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DJI Announced the New Phantom 4 Pro


Further to the Inspire 2 Announcement DJI have announce the New Phantom 4 Pro.

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The Phantom 4 Pro



This new upgraded version of the P4 has had an very big overhaul since the original Phantom 4 launch earlier in the year.




The All New Camera




The first big change to the P4 Pro is its now fitted with a all new 1-inch 20-megapixel sensor capable of shooting a maximum of 4K/60fps video and Burst Mode stills at 14 fps, its also capable of recording 4K 30Fps in H265 as well.
DJI say its their first camera to use a mechanical aperture, this eliminates rolling shutter distortion that can occur when taking images of fast moving subjects or when flying at high speed, Its also fitted with a mechanical focus as well, In effect DJI believe it is as powerful as many traditional ground cameras out there.

With more powerful video processing it now supports 4K 60fps video on H.264 and 4K 30fps in H.265, both with a new 100Mbps bitrate, this means the sensors and processors can captured with more image detail than anything else in this class out there.


The Sensor 1" CMOS 20mp




Sensor size is more important to image quality than the number of pixels because a larger sensor captures more information in every pixel, improving dynamic range, signal-to-noise ratio, and low light performance. The 1-inch 20-megapixel CMOS sensor in the Phantom 4 Pro is almost four times the size of the Phantom 4's 1/2.3in sensor and it uses larger pixels. Maximum ISO is 12800 as well as increased contrast.


PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTION OPTIMISED 4K




An enhanced video processing system allows video to be captured in cinema and production optimized DCI 4K/60 (4096 x 2160/60fps) at a bitrate of 100Mbps, enabling you to get high-resolution slow motion shots.
The Phantom 4 Pro also supports the H.265 video codec (Maximum resolution 4096X2160/30fps). For a given bitrate H.265 doubles the amount of image processing as H.264, resulting in significantly enhanced image quality. Record in the high dynamic range D-log mode to make the most of this image data for color grading.

This is a huge step forward compared to where we have been with the previous generation Phantom 4.


The Craft


SIX-CAMERA NAVIGATION SYSTEM




Now fitted with three sets of dual vision sensors form a six-camera navigation system that works constantly to calculate the relative speed and distance between the aircraft and an object, using this network of forward, rearward and downward vison sensors the Phantom 4 Pro is able to hover precisely in places without GPS when taking off indoors or on balconies, or even when flying through windows with minimal pilot control. In the unlikely event that front and downward sensors are unable to operate, the aircraft can still hover in place using the rear stereo vision system.

The Phantom 4 Pro also is able to fly in complex environments at a flight speed of up to 31mph (50kph) while avoiding obstacles in its path, it will automatically adjust its obstacle detection method in line with its flight speed, allowing it to avoid obstacles at high and low speed.


INFRARED SENSING SYSTEM




The Phantom 4 Pro is the first DJI aircraft to use an infrared sensing system. Placed on the left, and right sides of the aircraft these measure the distance between the aircraft and any obstacles using infrared 3D scanning.
When in Beginner Mode and Tripod Mode these sensors have a horizontal field of view of 70 and a vertical field of view of 20 providing a wide view of the scene to the sides of the Phantom with a maximum range of 23ft (7m).
Traditional ultrasonic sensors only have a detection range of 3-5m and may be confused when affected by propeller vibration or when sensing uneven surfaces, the infrared sensing system is able to sense larger areas and measure the distance between the aircraft, identifying the closest objects accurately while avoiding interference, providing more reliable sensing and protection.

The Body

The adoption of titanium alloy and magnesium alloy construction increases the rigidity of the airframe and reduces weight, making the Phantom 4 Pro similar in weight to the Phantom 4, It's flight control system is the same as the P4 but it now uses an upgraded Lightbridge HD video transmission system that adds 5.8 GHz transmission support with the ability to choose between 2.4Ghz and 5.8Ghz, this allows pilots to cut through interference and eliminates image lag caused when flying in an area with extensive interference.

The Lightbridge HD video transmission system used in the Phantom 4 Pro uses TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) to transmit signals, allowing it to send controller signals and receive video transmission signals at the same frequency. As the 2.4GHz frequency band is often affected by Wi-Fi, 4G cell towers, and other types of interference in urban areas, a 5.8Ghz band will increase transmission reliability. When switched on, the Phantom 4 Pro evaluates local signal levels, automatically choosing the transmission frequency with the lowest level of interference. This ensures the optimum range of a maximum video transmission of 4.3mi (7km)*


New Larger Battery



The Phantom 4 Pro has a new larger 5870mah battery, its the physical size as the original Phantom 4 pack and is believed to be backwards compatible with the Phantom 4, this new larger capacity battery allows a maximum flight time of 30 minutes providing more time in the air to capture the perfect shot. The DJI GO app shows battery lifetime and calculates remaining flight times according to distance traveled and more. It will give alerts when it reaches a minimum safe amount required for a safe journey back to the takeoff point. An advanced battery management system is also in place to prevent overcharging and over draining. When placed in longer term storage, batteries will discharge power to maintain good health.



A New Pro Plus version of the Phantom 4 Pro is available with Builtin RC Display.


REMOTE CONTROLLER WITH BUILT-IN SCREEN



The Phantom 4 Pro controller integrates an upgraded Lightbridge HD video transmission system that adds 5.8 GHz transmission support. The ability to choose between 2.4Ghz and 5.8Ghz allows pilots to cut through interference and eliminates image lag caused when flying in an area with extensive 2.4Ghz frequency use. Normally, Wi-Fi video transmission systems use a 2.4GHz frequency to work with a controller using a 5.8GHz frequency as this prevents interference that can occur when both use the same frequency. To perform normally, the video transmission system and the controller will interfere with each other causing image lag, especially if both use the same frequency. The use of two different frequencies has drawbacks in terms of flight performance. For example, flight performance will be affected when either of the two frequencies suffer interference.





The Lightbridge HD video transmission system used in the Phantom 4 Pro uses TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) to transmit signals, allowing it to send controller signals and receive video transmission signals at the same frequency. As the 2.4GHz frequency band is often affected by Wi-Fi, 4G cell towers, and other types of interference in urban areas, a 5.8Ghz band will increase transmission reliability. When switched on, the Phantom 4 Pro evaluates local signal levels, automatically choosing the transmission frequency with the lowest level of interference. This ensures the optimum range of a maximum video transmission of 4.3mi (7km)*

A 5.5in 1080p screen integrated with the Phantom 4 Pro+ offers 1000 cd/m2 of brightness, more than twice as bright as conventional smart devices. It makes bright, vivid colors easily visible in direct sunlight. With this screen, a mobile device is not required, simplifying pre-flight preparations. As the DJI GO app is built into the screen, hardware and software can be fully optimized, further reducing video lag. Integration of an HDMI port, Micro-SD card slot, microphone, embedded loudspeaker, and Wi-Fi connection allow images to be edited inside DJI GO to be shared almost instantly. Lastly, a five-hour battery life makes the Phantom 4 Pro + a complete aerial imaging solution.


The Phantom 4 is available in the US/UK for 1589 and can be ordered here

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If you wish to support me you can purchase from the DJI Store via the above link, I will receive a small commission on your order at no cost to your self, if not you can just navigate to DJI website your self

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Nov 15, 2016, 03:28 PM
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Battery,

Batteries are there same form factor as the P4 but the Pro does come with a larger 5870mah pack, but it is believed to be backwards compatible with the Phantom 4 Battery, More info soon.
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Nov 16, 2016, 03:08 AM
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when will people understand that a white object on a white background results invisible? better to shoot photos on black or red or blue or green background


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