DJI Expands into Wireless Video Transmission with new Standard Combo Setup

DJI has announced its entry into the wireless video transmission system space with its new DJI Video Receiver and Transmission Standard Combo.

The setup ensures low latency transmission with extended range, with the sending and receiving of encrypted video data.

Designed specifically for use with production monitors, the new combo is linked to the DJI Pro wireless ecosystem in both High Bright, and Standard configurations.

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The High Bright Combo integrates with reception, monitoring, recording, and overall control, while the Standard Combo adds support for metadata transmission through SDI with output for fractional frame rates on production monitors.

The Video Receiver and Transmission Combo is supported by a single, master transmitter which can interface with multiple receivers deployed in the production’s video village.

The system has two separate transmission modes – Broadcast Mode, which supports an unlimited number of wireless receiver connections for low latency output feeds, and Advanced Control Mode, which can integrate with DJI Master Wheel control devices and remote control of additional camera accessories such as the DJI Ronin 2 and RS 3 Pro.

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The video receiver can also serve as a communications hub with voice calls, one on one interaction, and long-distance communication of up to 6km (20,000 ft) between the camera operator and director.

What’s more, the video receiver can transmit vital camera metadata for such cinema cameras as ARRI, RED, and presumably the DJI Ronin 4D.

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The wireless signal supports AES 256-bit encryption for transmission of 1080p/60fps video with a max bitrate of 40Mbps, as well as live audio monitoring at 16-bit 48 kHz.

Meanwhile, the audio channel gets transmitted through the DJI O3 Pro with DFS bands* on top of the traditional 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz frequencies with up to 23 channel options. DJI Transmission supports triple-band automatic frequency hopping, to automatically scan for the best wireless channel.

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Shooting data can also be streamed through the SDI pipeline including detailed shooting information, timecode, recording trigger, camera settings, and lens data.

The information is transmitted from the receiver hardware using QTAKE, which can then log, capture, playback, edit, and process native video output in real time.

Furthermore, the DJI High Bright Remote Monitor is loaded with key video image tools including a safe zone, frame guide, zebra stripes, false color, peaking, waveform, and more.

Users can also double-tap on the screen to zoom in and can load custom 3D LUTs and color calibrate on the spot.

Archival recording can also be accomplished through a built-in SDI slot, or through output to dual 3D-SDI ports or an HDMI 1.4 Type A output port. Both of which can record 1080p video at up to 60 fps.

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Pricing and Availability

The DJI Transmission Standard Combo and DJI Video Receiver are available for purchase starting today from DJI directly, and its authorized retail partners.

The DJI Transmission Standard Combo retails for $2499 and includes one DJI Video Transmitter, a DJI Video Receiver, two WB37 Intelligent batteries, one battery charging hub, various cables, adapters, and an installation kit.

The DJI Video Receiver retails for an additional $1699.

Users who have already purchased the DJI Transmission High Bright Monitor Combo will also need to upgrade their Remote Monitor and Video Transmitter with firmware version before connecting to the new DJI Video Transmitter and DJI Video Receiver in the DJI Transmission (Standard Combo).

[Source: DJI Global]

Order Links:

  • DJI Transmission Standard Combo (B&H)
  • DJI Transmission with High-Bright Monitor Combo (B&H)
  • DJI Wireless Video Receiver (B&H)

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