An all-new drone: DJI Inspire 1

November 13th, 2014
An all-new drone: DJI Inspire 1

DJI Inspire 1Drone manufacturer DJI the maker of the popular Phantom family, unveiled the new DJI inspire 1, featuring a dedicated camera with 4K video recording capability. The camera supports both DCI “Full” 4K (4096 x 2160) in 24 and 25p, as well as UltraHD 4K (3840 x 2160) in 24, 25, and 30p—making the Inspire camera the first dedicated flight camera with 4K capability. The camera also takes 12-megapixel stills in compressed JPEG and RAW DNG, and can record 1080p and 720p video at up to 60 fps.

Besides of having a 4K camera on board, here are some more highlights of the new product:

-NEW GIMBAL SYSTEM

-FULL-FEATURED APP

-LIVE HD VIEW (A real-time feed from your Inspire 1’s camera is displayed in 720p HD on your mobile device giving you a view of what the camera sees to frame your shots). This is made possible by an all new and improved version of DJI’s Lightbridge technology which can transmit video from up to 2km away.

-OPTIONAL DUAL-OPERATOR CONTROL

-VISION POSITIONING SYSTEM (This technology allows the Inspire to hold its position, stop when the controls are released, and respond to your commands even when GPS is unavailable).

-INTELLIGENT POWER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (Advanced algorithms calculate the distance of your aircraft and estimated time to return home, letting you know when it’s time to fly back).

-THREE-AXIS SYSTEMWITH FULL 360-DEGREE PAN RANGE

An interview with one of the drone developers (taken from http://www.theverge.com/)

skynamic.net from Germany took the DJI inspire 1 for a “test drive” and shared their footage:

As always, we advice checking the low in your country before attempting flying one of those devices.

For more information, head to DJI’s site

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 Myles Thompson
Myles Thompson
MemberNovember 13th, 2014

Shame you need a licence to fly these things – kinda restricts the opportunities to get cool footage flying over crowded urban areas. The occasional crash is inevitable but I’m sure most people – even those maimed or injured – will be sympathetic once they see the epic 4K shots.

Bryan Conover
MemberJanuary 14th, 2016

You do no need a license to fly one of these in America…getting paid to fly is a slightly sticky area.

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What do you guys think about the quality of the camera system itself? Sure, it 4K but some folks are saying that the images aren\’t actually that great and that the stabilization is not really good enough for professional use – thoughts? I think it\’ll be a solid quadcopter and a great ready to shoot solution, but the $3,000 price point is awfully steep. Check out our full thoughts here: quadcopterhq.com/dji-inspire-1-review/

Jon Moore
MemberNovember 14th, 2014

Great article. Great video. But don\’t use Ooyala again. We can\’t embed link in our site. And the URL share doesn\’t offer a thumbnail.

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