The Methods of drone live video transmission

Drone live video transmission involves the real-time broadcasting of video footage captured by a drone's camera to a remote device or platform. Drones equipped with cameras can transmit live video through various methods, such as:

  1. Wi-Fi: Some drones use Wi-Fi to stream live video directly to a smartphone or tablet, utilizing an app provided by the drone manufacturer.

  2. Radio Frequencies: Drones may use radio frequency (RF) signals to transmit video to a dedicated receiver or remote controller. These can operate on different frequencies like 2.4GHz or 5.8GHz.

  3. Digital Video Transmission: Advanced drones use digital transmission technologies like DJI's Lightbridge or OcuSync, which offer better range, reduced interference, and higher-quality video streaming compared to analog methods.

  4. Cellular Networks: Some drones can transmit live video via cellular networks by integrating a cellular modem. This allows for streaming over longer distances, but it's reliant on cellular coverage.

  5. Satellite Connectivity: In certain cases, drones might leverage satellite communication for live video transmission, enabling remote streaming from virtually anywhere, even in areas without standard network coverage.

The quality of the live video transmission depends on factors such as the drone's hardware, the camera resolution, the transmission technology used, and any interference from surrounding environmental factors.

150~200km Drone Live Video Transmission System

drone live video transmission system

FDZ-150 is an all-in-one system that integrates video, data, and RC transmission. max transmission is 200km, interface support Ethernet; Serial; PPM/S.bus;USB, FDZ-150 use AES 128&AES256 encryption and H.264&H.265 video compression&decompression technology, have strong anti-jamming and keep data and video transmission stable.

Product Feature

TDD bi-directional link with video/telemetry/RC
Receiving diversity and dynamic antenna switching
H.264&H.265 video compression&decompression
Low level re-transmission and adaptive frequency hopping
AES 128&AES256 encryption implemented on FPGA


Bandwidth: 2.5MHz(uplink) ; 10MHz(downlink)
Power: 150km37dBm/200km 40dBm
Modulation: OFDM
Constellation:  BPSK; QPSK; 16QAM
FEC:   LDPC(1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6)
Duplex:  TDD
Downlink throughput: 2.3Mbps~10Mbps(10MHz)
Uplink throughput: 115200bps
Voltage: 18V~22V
Working temperature: -20°C~50°C
Size:  143.9X122.3X38mm
Weight: 732g(air/ground)
Video Interface: Ethernet; Serial; PPM/S.bus;USB



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