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Brighter than using an iPhone screen, this DJI CrystalSky LCD Monitor also offers a few more advantages such as an HDMI output which can be used on a Mavic Pro or DJI Spark (which lack HDMI out). But what I like best is that I don't need to tie up my smartphone.

I'm also using an OTG (on-the-go) USB Cable directly into the remote which prevents video lag from the DJI Spark's typical Wifi connection. Some say this will also improve the range of the DJI Spark Drone.

Product Description:
The CrystalSky monitor uses optimized video decoding to decode video in real-time. Due to limitations in software access on smartphones and tablets, video decoding in other smart devices is less than ideal. When used to view photos or videos transmitted by the camera, problems can occur including video jitter, long latency and more. The CrystalSky monitor’s optimized decoder provides smooth, real-time video with minimal latency.

A newly designed system removes unnecessary Android apps and services and is resistant to viruses and junk software. This ensures that the CrystalSky monitor is able to offer optimum performance at all times. Its embedded DJI GO/DJI GO 4 app provides full access to all DJI GO/DJI GO 4 features including aircraft parameter adjustment, camera control, footage management, and playback. Using offline maps, maps can be kept available even if going out of Wi-Fi reach.

Equipped with dual Micro SD Card slots, the CrystalSky monitor’s storage can be extended, or footage recorded on a Micro SD Card can be played back directly on the monitor. It can also be used for footage backups. Using editors built in DJI GO/DJI GO 4, high-quality edits can be made quickly and instantly shared to social media.

The CrystalSky Monitor supports H.264 and H.265 video decoding, allowing it to play back these files at 30 fps and 60 fps respectively. These videos can also be output through its HDMI port. Read More About CrystalSky >>

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DJI CrystalSky 5.5" and 7.8" Monitors


I like the look of slow motion with the GH5, so I wanted to try shooting an entire real estate demo in 50% speed. For this I used the 4K / 48fps VFR setting (conformed to 24p) on the Panasonic GH5.

Now because of the 48fps setting, I needed to set my shutter speed to around 1/100th to reduce too much motion blur. Finally when working with an F/4 Lens (Panasonic 7-14mm), this also cuts down on the amount of incoming light, so I needed to work with a minimum of ISO 1600.

To control noise, I shot the entire video in 4K and exported to 1080. By downscaling you can mask noise. Also I shot in CinelikeD and exposed to the right (slightly over exposed), which means bringing the exposure down in post and that helps to clean up any noise in the shadows.

Other items used:
The Drone shots were done with the DJI Spark and the Came-TV​ Prophet Gimbal for moving the camera.

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Learn-More-sm CAME-TV Prophet Gimbal (shown with opt access)