Now with the DJI Digital First Person Viewing (FPV) Transmission System pairing live-streaming video is with a set of Ultra-low-Latency Goggles. Well, they are there for targeting the growing field of drone racing, along with videographers wanting a higher frame-rate from their footage. On the other hand the system assures digital quality with latency to compete with traditional analog streaming systems. This means a crystal clear display, minimal lag, anti-inference reliability and range of up to 2.5 miles.
Drone racers just got a major viewing upgrade. Aerial imaging company DJI has launched its digital first person viewing (FPV) transmission system, which boats the first low latency HD video transmission signal.
DJI Ultra-low-Latency Goggles
While, talking about its technical aspects, its specs could rival an analog system. These goggles are with a low end-to-end latency of 28 milliseconds and 720p footage at 120fps. On the other hand, FPV goggles using a micro SD card, record on both the FPV camera attached to the drone as well. Thus, racers can capture video content on the FPV camera in 1080p at 60 fps or 720p at 120 fps, while the FPV goggles can record 720p at 60 fps. After that it can be instantly played back for quick review.
Other than this, the camera offers three modes, racing, standard and LED for low light. The first one is the Racing mode; this mode is the default for races. It is with a superior saturation rate so that brightly-colored objects, obstacles in the course that need to be avoided and can be more readily identified. Other than this, the Standard mode is more focused on content capture, with more of the original details. Last but not least, the LED mode increase color saturation and reduces image noise for low-light settings. There’s a 150-degree ultra-wide-angle lens.
The light transmits to eight 5.8GHz frequency channels, allowing up to eight drones to fly simultaneously under one system. The kit is neatly packaged into a simple setup involving FPV goggles, an FPV air unit transmission module, an FPV remote controller and an FPV camera.
On the top of that it’s all ready to go out of the box. This is so far the only digital transmission tech on the market that performs at the same level as analog, so it definitely marks a new standard for drone FPV.
For the pricing and gears details, it’ll be offered in two bundles, the cheapest being the FPV Experience Combo, at $819.It is equipped with the FPV Goggles, two FPV Camera and Air Units, and all the required cables and antennas. While, a $929 FPV Fly More Combo will come with the FPV Goggles, Air Unit, FPV Camera, and Remote controller, together with the cables and antennas.