To connect a drone to an EDGE box or Smart Camera head there are a few prerequisites you must have in order for the transmission to work:
- The drone controller must have an HDMI output port.
- The drone controller must be able to output the HDMI signal at a 720p resolution.
See example of a drone controller with an HDMI-Out port (example is a DJI RC PRO):
NOTE THE TYPE OF HDMI PORT IN THE CONTROLLER (in the above example the type is HDMI Mini - you must have the correct type of HDMI cord to fit).
If your controller does have an HDMI port, then next you must identify if the HDMI output resolution settings can be changed to 720p. See your user manual to locate these settings.
The below example is from the DJI RC PRO user manual:
The ideal resolution is 720p at 60 frames per second (see example from DJI RC PRO settings menu):
Then simply connect the drone controller to the Connect Camera port of your EDGE box or Smart Camera head using the correct type of HDMI cable (in the below example you would need an HDMI Mini to Standard HDMI cord):
Please be aware that HDMI Splitters are almost universally incompatible with our equipment.
If you need to connect the drone feed into another replay system, be sure to connect it to EDGE first via a 720p feed, then use the HDMI Out (connect monitor) Port to run a cable into another replay system.
Please be aware that the HDMI Out signal has been digitally upscaled to 1080p in order to be compatible with other replay systems (such as Hudl or SkyCoach).