It wasn’t that way back that we have been complaining a couple of lack of innovation within the shopper drone house. With the principle revelations within the second half of 2017 revolving round outdated shopper drones being painted black (we’re you DJI and Parrot), that was in all probability truthful sufficient. But that grievance got here with a caveat. There was all the time an opportunity that DJI would give you one thing new earlier than the 12 months was out.
It’s excellent news for skilled aerial cinematographers. DJI has right now unveiled a brand new Zenmsue digicam, the X7, that’s, in easy phrases, an absolute monster. No, it’s not a brand new drone. But it’s nonetheless spectacular and positively stands to learn top-end aerial photographers. Let’s take a better look.
A light-weight aerial digicam for skilled functions
Hollywood filming may quickly be remodeled with DJI’s new Zenmuse X7, a 449-gram digicam that may fly for 23 minutes on a single cost with the Inspire 2. The Zenmuse X7 is provided with a 35mm video sensor and a whopping 14 stops of dynamic vary. DJI additionally disclosed an in-development answer, Project Vertex – software program able to automated modelling for location scouts.
#DJI #X7 is provided with a Super 35mm video sensor that includes 14 stops of dynamic vary for extra element in low gentle. pic.twitter.com/aosRp4s4bk
— DJI (@DJIGlobal) October 12, 2017
“The Zenmuse X7 offers everything professional content creators need to make their aerial footage as stunning and vivid as they demand,” mentioned Paul Pan, Senior Product Manager at DJI.
“From the large Super 35 sensor to a new mount, lenses, and color system, the Zenmuse X7 gives cinematographers and professional photographers an unmatched set of tools that work seamlessly with the DJI Inspire 2 drone to capture high-quality footage that is easily integrated into projects shot with industry-leading handheld cameras.”
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But don’t let the sunshine weight idiot you. The X7 is able to capturing 6K CinemaDNG RAW at 30fps. Alternatively, it could shoot Apple 5.2K at 30fps and three.9K CinemaDNG Raw/2.7K ProRes as much as 59.94 fps.
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An improve for the Inspire 2
To deal with the ability of the brand new Zenmuse X7, the DJI Inspire 2 is getting an improve to its picture processing system:
To unleash #X7’s full potential, the Image Processing System on #DJI Inspire 2 has been upgraded to CineCore 2.1. pic.twitter.com/5AIV7fcLG1
— DJI (@DJIGlobal) October 12, 2017
Enhanced Imaging Potential
The Zenmuse X7 makes use of a devoted aerial mount system, the DJI DL-Mount, that includes an ultra-short flange focal distance to hold prime lenses optimally. Available with focal lengths of 16 mm, 24 mm, 35 mm, and 50 mm, every lens has a most aperture of F/2.eight and is crafted out of carbon fiber, making them sturdy and light-weight for high-performance aerial cinematography with the DJI Inspire 2 drone.
DJI has additionally launched a brand new DJI Cinema Color System (DCCS), making the Zenmuse X7 versatile sufficient on shoots for films, TV sequence, commercials, documentaries and extra.
“For the Zenmuse X7, we took our color science to the next level,” continued Pan. “We consulted the world leading authorities in color science, Technicolor. With their guidance, our engineers developed an optimized gamma curve for the X7 allowing more latitude without sacrificing image quality.”
Price and Availability of the Zenmuse X7
The Zenmuse X7 digicam is accessible for $2,699. The 16 mm, 24 mm and 35 mm lenses can be out there for $1,299 every, and the 50 mm for $1,199. Customers can buy the Zenmuse X7 prime lens combo together with all four lenses for $four,299. The Zenmuse X7 will begin delivery in early November 2017 from the DJI retailer.