The Beauty & The Beast
Updated: Jun 13, 2020
So I finally got my hands on loooong awaited accessories made by DJI. Specifically on CrystalSky Ultrabright monitor and Cendence remote controller. I have to say they are really beauty and the beast match made in drone technology heaven.
The stunning display on Ultribright monitor going all the way up to 2000cd/m2 which, as I mentioned in my previous post, is for me very important since Florida sun can be very bright most of the year.
The Cendence controller is really a step up from "standard " controller which is included with Inspire 2 and Matrice 200 drones.
Cendence controller offers modular components and controls that realize the full potential of Inspire 2 applications. It provides up to five analog control channels with over ten customizable buttons, improving overall control efficiency. Its design offers antenna interchangeability where a high-gain antenna can augment the power of DJI Lightbridge technology, significantly increasing overall anti-interference and image quality. Cendence comes with the fully integrated Cendence Monitor Mounting Bracket and HDMI, SDI, USB, and CAN ports provide robust expansion capabilities.
Use of identical battery as Crystasky monitor is definitely a plus since I don't have to think about packing separate charger of type of battery.
The CrystalSky monitor mounts to the Cendence remote controller via the Cendence Monitor Mounting Bracket which can be also purchased separately for the controllers such as Phantom 4 line drones that can also benefit from CrystalSky's bright screen.
The Cendence remote controller’s antennas, PCB, mounting bracket, and battery are all detachable, making its hardware easily upgradable, allowing you to customize the controller for compatibility with future DJI aircraft.
Cendence offers also SDI and HDMI ports support broadcasting at 1080i 50 fps
and 720p 60 fps.
Connecting DJI Focus, or other compatible accessories via the CAN port and the USBA port supports connectivity with other mobile devices.
Practical accessories make using Cendence easy.The Cendence Support Rig handles part of the controller’s weight, making it easier to hold for extended periods of time.Control Stick Covers prevent dirt and dust from entering both sticks, ensuring smooth and reliable control.The Interchangeable Mobile Device Holder lets you attach a phone or tablet instead of a CrystalSky monitor if you wish.
Whether you're a pro, enthusiast or just a hobbyist this "beauty and the beast" combo will definitely ad more precision and joy into drone operation.
DJI Crystalsky monitor starts at $469 and DJI Cendence runs for $999.