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Posted by blade strike | Dec 24, 2017 @ 03:23 PM | 4,453 Views

Just received the the DJI battery Station. This is an early production model but should represent final product and UI. First thing that you will notice is the size. I even thought the posted specs were wrong but they are not. It’s a really compact unit and feels lighter than I was expecting.

Once opened you will notice it holds 12 ( 6pairs) of tb50, 2 wb37 and a wb charger. I do wish it held another pair or two but I do still see people having a battery case or two. I know this will only replace one battery crate for me and will still use the 2nd.

Once powered on you select your mode, either charge or discharge. Under charge you have fast, quiet and normal. Under discharge you have the option of 50% or 25%. When discharging from 100% down to 25, it takes approximately 1hr 23mins and discharging down to storage from full is about 53mins. While charging in normal mode from 25% will take approximately 1hr 9min and 60mins from 50% to 100%. In fast mode I was able to get 2pairs at 25% to 90% in less the 25mins.

While charging or discharging you see the current percentage, voltage, charge current and temperature. You can then drill down to on each battery and see cycles, health status, serial number, firmware version and individual cell voltage. The menu systems is really straight forward and easy to navigate. During charging or discharging the system is on the load side but this is to be expected on a system this small and powerful. It is nice that they offered a...Continue Reading
Posted by blade strike | Dec 18, 2017 @ 10:11 AM | 13,117 Views

For all the new or soon to be owners, I thought I would put a list together of some great videos for you to watch. These are even good for current owners. You never know what you might learn after reviewing them.


Spark

Quick Tips:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...cYPXtkrOCptjwb

Spark Tutorials
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...1Ay4772cZMexXq
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...R6Rd2Cp8GaKa_i

Mavic

Mavic Pro Tutorials
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...1FMKojPWd9x1Lf
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...xD4Dm-tX4cnvzX

Phantom 4

Phantom 4 Tutorials
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...zAnMdR6RYwS1mB
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...d-66C51JRCMnat

Inspire 2

Inspire 2 Tutorial
DJI Tutorials - Inspire 2 - Unboxing (2 min 18 sec)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...E-63zrQdVn766A

Goggles

Goggle Tutorials
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...nBCQ1ygSDnuA_R
DJI Goggles – Connecting the Aircraft (2 min 7 sec)
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Posted by blade strike | Dec 14, 2017 @ 05:38 PM | 3,648 Views

1. How many batteries can be charged simultaneously in Normal mode and Quick mode?
In Normal mode, the DJI Battery Station can charge up to eight TB50 batteries simultaneously. If there is a significant difference of voltage between two vertically aligned batteries (e.g., in slots A1 and B1; please refer to the TB50 Battery Station User Guide for slot IDs), the Battery Station will charge the lower one first, and then charge both together when they are equally charged.
In Quick mode, the Station can simultaneously charge up to two groups (e.g., in slots A1 and A2, as well as D1 and D2). It will charge the four TB50 batteries to 90% first, then 100% for any batteries that are still inserted.

2. In addition to TB50 batteries, what else can be charged with the Battery Station?
Apart from eight TB50 battery ports, the DJI Battery Station is also equipped with two 20-26V/3A DC OUT Remote Controller Ports and two 5V/2A USB Ports, which can charge Cendence, Inspire, and Phantom series remote controllers, CrystalSky, Cendence Battery Charging Hub, and other mobile devices.

3. What is Silent mode?
In Silent mode, the Battery Station will restrict the charging current, lower the speed of the cooling fan, and turn off the beeper to reduce operating noise. This mode is recommended in quiet environments with abundant time for charging. Silent mode can be enabled in the menu under Normal mode.

4. Can Silent mode be enabled both in Normal and Quick mode?
No. Silent mode...Continue Reading
Posted by blade strike | Jul 26, 2017 @ 09:03 AM | 5,997 Views
Posted by blade strike | Apr 30, 2017 @ 01:35 PM | 11,557 Views
ULTRA-BRIGHT
A maximum 2000 cd/m≤ of brightness means the CrystalSky monitor is more than four times as bright as typical mobile devices. On-screen details are clear and sharp, and colors are vibrant, giving the quality needed to fine tune image composition. A dedicated Sunlight Readability Enhancement mode is especially designed for processing the image in real-time to ensure more comfortable viewing under bright light.

* 7.85 Ultra Bright 2000 cd/m≤

Resolution: QXGA 2048x1536 (7.85Ē)

SMOOTHER VIDEO DISPLAY
The CrystalSky monitor uses optimized video decoding to decode video in real-time. Due to limitations in software access on smartphones and tablets, video decoding in other smart devices is less than ideal. When used to view photos or videos transmitted by the camera, problems can occur including video jitter, long latency and more. The CrystalSky monitorís optimized decoder provides smooth, real-time video with minimal latency.

CUSTOMIZED SYSTEM AND DJI GO/DJI GO 4
A newly designed system removes unnecessary Android apps and services and is resistant to viruses and junk software. This ensures that the CrystalSky monitor is able to offer optimum performance at all times. Its embedded DJI GO/DJI GO 4 app provides full access to all DJI GO/DJI GO 4 features including aircraft parameter adjustment, camera control, footage management, and playback. Using offline maps, maps can be kept available even if going out of Wi-Fi reach.

POWER SUPPLY
A two cell 4920...Continue Reading
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DJI Cendence

Posted by blade strike | Apr 30, 2017 @ 01:31 PM | 10,900 Views
DJI Cendence

Provides up to five analog control channels and over ten customizable buttons, improving overall control efficiency.
Cendence's design offers antenna interchangeability. A high-gain antenna, or DJIís Tracktenna, can augment the power of DJI Lightbridge technology, significantly increasing overall anti-interference and image quality.
HDMI, SDI, USB, and CAN ports provide robust expansion capabilities.
Cendence comes with the fully integrated Cendence Monitor Mounting Bracket.
Overview

Dials, Levers, and Knobs

The two knobs on the front panel control gimbal pitch and yaw, and the right/left levers and Focus Adjustment Knob are used to tune flight controller settings and the gimbal camera in real-time, allowing you to pull focus and set aperture.



Camera Settings

For quick camera adjustments, you can customize several shortcut buttons for particular groups of settings, or save frequently used settings.

Custom Control

Customizable buttons can quickly enable or disable frequently used functions like focus peaking, color waveform, obstacle avoidance, and home point resetting, or close warnings and tips midflight, all without using an app.

Button Combinations

Rotate the dials or the toggle the right/left levers while holding certain buttons to control gimbal roll, shutter speed, aperture, or ISO.

Detachable Design, CrystalSky Compatibility

The CrystalSky monitor mounts to the Cendence remote controller via the Cendence Monitor...Continue Reading
Posted by blade strike | Apr 10, 2017 @ 01:47 PM | 11,712 Views
Really like the detail on the x5
Posted by blade strike | Mar 04, 2017 @ 11:40 AM | 13,221 Views
I just got the new GPC travel mode case from MCW ( http://www.multicopterwarehouse.com/...%20inspire%202 ) Just like most of GPC cases, It's top notch !! They did really well with utilizing space. For example each RC location also holds charging hubs. Under the camera is where another set of batteries is placed .. It has space for two tablets, 2 iPad airs are shown.

I really wish it held more batteries though.. 4 sets just don't seem enough and I do see people probably wanting more . But then they would probably just get a secondary case just for packs!

Overall really happy with it and should serve me well, just like their other cases have!...Continue Reading
Posted by blade strike | Feb 17, 2017 @ 03:22 PM | 13,951 Views
DJI is preparing some model files for precise Lens distortion correction for ProRes, until then I would like to provide a workflow for two common tools.

Adobe Premiere
In Premiere, the suggested way to do predefined lens correction is through Effect Preset file. The file we supplied for Inspire 1 is embedded in Premiere 2017


The preset file hooks Premiereís built in effect Lens Distortion, assign its values for Inspire 2 movie clips to start with. User should add that effect manually


DaVinci Resolve 12.5+
A new lens correction feature was added. Itís in Edit->Inspector. See screenshot below. It has only one parameter named distortion, works much like Curvature in PRís lens distortion effect. Bad thing currently is thereís no good way input or see what the preset value in DaVinci Resolve would be. Positive is DaVinci can calculate this value automatically with analysis. Works great if image contains some straight lines.
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Posted by blade strike | Feb 07, 2017 @ 09:47 AM | 13,241 Views
The Inspire 1 was a revelation. The first filmmaking drone in the world to integrate an HD video transmission system, 360į rotating gimbal and a 4K camera, as well as the simplicity of app control. The launches of the Zenmuse X5 and X5R cameras further cemented the Inspire as a critical tool for filmmakers around the globe.

The Inspire 2 takes everything that was good about the Inspire 1 and improves it. An all-new image processing system records at up to 5.2K in CinemaDNG RAW, Apple ProRes and more. It goes from 0 to 50mph (80kph) in just 5 seconds and hits a maximum speed of 58mph (94kph) and has a max descent speed of 9m/s for unheard of speed and agility in an aircraft this size. A dual battery system prolongs the flight time to a maximum of 27 minutes (with an X4S),while self-heating technology allows it to fly even in low temperatures. FlightAutonomy has been revised and developed specifically for the Inspire 2,providing two directions of obstacle avoidance and sensor redundancy. Increased intelligence adds multiple intelligent flight modes, including Spotlight Pro, giving even single pilots the ability to create complex, dramatic shots. An upgraded video transmission system is now capable of dual signal frequency and dual channel, streaming video from an onboard FPV camera and the main camera simultaneously, for better pilot and camera operator collaboration....Continue Reading
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m600 Pro

Posted by blade strike | Feb 07, 2017 @ 09:45 AM | 13,169 Views
The Matrice 600 Pro (M600 Pro) inherits everything from the M600 with improved flight performance and better loading capacity.Pre-installed arms and antennas reduce time required for setup, and the systemís modular design makes it easy to mount additional modules.

The airframe is equipped with the latest DJI technologies, including the A3 Pro flight controller, Lightbridge 2 HD transmission system, Intelligent Batteries and Battery Management system. All Zenmuse cameras and gimbals are natively compatible and full integration with third party software and hardware make the M600 Pro ideal for professional aerial photography and industrial applications....Continue Reading
Posted by blade strike | Dec 03, 2016 @ 05:08 PM | 14,697 Views
DJI GO 4 Brief Overview (9 min 59 sec)

Posted by blade strike | Sep 30, 2016 @ 07:58 AM | 16,979 Views
Short example video

DJI Mavic Tap to Focus Example (1 min 9 sec)

Posted by blade strike | Sep 28, 2016 @ 12:39 PM | 21,218 Views
Mavic Tutorials- IMU Calibration

Mavic Tutorials- IMU Calibration (2 min 27 sec)


Mavic Tutorials- Upgrading/Downgrading Firmware with DJI Assistant 2

Youtube link:
Mavic Tutorials- Upgrading/Downgrading Firmware with DJI Assistant 2 (3 min 23 sec)
...Continue Reading