While DJI has been hard at work developing its latest action camera with the DJI Osmo Action 4 (which we reviewed earlier), it’s nice to see that the brand hasn’t ignored some of its bread and butter offerings of drones (like the recent DJI Air 3) and transmission systems.
With today’s announcement of the launch of a new DJI Video Receiver and DJI Transmission (Standard Combo) system, the brand is back at it developing some interesting new tech surrounding long range transmission systems which aim to offer extended-range stability and low-latency transmission.
Let’s take a look at this new “Standard Combo” DJI Transmission system along with its DJI Video Receiver to see how these paired products might be right for your projects and cinematography needs.
The DJI Transmission and Video Receiver Standard Combo
As a way to “complete the DJI transmission system,” the manufacturer has really pulled out all of the stops with this new product set in terms of recording capabilities, metadata transmission, LiDAR controls and other supportive tools like safe zone, frame guide, zebra stripes, false color, peaking, and waveform as well as screen color calibration and custom 3D LUT for precise composition, exposure and focusing.
"We are thrilled to introduce the DJI Transmission (Standard Combo). The new combo completes the DJI Transmission system with the new DJI Video Receiver, which was especially designed to be used with production monitors. Linked to the extensive DJI PRO ecosystem, it delivers a more efficient coordinated experience. With the High-Bright Monitor Combo and Standard Combo, professionals will have real choice depending on shooting scenarios. We are excited to see how filmmakers utilize this cutting-edge technology to bring their visions to life." — said Paul Pan, Senior Product Line Manager at DJI
Plus, with releasing as a combo any interested filmmakers or DPs can get everything they need to get setup including all of the cables, batteries and a charging hub along with their transmitter and video receiver combo.
Two Combos with Multiple Receivers
The DJI Transmission series on set
So, not to get this info lost, but this new DJI Transmission series includes two different offerings. The first is actually a High-Bright Monitor Combo which includes reception, monitoring, recording and control features into one seamless solution, whereas the Standard Combo simply provides support for metadata transmissions via SDI along with output of fractional frame rates as an add-on for production monitors.
What’s neat though is that the Standard Combo also supports one transmitter with multiple receivers, hich means users will be able to get video and audio feeds in two transmission modes. A Broadcast Mode features an unlimited number of receivers that can simultaneously output real-time feeds, an ideal selection for large crews with multiple teams on set.
Meanwhile, the High-Bright Remote Monitor and Video Receiver combo includes a Control Mode for advanced controls including an integration with DJI Master Wheels and other control devices. Users will also be able to enable remote control of a Ronin 2, RS 3 Pro and provide camera focus on up to two receiving ends.
Plus, it’s important to note that the Video Receiver itself is equipped with versatile ports to support various connectivity options and, with its dual SG-SDI output ports, it supports output of 1080p/60fps videos and its HDMI 1.4 Type-A Output Port enables the output of 1080p/60fps videos.
Price and Availability
DJI Transmission Combo Price and Availability
The DJI Transmission (Standard Combo) and DJI Video Receiver is available for purchase starting today for $2,499, which includes one DJI Video Transmitter, DJI Video Receiver, Installation Toolkit, two WB37 Intelligent Batteries, one WB37 Battery Charging Hub, as well as various cables and battery adapters, whereas the DJI Video Receiver is set to retail for $1,699 as an additional purchase.
For any DJI users who have already purchased the DJI Transmission (High-Bright Monitor Combo) though, they’ll need to upgrade the Video Transmitter and High-Bright Remote Monitor to the firmware version 01.05.05.00 before connecting with the new DJI Video Transmitter and DJI Video Receiver in the DJI Transmission (Standard Combo).
Transmit high-definition video over 3 miles (line-of-sight) from your DJI drone or gimbal gear with this Transmission Standard TX/RX Combo from DJI.
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