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Video downlink using a SmallHD as field monitor?

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by Meettyrone, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. Meettyrone

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    Hi everyone.

    I need some advice on using a SmallHD as field monitor? Is it possible?

    Thanks
     
  2. edunwody

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    Will the monitor do analog?


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  3. halfpipe

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    You won't get much more than 100' with this HD system but it's thru the lens and HD

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  4. Sac D

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    Hmmm... that gives me an idea!
     
  5. Meettyrone

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    hi all,
    here's the specs of smallHD
    http://www.smallhd.com/products/dp4/index.html

    would it work with dji 58ghz video downlink?
    http://www.flying-hobby.com/dji-58ghz-v ... 10854.html

    im not an expert on wiring but i do know how to follow instructions LOL.
    just wondering if this setup will work? as some items i already own, would like to utilize it.

    (pre-own) DJI phantom +
    (might get) DJI Zenmuse +
    (might get) DJI 5.8HGZ downlink +
    (pre-own) gopro3 +
    (pre-own) smallHD DP4

    any info would be great!

    :)
     
  6. martcerv

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    If the screen takes analogue inputs then there is no reason why the dji 5.8 link wouldnt work as it just outputs via composite video out. The main issue you may have with this screen is it will likely blue or blackscreen on low video signal. The screen itself will be better then all other fpv screens but if it shuts down on a noisy signal its not much good for fpv use, as you want a screen that will go to full noise rather then shutdown if video signal gets low.
     
  7. Meettyrone

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    thank you so much! this is exactly what i need to know!
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  8. royalbomber

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    did you actually try this out?

    I also have a smallhd monitor and was considering buying the dji 5.8 downlink. does the singal work fine?