Control your drone with your head using DJI’s new FPV Goggles
DJI made waves this week at NAB by announcing their groundbreaking new goggles. The goggles are a new way to look at the world (and your footage!) in that they enable users to control the drone through head movements. This development in drone technology pushes the boundaries of camera control, the future of VR, and DJI’s standing in the world of aerial photography. Let’s take a look at some of the key features of this product.
The goggles feature wireless “low-lag connectivity” and rely on two ultra-high definition screens at 1920X1080 — twice the resolution of normal 2k screens. They also offer an impressive head tracking feature.
DJI’s new Intelligent Flight Mode: Fixed-Wing Mode allows you to control the drone with your head while maintaining realistic plane movements by flying with enough rotational movement.
You can control the goggles through a touchpad on the side or 5D button on the Mavic Pro controller with an easy-to-use, intuitive menu system.
All of this means better real-time awareness of how your viewer will see your finished shot. An added benefit is that your clients can see what you’re shooting while you’re shooting it. A director can view the shot while the operator is flying the drone for real-time cinematic shot direction. (Fun fact: the goggles will supposedly be “glasses friendly.”)