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Preview live video data from Parrot drone FPV camera

Add-On Required: This feature requires the MATLAB Support Package for Parrot Drones add-on.



preview(cameraObj) creates a preview window that displays live video data from a Parrot® drone FPV camera object, represented as cameraObj. The preview window also displays the camera URL, resolution, frame rate, and timestamp.


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Connect to a Parrot Mambo FPV drone over a wireless network.

parrotObj = parrot('Mambo');

Connect to the FPV camera

cameraObj = camera(parrotObj,'FPV');

Start video streaming from the FPV camera


The preview window opens and displays live video stream from your camera. The banner of the preview window shows the camera URL. The lower portion of the window shows the timestamp in seconds, resolution, and frame rate in frames per second.

You can use the snapshot function to acquire images from the video stream.

Input Arguments

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Parrot drone camera connection object, specified as a camera object.

Version History

Introduced in R2019a

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