Voici le Phantom 4 Advanced de DJI . Il possède un capteur de 1 pouce et 20 mégapixels, quatre fois plus grand que celui du Phantom 4. Son système FlightAutonomy est composé de cinq capteurs optiques détectant les obstacles dans deux directions et évitant ceux se présentant à l’avant. Idéal pour vos projets photographiques aériens les plus ambitieux.  

Le Phantom 4 Advanced se dote aussi d’un alliage en titane et magnésium qui à la fois renforce et allège le châssis, par rapport à celui du Phantom 4. En savoir plus : http://bit.ly/FRDJIP4A

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A video has just appeared on YouTube demonstrating what would appear to be the new DJI Spark drone, illuminated feet and an impressive micro-gimbal which will have Vantage Robotics trembling. The video, uploaded to the YouTube channel ‘Sami Luo‘, gives no commentary or accompanying information but it does demonstrate the startup of the DJI Spark, as well as an impressive first look at the micro-gimbal attached to it.

 

 

An additional video appeared shortly after, showing a component tear-down of the new DJI Spark drone.

 

We contacted the channel owner, according to him the DJI Spark will including the following specification: The gimbal is 2 axis. Support 4K video shooting. Features front obstacle avoidance. Weighs 190g without battery. Gimbal constructed from plastic material and has 6 dampers. Be sure to review our full DJI Spark analysis article here. Comment below with your thoughts on this leak and be sure to follow www.dji-spark.com for the latest information.

 


Source: http://www.droningon.co/2017/04/06/leaked-dji-spark-video-demonstration-appears-youtube/

Le site WeTalkUAV a publié la photo d’une étiquette de Mavic dénichée sur le site de la FCC (Federal Communications Commission), qui s’occupe de la régulation des télécoms aux Etats-Unis. Une source d’informations, de temps en temps, lorsque certaines photos y apparaissent alors qu’elles sont en règle générale tenues secrètes tant que les produits n’ont pas été commercialisés. Sur une étiquette de Mavic Pro, on peut lire la mention Model:M1P. Sur celle-ci, c’est Model:M1S.

Déduction ?

En sachant que le Phantom 3 Standard a été commercialisé 6 mois après le Phantom 3 Pro, on peut facilement imaginer qu’un Mavic Standard soit proposé très bientôt, puisque le Mavic Pro a désormais 6 mois. Il y aurait quoi, dans le Mavic Standard ? Tout est imaginable, mais on espère que la vidéo 4K soit conservée, tout comme la liaison vidéo OcuSync et les fonctions de vols automatisés. On pourra se passer, en revanche, de la détection et de l‘évitement des obstacles. Le prix ? Allez savoir. Il ne reste plus qu’à espérer que le Mavic Standard soit confirmé : ceux pour qui le prix du Mavic Pro constitue un frein à l’acquisition pourraient se décider.

Mais d'apres WETALKUAV le prix pourrait etre de 699 $ avec la telecommande, et 499$ sans la telecommande.

A suivre !

Source : https://www.helicomicro.com/


To get the idea of where does the Mavic Standard coming from, let’s get back to September of 2016, when the Mavic hadn’t been officially announced and all we had were leaks. Today, we’re in a similar situation. Mavic Guide has released some of the leaked information on 2 versions of future versions of the Mavic: Pro and Standard. And this information is backed by facts.
If you take a look at the FCC label of the Mavic Pro, you will find out that, officially, the model is called M1P 


But let’s take a look at another image from the FCC’s website:


So there should be a drone called M1S or, as we can assume, the Mavic Standard. The Phantom 3 Standard was announced 6 months after the release of the Phantom 3 Professional and Advanced. At the end of this March, the Mavic will be turning 6 months old, so we can expect that a cheaper iteration will hit the market around that time.
What can we expect from the Mavic Standard?
1080p or 2.7K camera on a 3-axis gimbal

12MP still image resolution (same as the pro)

Ocu Sync video transmission (same as the pro). That means the Mavic Standard will also be able to fly as far as 7km (4.3mi)

IMU and Compass Redundancy

Active track and Terrain Follow Mode

No obstacle avoidance

Price should be about $699 for the version with the remote controller and only $449 without the remote.

Strategically speaking, that would be a smart move from DJI to cover the lower segment of the market. Also, the Mavic Pro will remain the most advanced version of the Mavic, so owners will be still be glad they purchased the Pro.


However, only time will tell if there will be a DJI Mavic Standard for sure. If so, which features will be cut and which features will stay?
Thank you very much for reading!

Source : http://www.wetalkuav.com/dji-mavic-standard-coming-soon

 

Chacun s’accorde à reconnaître que la Dorna diffuse des images des Grands Prix d’une qualité extraordinaire : une caméra dans chaque virage, des dizaines de caméras embarquées dont certaines à 360° et d’autres gyroscopiques, des caméras enterrées, des slow motions à s’arracher les yeux et des vues d’hélicoptère auxquelles viennent maintenant s’ajouter une caméra sur fil pour couvrir la pit-lane. Le niveau est extrêmement élevé et l’on pourrait donc être tenté de croire qu’il sera difficile de faire mieux…

Mais ce serait mal connaître l’histoire de l’humanité et difficile n’a jamais signifié impossible. L’arrivée des drones ouvre en effet un espace dont on ne connaît pas encore les limites.
La preuve, en combinant les possibilités des drones de dernière génération, à savoir la poursuite automatique d’une cible définie, avec les performances des drones de compétition (pas loin de 200 km/h), on obtient un engin à même de fournir des images en 4K qu’aucun opérateur humain ne pourrait jamais fabriquer.

La vidéo suivante, disponible en HD et 4K après avoir sélectionné l’option adéquate, nous en offre un exemple avec sa poursuite entre les arbres…

 

 

On imagine ce que cela donnerait avec un drone par pilote suivant les motos au-dessus du peloton des MotoGP… Des images à couper le souffle, certes, mais aussi sans doute une catastrophe au niveau sécuritaire, car, pour le moment, c’est bien ce souci de sécurité qui a incité la Dorna à rester prudente en ce domaine.

Toutefois, quand on voit les synchronisations déjà possibles actuellement, on en vient à penser que rien n’est vraiment impossible, d’ici quelques années…

 

Source : https://www.paddock-gp.com/video-drone-idee-futur-motogp/

The Phantom 4 was initially allowed to sell Apple exclusively.

Owners of the popular Phantom 4 digital video recorder from the Chinese manufacturer DJI, whose computer is a current Mac, may not be able to bring their device to the current firmware level.

The DJI Assistant-2 application delivered for this purpose does not work reliably under the current OS-X version 10.11 El Capitan, as the Mac & i editorial department has noted.

Firmware with various improvements

For the Phantom 4 a new firmware v1.1.301 exists several weeks ago, which fixes various errors – among other things, the encryption between the drone and the remote control has been "improved", the take-off logic works more robust, the battery status is read more accurately and The download of photos and videos should take place more quickly.

If you now use DJI Assistant 2 under OS X 10.11, the app finds the new firmware and downloads it, but the upload itself fails regularly with an "Upgrade failed" error. The firmware does not seem to reach the drone connected via USB cable at all. Also a rebooting of the aircraft, as requested by the DJI-Assistant-2 app after the occurrence of the error, brings nothing.

USB problems could be the fault

It is possible that the current version of the application, 1.0.2, is incompatible with the new USB stack in OS X 10.11 , but these are only assumptions. We also had problems with retrieving flight data from the drone, for which the DJI Assistant 2 app is also responsible. Here appeared an overview, but the download itself but strikes.

Embarrassed by the problems is also the fact that DJI sold the Phantom 4 exclusively exclusively through Apple . According to many Mac users are likely to be owners of the devices. The DJI Assistant 2 app does not even have an Apple developer certificate , users have to explicitly approve their startup.

Back to Windows Back to Windows

At the moment, the only solution is to try a Windows computer that will upgrade the firmware in ten minutes. This is also possible via a virtual machine under OS X 10.11.  In the Mac & i editorial team, the upgrade with a Windows 7 VM under Parallels Desktop worked smoothly. In Windows 10, the DJI application seems to be synonymous not always run around – at least there are corresponding forum reports.

Alternatively, the firmware can also be imported via the DJI Go app on iPhone and iPad. However, this requires a complicated process and requires the purchase of a Lightning-to-USB adapter to connect the drone at all. It should also be noted that the firmware of the remote control, which was also updated, is only updated when the new firmware of the drone has been played. Otherwise one comes with the remote control is no longer on the aircraft. 

Source : https://www.heise.de/mac-and-i/meldung/DJI-Phantom-4-Firmware-Upgrade-streikt-am-Mac-3194818.html

 

 

Update 2/26: Recent buyers of the Phantom 4 Pro or the Inspire 2 can rest easy. DJI is expanding the Matrice line to include the Matrice 200 and 210. Those looking to get into the industrial and enterprise drone business now have a dedicated platform. Shipping is set for Q2.

DJI, the dominant consumer drone company, is at it again. Teasing us on Twitter of a possible new drone unveiling at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 in March.

March 2, 2017. Let’s hope the manufacturing is ironed out or there’s release date lag time. Don’t pull a Mavic Pro.

So, what could it be? The first theory is a Phantom 5. It’s an obvious guess considering the Phantom 4 was released around this time last year. There would be pushback if that’s the case. The folks who just bought the recently released Phantom 4 Pro. Talk about an unhappy group if DJI does what Sony did with the a6300 and then a6500.

And then there’s the color. A black scheme similar to the Mavic Pro and Inspire 2. The Phantom line has stuck with some version of white for the duration of its existence. The Inspire 2 switched to the black scheme unlike the first. Could we be looking at a P4P Black Edition? No, and it’s all on the propulsion system. Compare the P4P with the teaser image.

Not a P4P Black unless they went with a redesigned the propulsion system. It lends credence to a potential DJI Phantom 5. The company is moving away from white.

Another theory floating about is a new industrial use drone. Plausible, but at MWC 2017? Most industrial announcements get a press release due to the hyper-niche market. It’s interesting, but it seems like a stretch. Though the initial tweet was from the DJI Enterprise account. A little misdirection or an actual industrial announcement?

DJI and Hasselblad?

We all know DJI went from minority stakeholder to majority early this year (that deal was sealed way before January 2017). The partnership has seen one mashup with Hasselblad camera technology and DJI’s aerial division – a Matrice 600 paired with an A5D aerial camera. It’s not remotely cheap.

That was last summer. Could we see a prosumer drone with Hasselblad camera tech? It’s not Christmas yet but come on DJI. Use the camera tech. And, if the majority stake is to pay dividends, Hasselblad tech needs to be inside more affordable drones sooner than later.

What to call it? Would it make sense to stomp all over the Phantom 4 Pro’s performance with a Phantom 5? Potentially, but I hope not. Early adopters know they are buying a system that will inevitably refresh. Most prefer the upgrade to come a year later. Not months.

Why not a new tier? The Phantom 4 Pro could see a slight price drop making room for the DJI Hasselblad (not a bad name). Phantoms for the enthusiasts, whatever this is for the prosumer and the Inspire line for professionals or enthusiasts with plenty of expendable income.

Moving forward in this market, it will be all about the camera. The better the sensor, the happier we will all be. Maybe a slightly bigger footprint than the phantom but a 360-degree gimbal? Yeah, let me hope.

Sound off below. Are we looking at the Phantom 5? Could it be the first consumer drone to feature pieces of the Hasselblad stake? Lots of unknowns and it’s just the way DJI likes it.

Source : https://www.newsledge.com/dji-drone-mwc/

 

 

CineMilled has released Feet For Gimbal Rings, a self-explanatory nifty little product that brings your MōVi close to Pro status, as well as being compatibile with the DJI Ronin. Threads on the bottom for quick tripod mounting even give MōVi Pro owners a reason to upgrade.

CineMilled are becoming a pretty well-known third-party manufacturer for DJI Ronin and MōVi accessories. Extension arms, utility ring, quick release systems – their catalogue is pretty expansive.

Whilst most products are quite niche and will only interest gimbal enthusiasts, Feet For Gimbal Rings is one that’s really worth mentioning to the masses.

  

When the MōVi Pro was announced, it was stacked full of new features that made it a well-worth upgrade to many users. For those using a more compacts setup with smaller cameras and limited accessories, though, a high-powered single battery system and FIZ motor expansion (plus the rest) may be a bit unjustified. However, everyone can agree that the feet on the bottom of the MōVi Pro ring are not only a time but also a back saver.

Thanks to CineMilled, you don’t have to upgrade to the MōVi Pro to enjoy a self-standing gimbal system. Feet For Gimbal Rings by CineMilled are a pair of feet that attach to any 25mm round tube. They are therefore compatible with the original MōVi Ring, DJI Ring as well as their very own CineMilled PRO-Ring System.

Each feet clamps to your ring using two allen keys on the top, but there is also a ¼” thread on the bottom of each foot for the purposes of mounting tripod plates for easy stow.

CineMilled acknowledge you may want this feature for your MōVi Pro also, and they have therefore designed a 30mm version also.

Feet For Gimbal Rings are available now for $149.99, and you can purchase it from the link below imminently.

 

Source : https://www.cinema5d.com/cinemilled-feet-for-gimbal-rings-dji-ronin-and-movi/

 

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Excited to see the “Secret” information about DJI Mavic?
-OK, Let’s get started!
First comes first, the Photos. This one goes back into the Mavic family tree:  We will refer to this as the Great Grandfather of them all: The first prototype set up is a design that will eventually shake up the entire drone industry. You can see both front and back arms of the prototype are folding horizontally and in parallel with the Mavic’s body.

After much research as well as trial and error, it has come to this: The final design has been changed and now the DJI Mavic Pro has a different mechanism to fold its back arms like a grasshopper.

Want to see more? Here is an X-Ray shot of the Mavic’s back arm folding mechanism.

According to DJI R&D, not only this kind of locking mechanism is very durable (at least 5000 open and closings), it also serves as a dual function which is a suspension system and absorbs part of the shakes and vibrations caused by propellers rotation.

Surprise!!! The end result is the world’s first quick release foldable propeller. Pretty inventive stuff right? Can you imagine DJI Mavic Pro with the usual, not-foldable props? –Sort of like a GoPro Karma without the portability as it is right now. 

Finally here is a white prototype of DJI Mavic Pro. We’ve used Photoshop to get the idea how would real white Mavic look. The Phantom looks very elegant in white, but Mavic is definitely better in black. Maybe it’s just a matter of taste or maybe the one on a picture it looks too dirty…Of course, what do they say? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

 

Source : http://www.wetalkuav.com/secret-info-dji-mavic/

 

 

Le marché du drone intéresse de plus en plus d’acteurs et PowerVision entend bien occuper le segment du luxe avec une machine au design unique.

Si la marque chinoise DJI reste le leader mondial en ce qui concerne la fabrication de drone de loisir, d’autres sociétés se penchent sérieusement sur le sujet. C’est le cas de PowerVision Technology Group, spécialisée dans la robotique et la big data, qui s’apprête à commercialiser son premier drone à destination du grand public.

Elle a ainsi pu profiter de l’expérience acquise avec la construction de drones dédiés à l’industrie (nettement plus chers et fonctionnant à l’essence) pour cette fois-ci se tourner vers un marché plus ouvert.

Une forme originale

Avec un prix de lancement de 1499 €, le PowerEgg est malgré tout réservé à des amateurs exigeants. Il se situe dans la même gamme de prix que le DJI Phantom 4 (notre test du Phantom 3). Comme vous allez le voir, ils n’ont pas tout à fait les mêmes atouts.

Le point fort du PowerEgg réside dans sa forme originale, en forme d’œuf justement, qui le rend également facilement transportable. Avec ses dimensions contenues (27,2 × 17,6 cm pour 2,09 kg), il se glisse assez facilement dans un sac.

« Son encombrement est très faible, il n’y a aucun montage à réaliser et le concept comble les attentes des consommateurs qui veulent pouvoir l’utiliser dans l’instant » a précisé Hubert Hu, le PDG de PowerVision, à 20 minutes.

Des composants de qualité

Comme nous avons pu le voir lors d’une démonstration, l’ouverture de l’œuf se réalise aisément et ses pieds lui permettent de se poser rapidement en cas de problèmes.

Il offre une transmission vidéo en temps réel sur des distances pouvant atteindre les 5 km. Les législations européennes empêchent néanmoins de dépasser les 3,1 km de distance. Il dispose d’un temps de vol maximal d’environ 23 minutes pour une recharge dépassant légèrement l’heure. Avec son système de positionnement optique, PowerEgg peut voler à l’intérieur, au ras du sol et dans les zones sans GPS. On regrette néanmoins que le socle, par ailleurs assez classe, ne serve pas de chargeur à induction.

Il est également équipé d’une caméra de 12 mégapixels pouvant filmer en 4 K à 30 images par seconde. D’autres définitions sont bien sûr possibles, comme vous pouvez le voir sur la fiche technique. Vous pourrez ainsi filmer en Full HD jusqu’à 120 images/seconde. Le livestream est possible, mais on se contentera d’une définition 720p.

Une application bien conçue

L’application à télécharger comprend plusieurs modes de vol automatisés qui permettent à l’utilisateur de cadrer facilement ses plans tandis que le PowerEgg gère automatiquement sa trajectoire de vol. Ces « PowerModes » incluent les modes « Follow Me », « Orbit », « WayPoint », et « Selfie ».

Le drone pourra ainsi vous suivre si vous êtes à Ski ou à roller (et que vous n’allez pas trop vite). Il pourra également suivre un itinéraire donné, en se rendant sur les différentes destinations qu’on lui a indiqué sur une carte. Avec 13 mètres parcourus par seconde, il est malgré tout moins véloce qu’un DJI. L’utilisateur aura le choix entre deux télécommandes fournies avec le drone. Il dispose d’un modèle basique, ressemblant à celle d’un avion télécommandé, mais aussi de la « Maestro », qui permet de diriger l’appareil avec le mouvement du bras.

Vous l’aurez compris, la proposition à de quoi intéresser les amateurs de drones même si le prix peut être un sacré frein pour les bourses plus modestes. Elles pourront néanmoins se consoler avec le sympathique Bebop 2 de Parrot, que nous avions testé en juillet dernier.

PowerEgg est disponible dans le monde entier en coloris blanc et au prix de 1 499 € sur le magasin de la marque. Les utilisateurs qui commandent PowerEgg pendant la période de pré-commande (du 25 août 2016 au 30 septembre 2016) recevront en plus un sac de transport adapté.

Source : http://www.journaldugeek.com/2016/08/30/powervision-presente-le-poweregg-un-drone-luxueux-et-original/