Dji CrystalSky Monitor
Updated: Jun 13
Flying a drone above all that we see daily, changes the perspective and views of the landscapes, properties, landmarks and more.
Nothing ruins the excitement more than coming home or office to review and edit the footage an finding out that the important subjects in the frame are out of focus or out of the frame.
If you live in the part of the gorgeous planet earth where sun is really strong and bright, such as Florida, where I'm located, It's very easy tho experience the above mentioned issues.
I was using my iPad mini 4 together with the hood to prevent the glare and harsh sunlight but the brightness of the screen could not overcome ambient light and on the top of it all, Florida summer sun would make my iPad be hot enough to just "collapse" within the minutes.
Thankfully DJI manufactured CrystalSky monitors to make my and many "dronies" easier.
Crystasky monitor comes in three models.
5.5" with 1000cd/m² of brightness and 1920x1080 resolution.
7.85” 1000 cd/m² and 7.85” Ultra Bright 2000 cd/m² with 2048x1536 resolution.
Following information comes from DJI Store website.
The CrystalSky monitor uses optimized video decoding to decode video in real-time. Due to limitations in software access on smartphones and tablets, video decoding in other smart devices is less than ideal. When used to view photos or videos transmitted by the camera, problems can occur including video jitter, long latency and more. The CrystalSky monitor’s optimized decoder provides smooth, real-time video with minimal latency.
A newly designed system removes unnecessary Android apps and services and is resistant to viruses and junk software. This ensures that the CrystalSky monitor is able to offer optimum performance at all times. Its embedded DJI GO/DJI GO 4 app provides full access to all DJI GO/DJI GO 4 features including aircraft parameter adjustment, camera control, footage management, and playback. Using offline maps, maps can be kept available even if going out of Wi-Fi reach.
Equipped with dual Micro SD Card slots, the CrystalSky monitor’s storage can be extended, or footage recorded on a Micro SD Card can be played back directly on the monitor. It can also be used for footage backups. Using editors built in DJI GO/DJI GO 4, high-quality edits can be made quickly and instantly shared to social media.
The CrystalSky monitor supports H.264 and H.265 video decoding, allowing it to play back these files at 30 fps and 60 fps respectively. These videos can also be output through its HDMI port.
The CrystalSky monitor’s HDMI port allows up to 4K video to be output to FPV goggles and other display devices. Built-in dual band Wi-Fi means it can connect to Wi-Fi networks and Wi-Fi hotspots from mobile devices, and it is also compatible with 4G dongles and USB storage through its USB-A port.
When connected to the internet, the CrystalSky monitor gets easy access to system upgrades, livestreaming, photo or video sharing, data synchronization and more. File sizes are optimized as much as possible to minimize mobile data demands.
Onboard Micro USB and USB-C ports make it convenient to connect the CrystalSky monitor with a remote controller or other devices.
EXTREME TEMPERATURE OPTIMIZED
Most smart devices are designed to operate in common temperature ranges. The CrystalSky monitor's external battery has been designed for more extreme temperatures. It is able to operate in as low as -4°F (-20°C) and, with its internal cooling system, functions normally in temperatures as high as 104°F (40°C).
DJI AERIAL SYSTEM COMPATIBILITY
The CrystalSky monitor can quickly connect to the Inspire series, Phantom 4 series, Phantom 3 series (Phantom 3 Professional, Phantom 3 Advanced), Matrice series, and Osmo series (except the Osmo Mobile) over Wi-Fi or via a remote controller USB port, depending on your specific product.* Also, CrystalSky easily attaches to the Cendence remote controller without an additional mounting bracket.
Until recently, only DJI's application were supported by Crystalsky but that has changed with new software update which allows for installation of up to 20 3rd party applications.
The CrystalSky monitors at this moment is compatible withMavic ProPhantom 4 SeriesPhantom 3 SeriesInspire SeriesOsmoOsmo+Osmo ProOsmo RAW
and can be purchased at DJI store.
Below: Screen Brightness Comparison Video