Get more from your Mavic
The largest Mavic community in the world
Join Us Now

Smart controller and ipad

Retired Navy

Member
Joined
Sep 30, 2021
Messages
7
Reactions
2
Age
66
Location
San Diego
Anyone have an idea how we can use an iPad or some portable monitor to allow a second person to see what the drone is filming so they don’t have to look over your shoulder. I’ve tried HDMI to the smart controller to an Apple lightning adapter and HDMI to the iPad. No luck.
HDMI to HDMI to a computer monitor works great, but it is too large to take out side and needs Ac power, as well.
Will a small portable monitor with either HDMI or USB connections work?

I’ve also down loaded ApowerMirror App on both devices. Same WiFi, so each does detect each device, but it not now show the smart controller screen.
I’ve read Hollyland MarsX device might be any option. It is a portable, video transmitter........it may work.

Any thoughts?
Thanks
Ken
 

eEridani

Well-Known Member
Premium Pilot
Joined
Aug 21, 2021
Messages
837
Reactions
637
Location
Boise, ID, USA
HDMI to a monitor ... it's in the manual. There are small battery powered monitors for high end video cameras.
 

eEridani

Well-Known Member
Premium Pilot
Joined
Aug 21, 2021
Messages
837
Reactions
637
Location
Boise, ID, USA
This one looks interesting:
Comes with a battery plate for an NP970 battery...

I imagine the plate looks like this, and has a cable - but not sure.

And the battery is like this one:

Guessing it'll run the monitor for just over an hour.

But there's this cheaper version, too:
 
  • Like
Reactions: RobW01

anzacjack

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 18, 2016
Messages
2,274
Reactions
1,847
Location
Brisbane, Australia
Get a hdmi wireless dongle. Works great with a portable monitor you can set up away from where you are operating 877A884A-73B9-4BDF-8F4E-5A720B465548.jpeg 69EC6A63-77EA-4C95-A048-A83CF84F549B.jpeg
 

Droniac

*see avatar: Crashed more than a Drone 🙄
Premium Pilot
Joined
Feb 21, 2021
Messages
703
Reactions
1,457
Age
63
Location
Coram, NY
Anyone have an idea how we can use an iPad or some portable monitor to allow a second person to see what the drone is filming so they don’t have to look over your shoulder. I’ve tried HDMI to the smart controller to an Apple lightning adapter and HDMI to the iPad. No luck.
HDMI to HDMI to a computer monitor works great, but it is too large to take out side and needs Ac power, as well.
Will a small portable monitor with either HDMI or USB connections work?

I’ve also down loaded ApowerMirror App on both devices. Same WiFi, so each does detect each device, but it not now show the smart controller screen.
I’ve read Hollyland MarsX device might be any option. It is a portable, video transmitter........it may work.

Any thoughts?
Thanks
Ken
Give search a go. It’s well addressed there. Flysafe. Godspeed, Droniac
 

RobW01

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 19, 2019
Messages
101
Reactions
93
This one looks interesting:
Comes with a battery plate for an NP970 battery...

I imagine the plate looks like this, and has a cable - but not sure.

And the battery is like this one:

Guessing it'll run the monitor for just over an hour.

But there's this cheaper version, too:
The Feelworld is very good, but unless you mount it on a tripod for you’ll need an adaptor to hold it. LifThor makes one for the SC.
 

Cymruflyer

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 21, 2017
Messages
2,182
Reactions
1,809
Location
N. Ohio
The best monitor out there will be the Feelworld 729S because it is an amazing 2,200 NITS of brightness, more than twice the 1,000NITS the bright SC is and it has a 7 inch screen. Plus it is light weight and uses low cost Sony batteries that can be bought on ebay for a few dollars.

I have one and it is excellent, a simple HDMI to HDMI cable and you are ready to go. They sell for around $245 I believe B&H sell them but I bought an open box one on ebay for $179. so look around first. Feelworld make a range of monitors but only the 7 inch 729S is the brightest and it is worth the extra few dollars over their lower priced monitors. Nobody else makes such a bright monitor, nit even the Crystal Sky Suoer Bright monitor is as bright as the 729S.

Lifthor makes an adapter for just over $100 and well made it is. However, I found a guy on ebay that makes a 3D unit and you can buy that for about $39 or so, I believe. It all depends on your budget in the end. Your best bet is definitely the Feelworld monitor.

And if you just want a monitor for someone else to hold and watch what you camera is seeing, you don't need to buy a mount or tripod, the other person just holds it.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Retired Navy

Retired Navy

Member
Joined
Sep 30, 2021
Messages
7
Reactions
2
Age
66
Location
San Diego
The best monitor out there will be the Feelworld 729S because it is an amazing 2,200 NITS of brightness, more than twice the 1,000NITS the bright SC is and it has a 7 inch screen. Plus it is light weight and uses low cost Sony batteries that can be bought on ebay for a few dollars.

I have one and it is excellent, a simple HDMI to HDMI cable and you are ready to go. They sell for around $245 I believe B&H sell them but I bought an open box one on ebay for $179. so look around first. Feelworld make a range of monitors but only the 7 inch 729S is the brightest and it is worth the extra few dollars over their lower priced monitors. Nobody else makes such a bright monitor, nit even the Crystal Sky Suoer Bright monitor is as bright as the 729S.

Lifthor makes an adapter for just over $100 and well made it is. However, I found a guy on ebay that makes a 3D unit and you can buy that for about $39 or so, I believe. It all depends on your budget in the end. Your best bet is definitely the Feelworld monitor.

And if you just want a monitor for someone else to hold and watch what you camera is seeing, you don't need to buy a mount or tripod, the other person just holds it.
Thanks.....great feedback.
 

ortopeet

Member
Premium Pilot
Joined
May 6, 2021
Messages
8
Reactions
2
Age
65
Location
australia
I tried
Anyone have an idea how we can use an iPad or some portable monitor to allow a second person to see what the drone is filming so they don’t have to look over your shoulder. I’ve tried HDMI to the smart controller to an Apple lightning adapter and HDMI to the iPad. No luck.
HDMI to HDMI to a computer monitor works great, but it is too large to take out side and needs Ac power, as well.
Will a small portable monitor with either HDMI or USB connections work?

I’ve also down loaded ApowerMirror App on both devices. Same WiFi, so each does detect each device, but it not now show the smart controller screen.
I’ve read Hollyland MarsX device might be any option. It is a portable, video transmitter........it may work.

Any thoughts?
Thanks
Ken
APowerMirror is supposed to work with your phone as a hotspot between SC and IPad, could not not get this to work.

APowerMirror connect drone via SC to my Windows Desktop only

Connecting the SC directly to IPad does not work

Even trying via WiFi was unsuccessful

Let me know if anyone managed to connect a second monitor, seems only solution is another SC to use as slave controller
 

Cymruflyer

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 21, 2017
Messages
2,182
Reactions
1,809
Location
N. Ohio
I tried

APowerMirror is supposed to work with your phone as a hotspot between SC and IPad, could not not get this to work.

APowerMirror connect drone via SC to my Windows Desktop only

Connecting the SC directly to IPad does not work

Even trying via WiFi was unsuccessful

Let me know if anyone managed to connect a second monitor, seems only solution is another SC to use as slave controller
Read my post #9 above (though ignore the number in that post it is NOT a 729 but rather a 279S), a low cost way to get the HDMI connected super bright (2,200NITS) Feelworld 279S which is a 7 inch monitor. A direct HDMI to HDMI connection between the SC and this monitor. At around $235 or so it is a great low cost option as a monitor.
 

Retired Navy

Member
Joined
Sep 30, 2021
Messages
7
Reactions
2
Age
66
Location
San Diego
Thanks.....great feedback.
Thanks........I’ve had zero success with power mirror or a new iPad. Not giving up, but it is frustrating. The only success I’ve had is HDMI from SC to HDMI in back of a standard computer monitor. The Screen on the SC shows right up on the monitor. But, of course, this does me no good for the purpose of having someone stand nearby to view what the drone is seeing.
 

Cymruflyer

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 21, 2017
Messages
2,182
Reactions
1,809
Location
N. Ohio
Thanks........I’ve had zero success with power mirror or a new iPad. Not giving up, but it is frustrating. The only success I’ve had is HDMI from SC to HDMI in back of a standard computer monitor. The Screen on the SC shows right up on the monitor. But, of course, this does me no good for the purpose of having someone stand nearby to view what the drone is seeing.
As has been said, there are other monitors out there, however, I have had great success with my Feelworld. If you get a long HDMI cable, your friend can stand nearby and watch what you are seeing and doing on the SC, or you can simply choose to have the monitor show only what the camera is seeing with no distracting info around the edges of the screen. It's the best option I know of, as well as the best price.
 
  • Like
Reactions: anzacjack
Lycus Tech Mavic Air 2 Case

DJI Drone Deals

New Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
110,011
Messages
1,303,115
Members
140,252
Latest member
mhariush