DJI GO 4 App Released

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On the back of their recent drone releases, DJI has announced a new app which is compatible with the Phantom 4 Pro (and Pro+), the Inspire 2 and the Mavic Pro. The DJI GO 4 app has been released on the Google Play store for Android users and will be available by the end of 2016 for iOS device users. There are two DJI GO apps for Android right now, so it’s important that those with newer drones remember to download the GO 4. According to DJI the new app will also support their hugely popular Phantom 4 drone.

The original DJI GO app is still required for older models (apart from the Phantom 4 which is compatible), but those with newer drones will need to download the ‘new and improved’ GO 4.


DJI GO 4

DJI’s new GO 4 isn’t just an update to their existing GO app functionality, it’s an entirely new app. There are plenty of similarities to the original GO app v3 when it comes to its user interface and to make matters a tad confusing even has the same icon (albeit with the addition of a small ‘4.0’. However, this isn’t just a reskin of what has come before as there are numerous new features to improve the experience for DJI drone pilots. There’s also an updated home screen with shiny new graphics.

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Examples of the DJI GO 4 app’s interface

One of the most interesting new features you’ll find is what DJI are calling ‘Near Real-time Video / Image Transmission’. This allows the app’s users to receive quicker image transmission to their smartphone or tablet when using FPV mode. While it may not be fully real-time, it’s definitely an improvement.

In-keeping with DJI’s statements which claim they are listening more intently to their customer base, the GO 4 app has functionality for mid-flight control of the camera, which many have been calling for. There’s also a streamlined sharing capability letting you show off your best footage to a global audience.

Apart from the above new features, the DJI GO 4 app also has a better suite of video editing settings. Pilots can use videos recorded from their drone and add in a range of royalty free music and snazzy templates to it with several new songs and templates available at launch with the GO 4.

Keep checking back to Heliguy’s Insider blog for more information about DJI’s releases and, of course, the latest news from the drone industry.

Full post available at – https://www.heliguy.com/blog/2016/11/30/dji-go-4-app-released/

DJI Inspire 2 VERSUS Inspire 1 PRO & RAW

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Navigation

1. What’s Included?
2. Appearance
3. Performance
4. Battery Life
5. Camera Specs


 

DJI blew people away with an action packed launch for their new iteration of the Inspire range. Filming a movie-quality scene exclusively with the new quadcopter live, in front of attendees, they were able to showcase the power of the Inspire 2 as a professional filmmaking tool.

Now that the dust has settled, it’s time to take a look at this new addition to their ‘workhorse’ range and how it compares to previous models.

Check out our comparison graphic to see the key stats for the Inspire 2 and Inspire 1 PRORAW:

Inspire 2
Inspire 2
Inspire 1 Pro
Inspire 1 Pro
Inspire 1 Raw
Inspire 1 Raw

Weight

3290 g (including two batteries, without gimbal and camera) 2870 g (Battery and propellers included, Zenmuse X5 excluded)

3400 g (Battery, propellers and Zenmuse X5 included)
2870 g (Battery and propellers included, Zenmuse X5R excluded)

3453 g (Battery, propellers and Zenmuse X5R included)

Max Takeoff Weight

4000 g 3400 g 3500 g

Hovering Accuracy

GPS Mode

Vertical:
0.5 m or 0.1 m (Downward Vision System enabled)
Horizontal:
1.5 m or 0.3 m (Downward Vision System enabled)
P Mode

Vertical: 0.5 m
Horizontal: 2.5 m
P Mode

Vertical: 0.5 m
Horizontal: 2.5 m

Max Speed

67 mph (108 kph) 18 m/s (ATTI mode, no wind) 18 m/s (ATTI mode, no wind)

Max Flight Time

Approximately 27 min (with Zenmuse X4S) Approximately 15 minutes Approximately 15 minutes

Diagonal Distance

605 mm (Landing Mode) 559 mm 559 mm

Gimbal

Model

Zenmuse X4S and Zenmuse X5S Zenmuse X5 Zenmuse X5R

Angular Vibration Range

±0.01° ±0.02° ±0.02°

Camera

Effective Pixels

20.8MP (Zenmuse X5S)

20 MP (Zenmuse X4S)
16 M 1600 M

ISO Range

Zenmuse X5S:

100 – 6400 (Video)
100 – 25600 (Stills)

Zenmuse X4S:

100 – 6400 (Video)
100 – 12800 (Stills)
100~25600 100~25600

FOV (Field Of View)

Zenmuse X5S:

72° (with DJI MFT 15mm/1.7 ASPH)

Zenmuse X4S:

84°
DJI MFT 15mm f/1.7 ASPH 72° 15mm/ f1.7:72°

12mm/ f2.0:84°

Sensor (CMOS)

Zenmuse X5S:

CMOS, 4/3-inch

Zenmuse X4S:

CMOS, 1-inch
Type 4/3 CMOS sensor 4/3-inch CMOS sensor

Still Photography Modes

Zenmuse X5S:

Micro SD: Single shot, Burst Shooting: 3/5/7/10/14 frames, Auto Exposure Bracketing, 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7EV bias, Timelapse, SSD: RAW, Burst Shooting: 3/5/7/10/14/20/∞ frames

Zenmuse X4S:

Single shot, Burst shooting: 3/5/7/10/14 frames, Auto Exposure Bracketing, 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7EV bias, Interval
Single shot;

Burst shooting:3/5/7 frames;
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7EV bias;
Timelapse (3/5/7/10/20/30/60 sec)
Single shot;

Burst shooting: 3/5/7 frames;
Auto Exposure Bracketing: 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7EV bias;
Time-lapse (5/7/10/20/30 sec)

Video Resolution

(Zenmuse X5S)

CinemaDNG

5.2K: 5280×2970 23.976 / 24 / 25 / 29.97p,12-bit,up to 4.2Gbps
5.2K: 5280×2160 23.976 / 24 / 25 / 29.97p,12-bit
4K: 4096×2160,3840×2160 23.976 / 24 / 25 / 29.97/47.95p,12-bit,up to 3.6Gbps
4K: 4096×2160,3840×2160 50 / 59.94p,10-bit

ProRes

5.2K: 5280×2160 23.976 / 24 / 25 / 29.97p,10-bit,422HQ@1.8Gbps
4K: 3840×2160 23.976 / 24 / 25 / 29.97p,10-bit,422HQ@1.3Gbps
4K: 3840×2160 23.976 / 24 / 25 / 29.97p,10-bit,444HQ@2.1Gbps

H.264

C4K:4096×2160 23.976 / 24 / 25 / 29.97 / 47.95 / 50 / 59.94p @100Mbps
4K: 3840×2160 23.976 / 24 / 25 / 29.97 / 47.95 / 50 / 59.94p @100Mbps
2.7K: 2720×1530 23.976 / 24 / 25 / 29.97p @80Mbps 47.95 / 50 / 59.94p @100Mbps
FHD: 1920×1080 23.976 / 24 / 25 / 29.97p @60Mbps 47.95/50/59.94p @80Mbps 119.88p @100Mbps

H.265

C4K: 4096×2160 23.976 / 24 / 25 / 29.97p @100Mbps
4K: 3840×2160 23.976 / 24 / 25 / 29.97p @100Mbps
2.7K: 2720×1530 23.976 / 24 / 25 / 29.97p @65Mbps 47.95 / 50 / 59.94p @80Mbps
FHD: 1920×1080 23.976 / 24 / 25 / 29.97p @50Mbps 47.95 / 50 / 59.94p @65Mbps 119.88p @100Mbps
UHD:

4K (4096×2160) 24 / 25p, 4K (3840×2160) 24 / 25 / 30p,2.7K (2704×1520) 24 / 25 / 30p;

FHD:

1920×1080 24 / 25 / 30 / 48 / 50 / 60p
UHD:

4096×2160 (24 / 25p); 3840×2160 (25 / 30p);

FHD:

1920×1080 (24 / 25 / 30 / 48 / 50 / 60p)

Supported File Formats

Photo: DNG, JPEG, DNG+JPEG

Video: MOV, MP4 (Zenmuse X4S); RAW,ProRes,MOV,MP4 (Zenmuse X5S)
FAT32 (≤ 32 GB), exFAT (> 32 GB)

Photo: JPEG, DNG (RAW)
Video: MP4 / MOV (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264)
FAT32 / exFAT

Photo: JPEG, DNG
Video: MP4, MOV (MPEG-4 / AVC / H.264F), JPEG-Lossless (RAW)

Vision Positioning

Operating Environment

Surfaces with clear patterns and adequate lighting (> 15 lux) (Forward Vision System)

Non-absorbing material, rigid surface (thick indoor carpeting will reduce performance) (Downward Vision System)
Surfaces with clear patterns and adequate lig Surfaces with clear patterns and adequate lig

Operating Range

0.33-16.4 feet (10-500 cm) (Ultrasonic Sensor)
< 9.84 feet (300 cm) < 9.84 feet (300 cm)


INSPIRE 2 VS. PRO & RAW: KEY FEATURES

The popularity of the Inspire range made the announcement of an Inspire 2 all but inevitable. Having offered the V2.0, PRO and RAW versions – the next logical step was to collate everything they had learned from the process (as well as taking on board feedback from professionals) to produce the ultimate Inspire. Have they been successful? This comparison seeks to answer that question.

This rundown will focus on six key features: what’s included, appearance, performance, camera specs, additional peripherals and battery life.

1. WHAT’S INCLUDED?

Let’s start by looking at what’s included with each of the available top tier Inspire models out of the box to see which most suits your needs.

Note: These lists cover what comes with the standard package and don’t take into account the various offers and bundles currently available.

What’s Included?

Inspire 2
Inspire 2
  • Aircraft Body x 1
  • Remote Controller x 1
  • Propellers (Pair) x 4
  • Intelligent Flight Battery (TB50) x 2
  • Battery Charger x 1
  • Charging Hub x 1
  • Power Cable x 1
  • USB Cable (with Double-A Ports) x 1
  • Micro SD Card (16GB) x 1
  • Vision System Calibration Plate x 1
  • Gimbal Damper x 3
  • Propeller Mounting Plates x 1
  • Carrying Case x 1
  • Battery Insulation Sticker x 4
  • Manuals
  • Aircraft Body x 1
  • Remote Controller x 1
  • Camera with Gimbal Kit x 1
  • Gimbal Clamp x 1
  • Propellers (Pair) x 4
  • Intelligent Flight Battery (TB47) x 1
  • Battery Charger x 1
  • SD Card (16GB) x 1
  • Manuals
  • Power Cable x 1
  • Micro-USB Cables x 2
  • Remote Controller Charging Cable x 1
  • Harness x 1
  • Camera with Gimbal Box x 1
  • Carrying Case x 1
Inspire 1 Pro
Inspire 1 PRO
Inspire 1 RAW
Inspire 1 RAW
  • Aircraft Body x 1
  • Remote Controller x 2
  • Zenmuse X5R Camera Body x 1
  • DJI MFT 15mm f/1.7 ASPH Lens x 1
  • Lens Hood x 1
  • Camera Balancing Ring x 1
  • X5R (512 GB) SSD x 1
  • X5R READER x 1
  • Propellers (Pair) x 4
  • Intelligent Flight Battery (TB47) x 1
  • Battery Charger x 1
  • Power Cable x 1
  • Micro USB Cables x 2
  • Remote Controller Charging Cable x 1
  • USB 3.0 Cable x 1
  • Harness x 1
  • Camera with Gimbal Box x 1
  • Carrying Case x 1
  • SD Card (16GB) x 1
  • Manuals

As you can see from reviewing these models alongside each other, the RAW comes with the most gear straight out of the box. With a dual remote set-up to allow for more control over in-flight footage capture and the highly powerful X5R camera, this model is aimed squarely at professionals.

The other two models aren’t short of kit, however, with the PRO packing a Zenmuse X5 gimbal, and the new Inspire 2 bringing with it two new camera solutions in the form of the hugely powerful X4S and X5S which are set to revolutionise aerial filmmaking.

All members of the Inspire range covered in this rundown also come with carrying cases and camera boxes to protect your valuable gear while you’re on the move.


2. APPEARANCE

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The DJI Inspire 1 is a sturdy, great-looking bit of kit designed to last. The aircraft is constructed from a mixture of carbon fibre and hard-wearing plastics. One thing to bear in mind when purchasing is that this is a sizeable drone measuring in at 11.9×17.2×17.8” and with a weight of 6.5lbs (excluding peripherals and variable depending on camera setup).

The PRO comes fitted with the X5 while the RAW features the X5R. Aside from the differences in sensor compatibility, the aesthetic of all three is the same. While the Inspire’s default design is a white shell over black carbon fibre components, you are also able to purchase a ‘Black Edition’ of the PRO which looks fantastic with its sleek matte finish.

These cameras (plus the Inspire 2’s X4S & X5S models) have the ability to turn 360° aided by the Inspire’s unique design, incorporating retractable landing gear, which is both practical and looks great in motion. As you take off the landing gear lifts up, ensuring the propellers are shifted out of the camera’s FOV. This function can also be controlled manually via the remote controller.

Then there’s the controller, which in its outward appearance is almost identical those for DJI’s Phantom quadcopter range, however, there is the addition of a sharp grey colouring and a toggle switch for the Inspire 1’s landing gear.

Finally, we reach the newcomer, DJI’s Inspire 2. Retaining the transformable design of the Inspire 1 range, DJI has opted for a metallic finish reminiscent of the recently released Mavic Pro. This aesthetic has been achieved through the use of a magnesium-aluminium alloy to create the shell and sturdy carbon fiber arms. There’s a distinct feeling that they were aware that the design was nailed with the first generation of Inspires so it’s good to see they haven’t needlessly tacked anything on.


3. PERFORMANCE

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Every Inspire 1 model comes ready-to-fly (RTF) straight out of the box. This means a pre-bound remote controller is included and that no tricky assembly is required. Setting up the Inspire 1 PRO and RAW for flight is simple, the propellers attach via a simple ‘press down and twist’ motion to lock them into place.

When you power up the Inspire 1 outdoors it requires around 60 seconds to achieve a GPS lock. While you are able to fly without GPS using the Inspire 1’s Vision Positioning System, sensors which allow the craft to visually track obstacles, we only recommend this when flying indoors. All three versions of the Inspire 1 are a joy to fly. They’re remarkably steady, simple to get to grips with and capable of high speeds when required (DJI claims a max speed of 50mph).

Thankfully, landing is just as easy as take-off. You simply need to reduce the drone’s altitude until it reaches an acceptable height and activate the autonomous landing process. You can stand back and watch as the gear lowers, the Inspire 1 descends to the ground, and the motors power down.

Note: The Inspire 1 will automatically enter its landing sequence when the battery life drops to 10%.

All of the set-up steps are made easy with the PRO, RAW and Inspire 2’s collaboration with the DJI GO app. The easy-to-follow steps ensure that everything from positioning to compass calibration is a simple, rapid process.

The Inspire 2 features all of this functionality plus a whole lot more. It now has the ability to avoid obstacles both front-facing and upwards which lends itself to interior shoots and adds to the already solid visual positioning system allowing for a truly intelligent flight experience. There’s also the addition of DJI’s TapFly, ActiveTrack and Sport modes as well as Smart Return to Home providing lots of options for autonomy while you focus on filming or image capture.

You can access all of this functionality by attaching your tablet or smartphone to the Inspire 1 (or Inspire 2) remote controller. This allows you to see what your drone is currently viewing from its camera along with vital flight stats. Multiple controllers may also be used in tandem to allow one operator full control over the flight while the other controls the camera, which will be discussed further in Section 5: Camera Specs.


4. BATTERY LIFE

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The two Inspire 1 models should provide you with a flight time of up to 21mins (except perhaps the RAW as the extra weight of the X5R may keep it closer to the 18min mark). It’s also important to note that you must ensure all batteries, flight and remote controller, are at full charge before taking your Inspire 1 out for a flight.

On all Inspire 1 models, you’ll see four LEDs on top of their battery packs which allows you to quickly identify the power levels and check whether you’re ready to take off. There are currently two different ‘Intelligent Flight Batteries’ available. The standard size you’ll encounter is the 4500mAh unit which allows up to 18mins of flight time, enough to capture some great aerial footage. However, the larger 5700mAh battery can offer up to 22mins of flight time, which might just tip the balance and let you snag a breath-taking last minute still.

The Inspire 2 has added dual battery redundancy to its bag of tricks, increasing reliability and safety in the air. These new custom designed TB50 batteries (x2 per Inspire 2 aircraft purchase) are 4280mAh units which have a built-in 70W self-heating system capable of heating itself to 41°F (5°C) every minute. This ensures that you’re able to film in more challenging climates without worrying about adverse reactions to cold.


5. CAMERA SPECS

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The Inspire 1 PRO comes with the Zenmuse X5, an integrated MFT aerial gimbal featuring a 16MP sensor which can capture UHD & 4K videos. It also has a 15mm f/1.7 DJI-branded prime lens as standard, but this can be replaced with a number of compatible lenses including the Panasonic Lumix 15mm and the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 12mm. The X5 also supports on-the-fly autofocusing which is a huge plus for aerial filmmakers and photographers.

Note: The lens hood for the MFT should be left on the X5 to preserve its ideal weight and balance, as well as ensuring the best image and footage quality.

Next, we come to the Inspire 1 RAW which comes with DJI’s upgrade to the X5, adding the ability to capture amazing 16MP stills in Adobe DNG RAW (compared to the X3’s 12.4MP) to preserve all image data. The quality doesn’t stop there, as with the X5R, you can record lossless RAW 4K at 1.6Gbps.

These specs are even more impressive when you take into account that both the Zenmuse X5 and X5R are two of the smallest MFT sensors in production and the only example of these cameras specifically designed for aerial image capture. The X5R is also the first of its kind able to shoot 4K RAW video, lending itself as a highly useful tool to aerial filmmakers.

Last and definitely not least is the Inspire 2 with its two new cameras the X4S and X5S. The former features a 20MP 1-inch sensor and a maximum ISO of 12,800 and uses a DJI-designed compact lens with a low dispersion and distortion 24mm equivalent prime lens with an 84° FOV. The latter is equipped with an upgraded Micro 4/3 sensor, the Zenmuse X5S has a dynamic range of 12.8 stops and supports up to eight standard M4/3 lenses with focal lengths which range from 9mm-45mm.

With the X5S you have full access to the new CineCore 2.0 image processing system on the Inspire 2 making it capable of capturing 5.2K 30fps CinemaDNG and Apple ProRes video as well as 4K 60fps using H.264 and 4K 30fps using H.265 (both at 100Mbps).

Note: To access the CinemaDNG and Apple ProRes functionality, additional licenses are required.

It’s also worth mentioning that, with any of the three Inspire models covered in this article, you can choose to tether two different remote controllers for greater recording accuracy. In this two-person mode, one user acts as the pilot whilst the other controls the camera functionality.


INSPIRE 2 FAQs

Now that we’ve covered what you can expect from DJI’s Inspire 2, here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about this exceptional aircraft.

AIRCRAFT

What is the Inspire 2’s max flight speed?

  • Max Ascent Speed: 6m/s (Sport Mode)
  • Max Descent Speed: Vertical, 13.1ft/s (4m/s); Tilt, 13.1-29.5ft/s (4-9m/s)
  • Default tilt: 13.1ft/s (4m/s)
  • Max Speed: 67mph (forward in Sport mode)

What is the Inspire 2’s max flight time?

  • Up to 25mins with Zenmuse X5S
  • Up to 27mins with Zenmuse X4S

What cameras and gimbals are compatible with the Inspire 2?

The Inspire 2 currently supports the Zenmuse X4S and Zenmuse X5S.

Does the Inspire 2 have Obstacle Avoidance?

It certainly does. The Inspire 2 features a Forward Vision System capable of detecting obstacles up to 30m ahead, whilst upward facing infrared sensors can sense obstacles at 5m.

Is the Inspire 1 remote compatible with the Inspire 2?

No, an Inspire 2 remote controller is required.

Is there support for Master and Slave remote controllers?

As with the Inspire 1 range, the Inspire 2 supports M/S controllers. The max distance between the M/S controllers for effective use is 100m, with both controllers receiving the same HD live view.

 

Does the Inspire 2 come with an SD card?

Yes. There’s a 16GB Micro SD card included. It’s also worth noting that the Inspire 2 supports SD cards up to 128GB. The Micro SD cards which are currently compatible are:

  • Sandisk Extreme 32GB UHS-3 V30 MicroSDHC
  • Sandisk Extreme 64GB UHS-3 V30 MicroSDXC
  • Panasonic 32GB UHS-3 MicroSDHC
  • Panasonic 64GB UHS-3 MicroSDXC
  • Samsung PRO 32GB UHS-1 MicroSDHC
  • Samsung PRO 64GB UHS-3 MicroSDXC
  • Samsung PRO 128GB UHS-3 MicroSDXC

What are the dimensions of the Inspire 2?

42.7cm x 31.7cm x 42.5cm without propellers.

Has the Inspire 2’s propulsion system been upgraded?

It has. The Inspire 2 uses 3512 motors and 1550T propellers, each rotor has a max thrust of up to 2kg.

Can I carry the Inspire 2 Intelligent Flight Battery onto a commercial aeroplane?

The Inspire 2 Intelligent Flight Battery has a capacity 97.5Wh and most airlines allow batteries below 100Wh in carry-on luggage. However, regulations tend to vary across airlines and regions so contact the airline or relevant regulatory body before travelling.

REMOTE CONTROLLER

How long does it take to charge a remote controller and how long does it last on a full charge?

The remote controller is equipped with a 6,000mAh LiPo 2S battery which takes approx 3 hours to fully charge. Once it’s powered up, it can be used for approx 4 hours.

What is the largest tablet that will fit in the remote controller’s mobile device mount?

The mount can support an iPad Air or other similarly-sized tablets up to 170mm tall.

What is the maximum control distance between Master remote controller and Slave remote controller?

The M/S remote controllers can maintain a connection at distances up to 100m.

BATTERY

How long does it take fully charge the Inspire 2’s batteries?

When connecting the standard Battery Charger to the Battery Charging Hub, it takes about 90mins to charge 2 batteries and 180mins to charge 4 batteries.

Can I use batteries with different charge levels?

The Inspire 2 can take off if the power discrepancy of the two batteries is within 13%. If it is unable to take off due to a power discrepancy, the DJI GO app will notify you.

What will happen if an error occurs in one battery?

The Inspire 2 continuously checks battery status and will notify you via the DJI GO app if a battery malfunctions. If this occurs, we strongly recommend that you land the aircraft immediately.

CAMERAS

Can I use Adobe CinemaDNG and Apple ProRes straight away after purchasing the Zenmuse X5S?

No, you will need to purchase a DJI License Key to enable these formats.

Does the Zenmuse X4S support the Adobe CinemaDNG and Apple ProRes?

No.

What is the resolution of Inspire 2’s forward-facing camera?

640 x 480px.

Is the pitch of the FPV camera controllable?

If you press and hold the C2 button, and at the same time use the left dial, you can control the FPV pitch. The roll axis isn’t controllable.

OTHER

Is an SSD (Solid State Drive) included in the box with the Inspire 2?

No. You need to purchase the DJI CINESSD and DJI CINESSD Station card reader separately.

What capacities is the DJI CINESSD available in?

120GB and 480GB.

Does the Inspire 2 have the RTH (Return to Home) function?

Yes. During RTH, the Inspire 2 is able to collect information about the environment and automatically plan the best path back home. Being able to detect obstacles 200m away, it also restores communication faster with the remote controller during RTH after losing signal.

Keep checking back to Heliguy’s Insider blog for more in-depth information about our product range and, of course, the latest news from the drone industry.

Full post available at – https://www.heliguy.com/blog/2016/11/24/dji-inspire-2-versus-inspire-1-pro-raw/

DJI Phantom 4 Pro VS Mavic Pro VS Phantom 4

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DJI’s Control / Create Event had the drone community whipped up into a frenzy.

What would they unveil? Why had they chosen Warner Bros. Studio?

The big money was on the Inspire 2 but before they even got around to unveiling the new iteration of their ‘workhorse’ range, they surprised everyone by revealing the Phantom 4 Professional.

Building on their already impressive Phantom 4 quadcopter, the P4 Pro is packed with autonomous functionality, improved obstacle avoidance and a spectacular camera.

Now that we have a new entrant into DJI’s Phantom series, it’s time for another VERSUS article to see how the newcomer fares against its predecessor and also the source of much excitement (and frustration) the Mavic Pro.

So scroll down to find out our results or, if you’re looking for something more specific, use the navigation menu below.


Navigation

1. What’s Included?
2. Appearance
3. Performance
4. Battery Life
5. Camera Specs


As with our previous VERSUS articles, we will be comparing the following criteria: What’s Included, Camera Specs, Appearance, Performance and Battery Life. This should provide a solid overview of each model and their respective strengths as well as highlighting potential flaws.

First things first, let’s check out their specifications in our comparison chart:

Phantom 4 Pro
DJI P4 Pro
Phantom 4
DJI Phantom 4
Mavic Pro
DJI Mavic Pro

Maximum Speed

45 mph (72 kph) (S-mode)
36 mph (58 kph) (A-mode)
31 mph (50 kph) (P-mode)
20 m/s (Sport mode) 40 mph (65 kph) in Sport mode without wind

Weight

1388 g

(incl. battery and propellers)
1380 g

(incl. battery and propellers)
743 g

(incl. gimbal cover, battery and propellers)

Flight Time

Approx. 30 minutes Approx. 28 minutes Max. 27 minutes

Maximum Distance

2.400 GHz – 2.483 GHz (Unobstruoted, free of interference)
FCC: 4.3mi (7km);
CE: 2.2mi (3.5km);
SRRC: 2.5mi (4 km)
5.725 GHz – 5.825 GHz (Unobstruoted, free of interference)
FCC: 4.3mi (7km);
CE: 1.2mi (2 km);
SRRC: 2.5mi (4 km)
FCC Compliant:
5 km
CE Compliant:
3.5 km (Unobstructed, free of interference )
8 mi (13 km, 0 wind)

Maximum Flight Altitude

6000 m 6000 m 5000 m

Vision System

Velocity Range

≤31 mph (50 kph) at 6.6 ft (2 m) above ground ≤10 m/s (2 m above ground) ≤22.4 mph (36 kph) at 6.6 ft (2 m) above ground

Altitude Range and Operating Range

0 – 33 feet (0 – 10 m) 0 – 33 feet (0 – 10 m) 1 – 43 feet (0.3 – 13 m)

Obstacle Sensory Range

2 – 98 feet (0.7 – 30 m)

Infrared Sensing System:

0.6 – 23 feet (0.2 – 7 m)

2 – 49 feet (0.7 – 15 m) Precision measurement range: 2 feet (0.7 m) to 49 feet (15 m)

Detectable range: 49 feet (15 m) to 98 feet (30 m)

Operating Environment

Surfaces with clear patterns and adequate lighting (> 15 lux)

Infrared Sensing System:

Surface with diffuse reflection material, and reflectivity > 8% (such as wall, trees, humans, etc.)

Surface with clear pattern and adequate lighting (Lux > 15) Surface with clear pattern and adequate lighting (Lux > 15)

Remote Controller

Operating Frequency

2.400-2.483 GHz and 5.725-5.825 GHz 2.4 GHz to 2.483 GHz 2.4 GHz to 2.483 GHz

Battery

6000mAh LiPo 2S 6000 mAh LiPo 2S 2970mAh

Transmitter Power (EIRP)

2.400 GHz – 2.483 GHz
FCC: 26 dBm; CE: 17 dBm; SRRC: 20 dBm
5.725 GHz – 5.825 GHz
FCC: 28 dBm; CE: 14 dBm; SRRC: 20 dBm
FCC: 23 dBm, CE: 17 dBm FCC:≤26 dBm, CE:≤20 dBm

Operating Voltage

1.2A @7.4V 1.2A @7.4V 950mA @ 3.7V

Video Output Port

Phantom 4 Pro
USB
Phantom 4 Pro+
HDMI, USB
N/A N/A

Display

Phantom 4 Pro
Tablets and smartphones
Phantom 4 Pro+
Built-in display device (5.5 inch screen, 1920×1080, 1000 cd/m2, Android system, 4G RAM+16G ROM)
Tablets and smartphones Mobile devices

Thickness Supported:6.5-8.5mm
Max length: 160mm
Supported USB port types: Lightning, Micro USB(Type-B),USB(Type-C)

Battery

Weight

468 g 462 g 240 g

Capacity

5870 mAh 5350 mAh 3830 mAh

Voltage

15.2 V 15.2 V 11.4 V

Type

LiPo 4S LiPo 4S LiPo 3S

Energy

89.2 Wh 81.3 Wh 43.6 Wh

Charger Voltage

17.4 V 17.4 V 13.05 V

Camera

Sensor

1″ CMOS 1/2.3″ CMOS 1/2.3″ CMOS

Effective Pixels

20 M 12.4 M 12.35 M

Lens

FOV (Field of View) 84°, 8.8 mm / 24 mm (35 mm format equivalent), f/2.8 – f/11, auto focus at 1 m – FOV 94°, 20 mm (35 mm format equivalent) f/2.8, focus at FOV 78.8° 28 mm (35 mm format equivalent) f/2.2, Distortion < 1.5% Focus from 0.5 m to

ISO Range

Video: 100 – 3200 (Auto); 100 – 6400 (Manual)

Photo: 100 – 3200 (Auto); 100- 12800 (Manual)
100-3200 (video), 100-1600 (photo) 100-3200 (video), 100-1600 (photo)

Shutter Speed

8s-1/2000s (Mechanical), 1/2000s-1/8000s (Electronic) 8s-1/8000s 8s-1/8000s

Image Max Size

3:2 Aspect Ratio: 5472 × 3648
4:3 Aspect Ratio: 4864 × 3648
16:9 Aspect Ratio: 5472 × 3078
4000×3000 4000×3000

Still Photography Modes

Single Shot
Burst Shooting: 3 / 5 / 7 / 10 / 14 frames
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7EV Bias Interval: 2 / 3 / 5 / 7 / 10 / 15 / 30 / 60 s
Single shot
Burst shooting: 3 / 5 / 7 frames
Auto Exposure Bracketing ( AEB ): 3 / 5 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV Bias
Timelapse
HDR
Single shot
Burst shooting: 3 / 5 / 7 frames
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV Bias Interval

Video Recording Modes

H.265

C4K:4096×2160 24 / 25 / 30p @100Mbps
4K:3840×2160 24 / 25 / 30p @100Mbps
2.7K:2720×1530 24 / 25 / 30p @65Mbps, 2720×1530 48 / 50 / 60p @80Mbps
FHD:1920×1080 24 / 25 / 30p @50Mbps, 1920×1080 48 / 50 / 60p @65Mbps, 1920×1080 120p @100Mbps
HD: 1280×720 24 / 25 / 30p @25Mbps, 1280×720 48 / 50 / 60p @35Mbps, 1280×720 120p @60Mbps
H.264
C4K:4096×2160 24 / 25 / 30 / 48 / 50 / 60p @100Mbps
4K:3840×2160 24 / 25 / 30 / 48 / 50 / 60p @100Mbps
2.7K:2720×1530 24 / 25 / 30p @80Mbps, 2720×1530 48 / 50 / 60p @100Mbps
FHD:1920×1080 24 / 25 / 30p @60Mbps, 1920×1080 48 / 50 / 60 @80Mbps, 1920×1080 120p @100Mbps
HD: 1280×720 24 / 25 / 30p @30Mbps, 1280×720 48 / 50 / 60p @45Mbps, 1280×720 120p @80Mbps
UHD: 4096×2160 (4K) 24 / 25p, 3840×2160 (4K) 24 / 25 / 30p, 2704×1520 (2.7K) 24 / 25 / 30p
FHD: 1920×1080 24 / 25 / 30 / 48 / 50 / 60 / 120p
HD: 1280×720 24 / 25 / 30 / 48 / 50 / 60p
C4K: 4096×2160 24p
4K: 3840×2160 24 / 25 / 30p
2.7K: 2704×1520 24 / 25 / 30p
FHD: 1920×1080 24 / 25 / 30 / 48 / 50 / 60 / 96p
HD: 1280×720 24 / 25 / 30 / 48 / 50 / 60 / 120p

Video Storage Bitrate

100 Mbps 60 Mbps 60 Mbps

Photo

JPEG, DNG (RAW), JPEG + DNG JPEG, DNG (RAW) JPEG, DNG

Video

MP4/MOV (AVC/H.264;HEVC/H.265) MP4, MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) MP4, MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)

Supported SD Card Types

Micro SD, Max Capacity: 128GB, Write speed ≥15MB/s, class 10 or UHS-1 rating required Micro SD, Max capacity: 64 GB. Class 10 or UHS-1 rating required Micro SD, Max capacity: 64 GB. Class 10 or UHS-1 rating required


Phantom 4 Pro v Mavic Pro v Phantom 4: Key Features

When you’re looking to invest in a quadcopter, the three names that will be filling your shopping feeds right now will be the DJI Mavic Pro, Phantom 4 and the Phantom 4 Pro. Heliguy has put together a guide allowing you to see their key features side by side which will allow you to make an informed decision. Without further ado, let’s see which of these drones comes out on top.

1. WHAT’S INCLUDED?

Here’s what you can expect from the DJI Mavic Pro, Phantom 4 Professional and the original Phantom 4 out of the box:

What’s Included?

DJI Phantom 4 Pro
DJI Phantom 4 Pro
  • Aircraft Body x 1
  • Remote Controller x 1
  • Propeller Pairs x 4
  • Intelligent Flight Battery
  • Battery Charger x 1
  • Power Cable x 1
  • Manuals
  • Gimbal Clamp x 1
  • USB OTG Cable x 1
  • Micro USB Cable x 1
  • Micro SD Card (16GB) x 1
  • Carrying Case x 1
  • Aircraft Body x 1
  • Remote Controller x 1
  • Propeller Pairs x 4
  • Intelligent Flight Battery x 1
  • Battery Charger x 1
  • Power Cable x 1
  • Manuals
  • Gimbal Clamp x 1
  • USB OTG Cable x 1
  • Micro USB Cable x 1
  • Micro SD Card (16GB) x 1
  • Carrying Case x 1
Phantom 4
DJI Phantom 4
Mavic Pro
DJI Mavic Pro
  • Aircraft x 1 (Intelligent Flight Battery and Gimbal Cover included)
  • Remote Controller x 1
  • Propeller Pair x 3
  • Gimbal Clamp x 1
  • Charger x 1
  • Power Cable x 1
  • Micro SD Card x 1 (16 GB)
  • Micro USB Cable x 1
  • RC Cable x 1 (Lightning connector)
  • RC Cable x 1 (Standard Micro USB connector)
  • RC Cable x 1 (USB Type-C connector)
  • RC Cable Slider x 4
  • Manuals

2. APPEARANCE

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Most of our readers will be familiar with the DJI Phantom 4. It’s a sleek, well-designed quadcopter that has advanced the aesthetic of DJI’s hugely popular Phantom range. An attractive matte white body broken up by the metallic finish on the motors sits above the 4K camera which is attached to a grey undercarriage. This is all held up by a pair of sturdy legs which also contain the drone’s intelligent collision avoidance sensors.

The Phantom 4 Pro doesn’t fix what isn’t broken and retains a similar aesthetic to the original Phantom 4. The main differences you’ll notice are a redesigned integrated 3-axis gimbal and the addition of obstacle avoidance sensors on the side and back of the aircraft pitched by DJI as Five-Direction Optical Sensing. The main change in design comes with the Phantom 4 Pro+ which features an all new remote controller with an integrated 1000nit tablet optimised for use with the DJI GO app.

Then there’s the DJI Mavic Pro, featuring a showstopping new design incorporating innovative folding functionality. As is to be expected, this new release continues the trend of DJI learning from their previous models and the Mavic also benefits from the solid construction & high-quality materials synonymous with the Shenzhen brand. There’s also a new intuitive and ergonomically enhanced controller with dual display ensuring fewer distractions on your device’s camera view.

All sharp lines and metallic grey, you can tell the Mavic is superbly aerodynamic before you’re even seen it in the air. When it’s folded away, you’ll be left wondering how DJI have managed to pack in all the functionality, with videos online showing people literally putting it in their pocket. There’s also the camera and the optional clear housing which offers some protection for the lens and 3-axis gimbal when in transit or adverse conditions, rounding off the attractive aesthetics.

3. PERFORMANCE

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The Phantom 4 is the result of years of R&D from DJI, creating the smartest quadcopter currently available. With a huge range of features including ActiveTrack (which enables it to intelligently follow moving subjects) and TapFly (which allows one touch take-off and landing, all while benefitting from DJI’s obstacle avoidance) the Phantom 4 offers undeniable variety and quality. There are also flight features such as ‘Sport Mode’ which allows the P4 to reach speeds of up to 45mph.

With an impressive array of functionality including the ability to intelligently avoid obstacles as well as being exceptionally easy to use, the Phantom 4 is a very high-quality quadcopter which is also becoming increasingly affordable.

However, flying ahead of even the Phantom 4 is the Mavic Pro which contains much of the same functionality as the P4 such as ActiveTrack and TapFly, as well as new features like TerrainFollow in a smaller, more portable package. The fact that the arms fold flush into the drone’s body thanks to some brilliant engineering from DJI ensures that it’s impressively small and easy to transport.

The Mavic Pro also comes with a Sports Mode allowing it to reach speeds of up to 40mph in optimal conditions. This speedy feature has been advertised alongside a new product ‘DJI Goggles’ which allow for a VR FPV drone flying experience, evidence of DJI edging towards the racing market. As for ease of use, the Mavic is already being called one of the simplest drones to get to grips with. While there is plenty of depth available for seasoned flyers looking for an easily portable aerial camera, it’s also ideal for those just starting out with its advanced visual positioning and obstacle avoidance (up to a range of 15m, even better than the P4).

The Phantom 4 Professional is the new pinnacle of performance in DJI’s smaller quadcopter range. It can fly at up to 31mph with obstacle avoidance enabled, so you can benefit from high-speed shots in any direction, without worrying that you’ll crash your drone. You can also switch to ‘Sport’ mode for faster flight, but you’ll need to be very careful as there’s no sort of obstacle detection available in this setting which can reach speeds of up to 45mph.

While the Phantom 4 Pro has all the modes you’ll recognise from its predecessor, there are also some new and enhanced features. ‘Narrow Sensing’ makes it possible to fly through tight environments and there’s also a ‘Draw’ mode, which lets you draw a line path on a map for the Pro to follow. ActiveTrack has also been enhanced so that it can work backwards or sideways. Likewise, TapFly lets you fly backwards now and supports ‘Free’ mode, which rotates the aircraft as it moves along its path, without changing flight direction.

 

4. BATTERY LIFE

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With a powerful 5,350mAh battery, the Phantom 4 can stay in the air for almost 30 minutes. However, bear in mind that achieving a maximum flight time depends on suitable weather conditions. There’s also the fact that the extensive range of features can also be a drain on the power supply, so keep this in mind when operation the Phantom 4.

The Phantom 4 Professional runs a similar battery to the original, however, it has been slightly upgraded to 15.2V 5870 mAh, keeping the aircraft flying for up to 30 minutes.

The Mavic is powered by a purpose-built Intelligent Flight Battery (3,830mAh) featuring built-in sensors and LEDs that display the status and remaining power. Despite the smaller power source, the Mavic is able to remain airborne for up to 27 minutes which rivals the Phantom 4.

 

5. CAMERA SPECS

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DJI’s Phantom 4 comes with an impressive 4K camera which enables it to achieve great ISO levels and allows for still images at 12MP quality. These stills offer vibrant colour in both RAW and JPEG formats. When it comes to video, the Phantom 4 offers 4096×2160 pixels at 25fps and 4K UHD at 30fps. If you don’t need the full 4K treatment, there’s also the option shoot in 2K and Full HD as well as 720p HD, the latter of which is fed to your controller in real-time.

The Phantom 4 also includes two front mounted visual sensors which enable its obstacle avoidance mode and ensure that as long as it’s facing forward, you’re prevented from flying into anything that could damage the aircraft.

Featuring DJI’s smallest ever stabilised 3-axis integrated gimbal and camera, the DJI Mavic Pro is capable of shooting in 4K and 12MP with Adobe DNG RAW functionality. There’s also a new ‘Gesture Mode’ which allow you to command the Mavic to take pictures with a wave of your hand and a ‘Tripod Mode’ which ensures that every manoeuvre becomes precise and slow for optimum shot quality. One thing to note is that you can expect a narrower FOV than you’ll get from the Phantom 4 but far from being a drawback, this ensures a higher level of image quality.

The Mavic includes additional sensors which are refined versions of the P4’s obstacle avoidance solution and the visual positioning introduced with the Inspire 1 range. Utilising these sensors, it has one of the most stable stationary hovers you’ll see from any drone on the market.

Then we come to the Phantom 4 Professional.

This quadcopter’s camera races past the other two in terms of quality. Images are captured at 20MP in JPG or RAW DNG, with video available up to 4K quality at 60fps. 30 and 24fps shooting rates are also available. The camera also adds aperture control and features a mechanical shutter, eliminating the rolling shutter effect you sometimes get from electrical alternatives. Footage is compressed at 100Mbps using H.265 compression, up from the H.264 60Mbps format offered by the Phantom 4.

The new camera (and improved sensors) also allows you to access the gesture control functionality introduced with the Mavic Pro as well as a range of other features such as Draw and Advanced Return to Home.

There’s also the Five-Direction Optical Sensor array which allows for front, side and back obstacle avoidance (Range: front and back- 98ft, sideways- 23ft) as well as the vision positioning sensors which detect anything below the aircraft.


Further Reading

  • To look at our launch day coverage of the Mavic Pro click HERE
  • Find out more about the Phantom 4 Professional launch HERE
  • If you’re looking for an in-depth look at the Phantom 4 you can find our entire guide here: PART 1, PART 2, PART 3, PART 4, PART 5

Keep checking back to Heliguy’s Insider blog for insights into new products and, of course, the latest news from the drone industry.

Full post available at – https://www.heliguy.com/blog/2016/11/23/dji-phantom-4-pro-vs-mavic-pro-vs-phantom-4/

Heliguy’s Big Black Friday Sale

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The Offers Listed In This Post Will Go Live On Our Site At 00:00am on 25th November 2016


It’s that time of year again, a day when prices plummet and you’re sure to find a great deal. Here at Heliguy, we’re getting into the Black Friday spirit by dropping the price of a number of DJI products as well as a few other mystery deals we’ll reveal closer to the time. Take a look at what’s on offer below.


DJI OSMO Mobile

DJI Osmo Mobile Handheld Stabilised Gimbal

The DJI Osmo Mobile

The OSMO Mobile offers the stabilisation of DJI’s industry-leading handheld gimbal range, applying it to your mobile device. If you’re always taking videos with your phone, why not add a new level of professionalism with the OSMO Mobile; a shake free, easy to use gimbal from DJI.

If you order during our Black Friday sale, you’ll get a FREE 980mAh OSMO battery included.

LEARN MORE – HERE

OFFER PRICE: £319 (ft. Free Battery)


DJI Phantom 3 Standard

DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter

The Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter

A great value, robust quadcopter from DJI. The first of the Shenzhen drone manufacturer’s hugely successful Phantom 3 range – it’s a perfect aircraft for hobbyists looking to get to grips with their first drone.

Offering the ability to shoot 2.7K HD video and capture 12MP stills, you’ll find plenty of uses for this classic aerial camera and, with this Black Friday deal, you really can’t go wrong.

LEARN MORE – HERE –

OFFER PRICE: £449


DJI Phantom 3 Professional

DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter

The Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter

Still one of the most popular quadcopters out there, the Phantom 3 Pro allows you to shoot 4K videos at 30fps and capture quality 12MP stills. Building on the success of its predecessor, the Phantom 3 Standard, the Pro is an intuitive, ready-to-fly system that packs in some great features.

LEARN MORE – HERE –

OFFER PRICE: £819


DJI Phantom 4

DJI Phantom 4 4K Quadcopter

The Phantom 4 Quadcopter

The gold standard of quadcopters used by both hobbyists and professional videographers, DJI’s Phantom 4 is the culmination of years of experience and customer feedback. Full of intelligent flight functionality and even front-facing obstacle avoidance, the Phantom 4 literally helps you fly.

This isn’t to say you can’t take full control and hit some serious speeds. With the in-built ‘Sport’ mode you’re able to reach 45mph and indulge your inner drone racer.

You can’t talk about the Phantom 4 without mentioning the camera, offering 4K at 30fps and Full HD 1080p at 120fps through a custom designed lens (as well as 12MP stills), you’re able to capture spectacular imagery.

LEARN MORE – HERE –

OFFER PRICE: £1,099


We’re slashing the prices in our Bargain Bin section by 20% across the board as well as implementing other surprise discounts that we’ll reveal in an email sent out to everyone signed up to an account on the Heliguy site.

Don’t miss out! Keep checking back to our social media channels and watching your inboxes for more Black Friday news.

Keep checking back to Heliguy’s Insider blog for all of the latest deals on quadcopters, gimbals and aerial cameras.

Full post available at – https://www.heliguy.com/blog/2016/11/22/heliguys-big-black-friday-sale/

Control \ Create – DJI Inspire 2 and Phantom 4 Pro UK Launch Event

On Thursday, Heliguy were invited to attend DJI’s Control / Create event in London. The event was designed to give authorised dealers like ourselves and tech journalists the chance to get up close and personal with the new Inspire 2 and Phantom 4 pro quadcopters.

The event was held at one of the top go-karting tracks in the UK. We guessed this is so that there was a large, open, indoor space to fly the drones as a demonstration, which turned out to be the case.

I arrived at the venue excited about the possibility of seeing the two new DJI drones in the flesh and left absolutely convinced that both platforms are a revolution, rather than an evolution, in each of their categories.

Phantom 4 Pro Inspire 2 Side By Side


Event Video

Check out the footage we captured during the event showing both of these impressive quadcopters in action.

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Running Through the Specs

The first part of the event took us through the specs and features of both the Inspire 2 and the Phantom 4 Pro in detail. You can tell by the way the DJI employees were talking that they’ve been working incredibly hard on these products. Many of the features were created entirely based on user comments. It’s great to know that DJI is acting on the feedback users are giving them!

There were several examples of stills and video clips too, which brought home just how far these new aerial cameras have come. DJI themselves were very confident in saying that the new Phantom 4 Pro camera far surpasses the X3 camera that came with the Inspire 1 when it was launched 2 years ago.

The attached screen on the P4 Pro + remote was something that again, was added based on user feedback. Apparently, the new display is twice as bright as you’ll get from an iPad or iPhone, which negates the need for a hood to view the screen. Very useful when you’re out and about shooting on a bright day.

The run through of the Inspire 2 specs, which I’m sure you’ve all already seen, hammered home just how powerful this craft is. The top speed of nearly 70mph is impressive while the camera technology is the best in the industry.

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DJI went on to say that they had challenged a Hollywood director to create a film entirely on the Inspire 2. From the snippets of feedback we got directly from the director, it seemed to be a great success. Interestingly this part of the event showed the Inspire 2 being held while filming, almost becoming a handheld gimbal. The results spoke for themselves with high-quality footage from start to finish.


Seeing the Phantom 4 Pro and Inspire 2 in Action

Then we got to see both the new drones in action.

First the Phantom 4 Pro

Phantom 4 Pro Ready to Fly

The pilot highlighted the obstacle avoidance by trying to fly both forwards and backwards into a sign – both times the Phantom 4 Pro beeped and refused to move any closer to the obstacle. Then we say the new infra-red sensors on the side of the drone in action, flying either side towards an obstacle caused the Phantom 4 pro to stop at least 10ft away from the obstacle. These new sensors will certainly help prevent even more collisions.

Phantom 4 Pro Obstacle Avoidance

Then we saw multiple different flight modes including spotlight, which is an active track type that followed some go karts in the demonstration. It’s incredibly stable in the air, as we’ve come to expect from almost every DJI drone. It was also very nimble in the air, helping to track the fast-moving go karts with ease.

DJI Phantom 4 Pro Flight

It was then time for the Inspire 2 to take flight

The setup was as simple as ever with DJI products and in no time at all we were airborne. Again, we saw the obstacle avoidance features in action, with the Inspire 2 easily spotting obstacles in front of it from 15ft or so.

DJI Inspire 2 Ready to Fly

The pilot then demonstrated the vertical obstacle avoidance by taking the Inspire 2 right up to the roof of the indoor track. As expected the drone came to a halt before reaching the ceiling. DJI was keen to reinforce the fact that these features have been implemented on the back of feedback from cinematographers who film frequently indoors or in tight outdoor spaces.

We then saw the impressive new TapFly mode where the pilot simply drew a path on the screen and the quadcopter followed it through the hall very accurately. The huge advantage here is that a single pilot can set a path for the drone without having to constantly control it. In turn, this frees up the operator to focus on just controlling the attached camera. Many shots that would’ve taken 2 pilots on the inspire 1 can be captured by a single pilot with the inspire 2.

DJI Inspire 2 Flying

Then we saw just how fast the Inspire 2 is … in every direction. Straight line acceleration is really fast. The hall the demonstration took place in wasn’t long enough to show the top speed. It must’ve been 100m long, but the Inspire 2 sped through the hall in what seemed like an instant.

Ascending and descending was also fast. All the extra power packed into this drone will be crucial in helping filmmakers capture even the most ambitious of shots without the need for lots of extra equipment.

We also saw a quick example of a Slave / Master controller setup with one pilot controlling the drone and a second controller operating the attached X4S camera. All of this happened in real time. The beefed-up transmission systems were clearly helpful. There was no slowdown in video feed or drone control issues, even indoors with no GPS.

DJI Inspire 2 Slave Mode Controller

The Inspire 2 really impressed. The reception from Heliguy customers has been great too. We’re really looking forward to seeing what you all end up working on with your new drones!

Keep checking back to Heliguy’s Insider blog for more of the latest news from the drone industry.

Full post available at – https://www.heliguy.com/blog/2016/11/18/inspire-2-phantom-4-pro-uk-launch-event/

DJI Launches Inspire 2 & Phantom 4 Pro

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During their highly anticipated ‘Control / Create’ event in LA, DJI has announced the Inspire 2 / Phantom 4 Pro and Pro+ quadcopters. Here’s everything we know about these exciting new products so far.

NOTE: We will continue to update this blog across the week to ensure it remains up to date and features everything you need to know about the new product including Specs, Images and Insights from our team.


What You Need to Know

Here’s everything you need to know about these three awesome quadcopters:

DJI Inspire 2

The Inspire 2 is more powerful than its predecessor. It has a new magnesium-aluminum body which increases robustness while reducing weight. It has a top speed of 67 mph, and its battery life is enough for 25 of flight time. The Inspire 2 has a self-heating dual-battery system that can keep the drone flying even in frigid temperatures and can reach 16,400ft above sea level, although, there isn’t much chance of that with current regulations.

What’s most impressive though, is that the Inspire 2 is DJI’s first drone to feature two cameras. There’s the main camera for capturing footage, which is held underneath on a three-axis gimbal. The Inspire 2’s legs lift up just like the Inspire 1’s, so they won’t get in the way of your footage, and it’s free to rotate 360 degrees. In addition, there is also a front-mounted two-axis camera, allowing the pilot to always see where the drone is facing. The system is designed for dual operators: one to fly and one to frame the action, each with their own live video feed.

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If you’re choosing to fly alone, the Inspire 2 helps achieve some tougher shots through computer vision and autonomous navigation. Like the Phantom 4 and Mavic Pro, the Inspire 2 now has obstacle avoidance. Vision sensors are located on the front and bottom of the aircraft, and infrared sensors are sat on top. There’s also the computer vision system and automatic subject tracking you’ll recognise from the Phantom 4 and Mavic Pro. This means you can lock onto a subject and the camera will rotate to keep them in frame.

DJI has designed the Inspire 2 to satisfy professional filmmakers. They call it CineCore 2.0, and it captures 5.2K video at a 4.2Gbps bitrate. To handle all that data, the Inspire 2 has added an onboard SSD.

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The Inspire 2 is available with the new Zenmuse X4S or X5S camera. The latter features a micro 4/3 sensor and supports 10 different lenses, including zoom. And the system supports pro video compression formats including CinemaDNG and Apple ProRes. For photographers there is also DNG RAW mode for 30MP stills. It’s also able to stream video in broadcast-quality formats which is handy for users such as news crews.

Phantom 4 Pro (and Pro+)

It’s official, the next generation of the Phantom range is here.

First off, let’s take a look at the camera specs. Stills are recorded at 20MP in JPG or Raw DNG, with video available up to 4K quality at 60fps. 30 and 24fps shooting rates are also available. The camera also adds aperture control and features a mechanical shutter, eliminating the rolling shutter effect. Footage is compressed at 100Mbps using H.265 compression, up from the H.264 60Mbps format offered by the Phantom 4.

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The twist-and-lock rotors are still here and the battery capacity has increased. You’ll get an extra 2 minutes of flight time from the Pro, giving you approx 30 minutes. Realistically, expect the Pro to fly for 24 or 25mins.

The front obstacle avoidance sensors have been replicated on the rear, and now there are both Vision and infrared sensors on the sides. The downward-facing VPS is still included, which means that the the Phantom 4 Pro has almost 360 degrees of obstacle avoidance and enhanced positioning. Front and rear sensors can detect obstacles 98ft, and the side sensors at 23ft.

The Phantom 4 Pro can fly at up to 31mph with obstacle avoidance enabled, so you can benefit from high-speed shots in any direction, without worrying that you’ll crash your drone. You can switch to Sport mode for faster flight, but you’ll need to be very careful as there’s no sort of obstacle detection available when pushing the throttle to 45mph.

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The standard remote control is very similar to that of the Phantom 4, with a clip to hold your smartphone or tablet. But now there’s an option for pilots who prefer not to use their mobile device. The Pro+ comes with a remote featuring an integrated tablet which has been preloaded with the DJI Go app which the company claim is suitable for use even in sunny conditions. The Pro+ remote features a microSD card slot, as well as a GPS and a mini HDMI output port for live broadcasting.

While the Phantom 4 Pro has all the modes you’ll recognise from its predecessor, there are also some new and enhanced features. Narrow Sensing makes it possible to fly through tight environments and there’s also a ‘Draw’ mode, which lets you draw a line path on a map for the Pro to follow.

Active Track has also been enhanced so that it can work backward or sideways. Likewise, TapFly lets you fly backwards and supports ‘Free’ mode, which rotates the aircraft as it moves along its path, without changing flight direction.


Key Features

See below for what we consider to be the key information from DJI’s Inspire 2 / Phantom 4 Pro product launch.

DJI Inspire 2

  • Flight time: 25-27mins
  • Control range: 7km
  • Speed: 30M/S
  • Video resolution 5.2K/4K
  • Sensory range: 30M
  • Live view: 1080p

DJI Phantom 4 Pro

  • 1″ 20MP sensor capable of 4K/60fps & 14fps Stills
  • Mechanical Shutter
  • H.264 and H.265 Encoding
  • FlightAutonomy
  • Infrared sensing system
  • 4.3mi/7km transmission range
  • 30min flight time
  • “Draw” waypoint control
  • Active Track
    • Trace
    • Profile
    • Spotlight

Phantom 4 Pro+

  • Dual Frequencies from Phantom 4 Pro and:
  • Included 5.5″ 1080P Display with 1000 cd/m2 brightness (twice that of normal smartphones
  • Integration of Tx, Display & App allow for an even greater reduction in Video Lag
  • Built-in HDMI Port, microSD card slot, microphone, embedded loudspeaker and Wifi connection allow images to be edited and shared on the go almost instantly
  • Five-hour battery life on the TX with display

 


Gallery

See below for a comprehensive Inspire 2 / Phantom 4 Pro gallery that will be added to as more images are released:

DJI Matrice 600 VERSUS M600 Pro

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DJI have released the newest iteration of the Matrice range, the M600 Pro. Combining the power of the first generation Matrice 600 with increased portability and the fully upgraded A3 Pro Flight Controller, there’s a lot to like about this new professional heavy rig. Let’s take a look at the main differences between the two models and whether the Pro can unseat the hugely successful original model.


Spec Comparison

DJI Matrice 600
Matrice 600
DJI Matrice 600 Pro
Matrice 600 Pro

Aircraft Dimensions

1668 mm x 1518 mm x 759 mm (Propellers, frame arms and GPS mount unfolded)

640 mm x 582 mm x 623 mm (Frame arms and GPS mount folded)

1668 mm × 1518 mm × 727 mm with propellers, frame arms and GPS mount unfolded (including landing gear)

437 mm × 402 mm × 553 mm with propellers, frame arms and GPS mount folded (excluding landing gear)

Package Dimensions

620 mm x 320 mm x 505 mm 525 mm × 480 mm × 625 mm

Weight

9.1 kg
(with six TB47S batteries)9.6 kg
(with six TB48S batteries)
9.5 kg
(with six TB47S batteries)10 kg
(with six TB48S batteries)

Max Takeoff Weight

15.1 kg 15.5 kg

Performance

Max Speed

18 m/s

(no wind)

40 mph / 65 kph

(no wind)

Hovering Time

* based on flying at 10 m above sea level in a no-wind environment and landing with 10% battery level
with six TB47S batteries:
No payload: 35 min, 6 kg payload: 16 minwith six TB48S batteries:
No payload: 40 min, 5.5 kg payload: 18 min
with six TB47S batteries:
No payload: 32 min, 6 kg payload: 16 minwith six TB48S batteries:
No payload: 38 min, 5.5 kg payload: 18 min

Flight Control System

Model

A3 A3 Pro

Gimbals

Supported DJI Gimbals

Zenmuse X3; Zenmuse X5 series; Zenmuse XT; Ronin-MX; Zenmuse Z15 series HD gimbals: Z15-A7, Z15-BMPCC, Z15-5D III, Z15-GH4 Ronin-MX; ZENMUSE Z30, Zenmuse X5/X5R, Zenmuse X3, Zenmuse XT; Zenmuse Z15 Series HD Gimbal: Z15-A7, Z15-BMPCC, Z15-5D III, Z15-GH4

Charger

Model

A14-100P1A MC6S600

Voltage Output

26.3 V 26.1 V

 


What’s in the Box?

Here’s what you can expect to be included with both versions of the Matrice 600.

Matrice 600
Matrice 600
  • Center Frame (With A3 and Lightbridge 2 Air System) x 1
  • Frame Arm (With Propeller Holder) x 6
  • Landing Gear Leg x 2
  • Landing Skid x 2
  • Retractable Module (Left) x 1
  • Retractable Module (Right) x 1
  • Retractable Module Mounting Rod x 2
  • Retractable Module Bracket x 2
  • Remote Controller x 1
  • Intelligent Flight Battery (TB47S) x 6
  • Charging Hub x 2
  • Spring x 2
  • Battery Charger x 2
  • Power Cable x 2
  • Micro USB Cable x 1
  • GPS-Compass Pro x 1
  • GPS Mount x 1
  • Stoppers
    • Arm Stopper x 6
    • Landing Gear Stopper x 2
  • Knob (With Gasket) x 6
  • Screws
    • M2x4, M3x5.5
    • M3x5.5 (Square Head)
    • M3x6.5, M3x8, M3x12
  • Double Sided Tape Set
  • Tape
  • Battery Stickers
  • Manuals
  • Aircraft Body (With Arm Sleeves) x 1
  • Landing Gear Leg x 2
  • Landing Skid x 2
  • Spring x 2
  • Remote Controller x 1
  • Intelligent Flight Batter (TB47S) x 6
  • Hex Charger x 1
  • Inner Foam Case x 1
  • Power Cable x 1
  • RC Charging Cable x 2
  • Micro USB Cable x 1
  • Knob (With Gasket) x 6
  • Tape
  • Battery Stickers
  • Screws
    • M3x5.5, M3x8
    • M3x8 (Thumb)
    • M3x12
  • Manuals
Matrice 600 Pro
Matrice 600 Pro

 


Performance

Both Matrice 600 models handle remarkably well for such large aircraft and certainly offer up a great example of DJI’s movement into the commercial market. Both the M600 and the M600 Pro are aimed at serious professionals involved with filmmaking and aerial photography, inspection work and other industrial applications.

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Both models take six batteries, allowing for triple redundancy and increased safety in flight. These batteries guarantee a flight time of more than 30 minutes without a payload (the original promising 35 mins and the Pro 32 mins) and around 20 minutes with a payload (both 18 mins) allowing you to remain airborne long enough to capture an impressive amount of footage or photos. The Pro has made managing these six batteries even more simple with the addition of a new charging hub allowing you to simultaneously charge your Intelligent Flight Batteries and get back in the air even quicker.

DJI’s new M600 model comes with the A3 Pro as standard making it the equivalent of the fully kitted out original. Their first Matrice 600 came with the A3 flight controller with the option to upgrade to the Pro as an add-on, this gives the M600 Pro an edge over its predecessor as this system is automatically built into each aircraft.

There are also a few structural changes, with the body now an irregular hexagonal shape which differentiates it from the original Matrice 600. The antenna mounting position has also been shifted to one of the M600 Pro‘s arms and it offers three more CAN 1 Ports than the first generation.

Then there’s the gimbal and camera compatibility. Not much separates the two models as they are both able to carry a huge range of camera suppliers including REDs, HASSELBLADs and the Zenmuse range. In the optional additions for the M600 Pro, we’ve noticed that there’s a specific Z30 Zoom camera gimbal, more proof of DJI’s enterprise ambitions.

 


Portability

Once of the key selling points of the new M600 Pro is that it’s a ‘ready to fly’ (with some minimal setup) system for people on the go. This will appeal to the key demographics DJI is angling for with the Matrice 600 range, namely professional filmmakers and companies in the business of industrial inspections.

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DJI’s premium heavy rig is never going to fold into your pocket like the recently released Mavic Pro quadcopter, there are certainly benefits to a new model which makes transport less of a chore.

The Matrice 600 Pro certainly has the edge on the original M600 in terms of portability. The ability to fold it down to a smaller size (with a larger folding angle) and quick-release its legs offer more options for transportation which is hugely important for many involved in commercial drone operations.

This isn’t to say that there aren’t solutions for transporting the first generation M600; high-quality, robust cases are available which protect the craft in transit. However, judging by the foam case included with the M600 Pro, it’s a safe bet that you’ll be able to get from A to B easier without lugging around a cumbersome carry case.


Summary: Key Differences

Here are what we believe to be the key differences between the two models and what this means in terms of comparison:

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  • The Matrice 600 Pro is ready-built and easier to transport
    This is a huge plus for those looking for a ready-to-fly, portable commercial solution.
  • While they both have similar flight durations, the original M600 gets slightly more air time (per DJI’s official specs)
    Although this isn’t a huge deal breaker, when you’re out on a shoot; a few more minutes can mean the difference between getting that perfect shot or having to start over.
  • The Matrice 600 Pro comes with the A3 Pro Flight Controller as standard
    The difference in price can be explained by this feature alone, the M600 Pro is instantly specced up to the highest level which beats the standard Matrice 600 pack.

 


M600 Pro Everything You Need to Know

Now that we’ve pitted the Matrice 600s against each other, let’s take a closer look at DJI’s new Pro edition and what to expect.

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The key features of this powerful new aerial platform include pre-installed arms and antennas, modular design to make upgrades / modifications easy, improved flight time over the standard M600, the A3 pro flight controller, the Lightbridge 2 HD transmission system, support for six Intelligent Flight Batteries and an improved battery management system.

The M600 Pro is compatible with the entire range of Zenmuse cameras and gimbals. It’s ideal for professional cinematographers, aerial photography and industrial applications.

DJI’s new Matrice comes with an A3 Pro Flight Controller. This gives the industrial hexacopter triple redundancy along with algorithms that will help the pilot get accurate diagnostic information in real time.

The dampening system means you’ll get precise control of your M600 pro while it’s in the air. The A3 Pro is also compatible with D-RTK GNSS to help reduce the impact of magnetic interference and give the pilot centimetre-level accuracy.

The M600 Pro comes in a fully built state, meaning the heavy lift UAV can be in the air in a matter of minutes. A carry case is also included with the M600 pro, making transport a breeze.

The airframe is easy to move from A to B and extremely light, with quick release landing gear and foldable arms. The Pro also has new GNSS module positions under the upper cover to increase reliability.

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