A while back, DJI made some FPV race drones, goggles, and remote. It had the unimaginative name of Digital FPV System and cyborg look. This product line opened up DJI to the racing segment of the drone market. It only feels natural that DJI will take a swing at merging their racing drone line with their cinema drone line. And what do you know? Photos of this synergy hybrid just leaked.
With the consumer and commercial video drone markets pretty much sewn up, DJI is turning its attention towards drone racing, with the new DJI Digital First Person Viewing (FPV) Transmission System. The system includes goggles, an FPV Air Unit Transmission Module, an FPV remote controller and an FPV camera.
Together, DJI says, the system offers smooth, clear HD video, with ultra-low latency and long-range transmission. The FPV camera can also record 1080p video at 60fps, or 720p at 120fps, while the goggles can record 720p at 60fps for instant playback. They also say it holds some strong anti-interference technology, too.
These days, drone videos have all become a bit… samey. But that’s largely because most people shooting drone videos are all using the same drones. The vast majority of which are made by DJI. DJI makes some fantastic drones, capable of shooting some incredible video. But they’re too “safe”. Designed to be stable, steady, predictable, and easy.
But what happens when you take away that safety? That stability? That predictability? Well, that’s when you’re really forced to learn how to fly.
Drone fans, amateurs and professionals alike, dread hearing about safety incidents involving their beloved flying devices.
Knowing that any crash can put them at risk of even more restrictive rules, especially if a person is hurt, responsible operators make sure they follow the guidelines and take the necessary precautions.
One FPV (first-person view) mini quadcopter operator, who goes by the name doctorsnaketown on YouTube, discovered the hard way that there’s a risk even when flying outdoors with no other people around… as he flew the drone directly into the back of his head.