Drone racing has been gaining momentum over the last couple of years and now the biggest and most popular consumer drone maker in the world, DJI, is taking drone racing to the next level with the newly announced DJI Digital FPV system. The new DJI digital FPV is the first low-latency HD video transmission signal system to offer fully integrated control, a dynamic flying experience, and long range operation.
The DJI Digital First Person Viewing (FPV) Transmission System, is an advanced digital ecosystem which includes FPV goggles, an FPV Air Unit Transmission Module, an FPV remote controller and an FPV camera.
Together, the system offers clear 720p HD video, ultra-low end-to-end latency and long-range transmission with strong anti-interference technology packaged into a simplified setup. This breakthrough transmission technology is the next evolutionary step forward in drone racing technology and opens a world of possibilities for pilots.
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“As drone racing grows in popularity, FPV racers are looking for the next technology to keep up with their demands. The new DJI FPV System was designed using our vast experience creating aerial and ground transmission systems and offers technology truly unique to the market,” said Ferdinand Wolf, Creative Director, DJI Europe.
“As the only digital video transmission solution on the market that performs at the same level as analog, even surpassing it in some aspects, we hope to set a new standard for digital FPV.”
The DJI FPV Air Unit Module uses DJI HD Low Latency FPV Transmission technology (DJI HDL FPV Transmission) which integrates a two-way data communication mechanism to deliver integrated control over the entire system and a stable, seamless signal connection.
DJI HDL FPV offers a low end-to-end latency of 28 milliseconds, similar to high-performance analogue systems. The FPV system has a maximum transmission range of 2.5 miles while anti-interference technology brings a reliable feed to the goggles during flight.
Additionally, a “Focus Mode” narrows down the signal bitrate to the centre of the frame, counteracting any interference so that a clear image is provided even in challenging environments.
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The digital signal not only features low latency but clear, 720p footage at 120 fps for an overall enhanced flight experience, ideal for fast paced moments.
The FPV system can record on both the FPV camera attached to the drone as well as to the FPV goggles using a micro SD card. 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 which can be instantly played back for quick review.
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Fly with your friends as the DJI HDL FPV Transmission System and DJI FPV Air Unit are equipped with eight 5.8GHz frequency channels, allowing up to eight drones to fly simultaneously under one system. Each operator has an exclusive channel, reducing cross-channel interference for the optimal racing experience.
Pilots have the ability to view the camera of other racers connected through the “Audience Mode.”
The DJI FPV Camera provides three camera modes: Racing, Standard and LED Mode.
ideal for most racing situations and delivers images at a higher saturation rate to distinguish brightly-coloured objects such as course obstacles.
designed for capturing content by reducing colour loss and preserving original details.
enables racers to operate their units easily in low light settings by increasing the colour saturation and reducing image noise to help pilots efficiently keep track of their unit’s location.
Beyond racing, the DJI FPV Camera also offers exceptional filming capabilities. A 150° ultra-wide-angle lens creates a dramatic and unique perspective while the 1080p or 720p footage can easily be integrated with video captured by other imaging devices.
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Price and Availability
You can buy the DJI FPV System in two variants – either as the FPV Fly More Combo for $929 at B&H or the FPV Experience Combo for $819 at B&H.
The FPV Fly More Combo includes:
DJI FPV Goggles,
DJI FPV Camera
DJI Remote controller along with all the wires and antennas needed
The DJI FPV Experience Combo includes:
2x FPV Camera
Air Units along with all the necessary wires and antennas.
For more details on the new DJI FPV System head over to DJI here.