Featuring a built-in 5.8 GHz receiver and DVR, this Elvid SkyVision allows you to wirelessly receive and record video and audio from RC vehicles with 5.8 GHz transmitters. This includes DJI and most other quadcopters. The monitor also supports other devices with 5.8 GHz transmitters, such as security cameras. The built-in DVR allows you to record your RF incoming video to optional microSD cards. Equipped with HDMI and composite video connections, this monitor also provides the flexibility of being used as a standard on-camera video monitor. It features a 7" screen with 1024 x 600 resolution, which allows you to view either SD or HD video with minimal scaling or windowing providing a large enough image. (The DVR records RF video signals only.)
The DVR allows you to set the recording resolution to 720 x 576, 640 x 480, or 320 x 240, for reasons including saving on storage space. It also offers a loop recording function that helps you maintain specific file lengths. You can choose intervals of 3, 5, or 10 minutes, and when recording reaches the end of the designated time limit, the DVR will loop back to the beginning of the file and overwrite the previously recorded content. This mode is ideal for surveillance applications. The DVR also features a motion detection function that can be set up to automatically begin recording when a moving object is detected. An added benefit of the DVR is that it also allows you to record any on-screen readouts, such as altitude and velocity, that your RC vehicle's transmitter may provide. This info can be useful at a later time when you may want to compare/contrast images.
An RF signal is supported via a single antenna. With RF signals being analog, the monitor allows the image to degrade but remain visible instead of shutting off if the signal fades below a certain threshold.
The monitor is powered by optional Sony L Series type batteries via the built-in L type battery plate. A removable plastic sun hood is supplied to provide protection from glare and exposure to sunlight. The hood is collapsible on all of its three sides and can be used as protection for the screen during transport in its collapsed state.