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GoPro Video Monitor Cables

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GoPro Video Monitor Adapter

The GoPro Video Monitor Adapter plugs into the connector at the back of all GoPro HD Hero, Hero 2, Hero 3 and Hero 3+ cameras. The adapter provides 480i SD composite video compatible with all LCD and CRT monitors and video transmitters and receivers.

GoPro Video Monitors
Compatible with all LCD and CRT video displays

The Cam-Do video adapter for the GoPro camera converts the signal normally displayed on the GoPro LCD BacPac to a composite video signal which can be displayed on any monitor with a composite video input.

With a large display, separate from the camera, you can easily frame your image and navigate the GoPro menus to set up for a shoot.

GoPro Video Transmitters
Compatible with all video transmitters

The composite video signal can also be transmitted by any video transmitter to a compatible receiver for wireless remote viewing. Tiny video transmitters for R/C planes and quadcopters can be used in real time with no delay for FPV flying or just framing the image being captured by the GoPro camera in high definition.


Cam-Do GoPro Video Cable Features

  • Compatible with all GoPro models with a Hero Bus connector on the back.
  • Monitor will show video and menus exactly the same as the GoPro LCD BacPac.
  • Powered by the GoPro camera battery. No external power required.
  • Composite video output compatible with all LCD and CRT monitors.
  • Compatible with video transmitters and receivers for wireless viewing.
  • 480i SD format clearly shows the menu selections for easy camera setup.
  • Available without the housing for lightweight R/C plane and Quadcopter installation.
  • Standard male RCA video connector.
  • PAL and NTSC compatible video output.

The Naked PCB version is fully assembled, programmed, and ready to use. Just connect your own video cable and plug the board into the camera.

The Naked PCB with RCA version includes a short coax cable with a male RCA plug compatible with most consumer video devices.

The All Dressed version is enclosed in a custom made acrylic enclosure which fits comfortably in the GoPro extended backpacs.


GoPro Video Monitor Adapter

From $44.95

Video Adapter - Acrylic + cable59.95Add to Cart
Video Adapter - naked PCB44.95Add to Cart
Video Adapter - naked PCB+cable   49.95Add to Cart


GoPro Extended Backdoor

The video adapters (naked PCB or in the acrylic case) fit neatly in the standard GoPro waterproof extended backdoor.

The backdoor is compatible with all Hero 2 and Hero 3 housings. Please note: these are recycled GoPro backdoors. They may be scuffed or marked.

The cable can be routed through the hole usually used for the push button and waterproofed with a suitable epoxy or sealant.

Waterproof backdoor
for GoPro Accessory Compatible Housing


Frequently Asked Questions

Which models of GoPro cameras are compatible with the Video Monitor Cable?

All models of GoPro cameras equipped with a Hero bus connector on the back are compatible with the Cam-Do Video Monitor Cable. The original Hero 980 is not compatible. All other cameras including the Hero 3+ models are compatible.

Does the adapter fit in the waterproof back?

The adapter fits inside the extended BacPacs provided by GoPro with the LCD display, battery BacPac and WiFi BacPac. The cable fits through the slot in the BacPack.

Can the adapter be used underwater?

A waterproof version for underwater use with a cable leading to the surface is currently in development. We have tested it to 30 feet with a 100 foot cable and will be doing more testing before offering this new product. It will probably come with a cable, a video output plug, and optionally the possibility of powering the camera from a 12 volt source and triggering the start and stop with a remote button. If such a product is of interest, please contact us to participate in the final design decisions by telling us how it would be useful for you.

Can the camera be powered by the adapter?

The adapter has connections for 5 volt USB power to keep the camera battery charged for long usage or to power the camera without the battery when trying to minimize weight. Charging via the video board works with HD Hero and Hero 2 cameras. External power does not work with the Hero 3 cameras with the current firmware.

Connect 5.0 volts to the Vcc and GND pads as shown below.

I bought the bare board, where do I connect the video out?

Video Connection VIDEO For video out, connect a cable to the contacts at the lower right. No other connections or power supply are required.

LED An LED can be connected for visual indication of when the camera is on, or for telemetry in FPV systems, or feedback in automated control systems.

Trigger Closing a contact across the trigger connections briefly will turn on the camera. One button mode can be used to start filming. Super One Button Mode scripts can be used with Hero 3 cameras.

+5V 5 volts can be applied to charge the battery on a Hero 2 camera.

If your board is a previous revision click here to see the connection diagram.


Cam-Do products are designed for use with GOPRO® products. GOPRO® is a registered trademark of Woodman Labs, Inc. in the United States and other countries.