Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Opinions Wanted....Goggles or Screen?

Discussion in 'FPV (First Person View)' started by chuddly, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. chuddly

    Joined:
    May 27, 2014
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Indiana,USA
    Im looking into getting a FPV setup for my P1.1.1. Part of me wants goggles because of the "full immersion" experience. But the more practical side of me thinks that a monitor might be more practical. Im just looking to get some opinions from some guys that have gone both ways with this. In my head the monitor gets the job done of seeing what im filming while still seeing whats going on around me. But the goggles would be a better picture (depending on the goggles and screen of course) because you close off the outside light and all that. Plus i think the goggles would be more fun. Anyway these are just the thoughts rattling around inside my head. Pro's and con's of each would be great. Thanks in advance and for putting up with crazy questions LOL

    Chad
     
  2. Buk

    Buk

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2013
    Messages:
    653
    Likes Received:
    29
    Location:
    Iowa, United States
    bit of a goofy list but...
    I prefer to wear a hat when in the sun
    I wear glasses
    found myself lifting goggles off often to see where Phantom is located
    hat, glasses, goggles in conflict with each other
    monitor, glasses and hat not in conflict

    goggles work well in bright sunlight
    monitor difficult to see in bright sunlight

    goggles make it difficult to share experience
    strangers walk up and I can show them the monitor view (good PR)

    DVR attached to and powered by monitor

    other side of coin
    goggles fit conveniently in Phantom case
    monitor and shade must be taken apart or carried about in car assembled
    cumbersome to connect DVR to goggles
     
  3. WPSPETE

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2014
    Messages:
    202
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Vernon BC Canada
    I went with monitor. Partly so the experience can be shared.
     
  4. rilot

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2013
    Messages:
    842
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Twyford, UK
    I had some FatShark Attitude goggles but I hated them. The image is so **** small at 35 degrees that it's not immersive at all. A 7" screen stuck to my transmitter is actually larger than the goggles due to the proximity of it.

    I stuck them on the bay and haven't looked back. I'll be rigging up something stereoscopic with my Oculus Rift DK2 once it arrives.
     
  5. dragonash

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2014
    Messages:
    906
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    kind of OT, but related in a way.

    Is there any type of side by side comparison with the new goggles out there?
    Like, how would the video LOOK to me as if I were wearing them? Whats the difference?
     
  6. bpippin

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2013
    Messages:
    95
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    I have a 7" Boscam 5802 monitor. Great to frame shots and easy to look up from to actually see the Phantom when needed. Difficult to see in daylight even with a shroud.

    I have the FoxTech Sky Zone goggles as well. They have a wider view than most other goggles. But, overall I'm disappointed with them. It's not quite an immersive experience as I hoped for. It's like looking at a small screen in the distance. The view does not wrap around your eyesight, if that makes sense. Another downside to goggles is you can only see what's right in front of the Phantom. If you need to reverse or move sideways without turning, you have no idea what may be in the way.

    Both options do not have high definition, so they are both limited in image detail.

    From my understanding, goggles are really better used with fixed cameras on aircraft that fly fast such as racing quads or foam airplanes.

    If I were you or had a limited budget, I would start out with a monitor. Also, RaveCreative makes a great, simple, elegant monitor mount that is custom-made for the Phantom controller. http://www.raveaerialvideo.com

    Regards
     
  7. JimMoore

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2013
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    10
    As others have stated, the ability to share the experience is a ton of fun. I greatly enjoy showing others (and everyone is interested and blown away with the images) the view on my 7 " screen. I did spend a little extra to get a good, bright screen and have had very little problem with bright light in spite of the fact that I live in Texas and take most of my video on golf courses. If the light is a problem, there is almost always a nearby tree to get under, which is fine with me given the heat.
     
  8. chuddly

    Joined:
    May 27, 2014
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Indiana,USA
    Well I had decided on a screen...but came across a good deal on some fatshark goggles. I figure I can add a monitor next lol
     
  9. dragonash

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2014
    Messages:
    906
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    it's not unheard of to have goggles but also setup a monitoring station that mirrors what you see if you would like to share the experience
     
  10. Juvenis

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2014
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have found that the Phantom2V+ is so white that it is easily lost against any sort of cloud cover! Thank goodness for being able to use an iPad mini with tray (see www.seecraft.net) to be able to use FPV to find may way back to myself. The wide FOV on the iPad mini with the large, bright screen is unbeatable. I tried some goggles, but their FOV is too narrow to really be useful. I think that the Oculus Rift with the light bridge would be the best option for true FPV, and that is the way I personally am going to go for real FPV experiences.
     
  11. chuddly

    Joined:
    May 27, 2014
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Indiana,USA
    Juvenis...my problem is i have a P1.1.1. I would love to use my iPad as the monitor.....but i don't know if that's an option for me??? Any help would be great because this would solve the problem with no real extra purchases needed.
     
  12. dragonash

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2014
    Messages:
    906
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    without doing any googling, if there was some sort of VGA adapter to plug into the ipad for video-in (not video out), then i guess the other connections could be made.

    but with no video-in option (and related app), it's probably impossible
     
  13. chuddly

    Joined:
    May 27, 2014
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Indiana,USA
    yeah im seeing plenty of video out options....but video in is another story all together