Thanks for the advertising Michael. FLIR does not sell a drone, but our division that sells imagers has developed a very useful tool for commercial drone operators. It's a natural fit for commercial uses. As a FLIR employee and shareholder this is a great opportunity.
In addition to being MAVLink compatible, the same Accessory Port connection gives you access to two camera controls over PWM commands, so you can select color palettes, start and stop recording, or trigger the camera's e-zoom in-flight from your radio controller.
"Simple power-in/video-out interface over 10-pin mini-USB connector"
Looks like it has a analog output which you can feed in to a FPV setup or maybe the DJI Lightbridge setup.
Normally the way it works is you record the HD stream locally in the camera and stream the analog output over a wireless link to your FPV setup. The FPV is just used to see where your flying like you would be if your the pilot in a realy aircraft. Depending on your wireless setup you can get miles of range.
The newer DJI quads have HD streaming built right in.
Here you can see a clip of what the FPV video looks like. Not my clip
I’ve got a phantom 3 pro and the streaming from the 4K camera to the iPad is very smooth and clear. It really would be cool to have a thermal camera on it for night time. With the new waypoints feature I’m going to test running patrols around the blueberry farm.