While watching a drone buzz through the sky might still be an impressive act to watch, I don’t think any of us could be as excited to see a drone fly as these schoolchildren from rural Uganda.[Read More…]
DIY Drones are wonderful and powerful tools designed with some of the best gimbal systems around. While the gimbals are obviously useful when flying throughout the skies, it’s equally good on land…so long as you can somehow hold your drone.
Enter the DIY 3D-printed handle for DJI’s Phantom 3 drone.[Read More…]
Late last year, drone manufacturer DJI stepped out of their comfort zone and introduced to the world the DJI Osmo, a handheld, gyro-stabilized 4K camera.
While it wowed testers everywhere and seemed to perform great in bumpy situations, there was one area where it did not impress. Audio. So much so that we actually shared a tip on how to improve the audio of your Osmo.
If you’ve ever seen thermal imaging footage, there’s a good chance it was captured with an infrared camera developed by Oregon-based FLIR Systems, a company that specializes in the design and manufacturing of thermal imaging cameras.
It’s for that reason that drone manufacturer DJI has teamed up with FLIR to create the Zenmuse XT, a thermal imaging camera and gimbal designed to be used on DJI’s Inspire and Matrice 100 drones.[Read More…]
The Osmo has just been announced and it is already becoming an object of desire for many videographers. The ability to get stabilized 4K footage in such a small form factor is absolutely mind boggling, especially when compared to the larger MoVI or a Ronin solutions.
The team at Lixi Studios took the Osmo for a ride, or rather for a jump. Trying to put the Osmo to its limits, the team tested it while running on trampolines, definitely not a sound environment. Results are quite impressing.
While unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been the primary focus of both companies, a critical component of any drone setup is the gimbal that connects the camera to the UAV. Considering much research and development capital is invested in this tech, it only makes sense that both companies should make the most of it and figure out how else they can utilize the tech they develop.
The future has never seemed less exciting.
A new video released by DJI presents the Phantom X Concept drone, including a bunch of new(ish) and (kinda) useful technology.
Claiming to “turn wide-eyed dreams of future possibilities into fact”, the Phantom X includes multi-angle shooting, artificial intelligence, obstacle avoidance and free-flight object tracking.
Enlisting help from companies and brands such as Adobe, Lexar, House of Cards and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., DJI also presents what I predict could become the next biggest PITA – drone sky painting.
Chinese Drone manufacturer DJI and the Swedish medium format and aerial camera company announced earlier today that they have formed a ‘corporate partnership’ after DJI acquired a strategic minority stake in Hasselblad.
As DPReview points out, the reason for this move is to help DJI dominate the aerial photography market in the movie-making and surveying sectors, using Hasselblad’s technology and experience.
On the other hand Hasselblad will receive an undisclosed amount of funds, though definitely significant, to help with the development of future products other than medium format cameras.
Despite the partial acquisition, the companies will not be merging any of their businesses and say consumers will not notice any change.