Aerial Imaging Platforms, aka drones, UAV's etc have become a major tool in creating everything from personal videos to major motion pictures. Keep up-to-date on the news and updates from DJI, Yuneec, Fiilex and more.


DJI Announces Inspire 2: A Professional Filmmakers Dream Machine

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DJI has had a busy 2016 with the announcement of the Mavic Pro earlier this year, and more so with Tuesday’s announcement of updated versions of their prosumer level Phantom series with the Phantom 4 Pro and professional level Inspire series with the massively updated Inspire 2. Inspire 2 When DJI introduced the Inspire 1 back in 2014, the idea was to have a product that would be appealing to both professional filmmakers and serious hobbyists alike. Since that time, DJI has greatly expanded their consumer level offerings with their best-selling Phantom series of drones, and the need to appeal to both…

The DJI Mavic: DJI’s First Compact, Personal Flying Camera

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DJI’s newest aerial imaging platform, the Mavic Pro, is their most portable drone yet. Weighing in at a paltry 1.62 lbs (including battery and propellers), it’s jam-packed with a bevvy of new features and improvements. https://youtu.be/p1d_ptE6yrc So let’s start off with the obvious… The DJI Mavic is tiny, less than a foot long, and around 3 inches tall, meaning it will easily fit into a small backpack. Don’t let its small size fool you though, this is one of the most advanced platforms that DJI has released so far. Inside the compact body, DJI has placed 24 high-performance computing cores…

GoPro’s Karma Quadcopter is Foldable, Fits in Backpack

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The long rumoured Karma, which GoPro is touting as an “end-to-end storytelling solution”, is a Quadcopter that folds up small enough to fit in an (included) backpack. Compatible with all HERO 4 and newly announced HERO 5 cameras, GoPro designed the Karma to be easy to use, and small enough to always take with you, no matter what activity you have planned. https://youtu.be/CjNjcrQZtd8 The Karma’s controller features an integrated touch display that is used for setup but also lets you see what the camera is recording during flight operations. It also features a one-button automatic takeoff and landing function and…

Yuneec Typhoon H Hexacopter: A full 360° view of the world

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Looking like something out of a Terminator movie, the all black carbon fibre construction, six-bladed Yuneec Typhoon H weighs in at just 4 lbs, which makes it light enough to throw in a backpack and carry around for a day of flying without worrying about straining your back. https://youtu.be/jyNk7f0QJSI Setting up the Typhoon H is a snap, just unpack it from its case, unfold the arms, attach the quick release blades and you are pretty much ready to fly. 360° Shooting The 3-axis anti-vibration CGO3+ gimbal camera features a high-quality glass 98° field of view, wide-angle lens, offers manual camera settings while…

DJI Announces Ronin-MX Gimbal & Matrice 600 Hexacopter

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DJI Matrice 600 Hexacopter DJI’s new Matrice 600 (or simply M600) hexacopter will be competitively priced and feature seamless integration with the just announced upgraded version of DJI’s venerable Ronin-M 3-axis gimbal, the new Ronin-MX. This 6 bladed flying platform is designed for professional aerial photography and industrial applications and will closely integrate with the A3 flight controller, Lightbridge 2 transmission system, Intelligent Batteries & Battery Management system. Able to set-up in minutes due to its modular design, it can carry up to a 6 kg payload for an approximate flight time of 16 minutes (up to 35 minutes with a…

Flight School – DJI New Pilot Experience

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There was a definite electricity in the air last week for the 200 or so potential pilots who attended our “Flight School – DJI New Pilot Experience” events that were held last week at Vistek Toronto. The event started with a talk by DJI Product Experience Specialist Francisco Toro (pictured right) who had flown up from California for the event. During the talk, he explained the history of DJI, the features of the Phantom 3, basics of flight, and then spent time answering questions from the crowd. After the in-class lecture, it was time to move to the outdoor “flight centre”…