DJI Action Camera Rumors & Leaks
    Apr18

    DJI Action Camera Rumors & Leaks

    For years I thought “Why doesn’t DJI just release an action camera like the GoPro?”. Well, it sounds like that DJI Action Camera may finally become a reality. DJI is rumored to finally release a direct GoPro Hero 7 Black competitor! All the rumors and leaks on this DJI Action Camera: It’s released: check out the new Osmo Action HERE! DJI Action Camera – OSMO Action, what have we heard? Even though it seems like an obvious DJI product, the DJI Action Cam hasn’t really seen any concrete evidence or rumors, let alone leaks in the past. Well, today this changed. Check out everything we know about the DJI Osmo Action: Latest leaked Images & Specs of the DJI OSMO Action DJI Osmo Action – New Leaks & Infos DJI's Action Cam [4K] Watch this video on YouTube. Update 9: More official specs are available: The Osmo Action will shoot 4K HDR and be waterproof to 11m as is. RockSteady uses electronic image stabilization with complex algorithms to provide best in class stabilization without a gimbal! HDR in 4K ensures that a greater dynamic range is recorded. Highlights and Shadows will keep more details. 100MBit per second Video Bandwidth. Multiple creative recording modes will ensure you can easily record the action. Slow-Mo with 240fps at 1080p. Images at night capable of up to 120 seconds Shutter speed. Built-In Timelapse mode. Timelapse RAW capture possible. The 3 buttons allow you to quickly change settings so you don’t miss out on important shots. The QS (Quick-Switch) button allows you to quickly switch through the different modes. One button allows you to quickly switch between the 2 screens. Snapshot mode allows you to record in the previous mode even if the Osmo Action is turned off, in only 2 seconds startup time. Voice commands allow you to control certain aspects of the device with just your voice. The Lens consists of 3 aspherical lenses, effectively reducing distortion to a minimum, and ensure a crystal clear image quality. The high performing battery works in temperatures down to -10 degrees C (14 degrees Fahrenheit).  An efficient cooling system allows prolonged use up t0 16% more. (Not sure what that’s comparing to). Update 8: Official Osmo Action Images & Specs have leaked!       Update 7: Rocksteady is the new Hypersmooth & Specs! Details of the DJI Osmo Action are leaking ahead of the event. DJI’s electronic image stabilization will be called Rocksteady. It works similarly to GoPro’s Hypersmooth. The Osmo Action will also feature a D-Cinelike color profile to allow users to retain a bit more dynamic range for those wanting to edit...

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    Purdue University & Indiana State University drone program – Unmanned Aerial Systems
    Mar06

    Purdue University & Indiana State University drone program – Unmanned Aerial Systems

    Many Universities are expanding their curriculum to include a Drone Program or Unmanned Aerial Systems fields of study. Purdue & Indiana State University are amongst these Universities. As a matter of fact, Indiana State University was the first University in the Midwest to offer a Drone Program. During a recent MeetUp, students of a local Indiana High School experienced the DJI Mavic Air, Phantom 4 Pro and Inspire 2. They also learned about the expanding drone industry. Representatives from the Purdue Foundry & Indiana States faculty were on Site. “We’re trying to connect those resources. We’ve got great academic resources here ISU, IU, Purdue. Unfortunately, a lot of that engineering, scientific talent, leaves the state. So we want to create more opportunity here.” – Purdue Foundry Director Jason Salstrom Indiana State University offers a B.S. in Unmanned Systems but also a minor in UMS. Purdue also offers a Major in Unmanned Aerial Systems. “Indiana realizes that there is a commercial opportunity out there. Commercial applications for unmanned systems is about to take off.” – Mike Collins Please Support QuadcopterGuide If you’d like to stay up to date with all the latest drone/gimbal news, rumors, and reviews, then follow us on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or sign up for our email newsletter. Purchase your next drone directly from DJI or retailers like Amazon. By using our links, we will make a small commission, at no cost to you. Thank you for helping QuadcopterGuide...

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    New FAA Registration Info & Rules – How do I register my drone?
    Mar04

    New FAA Registration Info & Rules – How do I register my drone?

    New FAA rules require all drones (over 250 grams) in the U.S. to display the FAA registration number on the outside of the drone. Until now this registration information could be labeled inside of battery compartments for example. FAA Rule requiring Registration Information visible on the outside of your drone The FAA claims Good Cause for Immediate Adoption based on a few arguments. One being that Members of law enforcement have expressed concerns that the old rule of just placing the label anywhere on the drone, including inside the battery compartment, presents “an imminent risk of harm to first responders”. It is claimed that when responding to security incidents involving drones, first responders attempt to identify the owner/operator. Of course, one way of doing this is to figure out who this person is based on the FAA registration information on the label. This requires law enforcement personnel to physically handle the drone and in some cases open compartments. This poses “an unnecessary safety and security risk” to those individuals, as well as others in the immediate vicinity of the drone, due to potential concealment of explosive devices in compartments, including battery compartments. This new rule requiring placing the registration number on the external surface of the aircraft assists in mitigating this risk, as the drone doesn’t have to be handled. The FAA had planned to implement this rule after receiving feedback from Law Enforcement Agencies in 2016 and 2017 but was not able to implement the rule immediately. One reason for this was the litigation challenging the applicability of the entire Registration process for model aircraft (section 336 of Public Law 112-95). The uncertainty was resolved when the registration requirement was signed into law on December 12, 2017. Due to the “Good Cause for Immediate Adoption” the Rule becomes effective 10 days from publication -> (Feb 25, 2019). You have until March 15th, 2019 to comment on the new Ruling. You may do so here.   US Registration Requirements How do I register my drone? It’s pretty simple, follow these steps: If you are flying a drone in the U.S. that weighs more than 0.55lbs (250 grams) it must be registered. You can do that by visiting faadronezone.faa.gov Review the rules: Recreational/Hobby or Commercial Mark your aircraft. The good news is you have several options: Engraving the registration number Using a permanent label, from say a label maker Using a permanent marker to visibly and permanently write your registration info on the exterior of your drone STAY IN TOUCH! If you’d like to stay up to date with all the latest drone/gimbal news, rumors, and reviews, then follow us...

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    Drone helps SWAT team defuse armed standoff – Impossible US1
    Feb28

    Drone helps SWAT team defuse armed standoff – Impossible US1

    Impossible Aerospace built a drone last year which is essentially the Tesla of drones. The US-1 quadcopter can fly up to two hours per charge.   A model with a fitted FLIR camera was flown above the Denny’s restaurant in Campbell, California which was part of the armed gunman standoff. On February 8th, a man started his day with a cup of coffee at 5AM. Later this man pulled a gun on an employee. Police used a bomb-sniffing robot as well as the drone to assist with the situation. The Impossible Aerospace US-1 flew for 45 minutes while using its FLIR thermal camera in addition to a normal camera to assist monitoring the building from above. SWAT teams used tear gas to try and flush out the suspect. The drone’s camera spotted tear gas escaping through a kitchen vent, instead of getting the suspect to leave the building. From this feedback, SWAT decided to use even more tear gas. When the suspect finally surrendered, it was believed to be due to the tear gas used.   Police Captain Gary Berg stated after the incident: “The use of the US-1 drone helped us optimize the safety of our officers and the community while providing valuable information to the command post through the live video feed.” The Impossible Aerospace US-1 drone starts at $7,500 without any cameras.   STAY IN TOUCH! If you’d like to stay up to date with all the latest drone/gimbal news, rumors, and reviews, then follow us on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or sign up for our email newsletter. Purchase your next drone directly from DJI or retailers like Amazon. By using our links, we will make a small commission, at no cost to you. Thank you for helping QuadcopterGuide...

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    SanDisk announces 1TB microSD card & Sandisk special deals
    Feb27

    SanDisk announces 1TB microSD card & Sandisk special deals

    The race to increase storage capacities onto even the smallest memory cards continues. Western Digital’s SanDisk brand has launched the worlds first 1-terabyte microSD card. Sandisk & WD products are currently on a limited time sale on Amazon. Check out the low prices on memory cards and hard drives here Check out the Deals At the Mobile World Congress, the new 1TB microSD card was launched. The Sandisk UHS-I card is claimed to have read speeds up to 160MB/s and 90MB/s write speed. Of course, the card will be an SDXC card, as the standard was developed for cards between 64GB to 2TB storage capacities. SDXC cards are best formatted with exFAT to allow the larger file sizes common today. The card will be available from April for $449.99 retail. That’s a pretty hefty premium over the $199.99 512GB card.   Large capacity cards for drones The Mavic 2 Pro and Phantom 4 Pro v2 currently accept microSD cards only up to 128GB. The question is, when will drones be able to use cards over 128GB cards. The much-awaited Phantom 5 is expected to be released in the coming months, will it be the first DJI drone to accept microSD cards over 128GB? Perhaps the Phantom 5 will take normal sized SD cards. This could point towards an increased max bitrate, a hope many have, as this would be a welcome feature of the rumored drone. As long as DJI consumer drones have a max bitrate of 100Mbps (12.5MB/s) the question is, do we need cards larger than 128GB? What is your strategy when it comes to memory cards? Would you rather have a few “smaller” cards and avoid the risk of losing too much footage in case something happened, or do you buy the largest card possible to avoid having to mess with changing them? Let us know in the comments below!   STAY IN TOUCH! If you’d like to stay up to date with all the latest drone/gimbal news, rumors, and reviews, then follow us on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or sign up for our email newsletter. Purchase your next drone directly from DJI or retailers like Amazon. By using our links, we will make a small commission, at no cost to you. Thank you for helping QuadcopterGuide...

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    Cheap Ronin-S DJI releases Essential Bundle
    Feb26

    Cheap Ronin-S DJI releases Essential Bundle

    The Ronin-S has been a serious competitor on the gimbal market. It is aimed more at the pros than just the prosumers. You can tell by its features and the usual $749 price tag. Today DJI, however, released an Essential Bundle Edition of the Ronin-S which makes it the cheapest it’s ever been. And yes this is a few leagues above the newly released Osmo Pocket. Cheap Ronin-S Essential Bundle Cheap Ronin-S! Essential and Standard Kit comparison [4K] Watch this video on YouTube. You still get the Ronin-S Gimbal, the BG37 Battery Grip, Camera Mounting Plate, Camera Riser and other bits and pieces. Mainly the difference between the Essential Bundle and the Normal Bundle now called “Standard Kit” is the lack of Focus Wheel attachment, IR cable, Type C and B control cables ($19), the tripod/extended grip is made out of plastic and not metal, and the 24W USB Power Adapter isn’t included. The zipper accessories box, the allen wrench and a 2nd velcro cable tie is also not in the essential bundle. When you look at everything you really need, you could pick up the essential bundle and the mutli-camera control cable for your camera and still be over $200 cheaper than the Standard Kit. Check out the Essential Bundle aka the cheap Ronin-S here. You can check if your camera is compatible with the built-in Camera functions by checking the Camera Compatibility List.   STAY IN TOUCH! If you’d like to stay up to date with all the latest drone/gimbal news, rumors, and reviews, then follow us on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or sign up for our email newsletter. Purchase your next drone directly from DJI or retailers like Amazon. By using our links, we will make a small commission, at no cost to you. Thank you for helping QuadcopterGuide...

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