DJI has - as usual rather quietly and without official details about the new features via changelog or release notes on the website - released a new version 1.4.12 of its DJI Fly app for Android (the iOS version should follow soon) for its DJI Mini SE, Mavic Mini, Mini 2 and Mavic Air 2 drones.
DJI Fly App with live streaming.
The new version brings two interesting new features, one is a live streaming function to share the drone footage in real time to the web, and the other is a temporary memory of the last seconds of the live feed. This feature should help in the recovery of a crashed drone, the pilot may be able to better locate the location of the accident based on the last images.
What&s new with the DJI Fly App 1.4.12 update.
- Adds live stream feature in image transfer settings to share drone footage.
- Support for displaying videos that were cached before losing image transmission.
- Support for the new version 12 of Android, which will soon be released for the Google Pixel smartphones, then the models of other manufacturers as well
- Support for the new Apple iOS 15
- Fixes certain issues and optimizes the overall quality of the app
The new live streaming feature uses the RTMP (Real-Time Messaging Protocol) to transmit the live video of the drone via smartphone (and its cellular or Wi-Fi connection) to the Internet to YouTube or Facebook, for example. This requires entering the target streaming URL and the "stream key", which is used to authenticate the stream, as well as the desired resolution (1080p or 720p) and bitrate (5 Mbps or 3Mbps). The latter settings depend entirely on the quality/speed of the Internet connection used - in case of doubt, it is necessary to try which setup gives the best images.
Problems with DJI Fly App 1.4.12.
It has been reported (reported) in DJI forums by some users forum.dji.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=250943 that under certain circumstances (the smartphone model used, Android version, flight maneuvers, ...) due to the 1.4.12 (Android) update, the radar compass no longer works correctly, the current flight altitude is indicated incorrectly (it is negative) and the control of the front lights no longer works. Android users should have an old version in the form of an .apk of the Fly app at hand in case the problems occur, so that they can go back to it if necessary. iOS users who cannot do that should probably rather wait for first experience reports from other users before installing.