The RedEdge camera is designed for quick and easy integration into just about any platform. However, for more control, you can talk to the RedEdge by serial port, Ethernet, or WiFi.
API documentation indicates what camera firmware versions it is compatible with. We'll always do our best to not break anything with new releases, but sometimes new features may be released that were not present in older software versions, so it is always best to check your firmware version and note the relevant sections. Of course, you can always upgrade your camera to the latest firmware! Log on to MicaSense Atlas or contact us for the latest.
Don't know what version you have? Connect to the camera WiFi, and you can read the version from the bottom of the 'config' page.
RedEdge and Altum have different versioning numbers. The version numbers provided in these documents are only applicable to RedEdge versions. However, the table below shows which RedEdge API versions are compatible with which Altum versions.
|Altum Versions||Compatible RedEdge API Version|
The HTTP API is the most powerful way to interface to the RedEdge. You can use this API using either the Ethernet connector or the WiFi access point.
The Serial API provides a MAVLink interface to the RedEdge. You can use this API by connecting your MAVLink-capable system to the host serial port on the camera.
python mavlink_serial.py --device /dev/ttyUSB0 --baud 57600
sudo python expandable_storage.py
python gps_image_insert.py create_image_location_file --input_path raw_flight_date_events.pos --output_path image_location.csv