I finally got the Clip in the air. Here’s my thoughts. First of all, I McGyver’d the Clip onto my FF 2-axis gimbal with the GH3 on board. I disabled the Radians and locked the gimbal down, as the HDMI cabling was super fragile, and I didn’t want to risk breaking the Clip, the cable or (gasp) the GH3’s HDMI port. I need to find a good cable solution (HDMI mini to HDMI micro) before I fly it again. I suspended the Clip on the gimbal with its antennae pointing down. I powered it directly with a 3S LiPo using a custom cable I made with a Deans connector. I followed the instructions to configure a Rocket M5 and matching high-gain antenna as a wireless network. I used a Retina iPad (first gen Retina model) with the Teradek app in AP mode. We tested infrastructure mode in my studio, but didn’t test it on the Cinestar. I flew a couple flights at a local field. The second flight is shown in its entirety from this camera aimed at the iPad. The first flight was almost 8 minutes, the second was 6 minutes. During this time, we saw consistent clear images. There was one moment (shown in the video below) where the Clip seemed to lose its connection, but after my friend dismissed an error message, it re-connected. The claim of 4 frames of latency was never observed. Once I got in the air, it appeared we were near 1 second most of the time, and there were noticeable pauses every few seconds. The choice of HDMI micro connector The video quality was quite beautiful. It was fun to see real HD from the copter! I wonder if the iPad 3 has enough “oomph” to run the Clip’s software-based decoder. The old software guy in me has a strong sense that the iPad was having a hard time keeping up, and that a newer iPad with more CPU would do better. But I don’t have one, and don’t plan to buy one right now. Even a Retina Mini would have considerably better performance, although the smaller screen would be less practical, especially outdoors. I would strongly encourage Teradek to port their software decoder to the Mac and/or Windows so that one could use HDMI mirroring or other technologies to free up the HD signal on the ground. I also think I’ll get an HDMI adapter for the iPad, as that may be a cheap way to get the signal into a switcher a projector, or some other place. So, in conclusion, I am impressed at what Teradek has done. It’s clearly a gamble for them, as it’s an order of magnitude less expensive than their awesome high-end products. I think it’s got great potential, and I’m looking forward to playing some more with it.