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Discussion in 'Video Assist & Video Accessories' started by Tyler Olson, Jul 18, 2013.
Do you find flying FPV (and framing the shot in camera) with goggles or a monitor better?
I fly a one-man rig (2-axis gimbal with no camera op) and I've tried both. I much prefer the Zeiss Cinemizer goggles because I can wear them on my nose so I can see over them. The separate LCD display doesn't work for me because the sudden change in focus makes my eyes fatigue very quickly. But if you have a separate camera op, it's all different.
Thanks. Usefull info. Perhaps I should just give them a try and see how they work.
I agree with Steve -- the Cinemizer's work best as you can adjust each eye's focal point independently and you can even where them with corrective eye-glasses. I wouldn't be without them -- so much so that I have a prime and backup pair. Night and day difference between looking at a monitor as they really allow your brain to be "in the copter," but you can easily revert back to visual. I wear a pretty wide brimmed hat to improve the visibility of the goggles even in the brightest of high desert sunlight.
I'm even thinking of getting them for my camera op.
This is what i use since I do single man operation as well. I do have some fatsharks for when i do regular FPV flying or if i do a dual man operation.
Cinemizers for pilot'sFPV (SOSD) -- Andy you recommend? You seem pretty excited about your cinemizers (not on this thread but all over the forums
I'm using a monitor right now.
They're the way to go -- the FatSharks and others I've tried will not work with corrective eyeglasses. But as Mr. Haynes so succinctly puts it, the Cinemizer's rock. They really do.
You know you want them....
I use a video splitter so that I'm simultaneously driving a monitor so that if the Cinemizer's or their cabling fail (for which read "pilot steps on video cable") then I can quickly cut over to using the monitor.
When I dont need to move around for a shoot i have a tripod i bring and that has a eagle eyes diversity so i can have 4 different screens running if need to. Usually what ill do is have the "director" looking through goggles and i watch my screen. that way he can see exactly what im filming and can make adjustments as need be.
Paul what type of Patch antenna and TX/RX setup are you using?
All my FPV gear is from ReadymadeRC, they have some of the higher quality gear and a GREAT service program.
The Tx is a RMRC 1watt 1.3GHz with IBcrazy MadMushroom antenna
one Rx is a RMRC 1.3 with saw filter
Second Rx is a Lawmate 1.3GHz
The Patch antenna is 8DBi 1280 optimized antenna
The omni antenna is a IBcrazy Fan, 5 lobe, antenna
Yes ReadymadeRC has some great products. I have the same monitor and it is pretty good outdoors.
I have the Readymade RC 8" and 10" Monitor. I don't recommend the 10" because the quality of image on the screen isn't as sharp as their 8".
I run 8" displays on SeCraft radio trays, I like to keep them small and mobile. Same rig, whether we're operating from a moving car or on foot.