Reverse Camera - Experts please help


liamstears

CarAudio.com Newbie
Jan 21, 2020
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Kent/UK
Trying to do what I thought would be simple has turned out to not be so simple

Got a Ford Fiesta that had standard genuine reverse camera installed and a head unit with maps etc

In my quest to upgrade all the car audio I decided to go with an Android head unit

Using a standard aftermarket reverse camera on the Android head unit gives me an amazing picture, using the genuine/OEM camera though I get random artefacts and distortion which I find odd

I thought maybe it's a NTSC/PAL issue but turns out both cameras output NTSC so it must be something else

Anyone have any ideas? I'm quite skilled with a soldering iron and open to any options...

I've attached an image which shows some of the distortion along the top lines...

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liamstears

CarAudio.com Newbie
Jan 21, 2020
2
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Kent/UK
I have tried adding extra grounds etc to no avail, thinking about it though I do remember having an issue when installing the camera on the factory headunit, the camera has 3 pins for video, it has a positive and ground like a normal rca but also has an extra shield, I know when installing it on the factory headunit it didn't look right without the extra shield installed but doesn't matter what I do with that shield on the Android unit my results are still as you see in the picture...
 

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