Everyone would remember the cinematic aerial shot in the opening of the movie Shawshank Redemption. An opening shot when you see a van carrying prisoners to the Prison in a single aerial shot. When we look back and think about such magnificent shot which showed a tour of entire prison in a single continuous take we feel awestruck. The intro scene of the aerial view of the jail had been shot on a chopper. With the advancement of science and technology, there has also been tremendous progress in aerial photography. Today, Aerial photography is no more of a difficult task. You don’t need a professional video camera, helicopter, and multiple operators.
DJI – Revolutionizing the world of drones.
Welcome to the world of drones. Now when we speak about drones, DJI took the aerial photography to the next level. Back in 2013, DJI had Launched its first drone which a user can mount a GoPro camera on the drone which had a flight of which lasted less than 10 minutes. Since then, DJI has come with lots of improvement in drones in the past three years. DJI has launched three new product in Phantom, Inspire, and recently began Mavic series. While all the three categories have their unique features, we’ll have a look at DJI Phantom 4 Pro or also known as the DJI Phantom 4 professional
DJI Phantom 4 Professional
DJI Phantom Pro 4 is equipped with many cool features and here is a list of those prominent features.
20 megapixels 1-inch image sensor.
A full 4k recording with 60 fps.
Mechanical shutter for the camera.
5-direction of an obstacle sensing.
A long range of 4.3 Miles (7 Kilometers).
30 minutes of flight time.
Remote control with a built-in screen.
Camera with a 20 megapixels 1-inch image sensor.
The onboard camera has been redesigned to use a 1-inch 20-megapixel CMOS sensor. A custom engineered lens made up of eight elements is
arranged in seven groups, it is the first DJI camera to use a mechanical shutter, eliminating rolling shutter distortion which can occur when taking images of fast moving subjects or when flying at high speed. In effect, it is as powerful as many traditional ground cameras. More powerful video processing supports H.264 4K videos at 60fps or H.265 4K at 30fps, both with a 100Mbps bitrate. Advanced sensors and processors ensure everything is captured with more image detail and the image data needed for advanced post-production.
5-direction of obstacle sensing.
FlightAutonomy is expanded with an additional set of high-resolution stereo vision sensors placed at the rear in addition to the pair put on the front as well as infrared sensing systems placed on the left and right sides. This network creates a total of 5-direction of obstacle sensing and 4-direction of obstacle avoidance, protecting the Phantom 4 Pro from more barriers and giving filmmakers the confidence to capture more complex images.
Pilots always need to be aware of obstacles when shooting from the air. This is a challenge for beginner pilots as well as experienced pilots, especially when sight lines are obstructed. The Phantom 4 Professional is equipped with an environment-sensing system based on stereo vision sensors and infrared sensors. It can detect obstacles 98ft (30m) in front, allowing it to plan its flight path to avoid them or just hover in the event of an emergency. This same system also allows it to fly in position without GPS. Combined with infrared sensors on its left and right sides, the Phantom 4 Pro can avoid obstacles in a total of four directions. Forward and rearward obstacle sensing range has been increased, allowing the Phantom 4 Pro to fly at 31mph (50kph) with full protection of its stereo vision obstacle sensing system. It makes fast, dramatic video easier and ultimately safer to capture.
6-camera navigation system.
Three sets of dual vision sensors from a 6-camera navigation system that consistently works to calculate the relative speed and distance between the aircraft and an object. Using this network of forward, rearward and downward vision sensors, the Phantom 4 Pro can 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 can fly in complex environments at a flight speed of up to 31mph (50kph) while avoiding obstacles in its path. In Narrow Sensing Mode, the Phantom 4 Pro narrows its sensing scope enabling it to see in more detail and fly through small spaces.
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. Usually, 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. If using the same frequency the video transmission system and the remote controller will interfere with each other, causing image lag. The use of two different frequencies has drawbacks regarding flight performance. For example, flight performance will be affected when either of the two frequencies suffers interference.
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 4 app is built into the display, 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 4 to be shared almost instantly. Lastly, a five-hour battery life makes the Phantom 4 Pro + a complete aerial imaging solution.
Different productions require different flight characteristics, and the Phantom 4 Pro offers three modes for flight: P, A and S. Switching between them allows pilots to get the control they need, whether they seek smoothness, simplicity, intelligent navigation or speed. In Position Mode, TapFly, ActiveTrack, obstacle sensing and positioning features are available. Sports Mode adds extra agility and higher speed, reaching 45mph (72kph). Atti Mode switches off satellite stabilization and holds the Phantom 4 Pro’s altitude. It is ideal for experienced pilots looking to capture smoother footage. Tripod Mode, which limits speed to 4mph (7kph) provides precision control for beautiful framing and indoor flying. Both the infrared sensing system and vision sensors are enabled in these modes for a safer flight experience.
Have a look at this video which will make you reimagine as what the future of drones is capable of.
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Well, here was the full overview of the DJI Phantom 4 Pro! The DJI Phantom 4 pro and the DJI Phantom 4 Pro Plus is a tough competition coz they are one hand the other same with some features added or reduced! Hope you liked our dji phantom 4 pro review and its detailed specs! The DJI Gopro 4 Gimbal would also be great if the DJI announces it coz there isn’t anything better than the GoPro Hero 4 with a Phantom 4 Professional!