DJI has launched a first person view (FPV) transmission system designed for drone racing.
According to the company, the DJI FPV Transmission System is an “advanced digital ecosystem” that includes 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,” says Ferdinand Wolf, creative director for 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 transmission module uses DJI HD low-latency FPV transmission technology, which integrates a two-way data communication mechanism to deliver integrated control over the entire system and a stable signal connection. It offers a low end-to-end latency of 28 milliseconds.
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, explains DJI. 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 FPV system can record on 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 review.
The transmission system and 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. Pilots also have the ability to view the camera of other racers connected through the “audience mode.”
In addition, the customizable FPV remote controller 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.
The camera provides three modes: racing, standard and LED, allowing users to maneuver around obstacles in various scenarios.
The DJI FPV System is available today with two bundle options, the FPV Fly More Combo for $929 and the FPV Experience Combo for $819.