It took them approximately a decade to get this board done, but here is another DVR/Vtx option. This one with a 400mw Vtx and slightly improved bitrate. We find that it’s pretty good at both being a Vtx and a DVR and has been far more reliable than some other options. For one thing, we’ve run this board with no antenna installed and it didn’t burn out. We absolutely do NOT recommend testing that for yourself, but we try to punish products to see how or if they fail.
As an added bonus, the microphone on this thing isn’t totally useless. With some post process fancy audio filtering, it’s actually a nice addition.
It also has a mechanism to start and stop recordings from the OSD and your controller. If you want to do that, read up on it but we don’t recommend it because it’s just too complicated in our opinion. There’s a button to start and stop recording. This DVR does NOT save the file until you hit the STOP button. That mechanism seems to be more of an issue to implement.
- Input Power: 5V
- Output Power: PIT/25mW/100mW/200mW/400mW Switchable
- Frequency: 5.8GHz 6 bands 48 channels, with Raceband: 5362-5945 MHZ
- Control Mode: BFOSD Control/ Button, IRC Tramp ready
- Video Output format: NTSC
- Record video size : 1280x720 @30FPS
- TF Card support: Max.32G
- Compress Format: AVI
- Microphone: Yes
- Antenna: IPEX
- Mounting hole: 26.5*26.5mm
- Weight: 3.5g without antenna
- 1 x NameLessRC D400
- 1 x 5.8G Linear Antenna
- 4 x M2*3 Nylon Standoff
- 2 x 6Pin Cable (one that will record OSD info, one that will not)
Bought at a local shop due to it being out if stock, but thought I would share my experience here anyhow. Was running a tbs pro32 nano and runcam DVR but the build was a little sloppy, but image was great up to 500mw. Switched to this. Video is noticably noisier using both included harness. Audio stopped working after a week it's just crackles and static in the DVR. At 400mw I get tons of rolling images and I'll lose image to static randomly, 25-200 work okay. I'm going to try to solder right to the pads and use the tall screws for my tp3 and additional gummies to get it away from the FC, hopefully that helps.
DVR works pretty well, aside from my audio going out. It does record in 16:9 only, appears to linear stretch 4:3 not crop so that's good.
It's no TBS pro32, but it gets the job done and the range in 200mw is pretty good.
If you need on board recording this is a great option as well as offering very good video range because it has 400mw of power which is great. My only problem was to choose between having this on board for recordings or have a TBS unify nano vtx because they have higher output power and work a little better but I just built a second BabyTooth with the unify nano on my original and the DVR on my second one. That way when I ant to record I can and when I want the best range and video quality in my goggles I can have that too! All in all its a great DVR that performs well and is priced very well too!
I bought a tp3 and wanted to copy your self build tp3 build...and thus I was introduced to this...however upon trying to install or slide it into the tp3, I found that it literally barely fit at all...it was impossible to fit it with anti-vibration rubbers as it would not fit....I figure i can go out and file it down...but honestly...pretty disappointed...I chose this because I thought it would be straight forward and easy...but it does not seems like that...since I’ve yet to use it...I can’t say much....but really disappointed that it doesn’t fit the 1”by 1” with ease
Works every time . Good product
Very nice and compact means to record flight video on toothpick ! It’s nice that two harness are provided for OSD vs no OSD.