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FPV Googles with iPad & Lightning to HDMI adapter?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by generaltso, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. generaltso

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    Has anyone tried using a lightning to HDMI adapter with an iOS device to get video to FPV goggles? This could potentially get you more telemetry in the goggles than the HDMI board directly out of the controller. The HDMI adapter has a lightning pass-through, so I don't see why it wouldn't work.
     
  2. Tommy1980

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    Interested.
    Also i'd like to know more (without gettin too far from the central subject)about your experiences with fpv googles amd P3A..
    I read a lot of complaints about the 2 and 10 mbps difference but i also remember that someone actually used mybud glasses with p3a and reported really good results..
    Please tell and describe more!
    I was thinkin to buy hdmi out, but this idea of the lightning adapter sounds really interesting!
     
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    Well, I actually just traded in my P3A for a P3P, so I guess I need to change my signature.

    My Fat Shark goggles just arrived, and I tried plugging my iPhone 6 into them, which seemed to work fine. I launched the DJI Go app and could see everything just fine in the goggles. I'll have to try it with the RC attached to my iPad Mini when I get home tonight and see if it works properly with the Lightning pass-through. Assuming this works, does anyone know of any advantage in using the HDMI board instead of the Lightning adapter?
     
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    Presumably latency, since the breakout board does the decoding where as through the app, the device is doing the decoding. Even so, probably not noticeable.
     
  5. generaltso

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    An iPad Mini 4 probably has more horsepower than the HDMI breakout board, so maybe there will be less latency using the iPad? Of course, there may be some new latency introduced by Apple's airplay protocol that it uses to mirror the display. I searched around on the forum, but couldn't find anyone doing it. I figured there's probably a reason. Definitely going to have to play around with it.