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Having trouble seeing screen outdoors

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Mudcat, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. Mudcat

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    I'm having a lot of trouble seeing the ipad mini outside, even with the sun cover. I have to hide behind my truck in deep shadow to see. Is this a problem for everyone?
     
  2. msinger

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    Which Mini do you own?
     
  3. CCDD

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    Adjust brightness and angle
     
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    I have iPad mini 2 and also use DJI's sun shade but it's true that even with the brightness set to full, it's difficult to see the images on the screen during sunny days.

    That was one of the reasons I switched over to Fpv goggles along with iPad mini.
     
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    THIS ^^

    Turn your brightness all the way up, and play with the angle you view the screen at.
    There are also anti-glare screen protectors that with reduce some, not all the glare.

    Of course if you can find a shady tree to operate from, by all means take advantage of it!
     
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  7. Mudcat

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    Ipad mini 2. I have the brightness set on bright with auto off. Even on an overcast day its difficult to see?
     
  8. msinger

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    Here are my suggestions:

    1) Upgrade to the iPad Mini 4 (it has an anti-reflective coating).
    2) Or, purchase an anti-glare screen film (like this one).
    3) Fly in the shade when possible.
     
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  9. Mudcat

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    Thanks guys! I'll give all the suggestions a try. I'm glad I'm not the only one having a little trouble with this. I thought I was going blind:)
     
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    Sun glare is a problem no matter what device you have.
    I tried an anti-glare shield on my iPad mini and thought it was worse because it was less bright.

    Here is what I use on my iPad mini and it is great!
    It's a bit pricey but the quality is there.

    Hoodman Drone Aviator Hood
     
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    I use the Nushield DayVue anti-glare film, not perfect but much better.
     
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    Wow, that's a serious hood! Thanks for the link!