Sky Drone Link 4K has just gone up for sale on www.skydrone.aero at $1,899 and ships globally.
Sky Drone Link 4K is the world's first low latency 4K / UHD streaming solution. It is now possible to transmit video of any professional 4K / UHD camera over virtually unlimited distances. The camera needs to have an HDMI output and Sky Drone Link will transmit its 4K UHD or FullHD video over the 4G / LTE network to any receiving endpoint in the world. May it be tens of kilometers or even thousands of miles away.
Sky Drone Link 4K has been designed with several scenarios in mind. Let us look at them to give you more of an idea of how Sky Drone Link 4K can be used in a professional context.
Sky Drone Link 4K with DSLR (e.g. Canon EOS-1D X Mark II)
Imagine you have your great DSLR camera like the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II on the right and you'd like to mount it on a drone to shoot some great photos or video.
While in flight, you don't actually see what the camera is seeing. Cameras have viewfinders, so photographers and cinematographers can see in real-time what the camera's recording frame looks like. So they can get the best shot.
That's exactly where Sky Drone Link 4K comes in.
With Sky Drone Link 4K, you can create a video transmission bridge for your DSLR. Simply connect your camera's HDMI output to the Sky Drone Link 4K HDMI input and our system transmits your camera's viewfinder video to our Sky Drone desktop client. Now you can see in real-time, what your camera is seeing and you can make sure your photo or video is being shot from the right angle.
To get an idea of how that communication and wiring of Sky Drone Link 4K with a DSLR might look like, here is a schematic overview:
Sky Drone Link 4K with RED Epic, Scarlet, Weapon & Gimbal Control
Professional cinematographers working cameras like the RED EPIC, WEAPON or SCARLET, which usually end up on a rather heavy setup when they are flown on a drone.
Similarly to the previous example, it is essential for the DP (Directory of Photography) to see the actual viewfinder when shooting a scene. At the same time, a gimbal / Steadicam is balancing the camera by compensating somewhat shaky hovering, but also allows for turning the camera to a certain direction - to get the best shot.
Sky Drone Link 4K makes all of the above possible.
Professional cameras with HDMI output can now easily bridged over tens, hundreds and even thousands of kilometers. At the same time, gimbal control can also be bridged to a local computer where it offers a flexible interface to connect to.
Below is a schematic overview, which shows a scenario of a RED EPIC camera that is mounted on a gimbal on a drone. By using Sky Drone Link 4K, the video of the RED EPIC is transported over 4G / LTE along with the gimbal control.
Availability and Country Compatibility
Sky Drone Link 4K is now available on our store for $1,899. To place an order please visit:
Sky Drone Link is available in two Versions:
- Sky Drone Link (US Verizon)
- Sky Drone Link (Europe Asia)
The core Sky Drone Link 4K product is the same for both such versions, they only differ in the 4G LTE modem it gets shipped with. Please view the Technical Specification section on the Sky Drone Link 4K product page for clarification. Each modem supports multiple 4G LTE bands, so it is possible for each of the modems to be compatible with network carriers in countries outside Europe, Asia and the United States of America. Existing Sky Drone customers use our products in South America, South East Asia, Africa and Oceania.