Welcome to OpenHD, the premier open-source digital FPV ecosystem designed to elevate your RC experience. Whether you're into drones, remote-controlled vehicles, or aerial exploration, OpenHD has you covered.
Everything about the OpenHD software stack is open source and freely available on GitHub. Want to change something? Do it.
OpenHD works with a wide range of hardware. Check out the wiki to learn what’s needed to get started.
OpenHD uses standard 2.4GHz, 5.8GHz and 6GHz(soon) WiFi adapters in a special broadcast mode. This makes ranges of up to 100km possible.
OpenHD features one of the most powerful graphical on screen displays available for FPV applications. Give it a try yourself!
OpenHD is a suite of software designed for long-range video transmission, telemetry, and RC control. While we originally designed it with hobbyist drones in mind, it can be adapted to a wide range of other applications as well.
We are an open-source project that has been collaboratively developed by a dedicated group of passionate developers who generously contribute their time and expertise. It also benefits from a large and supportive community of contributors.
What Makes OpenHD so great
OpenHD is an exceptionally versatile system, adaptable to a wide array of platforms and diverse hardware configurations. Tailored with a strong focus on the FPV hobbyist community, OpenHD remains responsive to valuable feedback from its extensive user base. Its remarkable modularity and user-friendly design render OpenHD an invaluable software solution across various applications, including education, research, and the everyday use of FPV enthusiasts.
OpenHD's groundbreaking transmission system empowers users to achieve remarkable signal ranges. Distances exceeding 50 kilometers are readily attainable with well-optimized configurations.
OpenHD offers extensive support for a variety of cameras and image sensors, creating intriguing opportunities for exploration in areas such as low-light sensitivity, HDR capabilities, and the integration of thermal and global shutter sensors.
With its dedicated hardware team, OpenHD presents an exclusive avenue for crafting tailored hardware solutions that cater to the specific requirements of FPV enthusiasts, such as the upcoming X20 VTX, which will soon be released.
OpenHD's distinctive approach to settings management enables seamless adjustments without the need for system reboots. This flexibility empowers users to manually set exposure as the sun sets and dynamically fine-tune the balance between range and quality. And much more.
"In pursuit of optimal hardware utilization, OpenHD pioneers custom drivers and kernels, unlocking capabilities beyond standard drivers. This includes enabling all available channels, integrating new cameras,showing exact channel usage and reducing decode latency.
Our diverse business partnerships enable developers to pre-test hardware for usability and advantages, benefiting our user community. These collaborations also drive the creation of custom cameras and carrier boards and much more, tailored to community needs.
Here you can find the most important OpenHD Downloads. We recommend just downloading the OpenHD ImageWriter, which can internally Download all the listed files here, and let's you easily configure OpenHD.
The OpenHD ImageWriter is a software tool that makes it easy to install and configure OpenHD. It lets you choose and download all Images within itself, configure OpenHD, and write everything to a SD or USB-Stick. This simplifies the setup process for OpenHD.
At OpenHD, we are proud to be a non-profit organization dedicated to making FPV (First-Person View) accessible to everyone. Our mission is made possible through a combination of generous donations and strategic partnerships with reputable companies.