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HDMI to CSI Adapter

HDMI To CSI Adapter For Raspberry Pi Series, [email protected] Support





This is an HDMI to CSI camera port adapter designed for Raspberry Pi with up to [email protected] support from HDMI input, backward compatible. It allows you to use HDMI cameras just as the standard Raspberry Pi CSI cameras, all versions of Raspberry Pi series boards are supported.


  • Controller: TC358743XBG
  • Input signal:
  • Output signal:
    • Video: 2 lanes MIP CSI-2
    • Audio: I2S audio output, LPCM format
  • OS: Raspberry Pi OS
  • Working voltage: 3.3V
  • Working temperature: -30° ~ 70°C



Connect the FPC cable of Raspberry Pi to the CSI interface of Raspberry Pi. The CSI interface of Pi 2B, 3B, 3B+ is located between the LAN port and HDMI port. The CSI interface of Pi 4 is placed between the HDMI1 interface and the audio jack. If you use Pi zero, the CSI interface is beside the Power port. Here is the diagram of Pi 4. 4B
Note that the silver side (metal side) should be toward the HDMI interface. Release the black buckle, align the FPC cable and insert it tightly, then close the black buckle.


To use the audio, you need to jumper wire the following gpio to the I2S pins of the Raspberry Pi board.

HDMI to CSI Raspberry Pi

Software Setup

Method 1. Enable Lagence camera

  • Open Raspberry Pi terminal and update
sudo apt-get update
  • Enable Legacy camera
sudo raspi-config
  • Choose Interface Options -> Legacy Camera Enable -> Yes
  • Reboot
 sudo reboot
  • Test the adapter with the following command
sudo raspivid -t 0

Methord 2: Use V4l2

  • Add the following line to /boot/config.txt file
for Pi3, Pi 4 or Pi zero
For CM4
  • If you need to use audio function, please add the following line as well (optional)
  • Add the following content to /boot/cmdline.txt (Note that do not append new line to the file, just add it)
  • Download the scirpt to Raspberry Pi and install it.
wget https://www.waveshare.com/w/upload/8/89/TC358743-Driver.zip
cd ~/TC358743-Driver
sudo sh set_edit.sh
  • Rebot the Pi
sudo reboot
  • Test the video (yavta)
cd ~/TC358743-Driver/yavta/yavta/
./yavta --capture=1000 -n 3 --encode-to=file.h264 -f UYVY –m -T /dev/video0
The codes will capture 100 famerates and save to file.h264 file, you can use vlc tool to play the file
  • Test the video (gstreamer)
    • Install the tool
    sudo apt install gstreamer1.0-tools -y
    • Recording
    gst-launch-1.0 -vvv v4l2src ! "video/x-raw,framerate=30/1,format=UYVY" ! v4l2h264enc extra-controls="controls,h264_profile=4,h264_level=13,video_bitrate=256000;" ! "video/x-h264,profile=high, level=(string)4.2" ! h264parse ! queue ! matroskamux name=mux ! filesink location=file.mkv
  • Test audio (gstreamer)
    • Check the audio devices with arecord -l command.
**** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
card 2: tc358743 [tc358743], device 0: bcm2835-i2s-dir-hifi dir-hifi-0
[bcm2835-i2s-dir-hifi dir-hifi-0]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 
Note: The card 2 is the ID of the soundcard
  • Record the audio and save it as wav file
arecord -D hw:2 -d 25 -f cd test1.wav


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