DJI shows “100 megapixel drone” at NAB

DJI shows “100 megapixel drone” at NAB The “marriage” between DJI and Hasselblad continues to allow the creation of new solutions, as the unparalleled aerial imaging package for cinema announced at NAB 2017. The rumors are, after all, confirmed. DJI has a “100 megapixel drone”, as some say, ready to fly. The M600/Ronin-MX/H6D-100c platform is on display through April 27 at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, in DJI booth #C2807 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The combination will be released in the third quarter of 2017 at a price to be announced later. The introduction of the first 100-megapixel integrated
DJI shows “100 megapixel drone” at NAB
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DJI and Hasselblad Unveil World’s First ‘100MP Drone Photography Platform’

DJI and Hasselblad just put a 100MP megapixel monster in the sky. By combining DJI’s M600 Pro drone and Ronin-MX Gimbal with a Hasselblad H6D-100c medium format camera, they’ve created what they’re calling, “the world’s first 100-Megapixel integrated aerial photography platform.” The interesting thing about this “new” drone is that there’s nothing new about it. It’s just a combination of an already-announced drone, already announced gimbal, and already announced camera. In theory, someone could have already built this up. The advantage of this ‘package’ would, we assume, be a little bit of a discount in price over buying each
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Man’s Neighbor Shoots His $3,000 DJI Inspire 2 Drone Out of the Sky

Man's Neighbor Shoots His $3,000 DJI Inspire 2 Drone Out of the Sky Who here owns a drone? Who here knows every single minute rule, regulation, and flight path allowed to actually fly it personally or commercially? Probably not very many. As the market grows, we find the FAA expanding rulings and steps to go by to make sure you are being safe and responsible when flying these types of devices. Though, even with all those in place we can still find ourselves with a wild neighbor prepared to shoot the thing straight out of the sky with ease. [ Read More ]

DJI’s VR-Like Goggles Let You Control Your Drone Cam with Your Head

If you want a more immersive experience from your Mavic Pro or Phantom 4, DJI’s got you covered. Almost a year after they first teased them, DJI has officially released the DJI Goggles: a pair of VR-like FPV goggles that let you control your drone camera with your head. We say “VR-like” because, despite looking just like a pair of Oculus, you’re not getting a 3D feed. Instead, DJI is beaming the same 1080p video feed into each eye, an experience they claim is equivalent to looking at a 216-inch home theater screen from 10 feet away (goodbye eyesight?).
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DJI Unveils the Fly Drive: A Portable 2TB HDD with a Built-In microSD Slot

As affordable drone cameras get better, one of the main issues confounding drone videographers is storage. When you’re shooting at 4K that little microSD card fills up fast, which is why DJI teamed up with Seagate to create the Fly Drive: a portable 2TB hard drive complete with a microSD slot. The Seagate Fly Drive is a DJI-branded hard drive that will let drone operators unload footage more easily both at home and in the field. When you get home or if you’ve run out of space on your microSD card, just connect the Fly Drive to your computer and
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DJI Unveils the Fly Drive: A Portable 2TB HDD with a Built-In microSD Slot

As affordable drone cameras get better, one of the main issues confounding drone videographers is storage. When you’re shooting at 4K that little microSD card fills up fast, which is why DJI teamed up with Seagate to create the Fly Drive: a portable 2TB hard drive complete with a microSD slot. The Seagate Fly Drive is a DJI-branded hard drive that will let drone operators unload footage more easily both at home and in the field. When you get home or if you’ve run out of space on your microSD card, just connect the Fly Drive to your computer and
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SwellPro’s Waterproof Drones Don’t Just Fly, They Float to Film Underwater

SwellPro’s waterproof “splash drones” were designed primarily for fishermen, but ambitious filmmakers and at least a few clumsy photographers could all benefit from a drone that can shoot above and below the waves. The SwellPro splash drones come in two different versions: Fisherman and Auto. The entry-level Fisherman was designed for “long fishing line delivery and bait dropping,” and comes equipped with an SAR fishing line release mechanism, waterproof camera, video transmitter, and FPV monitor. The more expensive Auto version is a bit more filmmaker friendly, and includes a waterproof GoPro gimbal, a fishing line release rig, a
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Planning for a Photo and Still Shooting When Things Don’t Go As Planned

Planning for a Photo and Still Shooting When Things Don't Go As Planned The past few weeks I have been driving up the parkway here in New Jersey for work, my eye kept getting drawn towards this one specific railroad bridge between exit 136 and 137. Every time I passed by it, my eyes would follow it until I had to turn to see the road in front of me again. It was one of those things that I had to remember so I could go back and photograph it when the time came. Today was the day that I set out to photograph it, but before anything, I had to put a Continue reading "Planning for a Photo and Still Shooting When Things Don’t Go As Planned"

How Do You Know When it’s Time to Upgrade Your Gear?

How Do You Know When it's Time to Upgrade Your Gear? Ever since I was young, I was interested in photography and being able to create awesome things that I could appreciate. At first, gear wasn't something that really mattered to me, as long as I could take photos and video and somehow edit them to create what I envisioned. As time went on and I began to get more serious, I realized my gear was sort of important and I do think that having the best gear you need for the field you are in is one of the most beneficial things you can do for yourself. I know not Continue reading "How Do You Know When it’s Time to Upgrade Your Gear?"

This Drone Flight Jumps Through the Seasons Over Two Years

Here’s an ambitious drone project: photographer and filmmaker Will Strathmann visited a farm in Pennsylvania over two years and created this 47-second video that beautifully transitions through seasons. “Some time ago I had this idea of creating a long-term time-lapse of the seasons,” the Denver, Colorado-based photographer writes. “That idea turned into an idea with a drone and a farm in Pennsylvania.” In the spring of 2015, Strathmann visited the farm and shot the first imagery. He then visited the farm once every season and recreated the same shot by flying his drone on the exact same flight path.
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DJI Unveils the Phantom 4 Advanced to Replace the Phantom 4

DJI today announced the Phantom 4 Advanced, adding another drone to the Phantom 4 lineup as an upgraded replacement for the original Phantom 4. The Phantom 4 Advanced offers a camera upgrade to the original Phantom 4 and sits below the Phantom 4 Pro. While the original Phantom 4 used a 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor for 12MP photos, the Phantom 4 Advanced packs a 1-inch sensor that snaps 20MP shots. The camera, which uses a mechanical shutter instead of the electronic one in the original Phantom 4, can also capture 4K video at 60fps, up from 30fps in the
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This is What Happens When a Drone is Struck by Lightning

Ever wondered what would happen if your fancy DJI Phantom drone got struck by lightning while you were out flying it? Well, wonder no more. Thanks to YouTuber Tom Scott and the University of Manchester High Voltage Lab, we can watch it happen… twice. We’re not sure why Scott decided to pit two Phantom 3 drones against 1.4 million volts, but we’re glad he did. On the bright side, you should know that a lightning strike won’t actually fry your drone’s battery; this is because the battery is surrounded by a metal casing that acts like a Faraday
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‘Dronie’ The Ultimate Drone Selfie – Can This Be Topped?

'Dronie' The Ultimate Drone Selfie - Can This Be Topped? A few weeks back I attended the 3rd annual New York City Drone Film Festival. I did write an article about the winners of it, but at the time could not find this video anywhere! The Dronie is essentially a selfie with a drone and in this case a video where that is being taken to the next level. I thought this was one of the more "odd" categories but was glad to see it was one of the winners. Florian Fischer is currently undefeated in this category for the NYC Drone Film Festival but will anybody be able to Continue reading "‘Dronie’ The Ultimate Drone Selfie – Can This Be Topped?"