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Official Inspire 2 ***Owner's Thread***


Power Beyond Imagination


The Inspire 1 was a revelation. The first filmmaking drone in the world to integrate an HD video transmission system, 360 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 4 seconds and hits a maximum speed of 67mph (108kph) 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.



Professional Image Quality


Integrated into the Inspire 2 is the brand new CineCore 2.0 image processing system, capable of recording 5.2K videos in CinemaDNG1, Apple ProRes2 and more. CineCore 2.0 is built into the aircraft nose and works with any camera connected through the dedicated gimbal port.
(Currently compatible with X4S3 and X5S).

Video recording capability:

CinemaDNG
5.2K (5280*2972, 16:9) 30fps 12bit, 4.2Gbps
4K (4096*2160, 17:9) 60fps 10bit, 4.0Gbps

Apple ProRes
5.2K (5280*2160, 2.4:1) 30fps (422 HQ)
4K (3840*2160, 16:9) 30fps (4444 XQ, no alpha)

H.264/H.265
Built-in 3D noise reduction, 3DLUT color management technology, advanced sensor correction.
H.264/AVC BP/MP/HP Level 5.1: 4K 60fps, 100Mbps;
H.265 MP Level 5.1: 4K 30fps, 100Mbps;

Stills:
JPEG/DNG/JPEG+DNG 14fps in burst 20.8 MP4
DNG 20fps continuous burst 20.8 MP5

Additional licenses required
X4S does not support DNG RAW or Apple ProRes
Photos stored on Micro-SD card
Photos stored on DJI CINESSD



Efficient Workflow

The Inspire 2 creative workflow has been completely optimized and is now capable of recording video in CinemaDNG and Apple ProRes, and other common formats for post-production in filmmaking. Also supported are FAT32/exFAT* file systems, which allow fast copying of files direct from the CINESSD without additional software.
* Coming soon.


Sense and Avoid

Forward and downward vision systems enable the Inspire 2 to detect obstacles up to 30 meters ahead, allowing for protected flight at up to 34mph (54kph) at a controllable attitude angle of 25. Upward facing infrared sensors scan obstacles 16.4ft (5m) above, adding protection when flying in enclosed spaces. Obstacle sensing systems are active during normal flight, RTH and all Intelligent Flight Modes.

These sensors are core components of the DJI FlightAutonomy system, which brings the below intelligent features to the Inspire 2:

Accurate indoor hovering and positioning
Obstacle avoidance
Automatic obstacle avoidance during RTH
Landing terrain detection
Upward Infrared Sensors


Spotlight Pro

Spotlight Pro is a powerful tracking mode that allows even single pilots to capture complex, dramatic images. It uses advanced visual tracking algorithms to lock onto a subject during flight, regardless of the direction that the Inspire 2 flies, creating shots that would once have required a dedicated camera operator. If the gimbal comes close to reaching its rotation limits, the Inspire 2 itself will rotate in the same direction without affecting flight control or the shot being captured to free up gimbal movement.

It has two shooting modes, Quick Mode and Composition Mode.

In Quick Mode, select an object to begin tracking.
In Composition Mode, select the subject and the tracking position. When the subject enters the preset tracking position, press the shortcut to begin tracking. The gimbal can be moved during shooting for composition adjustments.

Spotlight Pro is available in all Intelligent Flight Modes including ActiveTrack, TapFly, Waypoint and Point of Interest.



Intelligent Flight Modes

In addition to Spotlight Pro, a range of other intelligent flight and shooting modes are available. Obstacle avoidance is optimized when using Point of Interest* and Waypoint* modes, making complex shots simple and repeatable. Also available are QuickSpin, TapFly and ActiveTrack, to simplify challenging shots.
*Coming soon.

TapFly

The 2-axis onboard FPV camera separates the flight view from the main camera view, effectively giving the Inspire 2 a dedicated TapFly camera. Tap a point onscreen in the FPV view to set a flight route and the Inspire 2 will automatically fly along that route, leaving the pilot to focus on gimbal movement.

ActiveTrack

The ActiveTrack Mode allows the Inspire 2 to recognize a range of objects, from people to bikes to cars to boats. Tracking profiles that can be adjusted based on the subject being tracked means greater tracking precision.



Smart Return to Home

Forward and downward vision systems allow the Inspire 2 to create a real-time map of its flight route as it flies. If the video transmission system signal is lost and Smart Return Home is enabled, it is able to fly home along its original route, and change to a straight line when it regains a signal. As it returns, it will use the primary camera to identify obstacles as far as 200m in front, allowing it to plan a safe route home. It is also able to reconnect more quickly after losing connection.


Optimized Transmission and Control System

Video Transmission System

The latest update to DJI Lightbridge technology has an effective transmission distance of up to 4.3mi (7km)* and is capable of delivering both 1080p/720p video as well as the FPV view to pilot and camera operator. Users can also switch between 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz** control frequencies to cut through noise for greater signal stability.
*Unobstructed, free of interference, FCC compliant.
**5.8GHz transmission is not available in some regions due to local regulations.


Master and Slave Controllers

A new wireless HD image transmission technology sends video information from the master controller to the slave controller and the two controllers can be up to 100m apart without loss of image quality.

Broadcast mode

Broadcasters can broadcast direct from the Inspire 2 using its dedicated 1080i50 and 720p60 transmission signal. Aerial live-streaming direct to TV is as simple as connecting the Inspire 2 remote controller to the satellite truck.


Powerful Flight Performance

A new propulsion system optimized for power creates a new level of flight performance. The Inspire 2 flies at up to 67mph (108kph) descends at 9m/s and climbs at 6m/s. It can accelerate from 0 to 50mph (80kph) in just four seconds and flies at a max attitude angle of 40.

The two controller sticks are tuned for more sensitivity, making delicate maneuvers easier.

More power also allows the Inspire 2 to fly in more extreme conditions, including over 2500-5000m above sea level (using optional dedicated propellers), and in temperatures as low as -4F (-20C) using self-heating Intelligent Flight Batteries.


Increased Reliability

Reliability has been further enhanced through dual redundancy of key modules such as the IMU, compass and barometer. The intelligent flight control system monitors the redundancy system, giving it accurate flight data.

The new obstacle sensing system helps the Inspire 2 sense and avoid obstacles, minimizing the risk of collision.

Dual batteries mean that if a problem occurs on one battery the other is able to continue flight long enough for a safe landing. At the same time, the Inspire 2 propulsion system is driven a PWM signal with serial port signal redundancy so that if PWM signals are lost, transmission will continue through the serial port.

This propulsion system has been tested for thousands of hours to ensure reliability, when combined with key sensors and a dual-battery design, overall flight reliability is significantly enhanced.


Optional Accessories to Enhance Performance

A series of powerful DJI accessories help improve work efficiency and give filmmakers more creative opportunities.

DJI CINESSD Station
The DJI CINESSD Station is used to connect the DJI CINESSD into a computer for fast, efficient file transfer.

DJI CINESSD
DJI CINESSD uses an NVMe logical device interface specification, features four PCI Express1 ports and supports FAT32/exFAT2 file formats. It comes in both 120GB and 480GB. When using a 480GB CINESSD, the Inspire 2 can record videos at write speeds of up to 4.2Gbps, providing enough data to meet demanding filmmaking needs.

DJI License Keys
DJI License Keys allow CineCore 2.0 to record in CinemaDNG and Apple ProRes. These are available for purchase separately and allow the Zenmuse X5S camera to produce the exact file type needed for individual post-production requirements.
*Maximum video resolution is subject to DJI CINESSD capacity. Refer to the Licensing page for details.


DJI Dedicated Display

A 5.5inch, 1000 cd/m display, a 7.85inch 1000 cd/m display and a 7.85inch 2000 cd/m display, are all designed by DJI to offer the brightness and clarity needed when shooting outdoors. A powerful video decoder integrated in these displays create smooth video and integrated image enhancement increases performance in bright environments. All these displays are operational from -4F (-20C) to 104F (40C) and are made to work with a replaceable external battery.
Click here to learn more


DJI Focus


DJI Focus adds remote focus control to the Zenmuse X5S.

Battery Charging Station2

An 800W Battery Charging Station charges up to eight Inspire 2 batteries. With additional space for storing four Intelligent Flight Batteries and a standard battery charger. The Battery Charging Station is also equipped with two USB charging ports.

4G-LTE Network Connection

The Inspire 2 supports control over 4G. USB dongle and SDK development required. This high bandwidth allows the Inspire 2 to transmit high quality videos to a network server or can be used for ultra-long distance control. It also cuts video transmission latency to 500ms.

Ground Filming

An all-new handheld camera mount3 is compatible with the Zenmuse X4S and the Zenmuse X5S, bringing these cameras down to the ground for more flexible filmmaking.

Remote Controller4 GPS Accessory

A GPS Accessory for the Remote Controller improves the accuracy of the remote controllers positioning. Used with the Inspire 2s Dynamic Home point function which constantly updates the latest location of the remote controller as its Home point, it allows accurate Return to Home when moving around an environment.
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Zenmuse X7

Cinematic Vision Rising
  • Inspire 2 Compatibility
  •  Super 35 Sensor
  •  6K CinemaDNG
  •  5.2K Apple ProRes
  •  14 Stops of Dynamic Range
  •  24 MP Stills

The Zenmuse X7 is a compact Super 35 camera with an integrated gimbal made for high-end filmmaking that delivers stunning resolution and image quality. Its compatibility with the Inspire 2 offers the best in next-level professional aerial cinematography. A 24 MP CMOS sensor rated at 14 stops of dynamic range preserves astonishing detail and offers both 6K CinemaDNG and 5.2K Apple ProRes with support for continuous RAW burst shooting at 20 fps and 24 MP stills.

The X7 also introduces the DL-Mount, the world's first integrated aerial lens mount that allows switching between four available prime lenses quickly. For seamless editing, a new DJI Cinema Color System preserves accurate colors for easier post-processing. These latest innovations allow filmmakers to reach new heights and capture scenes as they imagine them with the DJI Zenmuse X7.

Engineered for Excellence

The X7 uses a Super 35 sensor, and its high readout speed supports RAW output at 6K/30 fps and 3.9K/59.94 fps. The pixel size reaches 3.91 m and the diagonal length of the sensor is 26.6 mm when recording. A sensor this size offers a higher sensitivity to light and 14 stops of dynamic range 1 much wider than the 12.8 stops featured on the Zenmuse X5S.

Furthermore, the SNR of the X7 is 46 dB, 7 dB higher than the X5S, and the tonal range is as high as 9.41 bits. All of these features offer unlimited creative options for a better workflow in the most demanding situations on set.

DJI DL-Mount System

Taking advantage of new FSI-Cu technology, the X7s sensor features thinner interconnection, allowing light to reach the sensing area via a larger incident angle for increased photosensitivity. This enables a more compact lens mount to be used on this sensor while maintaining excellent image quality.

The flange focal distance of the DL-Mount is less than 17 mm roughly 1/3 of the size of a PL-Mount. Such a compact mount means that the X7 weighs only about 630g with a lens included. Together, the X7 and Inspire 2 weigh only around just 4 kg with the ability to capture the same challenging shots as more heavy-duty setups weighing up to 40 kg.

DL Lenses

DJI offers four prime lenses for the DL-Mount system, with focal lengths ranging from 16-50 mm (35 mm equivalent focal length: 24-77 mm) and resolutions of up to 8K. Made of lightweight carbon fiber and designed by world-leading optics teams, the four lenses have been embedded with advanced technologies crafted specifically for the X7s high-end image sensor.



More Creative Flexibility


To unleash the X7's full potential, the CineCore image processing system on the Inspire 2 has been fully upgraded to CineCore 2.1. It is capable of recording 6K/30fps CinemaDNG and 5.2K/30fps Apple ProRes, leaving more creative options in post-production.

A brand new EI Mode has been integrated into CineCore 2.1, which can record high-quality footage at various levels of sensitivity. Additionally, the upgraded image processing system further reduces image artifacts and noise, preserving more details while adopting an improved dark level correction system for pro-level cinematic images.

Apart from improved image processing performance, CineCore 2.1 also features a new color system, giving professional filmmakers more creative flexibility in post-production.


A Game Changer from Shoot to Finish

To unlock the wide-ranging possibilities of DJI professional imaging systems and open more room for post-processing aerial photography in filmmaking, DJI is proud to introduce the brand new DJI Cinema Color System.

The new color system consists of a new D-Log curve and a D-Gamut RGB color space. With professional cinematography in mind, the D-Log can encode 15 stops of dynamic range, 2 stops higher than the Zenmuse X5S. Even in poor light conditions, the X7 can still preserve stunning detail in shadows and highlights, leaving more room for post-production creativity.

D-Gamut covers the entire DCI-P3 color space commonly used in filmmaking. Tailored for aerial cinematography and stills photography, D-Gamut provides larger green tone coverage, delivering beautiful green gradation for your shoots.

D-Gamut also offers optimized skin tone adjustment by moving these tones to their most suitable chromaticity, ensuring vivid colors are reflected from every inch of skin. By applying the dedicated 3D-LUT in color grading, skin tones will softly transition, even with wide exposure differences. When designing D-Gamut, we considered manual color grading, preventing skin tones from turning yellow when editing without 3D-LUT or color management.

We are now working with multiple professional post-processing software companies to include D-Log and D-Gamut in their software to achieve universal compatibility with mainstream cinematic workflows as soon as possible.

Extended Dynamic Range
Wider dynamic range under similar settings.

Natural Highlight Roll Off
When adjusting image brightness during color grading, colors will fade out simultaneously with brightness.

Balanced Color: Easier Grading
Saturation on R/G/B color is carefully balanced.

Soft Skin Tone
Softer skin tone leaves more room for post-editing.

More Creative Possibilities
In addition to official LUTs from DJI, many widely-available LUTs can also be used.

1. Measured at 4096 2160 and 3840 2160 resolutions.
2. An MTF chart is used to measure the ability of a lens to reproduce contrast and resolve details. Low spatial frequencies reflect overall contrast, and high spatial frequencies reflect detail resolution. Both are measured in lp/mm. Image Height indicates the distance of a given point on the lens from the center of the sensor. MTF 100% indicates perfect performance.
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So that's 2:30 EST if my math is correct?
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So that's 2:30 EST if my math is correct?
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