DJI looks to break into the FPV racing market, unveiling its Digital First Person Viewing Transmission System, with prices starting from £809/€879/$819.
The DJI Digital FPV Transmission System is a kit that consists of DJI FPV Goggles, an FPV Air Unit Transmission Module, An FPV remote controller and an FPV camera.
“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.”
Essentially the system will provide drone pilots with better cameras, clearer video footage and a low latency video transmission over a longer range than other systems on the market.
The DJI FPV Air Unit, DJI FPV Camera, DJI FPV Goggles and DJI FPV Remote Controller work together to provide drone racers with more control. The FPV remote controller is customisable and uses a 4-in-1 closed loop software allowing users to adjust parameters for the other three components remotely. Users can change settings on the controller and it will automatically sync the entire system, helping reduce operational error. DJI says:
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. Additionally, a “Focus Mode” narrows down the signal bitrate to the center of the frame, counteracting any interference so that a clear image is provided even in challenging environments.
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.
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.”
DJI FPV Transmission System Price & Release Date
The DJI FPV System is priced at £809/€879/$819 for the FPV Fly More Combo for £919/€999 and the FPV Experience Combo for £809/€879, which includes the FPV Goggles, Air Unit, FPV Camera, Remote controller along with all the wires and antennas needed.
An FPV Experience Combo is priced £919/€999/$929 and includes the FPV Goggles, 2 FPV Camera and Air Units along with all the necessary wires and antennas.
You can pre-order both units from the DJI Store. For more information, visit DJI’s website.