Raymarine Makes Aerial Video Easy
Shooting video of fishing action is a big part of the modern experience and is required in some tournaments. Raymarine Axiom and Axiom Pro MFDS simplify this process, freeing the crew to focus on fish. Raymarine lets you connect a UAV to the MFD, then launch and view images directly from the display, a first in marine electronics. The patent-pending technology is currently compatible with the DJI Mavic Pro ($999) and DJI Mavic Pro Platinum ($1,099) video drones. As soon as you hook a fish, you press the Hook-up button. The drone instantly launches, acquires and tracks the boat, and starts recording the action. You can also view the action live on the Axiom display to see, for instance, if any mahi are following the one you just hooked. In split-screen mode, the MFD displays the drone location, the direction the camera is pointed, the direction the drone is headed and the course back to the boat. The other side shows a live feed from the UAV’S video camera with data overlays that include the drone’s distance from the boat, and its speed and altitude.