Using the Garmin VIRB 360 HDMI port

The micro-HDMI cables turned up so I was finally able to try out the Garmin VIRB 360 HDMI port. The photo above shows the result although it is a photo from the screen of a 4k monitor and there is a bit of reflection – the real quality is much better than this. The stitching really isn’t noticeable in this 3840 x 2160 video sample and it seems like the HDMI output is going to be perfect for my projects. The VIRB Mobile app makes it pretty easy to set up and control the camera which is very handy.

One thing that is noticeable unless the camera is modified is the door that covers the HDMI port!

Without this high tech modification, the spring on the door ensures that the door is in the frame.

Another thing that is a shame is that you cannot connect a USB cable to power the camera at the same time as an HDMI cable. However, Garmin do have a powered tripod mount that would solve this problem. I guess there is going to be one of those in my future. Also in my future is a different tripod system so you can’t see it as clearly as in the first photo!

Next step is to get it working with the Blackmagic video capture card.

4 thoughts on “Using the Garmin VIRB 360 HDMI port”

  1. Hey!
    I have a few questions about this topic if you don’t mind.
    So I’m about to buy this camera. I would like to stream 360˙ from inside a car. For that I would use the HDMI output that would be connected to a RF transmitter. The receiver would be connected to a computer with a capture card of course. Is there any chance that I’ll be able to use the VIRB’s software to live edit the video? Or is there any other solutions for this problem that you recommend? GARMIN’s software also has got some really good g-metrix data graphics that would be nice to put on a live video.
    Thanks in advance!
    Balázs Képes

  2. So is the camera connected directly to your computer to stream or are you going through the mobile app? Also does it require a video capture card or can it go micro-hdmi to usb? I am looking at getting this camera be need it to stream directly to a linux computer. Thanks for the info!

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