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capthook
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Is there a way to use a tablet as a 2nd monitor with the smart controller?
HDMI output converter cable?
USB A output?

There are times I would like to use my 10.5" tablet as a larger screen.
This is easy to do with the regular controller.
Seems a 'step down' to not be able to use a tablet with the Smart Controller.

I have seen "custom" set-ups using a portable HDMI monitor.
There are a few that might work on Amazon?

https://www.amazon.com/KALESMART-Monitor-1920x1080-Portable-Raspberry/dp/B07PRRVWNN/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_5?keywords=KALESMART+15.6+Inch+HDR+PC+Monitor&qid=1557863480&s=gateway&sr=8-5-fkmrnull

https://www.amazon.com/AOC-e1659Fwu-1366x768-Brightness-3-0-Powered/dp/B00CMKOVMO/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=AOC+e1659Fwu+15.6-Inch+Ultra+Slim&qid=1557863526&s=gateway&sr=8-1

But I would very much like to use my new Samsung Tab S5e and it's great screen.

Thanks!
5-14 11:54
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Hi, thanks for the inquiry. After connecting a mobile device to the DJI Smart Controller with a USB cable, the live view can't be transmitted, only the files can be exported. However, we will confirm with our designated department if we could possibly use the HDMI cable or USB A. Thank you for your support.
5-14 12:19
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I see there's supposedly a way to cast from an Android device to a Win10 system.  But that might mean purchasing a new device for input.

I did a quick search for hdmi output to another tablet and could not really find anything.
5-14 12:41
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DJI Tony Posted at 5-14 12:19
Hi, thanks for the inquiry. After connecting a mobile device to the DJI Smart Controller with a USB cable, the live view can't be transmitted, only the files can be exported. However, we will confirm with our designated department if we could possibly use the HDMI cable or USB A. Thank you for your support.

I've surprised if I can't use HDMI output from smart controller. Is it really smart than?
5-16 01:49
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I use duel remote setup
5-16 02:27
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Having researched it a bit, getting video INPUT into a phone/tablet is not a standard/easy task to accomplish.
The original controller seems to be fairly unique in being able to accomplish this.
Guessing by using some sort of custom capture hardware and software.
The smart controller does this also, but connects it to the built-in display, so no option to output that feed to another device.
The idea anyway is to control with the SC and use a tablet as a 2nd larger monitor.

The HDMI output would seem to be the only way to do that, and is a neat upgrade with different output views available.
The few options I found for HDMI -

1. EasyCAP USB 2.0 capture card
https://www.amazon.com/EasyCap-Capture-Video-Adapter-Converter/dp/B01H6OQI1W

A poor resolution, hack-together option.  

2. ClonerAlliance Flint LXT, Super Portable UVC HDMI Video Capture Device : $114
https://www.amazon.com/ClonerAlliance-Portable-Camcorder-Latency-Supported/dp/B079DNB4S3

This looks like a device that might be perfect.  Anyone know anything about it?

3.  Portable HDMI monitor with powerbank
A number of options

I wonder what technology DJI is using for the input to phones/tablets.
Is it possible to develop/sell an HDMI to USB-C adapter?  Guess it would need software/app also.



5-17 21:29
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Daltair Posted at 5-16 01:49
I've surprised if I can't use HDMI output from smart controller. Is it really smart than?

Hi, thanks for the prompt reply. The Smart controller supports 4k output via HDMI and it doesn't support HDMI input. Hope that this information would help. Thank you for your support.
5-18 16:13
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DJI Tony Posted at 5-18 16:13
Hi, thanks for the prompt reply. The Smart controller supports 4k output via HDMI and it doesn't support HDMI output. Hope that this information would help. Thank you for your support.

What do you mean? Does it support 4k via HDMI, or not???
5-19 03:25
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Which tablet are you using?
I think the problem with tablets, is that they only outputs video signals, not input.
Get a small video monitor instead.
5-19 03:29
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CineView Media Posted at 5-19 03:29
Which tablet are you using?
I think the problem with tablets, is that they only outputs video signals, not input.
Get a small video monitor instead.

Galaxy Tab S5e.

A phone or tablet is capable of input from the standard controller.
So DJI has some interesting (mysterious / magic) hardware and software combo to do it.

Just trying to figure out how to do it with smart controller :-0
5-19 16:20
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CineView Media Posted at 5-19 03:25
What do you mean? Does it support 4k via HDMI, or not???

I looked through manual for the device, and it seems 4k HDMI supported only for playback files downloaded to smart controller. If you are going to use external 4k monitor during flight - it is not supported.
The details are not explained. Maybe HD output still possible to use (as drone transmission is HD), that will be fine. Maybe HDMI is blocked during flight due to high load on processing unit. There is no info I have found.
5-19 22:30
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Daltair Posted at 5-19 22:30
I looked through manual for the device, and it seems 4k HDMI supported only for playback files downloaded to smart controller. If you are going to use external 4k monitor during flight - it is not supported.
The details are not explained. Maybe HD output still possible to use (as drone transmission is HD), that will be fine. Maybe HDMI is blocked during flight due to high load on processing unit. There is no info I have found.

I was more  referring to the admins statement, were he says its support hdmi and not supporting hdmi in the same sentence.
I wonder if anyone at dji actually knows anything at all.
5-19 22:55
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capthook Posted at 5-19 16:20
Galaxy Tab S5e.

A phone or tablet is capable of input from the standard controller.

Then it must have an app that automatically initiates a live feed.
No tablet does that on the home screen by itself
5-19 22:56
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CineView Media Posted at 5-19 22:55
I was more  referring to the admins statement, were he says its support hdmi and not supporting hdmi in the same sentence.
I wonder if anyone at dji actually knows anything at all.

I guess they are mainly been told what to say, and what NOT to say.
5-19 23:02
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I have seen YouTube videos showing HDMI output to a monitor while using the Smart Controller.
The output video has several options, like showing the view with the HUD or just showing the camera view.I don't know if the video is 4K or 1080P.

5-20 15:04
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CineView Media Posted at 5-19 03:25
What do you mean? Does it support 4k via HDMI, or not???

Hi, thanks for the prompt reply. We do apologize for the confusion. The Smart controller supports 4k output but it doesn't support HDMI input. The highest output resolution as below: Hope that this would clarify the query.

4096x2160p60.00
4096x2160p59.94
4096x2160p50.00
4096x2160p24.00
4096x2160p23.98
5-21 13:48
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DJI Tony Posted at 5-21 13:48
Hi, thanks for the prompt reply. We do apologize for the confusion. The Smart controller supports 4k output but it doesn't support HDMI input. The highest output resolution as below: Hope that this would clarify the query.

4096x2160p60.00

4096x2160p60.00 - that is amazing!
5-22 04:08
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Daltair Posted at 5-22 04:08
4096x2160p60.00 - that is amazing!

Hi, thanks for the prompt reply. Yes, that specific resolution can be supported via HDMI. Should you have further concerns, please keep us posted.
5-23 10:40
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I have this setup, but with the 7 "screen.
Really perfect.

6-1 02:06
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capthook
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Great video. Thanks for the posting it.
Looks like a great setup!  ($$$)

Thus far, the SC by itself has been good.
The screen clarity and brightness is great.
My old eyes just need reading glasses to see the 5" screen well.
Getting a HDMI field monitor some day would be nice.
A 9"+ monitor would be more my wishlist .
8-17 16:33
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if you got the std rc and the sc link em both to the drone and have the tablet on the std rc, tis what I do, need to rest one on something, bit of a pain hanging both on ya neck.
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raven swe Posted at 8-17 21:26
if you got the std rc and the sc link em both to the drone and have the tablet on the std rc, tis what I do, need to rest one on something, bit of a pain hanging both on ya neck.

Interesting idea!
I bought the M2P with the SC, so I don't have the standard controller.
Looks like a standard controller can be bought from 2nd hand vendors for about $450.
More $$ than a decent HDMI field monitor.

Thanks for the excellent idea on using the standard controller to run a tablet!
8-18 09:49
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DJI Bryan Posted at 6-1 02:06
I have this setup, but with the 7 "screen.
Really perfect.

yea me too its wicked and it all fits in this case too
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/ ... .0.0.93564c4dHP5VqE
8-19 10:03
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I made this for a few hundred $. Tv, portable power supply and hdmi wireless tx
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AnzacJack Posted at 9-3 17:56
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I made this for a few hundred $. Tv, portable power supply and hdmi wireless tx

I love this set up!
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First thing is understanding that the HDMI port on the SC, tablets and laptops are HDMI out. Plugging in an HDMI cable from the SC to an HDMI port on another viewing device isnt going to work without a third party conversion. Anzakjack, above, has figured out how to do it wirelessly. Here's my link on how to do it connected to a laptop and should work on a tablet . This is using CamLink 4K HDMI out of the SC to a USB port: https://forum.dji.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=196776
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AnzacJack Posted at 9-3 17:56
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I made this for a few hundred $. Tv, portable power supply and hdmi wireless tx

Can you show and list out the components you're using for this? Looks good. Thanks
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AnzacJack Posted at 9-3 17:56
[view_image]

I made this for a few hundred $. Tv, portable power supply and hdmi wireless tx

looks wicked , what wireless tx did you use ?
cheers
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dji googles are your best bet.
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DennisMurry08 Posted at 9-23 07:13
First thing is understanding that the HDMI port on the SC, tablets and laptops are HDMI out. Plugging in an HDMI cable from the SC to an HDMI port on another viewing device isnt going to work without a third party conversion. Anzakjack, above, has figured out how to do it wirelessly. Here's my link on how to do it connected to a laptop and should work on a tablet . This is using CamLink 4K HDMI out of the SC to a USB port: https://forum.dji.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=196776
. the hdmi on the smart controller is hdmi OUT.  You can plug any monitor that has hdmi IN and this and it will work. No special trick. Of course going into a laptop or similar is different, but I’m just going into a monitor (a tv actually)
10-11 13:57
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This is the wireless components I used
https://www.jaycar.com.au/5-8ghz ... r-receiver/p/AR1909
And then into a tv powered by this
https://www.jaycar.com.au/multi- ... wer-centre/p/MB3748

packed into this (took a bit of searching to find this case that would fit the monitor I chose)
https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/p/toolpro-toolpro-trolley-safe-case---615mm-x-493mm-x-220mm/550899.html?cgid=SCA0105100203#start=5






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