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With DJI FPV the market-leading manufacturer of quadrocopter cameras, DJI, has released a drone set with an FPV drone, the associated controller and suitable glasses for the "first person view" flight this week. This means that the flights can not only be enjoyed in real time, but also recorded. The impressions from the air can be saved as 4K or full HD video with 50 to 120 fps. A microSD card can be inserted into both the DJI FPV drone and the DJI FPV Goggles V2. You can read here which SD card is suitable for the DJI FPV.
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According to the information from DJI, a microSD with up to 256 GB of storage space can be plugged into both the DJI FPV and the goggles. Here in the blog, we always recommend the SanDisk brand for SD cards. Why? You read that here. In addition, when looking for the right SD card for the DJI FPV, you should make sure that large storage capacities are designated SDXC (Extended Capacity). In summary, the "SanDisk Extreme" microSDXC memory cards can be recommended, which are available with 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and other storage capacities up to 1TB. You can find the selection with this link.
The DJI FPV allows the recording of Full HD videos with a resolution of 1.920 x 1.080 pixels as well as the recording of 4K videos with a resolution of 3.840 x 2.160 pixels. The lowest fps or Hz number is 50. In addition, 4K videos with 60 fps are possible. In full HD, recordings at 100 and 120 fps are also possible. A different compression of the recordings results from the selectable video formats .mp4 and .mov. When calculating the correct memory size of the microSDXC card, it should also be noted that one charge of the DJI FPV is sufficient for approx. 20 minutes of flight.
So how much memory do I need for Full HD and 4K recordings if I want to make them with the DJI FPV drone? For the answer I tried to use different sources, which is not that easy. If you are looking for storage sizes for 4K and HD videos, you will usually only come up with a guide to iPhone settings - but we already have one of those ourselves. And after this, 4K with 60 fps per minute consumes 400 MB of memory, i.e. almost 20 GB for 8 minutes.
I know that the above notes and "calculations" are more like the rule of thumb. However, 64 GB, 128 GB and even 256 GB memory cards are not that expensive these days. Only with larger storage volumes such as 512 GB or 1 TB on the small cards do the prices rise significantly again. But such SD cards are not recommended for the DJI FPV drone. In addition, you can use cards with 64 to 256 GB flexibly, also as memory in other cameras and in other mobile devices of all kinds. It is therefore worthwhile to use a larger model several times.
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After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.
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