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The Best and Worst Black Friday Drone Deals

Posted by on 3:44 pm in Deals, DJI Mavic, DJI Osmo, DJI Phantom 4, DJI Spark, Entry Level, News | 0 comments

The Best and Worst Black Friday Drone Deals

We detail the best Black Friday Drone Deals! Black Friday Drone Deals Happy Thanksgiving to those that celebrate! Luckily everyone benefits from Black Friday. We have looked through the Black Friday Deals and filtered through them to show you the best ones. If you have had your eye on a drone, this may be the time for you to grab one. The best discounts: Spark $100 off (20% off!) & Free extras ( Landing Pad, prop holders, hand guard) Mavic Pro Fly More Combo $150 off (12%) and Free extras (Landing Pad, Propeller Holders, Control Stick Protector) Osmo Mobile (black & silver) $100 (33% off!) Phantom 4 Pro – Free extras (High Capacity Battery, Landing Pad, MicroSD card) Phantom 4 Advanced – Free extras (High Capacity Battery, Landing Pad, MicroSD card)(Note: The free extras don’t show up in your cart, they automatically get added though if ordered through these links and before the deadline). The not so hot deals: DJI Goggles $50 off (must buy with drone) Mavic pro Alpine White Combo $50 off Osmo+ $100 off (14%)These deals are valid from Nov 22, 9:00 pm, and Nov 27, 11:59pm (UTC-8 / Pacific Time), 2017. The rest of the fine print can be read here. Interesting Gear for Mavic & Spark We just came across this page with some new accessories. The Seagate HD can, of course, be used for all drones. Check out the new aftermarket accessories from PolarPro, PGYTech, Seagate, Pelican and Peak Design HERE (items up to 20% off)...

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DJI releases the 6K Zenmuse X7

Posted by on 9:22 pm in Inspire 2, Leaked Photos, News, Zenmuse X7 | 4 comments

DJI releases the 6K Zenmuse X7

It’s confirmed. The Zenmuse X7 cinema camera is the product being released at the DJI Reflections Event held today. Several leaked images are circulating the web, we have all the info for you below. Earlier last week we reported the teaser video DJI released. Find that video here: DJI Reflections Event Teaser. Pricing information will be available here: Zenmuse X7 Zenmuse X7 (The Zenmuse X7) Lenses The brand new Zenmuse X7 camera and gimbal is designed for professional filmmakers. There is no doubt about it. The Zenmuse X7 boasts up to 6K video recording at 30fps, a 35mm sensor and a compatibility with 4 DL-Mount lenses. The lenses supported: 16mm (built-in ND filter) 24mm (leaf shutter) 35mm (leaf shutter) and 50mm (leaf shutter) Comparison to the existing X5S The sensor size of the x7 allows an increased resolution and pixel size delivering higher quality images.   The X7 is the highest resolution camera in the DJI catalog, and shrinks the requirements in terms of aircraft when requiring such high-resolution footage. Where earlier you required a matrice or Spreading Wings platform you can now utilize drones such as the Inspire 2. The Zenmuse X7 integrates with CineCore 2.1, so currently it is only compatible with the Inspire 2. DJI promises future compatibility with other products. Can we say OSMO 2 anyone?! Specs: Super 35mm (23.5 x 15.7 mm) sensor incrased pixel size to 3.91 micrometers DL Lens Mount captures RAW video at up to 6K @30fps or 3.9K @ 59.94fps photos at up to 24MP (Raw DNG) up to 14 stops of dynamic range image processing for Cinema DNG/Apple ProRes in CineCore 2.1 3 Axis Stabilized Gimbal & Camera recording formats Cinema DNG Apple ProRes h.264 h.265 DNG & JPG for still images To make the Zenmuse X7 more stable and compact for aerial shooting DJI integrated a DL lens mount. This shortens the focal distance to only 16.84mm. The DL mount also reduces the size and weight of the camera while keeping the image cinema grade. Initially, the Zenmuse X7 will be compatible with four DL prime lenses. The maximum aperture will be f/2.8. The leaf shutter in the lenses (besides the 16mm) allow for shutter speeds in single shot mode of up to 1/1000s. These are designed to reduce or eliminate rolling shutter completely....

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DJI product launch Oct 11th – DJI Reflections

Posted by on 10:34 pm in News | 0 comments

DJI product launch Oct 11th – DJI Reflections

Well, that came as a surprise. DJI just posted a teaser video for an Oct 11th Event. The video is available below. The teaser shows cinematic shots both from an aerial platform and a land-based system. This could point to a new Osmo 2, a brand new drone which features a camera which you can remove and mount on a stabilizing device such as an Osmo (think gopro Karma but good). We’re fairly certain this product is more in the prosumer if not professional space as the shots in the video are filled with really high-end shots, beautiful bokeh, what you would expect from a professional level camera. The end of the video shows a close-up of a camera lens. Perhaps the Hasselblad partnership has had an impact on a combined product between DJI and Hasselblad. UPDATE: The Zenmuse X7 is confirmed! Details to the Zenmuse X7 on our Zenmuse X7 release page For more check out the DJI Site here. (At the time of publishing this initial article there wasn’t anything to be seen on DJI’s site directly…Yet.)   Subscribe below to not miss out on leaks & rumors regarding this new DJI...

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DJI Mavic Pro Platinum leaked!

Posted by on 8:26 am in DJI Mavic, Entry Level, Leaked Photos, News | 0 comments

DJI Mavic Pro Platinum leaked!

[Confirmed: Mavic Pro Platinum is real] It looks like not only Apple will make a splash with the new iPhones in the coming weeks. We have just gotten word that DJI is rumored to release a DJI Mavic Pro Platinum. Pre-order the DJI Mavic Pro Platinum >Click HERE!< DJI Mavic Pro Platinum confirmed! Be sure that you see the leaked images throughout the page. UPDATE 4: Newly leaked images of the Mavic Pro Platinum The following images were just leaked: (The DJI Mavic Pro Platinum showcased in leaked product photograph) (The rumored ESCs are listed in this product page excerpt) The text reads: “New FOC sinusoidal driver ESCs and 8331 propellers mean that up to 4 dB (60%) of aircraft noise has been lowered during takeoff and landing, and the Mavic Pro Platinum’s maximum flight time has been extended to 30 minutes, providing a quieter and more enjoyable flight experience. UPDATE 3: Mavic Pro Platinum specs We know the new Mavic Pro Platinum will be announced tomorrow during the IFA DJI Announcement we mentioned in the Update 1 below. What will this drone have, to separate itself from the normal Mavic? This new drone will feature: 3 minute longer flight time newly designed ESC’s (electronic speed control) The drone will be quite a bit quieter. 60% quieter during takeoff and landing. new advanced propellers that allow for this extra flight time and quieter flight characteristics new color only available to the Platinum edition UPDATE 2: Mavic Pro Platinum prop found on DJI’s Site! Would you look at that, the propellers found in the leaked Mavic Pro Platinum images are on an official DJI Page! Check the leaked propeller yourself HERE! “A new Adventure unfolds” the image reads. UPDATE 1: The Mavic Pro Platinum is coming! DJI is holding a Press Conference tomorrow on August 31st at the IFA Conference in Berlin, Germany. The Press Conference will take place at 17:00 local time which is 11:00 ET (NY) Time. The official DJI Press Release will be available here!  Details are thin but the following two images give the rumors some credit. From the first glance, the newly designed propellers stick out as a new change. Surely you can just purchase the propellers separately after launch so there has to be more to the platinum version of the mavic pro. Note the redesigned propellers and Mavic Pro Platinum on the front left arm of the drone     This is a developing story so stay tuned. Join our email list below to never miss out on DJI drone...

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The DJI Spark is here!

Posted by on 7:29 pm in DJI Spark, Entry Level, News | 0 comments

The DJI Spark is here!

DJI just announced the much rumored and leaked DJI Spark! The Spark is a brand new mini drone from the leader in drones, DJI. The feature packed little package offers a lot of the features found in DJIs larger more expensive drones. The DJI Spark allows you to capture images and video in the moment, as you can control it and capture images with just gesture controls. No phone or remote control required! Let’s dive into the exciting features of the Spark: (Available in 5 different colors) DJI Spark Features Camera   Mechanical Gimbal The 2-axis mechanical gimbal in addition to UltraSmooth technology reduces shake and rolling shutter. This allows your images and video to be stable and sharp. Powerful Lens Images are sharp, vivid due to its f/2.6 wide-angle lens with a 25mm equivalent focal length. The lens also has been designed to reduce color aberration and distortion. The lens features 5 lens elements. 1/2.3″ Sensor A larger camera sensor than in an iPhone 7 allows you to capture stabilized video at 1080p and stills at 12MP. The large sensor allows for use of larger pixels which improve low light performance and color accuracy. The camera also allows you to take automatic panorama photos as well as ShallowFocus pictures. This is a similar feature to the iPhone 7 plus’ Portrait mode where the background of the image gets magically blurred allowing for that professional look.   Flight Performance The DJI Spark will fly up to 50 km/h (31mph) in sports mode (RC required) 2km HD Wi-Fi Video Transmission 16 minute max flight time 1480 mAh 3S LiPo (Lithium Polymer) intelligent batteries are monitored using 12 protection functions FPV flight possible with DJI Goggles FlightAutonomy Sparks Systems include the main camera Vision Positioning System (VPS) 3D Sensing System Dual Band GPS (GPS/GLONASS) Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) 24 powerful computing cores Return-to-home (RTH) All these systems allow the DJI Spark to hover accurately anywhere while utilizing its VPS assistance up to 30m (98ft) and sense obstacles from up to 5m (16ft) away. Interactive Features Quick Launch – With “Face-Aware” Spark lifts off directly from your hand once it recognizes your face. It will then hover in place seconds after being turned on. Simple Control – This allows you to use gesture control to move the drone as well as take pictures. No more asking strangers to take a picture of your group! Create with Ease using QuickShots – Intelligent flight modes allow you to capture videos like a professional drone pilot. Create cinematic footage right away. Quick Shots Rocket – The Spark will ascend with the camera facing downward creating an amazing zoom out style shot. Dronie – The drone flies backward and upward, while the camera stays locked on your subject. Circle – This feature is called point-of-interest in the larger DJI drones, and allows you to fly a perfect circle around a subject of your choice. Helix – The DJI Spark will fly upward while spiraling around the subject. TapFly TapFly allows you to control your DJI Spark by just touching the screen of your Smartphone. There are two different modes of doing this. The first is called Coordinate Mode which allows you to tap the screen and fly to the spot tapped while maintaining altitude. The second mode allows you to keep flying in...

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DJI Spark leaked – FPV Racer

Posted by on 8:11 am in DJI Spark, Leaked Photos, News | 0 comments

DJI Spark leaked – FPV Racer

UPDATE: Release Announcement Invitations are out! Check the latest leaked images of the DJI Spark. The latest DJI drone, the DJI Spark has been leaked. The drone will be even smaller than the Mavic Pro and will be more oriented towards FPV racing. It will still be able to capture smooth 4K video and even have some of the obstacle avoidance we have become used to. Everything we know about the leaked DJI Spark is available below. Update 11: The DJI Spark is here! The DJI Spark has been revealed! It launched at the NY Release Event at Grand Central Station. Our rumors & leaks were spot on. Check out a detailed look on our Spark Release Page. Check out the DJI Spark HERE!   Update 10: The DJI Spark Countdown! The time has come! The DJI Spark Release is around the corner. You will be able to follow along the Announcement by following this link during the Announcement: DJI Spark Announcement Update 9: Official DJI Spark Teaser released! DJI today released an official teaser video for the May 24th “Seize the Moment” Event. Check out below:   Update 8: Spark Release Invitations are out! DJI has sent out invitations for a May 24th Event in New York City. The timeline of the FCC filings, leaked images which you can check out below and the fact that the Spark wasn’t released at NAB point to an announcement at this event. Stay tuned for further updates regarding the DJI Spark release! Update 7: Further leaked DJI Spark images leaked In the image below you can for the first time get a glimpse of what the remote control for the DJI Spark will look like. At first glance, it appears very similar to the remote control of the Mavic Pro. You can see that the built-in LCD screen has been left out, most likely for cost saving reasons. The normal smartphone holders appear to fold down just as they do on the Sparks bigger brothers remote control, the Mavic Pro. Additionally visible are three batteries with the new quad contact points for the rumored charging station. The battery on the left appears to have a fake shell surrounding a harder battery enclosure, this could of course point to a prototype version. (DJI Spark remote control and batteries leaked) Update 6: DJI Goggles are released The long awaited DJI Goggles are now available for limited pre-order. They are rumored to be compatible with the DJI Spark! Update 5: NAB Event didn’t release DJI Spark DJI just completed the Create your Legacy event in Las Vegas. The latest rumors of the DJI Spark coming next month are sounding more and more solid. DJI released the Ronin 2 & new Cendance Remote Controllers. Invitations for the Release Event are out! DJI has sent invitations to a Product Announcement Event which will be held at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas on April 23rd at 5:00 pm PDT. There are rumors of an event on April 15th, but without an invitation or any kind of proof, we would place our bets on April 23rd. What to expect at the Event: The email sent by DJI to selected few was headlined with the slogan “Discover the future of imagining technology”. Now that’s a pretty wide open ended statement. Will...

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DJI announces the Matrice 200 commercial drone

Posted by on 6:00 pm in Commercial Drone Operation, News | 0 comments

DJI announces the Matrice 200 commercial drone

DJI just announced their latest drone the Matrice 200. There were rumors of a new drone arriving during the Mobile World Congress starting tomorrow. The Matrice 200 is aimed at commercial users. Check out the details of the Matrice 200 below. (More info about the Matrice 200 here) Matrice 200 – 3 Variants The Matrice 200 is available in 3 different Variants (M200, M210 & M210-RTK). All variants feature 17″ propellers and DJI 3515 motors. The M200 is only able to be flown with one single bottom facing camera. The M210 allows the mounting of dual bottom cameras or one top facing camera. The M210-RTK allows both mounting options and includes dual external RTK GPS Units for centimeter level accuracy. The Matrice 200 is compatible with the following gimbals: X4S X5S Z30 XT Upward Gimbal Dual Gimbals     Here you can see the flight time based on which combination of gimbal is mounted to the Matrice 200. More details about the Matrice 200 are available...

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New DJI Inspire 2 Black leaked & other products

Posted by on 9:43 pm in Inspire 2, Leaked Photos, News | 0 comments

New DJI Inspire 2 Black leaked & other products

A new DJI Inspire 2 Black has been leaked! DJI is attending the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. They left us with the image below teasing with a new Inspire 2 Black. The conference starts on the 27th (next week), stay tuned for updates on this rumored Inspire 2 Black and other products!   Inspire 2 Pro Black One realistic possibility, based on the image above, is a new Inspire 2 Pro Black Edition. If we compare the Inspire 2 motor to the image above we see similarities.   (Inspire 2 vs leaked image of rumored Inspire 2 Black) Top and bottom motor cooling slots appear to be identical Status Indicator LED appears to be the same size without the gray dual colored finish Another Difference: The propeller doesn’t seem to feature a quick-release connection as featured on the Inspire 2 The Inspire 1 Black was released 4 months after the X5 camera was announced. This timeframe could fit for an Inspire 2 Black release. One could argue that the area just below the LED appears to be different, but this could just be a difference of the angle that the photographs were taken.   A new Matrice Drone? The change to the quick-release prop adapter is a larger difference and may be a reason that rumors of a new Matrice Platform could adopt the Inspire 2 style motors. The Matrice 100 features propellers similar to the ones in the leaked image. A new drone such as a new Matrice would be more exciting than just an Inspire 2 black but let’s see what will be announced.   A complete FPV Racer? DJI just posted a new video showcasing their FPV Racing technology “Snail“, the Takyon ESC’s and new racing propellers. Perhaps we will see a complete Drone being launched showcasing this new platform!   Don’t forget the Mobile World Congress starts next week, sign up to our newsletter below to not miss out on any...

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DJI Mavic Pro Firmware Update Guide

Posted by on 9:29 pm in DJI Mavic, Entry Level | 4 comments

DJI Mavic Pro Firmware Update Guide

Welcome to our DJI Mavic Pro Firmware Update Guide. Here you will find the steps necessary to update the Firmware on your Mavic Pro. Firmware updates can be daunting when doing them for the first time, but rest assured we will walk you through all the steps required to get a successful update. Let’s get your Mavic Pro updated. Firmware updates can reset all settings, so be sure you note the settings that are important to you prior to updating. Release Notes Release Notes for version v01.03.0200 Improved gimbal performance when flying in low temperatures. Added Cinematic Mode for smoother the footage. Release Notes for version v01.03.0000 Added AR route display in TapFly mode when used with the DJI GO 4 app. Added a vibration warning for the remote controller when the aircraft enters ATTI mode. Added wind speed evaluation and a high wind speed warning. Added more film looks and color modes (when used with the DJI GO 4 app). All Release notes (for current and earlier versions) are also available for download here. Mavic Firmware Update Steps Install the DJI Assistant 2 on your PC or Mac. Link >Here< Launch the Assistant 2 Software Ensure the Mavic has a charged battery Plug the Mavic into the computer with a USB Micro cable Turn on the Mavic Pro (Don’t forget to remove the gimbal brace from behind the gimbal) Select your Mavic Pro in the Assistant 2 Software Select the firmware update you would like to install in this case it was V01.03.0200 Click Start Update Let the Assistant 2 do its thing. The fans may turn on inside the Mavic for cooling. It’s a good idea to take off the gimbal cover to allow for sufficient airflow. The Software downloads the firmware update you selected The Software transfers the firmware update to the Mavic Pro The Software then finally installs/updates the firmware update onto your Mavic Pro Finally, when the updated firmware is successfully installed you will receive the following screen Please note you may not be finished! The remote control and the batteries could also require updating. Read on!   Update the Firmware on the DJI Mavic Pro Remote Control Once you have updated the firmware on your Mavic Pro drone you can update the firmware on its remote control. Follow the following steps to do so: Ensure the remote control is fully charged. Connect the remote control to the PC or Mac using the microUSB cable you used for updating the Mavic Pro Power on the remote control Launch the Assistant 2 Software Select the “RC for Mavic Pro” Select the firmware you would like to updated onto your remote control Once successfully installed you will get the following screen If the firmware update didn’t released an update for the Mavic’s Intelligent Batteries then you are all set. Be sure to test the firmware in a wide open area away from humans, pets, buildings, and trees. Check your settings as the firmware update may have reset them all.   Let us know in the comments if you have any issues. If this helped you update your DJI Mavics Firmware please share this page with a friend and be sure to join our newsletter below for more relevant drone...

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DJI Mavic Pro Accessories – Everything you need to know

Posted by on 1:57 pm in DJI Mavic | 2 comments

DJI Mavic Pro Accessories – Everything you need to know

The Mavic Pro from DJI has been out for a few months now. DJI frequently releases new accessories for the Mavic Pro. This page is updated when new accessories are available, so be sure to check back often. Now check out the newest accessories for the DJI Mavic Pro!   DJI Mavic Accessories The newest items are at the top of the page. We’ve also included replacement items, so you can easily find items such as the Gimbal Cover. Just in case you lose or scratch yours, or you want to modify one. Mavic ND Filters (Mavic Pro ND Filter Set) ND or Neutral Density filters reduce the amount of light that enters the lens of the Mavic’s camera. Why would you want this? In bright conditions, the Mavic will be forced to use super quick shutter speeds, which is the opposite of what you want. For smooth cinematic footage, you should normally double your framerate (fps) as your shutter speed. When the sun is out during the day this is impossible, therefore Video-, Foto- and Cinematographers rely on ND filters. They reduce each color the same amount so there aren’t any adverse color shifts when filming with them. The filters snap onto the provided grooves on your Mavic’s camera lens. Normally you have to purchase each filter separately, but DJI offers this affordable Mavic ND Filter Combo Set. Mavic Remote Control Sunshade (Mavic Sunshade) Ever fly your Mavic and wish you could actually see what was displayed on your smartphone? This Mavic Sunshade for your Remote Control is for you. It features a magnetic flap which allows you to either fold the flap up to allow greater visibility of the built-in LCD screen; or fold it down for even more glare reducing goodness. You slip the antennas of your Mavic remote control into the provided antenna tubes. Finally, an accessory which also sets up the antennas perfectly for you! More details on the Sunshade here. Mavic Battery (Mavic Battery) Additional batteries allow you to stay in the air longer. Don’t let that perfect shot or sequence get ruined by running out of juice. Having at least 3-4 batteries allows for flexibility between filming and having to find place & time to charge. The official Mavic batteries can be found here. Mavic Car Charger (Mavic Car Charger) Speaking of charging your Mavic’s batteries while being on-the-go. The Mavic Car Charger allows you to charge the batteries and the remote control when you have a 12V socket available to you. Charging a battery takes around 55min for a full charge. Low-voltage protection ensures that your vehicle will be able to start if you charge many batteries while leaving the vehicle off. The charger also turns off if the temperature of your 12V port were to get too hot. It is compatible with normal 12V (12.3-16V) automobile style cigarette adapter ports, as well as 25V (25-30V) ports as found on Coaches and some RV’s. Mavic Charging Hub (Mavic Charging Hub) To make the charging process even more streamlined you can hook up to four Mavic batteries to the Mavic Charging Hub and allow them to be charged one after the other. The Hub attaches to your normal Mavic AC Charger or the Mavic Car Charger. The Hub charges the battery with the most...

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