Phantom 2 with H3-2D Gimbal vs Phantom 2 Vision
Paris Cockinos | 05 March, 2014 | The Sphere Drones Blog
DJI Phantom 2 Vision
(http://sphere.net.au/products/dji-phantom-2-vision) - DJI's 14 megapixel camera is already pre mounted to the Quadcopter and ready to be used with its 4gb Micro SD Memory Card coming stock with the Phantom 2 Vision. With simple setup and calibration using your iPhone you receive downlinked vision of what the Quadcopter sees (FPV), in this screen you have the option to take a photo or start/stop record, view battery percentage of Quadcopter, tilt the camera up and down to suit. No matter the weather conditions the photos taken from the Phantom 2 Vision are second to none amazing! If its windy the video footage may or may not be jumpy or jolty (obviously due to turbulence).The functionality of transferring footage taken by the Quadcopter is easily done by a click of a button on your iPhone from here you can upload to social media sites or have it stored on your iPhone. Might I add for the month of March a free extra battery promotion is in place.
DJI Phantom 2 with H3-2D Gimbal
To suit GoPro Hero 3 or 3+ (http://sphere.net.au/products/dji-phantom-2-h3-2d-gimbal) - DJI's Phantom 2 with Gimbal is the standard Quadcopter WITH the gimbal that holds the GoPro. This gimbal is super steady and it compensates for any turbulence, and as highlighted above this is a difference with quality of video footage being better. The negative of the gimballed edition is if you wish to edit, chop, upload and share the footage you will need to go through the manual GoPro download steps required to retrieve the data from the GoPro it self before doing so (either done through the GoPro App on the iPhone or other similar software for desktop computers). Keep in mind you have to preset the GoPro to either record or take images prior to take off as there is no control of GoPro mode changes once the Quadcopter is airborn.
For you to see what the GoPro see's (FPV) as highlighted in the Phantom 2 Vision above the following products are required:
- Monitor - either one pre built with a receiver or any sort of video inputs.
- 5.8Ghz Video Downlink - Includes a Receiver and Transmitter that shoots video from the GoPro to the Grounded Monitor.
- LiPo Battery - to power Monitor and Receiver
- Mini iOSD - Live data feed through monitor like; power percentage, GPS satellites, distance, height, angle, vertical speed, voltage, home direction(degrees)
FPV Kit Installation
To Install the FPV Kit on the Phantom 2 with H3-2D Gimbal is difficult to setup, there is soldering and installing of equipment on to the Phantom 2 involved in the process, which I do not recommend doing unless you have a technical background. We offer a FPV Installation services and we ensure everything is calibrated prior to posting the Quadcopter off. Contact us for more info if you wish to go down this path.
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