FPV drones have been on the rise the past few years, and there are more instances than ever before where these drones are being used for commercial work. With advancements in tech happening so quickly, how does DJI’s Digital FPV stand up against the typical analog video transmission?
For years, FPV pilots have been flying with an analog signal. If you’ve flown with it before, you probably know it isn’t the most reliable thing in the world. However, it still gets the job done. With occasional static during a flight and cameras that aren’t made to showcase image quality, the pilot may not be able to reach their full potential. Whether they are racing or just out for a freestyle, having a clear site can be a huge benefit for FPV Pilots.
Above you can see an example of the difference between the digital FPV system (left) and the analog FPV system (right). Over the past year or so I’ve been doing FPV, so if you want to fix a problem like this, you need to be willing to learn a whole bunch of new technology. This can become really stressful if you don’t take the time to learn and fully understand what you are doing. However, DJI has helped create a solution to the “complex” building of an analog drone with long-range and good video transmission.
To keep things short and simple, DJI basically created their own system like the TBS Crossfire with an incredible VTX so you get the best of both worlds. You can record 1080p at 60fps or 720p at 120fps directly to the DJI air unit, all while flying up to 4km away. Anti-interference and super-low latency apparently ranges between 7ms-28ms. Looking at the specs, this system pretty much beats out the most available analog FPV systems on the market today.
I think this is a unique product for DJI, and I’m glad they came out with something for FPV pilots. I’ve been flying DJI drones for almost five years now, and can say that I’m in love with how well their technology can work. I never really have to worry about range or video signal when flying DJI, but the real question is, how well does the DJI FPV system work compared to an analog FPV setup?