by Kevin Alexander | 9th April 2015
DJI just announced two new Phantom 3 drones, now including an option to record in 4K. The Phantom 3 Professional includes a 4K camera that shoots up to 30 fps while the Phantom 3 Advanced has a 1080p HD camera that records up to 60 fps. Both cameras have an f/2.8 lens with a 94 degree field of view. The flight system has been updated as well, and the remote controller is more touch responsive. It has a 3 axis gimbal which ensures stable shots and is completely controlled via the DJI Pilot App. The DJI Pilot app is used to control all aspects of the camera. You can attach your smartphone to the drone’s remote controller and have complete control over all aspects of the camera, including a realtime HD display. The app also includes a flight simulator and a flight log which records details about previous flights. We’ll keep you updated on when the Phantom 3 is released, and will look for it at NAB next week. For now you can visit DJI’s website which includes detailed information and specs about the device.Read more
Drone manufacturer DJI the maker of the popular Phantom family, unveiled the new DJI Inspire 1, featuring a dedicated camera with 4K video recording capability. The camera supports both DCI “Full” 4K (4096 x 2160) in 24 and 25p, as well as UltraHD 4K (3840 x 2160) in 24, 25, and 30p—making the Inspire camera the first dedicated flight camera with 4K capability. The camera also takes 12-megapixel stills in compressed JPEG and RAW DNG, and can record 1080p and 720p video at up to 60 fps. Besides of having a 4K camera on board, here are some more highlights of the new product: -NEW GIMBAL SYSTEM -FULL-FEATURED APP -LIVE HD VIEW (A real-time feed from your Inspire 1’s camera is displayed in 720p HD on your mobile device giving you a view of what the camera sees to frame your shots). This is made possible by an all new and improved version of DJI’s Lightbridge technology which can transmit video from up to 2km away. -OPTIONAL DUAL-OPERATOR CONTROL -VISION POSITIONING SYSTEM (This technology allows the Inspire to hold its position, stop when the controls are released, and respond to your commands even when GPS is unavailable). -INTELLIGENT POWER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (Advanced algorithms calculate the distance of your aircraft and estimated time to return home, letting you know when it’s time to fly back). -THREE-AXIS SYSTEMWITH FULL 360-DEGREE PAN RANGE An interview with one of the drone developers (taken from http://www.theverge.com/) skynamic.net from Germany took the DJI inspire 1 for a “test drive” and shared their footage: As always, we advice checking the low in your country before attempting flying one of those devices. For more information, head to DJI’s siteRead more
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