PowerVision Technology Group, a California based UAV manufacturer, announced that the PowerEyeTM professional cinematography drone is now available for pre-order. With features including Dual Viewing and an optional thermal/natural light switchable camera, PowerEye sets a new standard for video quality and control, special effects and professional cinematography capabilities. PowerEye global pre-orders are now being taken at the PowerVision Online Store (https://store.powervision.me) with shipping scheduled in December 2016.
PowerEye features an integrated Dual Viewing capability which gives multiple users the ability to see video simultaneously from a First Person View (FPV) and a Subject Matter View (SMV). With Dual Viewing a cinematographer has the ability to see what is in front of the PowerEye while in flight through a dedicated FPV camera housed in the nose of the aircraft and a separate gimbal-mounted camera can be simultaneously directed to action on the ground or other areas in the sky.
Dual Viewing can be managed by a single person using one mobile device in either a split screen or picture-in-picture mode (user selectable) using the PowerEye App. Two people can also manage the Dual View using two mobile devices with one managing FPV, and the other managing SMV.
PowerEye is available in two camera models. The “PowerEye Professional” is equipped with a high-performance 4K UHD camera, and the “PowerEye Thermal” has a state-of-the-art Thermal/Natural Light Switchable Camera that comes with two integrated light sensors and two lenses. Through the PowerEye App, users can switch between the thermal and the natural light setting with one touch. Using the Thermal/Natural Light Switchable Camera, cinematographers can capture a spectrum of light not visible to the unaided eye.
“PowerEye takes professional focus, special effects, and control to the next level. It exceeds passed only what the eye sees and can capture something magical.” said Wally Zheng, CEO of PowerVision Technology Group. “We are excited to extend our years of expertise in UAV technology to today’s professional and aspiring cinematographers with PowerEye. By combining powerful new features and state-of-the-art aeronautics in a robust and collapsible form, we believe PowerEye sets the stage with new standards leading the market forward.”
PowerEye Engineering & Technology
Leveraging PowerVision’s rich UAV technology portfolio, PowerEye incorporates significant innovation that provides the professional video community with valuable benefits including:
- PowerVision Object Detection Technology: Uses an array of integrated sensors to detect flight path obstacles and sound an alert within 10 meters
- Stable 4-Point Landing/Lift-off Design: Eliminates the need for dangerous hand-held take-offs and catch-landings common with 2-point and/or T-bar designed drones
- Highly Portable 600mm Class Aircraft: Integrates collapsible legs and rotors for quick and easy transport, folding to a mere 340 x 285 x 296 mm
- Micro Four Thirds (MFT) System Compatibility: Enables users to connect a variety of lenses based on their personal preferences
- Maximum Flight Time: Up to 29.5 minutes
- Control Range and Real-Time High Definition Video Stream: Up to 3.1 miles (5 kilometers)
o Weight 8.7 lb (3,950 g) with battery and propellers included
o Maximum PowerEye payload – 6.6 lbs
Pricing & Availability
The PowerEye Professional is priced at $3,988.00 USD MSRP and includes the PowerEye aircraft with a full set of propellers, camera lens (Panasonic Lumix G 14mm F2.5 ASPH), rolling carrying case, one remote control, one extra pair of propellers, base station, battery, and battery charger. Users who preorder will receive one additional remote control with 100 percent advance payment, $199 retail value. The PowerEye Professional can be pre-ordered through the PowerVision Online Store (https://store.powervision.me). Customers who are interested in pricing for the PowerEye Thermal 2-in-1 thermal light/natural light integrated camera option can inquire by emailing [email protected].