Then it continues streaming, and after a few seconds the gopro shuts downs.

    Any idea in why the hell it does that?

  3. Tony YnotMotorSports says:

    Can anyone send the pin out connectors on the back busport of the HD3 Gopro cameras

    I need to know the data pinouts on it i got a cable that works with the hd2 but wont work with the hd3 any help please Thanks Tony

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