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New to the forum
Looking to buy a low latency drone with a very bright screen and HDSDI output that I can send to networks 1080I not p
All stations use 1080i format EXCEPT Fox & ESPN/ABC They are 720p (BTW I am licensed in both @ 2.4 6.4 & 7GHz if thats an option)
Thanks in advance Site was recommended by an ABC Pilot
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2019-4-24
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You should explore using something like a DJI Inspire aircraft carry a custom camera and transmission system. None of DJI's consumer models do SDI output, and the transmission channel is barely qualified for live TV work. It is normally 720p, but can switch to 1080p on the Phantom 4 models, however it is not available as an interlaced signal.
2019-4-24
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Geebax Posted at 4-24 13:50
You should explore using something like a DJI Inspire aircraft carry a custom camera and transmission system. None of DJI's consumer models do SDI output, and the transmission channel is barely qualified for live TV work. It is normally 720p, but can switch to 1080p on the Phantom 4 models, however it is not available as an interlaced signal.

I hear ABC is using a Phantom with a controller with HDSDI But not sure which one
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Village Video Posted at 4-24 15:26
I hear ABC is using a Phantom with a controller with HDSDI But not sure which one

The only way they could get an SDI output is by fitting the RC Unit with HDMI output and then using a HDMI to SDI translater. But it is still progressive scan, not interlaced. And the video feed is of relatively low quality, subject to interference and glitches inherant in the transmission scheme. On the other hand, TV networks have historically been quite slack in terms of what they will accept for broadcast. Witness the phone footage they put to air.
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Geebax Posted at 4-24 15:41
The only way they could get an SDI output is by fitting the RC Unit with HDMI output and then using a HDMI to SDI translater. But it is still progressive scan, not interlaced. And the video feed is of relatively low quality, subject to interference and glitches inherant in the transmission scheme. On the other hand, TV networks have historically been quite slack in terms of what they will accept for broadcast. Witness the phone footage they put to air.

The op told me they do make a controller with HDSDI for the Phantom ABC supposedly has them in their fleet However they are a 720p network Not sure if this was a build for ABC or just not advertised
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Village Video Posted at 4-24 16:30
The op told me they do make a controller with HDSDI for the Phantom ABC supposedly has them in their fleet However they are a 720p network Not sure if this was a build for ABC or just not advertised

Who is the 'op' you mention? It is not hard to convert HDMI to SDI, Blackmagic make a low cost converter for that, I would imagine that DJI did not make anything to do the job as a special order.
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Geebax Posted at 4-24 16:44
Who is the 'op' you mention? It is not hard to convert HDMI to SDI, Blackmagic make a low cost converter for that, I would imagine that DJI did not make anything to do the job as a special order.

Prefer not to say He Recommended this site LW initials if your Nabet Well aware of BM & AJA He is NOT using them HDSDI straight out of  the controller I was lead to believe the whole abc fleet is that way but as my wife says "I'm usually wrong" Had a shot for NBC once and the crew was terrible Would like to be able to do a feed over microwave or via satellite for News emergencies without needing HDMI to SDI converter & power I believe the ABC fleet is all DJI and Phantoms but not sure which one they use
2019-4-24
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Village Video Posted at 4-24 17:29
Prefer not to say He Recommended this site LW initials if your Nabet Well aware of BM & AJA He is NOT using them HDSDI straight out of  the controller I was lead to believe the whole abc fleet is that way but as my wife says "I'm usually wrong" Had a shot for NBC once and the crew was terrible Would like to be able to do a feed over microwave or via satellite for News emergencies without needing HDMI to SDI converter & power I believe the ABC fleet is all DJI and Phantoms but not sure which one they use

I can't say for sure, but I would think that DJI would try to discourage pro users from using the Phantom platform, and I have never heard of SDI being output from the controller.
2019-4-24
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https://forum.dji.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=139526
Here they are talking about HDSDI
2019-11-12
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Village Video Posted at 11-12 18:55
https://forum.dji.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=139526
Here they are talking about HDSDI

Yes, they are using DJI's Cendence remote controller and probably an Inspire aircraft. It does not work with the Phantom aircraft, and is quite expensive.
2019-11-13
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