FPV goggles HDZero this fall
In a Facebook post, Divimath CEO Karl Zhou posted a series of 3D renders and photos of future FPV goggles built on HDZero digital video transmission technology, and also revealed a wide range of technical features and dates, confirming previously leaked rumors about the developer’s progress in this direction. Next in order.
A series of 3D renders and photos of the upcoming FPV headset posted by Karl Zhou:
Series of 3D renders
Karl Zhou highlighted the following technical details of the upcoming novelty:
- On/off slide switch with visual and touch feedback
- Developed in open source, the new mask runs under Linux. All UI code is new and will also be open source.
- Equipped with 90Hz 1080p OLED displays with smooth IPD adjustment and focus adjustment dials
- Embedded HDZero digital technology provides fixed video latency of 4ms without digital data jitter and frame loss
- The case provides mounting rails for patch antennas or anything else you might want to mount
- Recessed front SMA connectors eliminate the need to remove antennas when storing FPV goggles. Whether you are installing Stubby antennas or TrueRC patches, installation and removal is quick and easy.
- Three built-in independently controlled fans work at the same time to ensure optimal cooling of internal components and prevent fogging. All coolers are mounted on shock absorbers to avoid vibrations and noise
- Added a built-in HDMI input so you can use a ground station, connect to FPV simulators, watch movies on the go, and more.
- Added built-in HDMI output so you can share your video stream with others
- Added a 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo jack so you can listen to an analog or HDMI audio source, or use a high quality microphone for the pit mic function
- Added 3.5mm analog video/audio input for use with ground station inputs
- The analog input solves the problem of vertical jitter that is common with today’s analog OLED glasses by using a 2D deinterlacer that adds no latency. This is probably the best display among analog FPV goggles despite being a digital FPV headset.
- Added support for the ELRS Backpack function so that the mask can automatically set the video transmitter channel
- Features a side-mount analog module bay that can accommodate most modern analog modules
- Equipped with an optional 2.4GHz Wi-Fi video streaming module to broadcast your flights live
- Interchangeable faceplates will be included to support different face shapes and prevent light leakage
A matter of design
The design of the FPV goggles isn’t revolutionary, on that slight retrogaming side, and it doesn’t seem to get unanimous approval on social media. But let’s face it, it’s a matter of taste, besides, you don’t see the FPV goggles from the side when you’re flying the drone, and finally, developers’ game with design options often ends up including potentially ridiculous custom vinyl elements. But seriously, based on the direct purpose of the FPV headset, the most important features that really should be given more attention during development are their compactness and weight, built-in technology, video display quality and the ability to adapt to different types of facial structure. By the way, Karl Zhou, in one of his interviews regarding the issue of appearance, noted that he would make 3D design files available in open source code for those who want to modify them …
When is the announcement?
It is reported that a small group of beta testers will begin testing the new FPV headset in June of this year, and the announcement will take place in September or October. No word on pricing yet.