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 4km (FCC) or 0.7km (CE) while anti-interference technology brings a reliable feed to the goggles during flight.
DJI has also developed “Focus Mode”, which narrows down the signal bitrate to the center of the frame. This counteracts any interference so that a clear image is provided even in challenging environments.
The digital signal transmits 720p footage at 120 fps. 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.
The DJI HDL FPV Transmission System and DJI FPV Air Unit are equipped with eight 5.8GHz frequency channels, so DJI will be hoping that you and seven friends can get together and race simultaneously under one system. Each operator has an exclusive channel to reduce interference.
Pilots have the ability to view the camera of other racers connected through the Audience Mode.
DJI’s FPV Camera has three modes: Racing, standard and LED mode. Racing mode is for race situations. It delivers images at a higher saturation rate to distinguish brightly-colored objects, such as course obstacles. Standard mode is ideal for capturing content. It reduces color loss and preserves original details. LED mode enables racers to operate their units easily in low light by increasing the color saturation and reducing image noise.
DJI also says the company’s new FPV Camera offers “exceptional filming capabilities.”
A 150° ultra-wide-angle lens creates a dramatic and unique perspective while the 1080p or 720p footage should be of a high enough quality to slide seamlessly in with video footage from other devices.
The DJI FPV System can be pre-ordered today and will be shipped in mid-August.