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Rafe Hracek
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So, today i posted a thread today about whether to get Mavic or P4, and a guy named Chris said that OcuSync vs. Lightbridge would be a good discussion, here we go.

As we know the Mavic Pro is I believe the only drone with OcuSync, and the Phantom/Inspire Series having Lightbridge.
So, which is better?

I would like to leave it for the community to decide whether or not OcuSync is better. This is just an idea and would like to see a lot of people talkign to each otehr on this thread on which is better, have fun!
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Chris
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Found some discussions;


http://dji.droneinner.com/dji-technology-video-transmission
https://mavicpilots.com/threads/ocusync-vs-lightbridge.20132/
2017-7-23
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dronist
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Ocusync is a newer generation so I would go with Ocusync.
2017-7-23
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Jenee 2
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Having flown both the Mavic and P4Pro, Ocusync is definitely far more stable and seems to have greater distance.
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For my birds with these technologies (P3 Advanced, P3 Pro, P4, Mavic) the Mavic has the best RC performance.  A P4 Pro in 5.8 Ghz outperforms the Mavic.  At least it DID until the latest P4P firmware. This may have more to do with 5.8 Ghz being a less crowded frequency than Lightbridge vs. OccuSync.
2017-7-24
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Tviscomi
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Being that you have posted this on a Mavic forum I would expect that ocusync would prevail.  I own multiple DJI platforms (lightbridge & occusync) and I find the differences to be minimal.
2017-7-24
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Eagle_Eye
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No experienced w/ LB and Osync is working for me so..........
2017-7-24
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Tviscomi Posted at 2017-7-24 05:28
Being that you have posted this on a Mavic forum I would expect that ocusync would prevail.  I own multiple DJI platforms (lightbridge & occusync) and I find the differences to be minimal.

I find the quality and link to be close to the same except in distance . The Ocusync on the Mavic can far out range the Inspire2
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rydfree41 Posted at 2017-7-24 08:40
I find the quality and link to be close to the same except in distance . The Ocusync on the Mavic can far out range the Inspire2

I'm 100% okay with my $900 Mavic out ranging my $5K Inspire 2...
2017-7-24
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WolfgangStiller
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No question about it. Occusync is a step up from LB.
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WolfgangStiller Posted at 2017-7-24 11:36
No question about it. Occusync is a step up from LB.

I have a Phantom Pro 4 + and a Mavic Pro Platinum. I find distance and reception similar.

I wouldn't buy a drone based on the method of transmission. They are entirely different beasts.

And, they all are more than adequate.

People going for distance records may have a preference, but for the majority, other than the Goggle direct link there is nominal difference.
And, I didn't vote as this forum is going to give a biased opinion and the drones that use the different systems are unique in their characteristics. One does not buy a drone soley on transmission characteristics.
2017-10-27
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Own both MP and P4P and I think the MP outperforms the P4P in terms of stability, distance and video feed transmission. Gimbal well......P4P is king.
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Flying the P3A vs the Mavic I would say ocusync especially distance wise. Hands down.
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Occusync is in fact less latent.  And is the newer technology.  When the next generation of Phantoms is released.  I would suspect you will see occusync replacing lightbridge.  Additionally having not read all the comments that you will find that FPV Goggles users prefer occusync as well.  Lightbridge is a thing of the past.  TBH I don't know why they didn't just call occusync lightbrige 2.0 but I am not a marketing person.  
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I've used both with my DJI goggles, on the mavic pro which I don't own anymore and  my P4P via the USB cable method. There was slightly less latency on OcuSync on the mavic pro, but the video quality is noticeably better on the Lightbridge on my P4P. Especially at 1080p30, the P4P downlink looks better than it did on the mavic pro. Not by much but noticeable. At 720p60, the latency even on Lightbridge is surprisingly good and it looks great, but I think the OcuSync had the edge in terms of latency.

I get the occasional disconnect/reconnect in flight with both, no idea what that's all about.

But at least with the goggles, the Lightbridge is noticeably prettier....
2017-12-20
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MP/P OcuSync out performs my P4P lightbridge HD in CE areas - by far!
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There is no difference or very little, but if statistics were to be used there would be a lot more disconnects reported here on the Mavic forum and I would say at least 2 to 1 more disconnects on Ocusync. So is this how it should be measured .
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My P4P outperforms my MP in my experience so far.  The difference is negligible.
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In my experience OccuSync has better range & less video artifacts.  My Mavic Pro RC performance is better than any of my Lightbridge models.
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Yep occusync outperforms my lightbridge products although p4p is no slouch
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Dirty Bird Posted at 2018-2-18 17:25
In my experience OccuSync has better range & less video artifacts.  My Mavic Pro RC performance is better than any of my Lightbridge models.

Now that makes sense and I too totally agree based on my experience of owning the MPP and P4P.
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Not to go too far with terms like PCM and FHSS, something that let's say, Futaba had before DJI even existed, these are two evolutionary technologies. Ocusync was designed to be used with many devices (i.e. multiple controllers on same band, multiple goggles for passive listening) and LB still has somewhat better latency. Once we get into 20, 30ms latency range with either of technologies and DJI finally irons out these to be virtually interference free, that will be it. I guess we might even see some racers from DJI than.
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eYeSkYeYe Posted at 2018-2-19 04:19
Not to go too far with terms like PCM and FHSS, something that let's say, Futaba had before DJI even existed, these are two evolutionary technologies. Ocusync was designed to be used with many devices (i.e. multiple controllers on same band, multiple goggles for passive listening) and LB still has somewhat better latency. Once we get into 20, 30ms latency range with either of technologies and DJI finally irons out these to be virtually interference free, that will be it. I guess we might even see some racers from DJI than.

I find my P3A more stable in windy conditions, is this due to Lightbridge system or ? I don't know, I do find my Mavic pro more accurate when doing a RTH tho. I really wish DJI would add a simple switch to allow the Mavic to fly in ATTI mode. For instance-
I;ve flown  my P3A in ATTI mode many, many times before getting the Mavic,  i think there is a good chance i would have lost my Mavic, if not having expierence flying in Att mode!
2018-2-20
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Jeff Millard
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Note to self: time to buy the Mavic, want to join the myriads of drone pilots who can compare these two platforms. ;-)

Hey, it’s a valid reason!

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I have chosen Ocusync, I can't speak for range because I never venture too far. But the wireless integration between the Goggles, the Mavic Pro & its controller using Ocusync makes it hard to beat.
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Jeff Millard Posted at 2018-2-21 07:29
Note to self: time to buy the Mavic, want to join the myriads of drone pilots who can compare these two platforms. ;-)

Hey, it’s a valid reason!

Sounds like a good reason to me, and you will really appreciate the connectivity of the Mavic Pro (Not Air) with the Goggles and the 1080P livestream that can be had (But not in all recording resolutions or framerates, it will drop to 720P if required).
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put WIFI to
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Jeff Millard Posted at 2018-2-21 07:29
Note to self: time to buy the Mavic, want to join the myriads of drone pilots who can compare these two platforms. ;-)

Hey, it’s a valid reason!

Be sure to wait for Mavic 2
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hallmark007 Posted at 2018-2-21 11:44
Be sure to wait for Mavic 2

So it’s not OK to get Mavic, then attempt to convince her that I should get Mavic 2? I’m confused now.

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Aardvark Posted at 2018-2-21 08:54
Sounds like a good reason to me, and you will really appreciate the connectivity of the Mavic Pro (Not Air) with the Goggles and the 1080P livestream that can be had (But not in all recording resolutions or framerates, it will drop to 720P if required).

Goggles are the real reason I want a Mavic. (2 enthusiastic thumbs up!)

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Jeff Millard Posted at 2018-2-21 11:56
So it’s not OK to get Mavic, then attempt to convince her that I should get Mavic 2? I’m confused now.

Jeff

You should never get her involved nothing good happens from that. Lol
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hallmark007 Posted at 2018-2-21 12:01
You should never get her involved nothing good happens from that. Lol

In her defense, she suggested the Goggles... but, yer probably right anyway. ;-)

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fans987d278a Posted at 2018-2-20 09:58
I find my P3A more stable in windy conditions, is this due to Lightbridge system or ? I don't know, I do find my Mavic pro more accurate when doing a RTH tho. I really wish DJI would add a simple switch to allow the Mavic to fly in ATTI mode. For instance-
I;ve flown  my P3A in ATTI mode many, many times before getting the Mavic,  i think there is a good chance i would have lost my Mavic, if not having expierence flying in Att mode!

P3A is more stable in wind due to its bigger mass compared to Mavic. And yes, Lightbridge hardware is heavier than Ocusync hardware so indirectly your P3A is more stable partially because of Lightbridge as well.
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Hi.

I find OcuSync a bit better than Lightbridge when comparing my Mavic Pro and Phantom 4 Advance. It seems that OcuSync has a more stable video link with less delay and less noise. However, the difference is very small.

I have never had an opportunity in and compare the range since flight outside VLOS is prohibited here in the country, as in most other countries of the world !!!

Regards Leif.
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Phantom 4 Pro V2 now using Ocusync:

https://www.newsshooter.com/2018 ... phantom-4-pro-v2-0/
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I must say that my p4p in 5.8 ghz auto does just as well if not better range then my mavic.. for some reason 5.8 kicks butt on the Phantom 4 Pro
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Well it looks like DJI agree that OcySync is better given that the all new Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 released yesterday has replaced lightbridge in the old P4P with OcuSync - which has increased the operating range by 500m in CE areas and allows wireless use of goggles...
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Now you have Phantom 4 pro v2 with Ocusync
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I can't comment on Lightbridge because I've never used it. I think that OcuSync has the ability to stream 1080p with DJI Goggles wireless connectivity and that is better than Lightbridge transmitting at 720p and without wireless. Given the difference, OcuSync is better, but I wonder how the Mavic Pro compares to OcuSync 2.0 on the new Phantom 4 Pro V2.0?
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davidmartingraf Posted at 2018-5-17 22:17
I can't comment on Lightbridge because I've never used it. I think that OcuSync has the ability to stream 1080p with DJI Goggles wireless connectivity and that is better than Lightbridge transmitting at 720p and without wireless. Given the difference, OcuSync is better, but I wonder how the Mavic Pro compares to OcuSync 2.0 on the new Phantom 4 Pro V2.0?

I hear the Inspire 2 has less range than the Mavic Pro, which indicates OcuSync is better than Lightbridge. Even though the Inspire 2 sells for double the price, the Mavic Pro apparently holds the title in terms of range, connectivity, and video transmission.
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