Chinese drone manufacturer Yuneec has just announced its latest drone, the Typhoon H3. It’s aimed at photographers and videographers alike, and it comes with a camera that was co-developed with Leica.
Aimed at Hollywood’s heaviest hitters as well as independent aerial cinematographers, DJI have announced their new Matrice 600 drone & Ronin-MX gimbal stabilizer. Able to carry a payload of up to 13.2 pounds, the Matrice 600 is perfectly suited to a range of cameras from Nikon and Canon DSLRs, to RED and Arri cinema cameras.
As one would expect, the M600 also works with DJI’s own high end Zenmuse camera line. When used with one of these much lighter units, battery life is more than doubled, increasing flight time from 15 minutes to around 35 minutes.
While drones are no doubt getting smarter and smarter with each new generation, the unexpected can happen. Motors can burn out, you can lose control, there’s accidental or intentional interference to worry about, but whatever the reason, stories of drones falling out of the sky and crashing to earth or spinning wildly out of control and hitting the sides of buildings are becoming more common.
A company called ParaZero have come up with a solution that seems like such an obvious idea, I’m surprised it’s taken this long for it to happen. Parachutes!
As UAV photography continues to become more prevalent in today’s technology, DJI is undoubtedly the leader in the field. With how many times its products have popped up in news stories and controversies in the past few months alone, it’s clear that photographers have spoken on who they choose to shoot their aerial footage. So when DJI makes announcements for a new model, you can bet on a lack of gimmicks. This isn’t a trend, and DJI knows it; they’re ready to bring improvements to UAV photography, and they’re ready to become its household name.
This isn’t the DJI Phantom that many of you may have come to know. With the Phantom lineup categorized for “Everyone” on the company’s website, this one is placed under the “Experts” tab, and rightfully so. Meet the new Spreading Wings S900 Hexacopter.