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FPV in HD by CONNEX

So ads started coming out for the 'next evolution' of FPV. Low latency HD? I hope it's true. 
Word on the street is pricing will be over the $1.2k mark. Think it'll fly?

getFPV has a page up for the product already
http://www.getfpv.com/connex-mini-hd-fpv-for-drone-racing.html

Have you ever wished you could fly real-time FPV in High Definition with a mini FPV racer? Of course you have. GetFPV is happy to announce that this dream will soon be a reality. GetFPV will be among the first to have this new technology available to the public!

Connex is changing the game in FPV racing. On May 10th, Connex will take FPV drone racing to a new era. Despite its fast growing popularity, FPV drone racing has been dogged by some technical challenges limiting wider spread adoption.
Connex addresses those head-on with mind-blowing realism and accuracy in video transmission and vision. Think analog to digital TV. Dial-up to fiber optic. That's what we're talking about. The sport will never be the same. We are going to release on our social channels more information in the coming days, till the grand announcement on May 10th.
Features

  • Solid digital link
  • Fly simultaneously with up to twice as many pilots as analog FPV
  • Record on-board HD without the need of a secondary camera like a GoPro
  • Low latency 60fps video and transmission (near 0, under 1ms)
  • Many more features and info coming soon

 

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That much for HD, huh? Quite

That much for HD, huh? Quite the premium for early adopters. Still pretty exciting that it's going to be available. Later, after it gets cheaper, we'll all look back at sd feeds and wonder how we ever made do. On a side note, I wonder if DRL will finally be able to stream their races in real time.

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I hope so. Watching an HD

I hope so. Watching an HD video is great, but some of the excitement is lost when you're watching a replay. It's like any sporting event...basketball, hockey, football....there's this buzz when you're watching the day of with other people at a sports bar, house full of friends etc. By the next day, all that buzz is pretty much gone - the news is out, everyone knows what happened already because it's been reported in the news. Could you imagine the superbowl or NASCAR happening with nobody in the stands? And then everyone just watches a replay in front of their computer at home by themself? I think DRL would really benefit from making the move to live events. We'll see what happens.
 

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It's available now. 1299 at

It's available now. 1299 at getfpv

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I think that's for the 1080p

I think that's for the 1080p video downlink. If you go to www.connexhd.com they have a package price of 499 USD for the 720p version which includes camera, transmitter and receiver. Still a fair chunk of change but less than half the price.

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Kid Icarus wrote:

Kid Icarus wrote:
I think that's for the 1080p video downlink. If you go to www.connexhd.com they have a package price of 499 USD for the 720p version which includes camera, transmitter and receiver. Still a fair chunk of change but less than half the price.

It says they're taking pre-orders June 1. I have to correct my earlier post - the HD video downlink that's 1.2k is meant for larger drones used in commercial applications. The $499 package is for FPV racing. Any takers? lol .I figure it'll be half price or less by next year.

Features

  • 720p30 HD Camera, with high-dynamic range sensor and 2.8mm lens
  • Receiver Unit outputs standard 720p60 over HDMI for reducing motion blur
  • Compatible with all popular HDMI based Goggles/Monitors
  • Digitally paired transmitter to receiver for crosstalk-free flight
  • Supported LOS range of 1000ft to 3000ft (300m to 1000m) varies with field conditions
  • Advanced frequency setup for multi-pilots: Automatic & Manual modes, supporting 27 digital channels (FCC)
  • System configuration via Bluetooth using Android/iOS app or through built-in on-screen display menu
  • Advanced High Definition spectator viewing mode
  • Camera to HDMI receiver-out maximum latency of 26mS 

Specifications (Transmitter)

  • Dimensions: 70x36.5x7.2mm
  • Weight: 32gr
  • Input voltage: 8v – 16v (supports 2S to 4S)
  • Power Connector: 4 Pins
  • Power Consumption: 4.1W
  • Antenna Connector: 2 External MMCX Connectors
  • Video Interface: MIPI
  • SW Upgrade: Micro USB
  • Product  Configuration: Mobile App over Bluetooth

Specifications (Receiver)

  • Dimensions: 75x115x17mm
  • Weight: 134gr
  • Input voltage: 8v – 26v (supports 2S to 6S)
  • Power Connector: DC Jack
  • Power Consumption: 3.5W
  • Antenna Connector: 5 SMA Connectors
  • Video Interface: HDMI (Type A)
  • SW Upgrade: Micro USB
  • Product  Configuration: Mobile App over Bluetooth

Specifications (Camera)

  • Dimensions: 28x20x27mm
  • Weight: 13gr
  • Input voltage: 5v  from Transmitter
  • Power Connector: MIPI
  • Power Consumption: 1W
  • Antenna Connector: N/A
  • Video Interface: MIPI
  • SW Upgrade: Through Transmitter
  • Product  Configuration: Via On-Screen Display

Included

  • Connex Pro Sight Video Receiver
  • Connex Pro Sight Video Transmitter
  • Connex Pro Sight Camera
  • All necessary cabling