The DJI Inspire 1 is a revolutionary, high performance quadcopter which has transformed the marketplace. The original Inspire bridges the gap between the Phantom and DJI’s larger, heavy lift rigs, which are designed for use by professional operators.
Many of Heliguy’s commercial clients adopted the Inspire 1 as their go to machine because it shoots 4K video and 12 megapixel stills with a camera that can be rotated a full 360 degrees on a stabilised gimbal.
Now the upgraded X5 and X5R cameras on the Inspire 1 Pro and Inspire 1 RAW take things to a whole new level. They use a 16 megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor and take a choice of 3 MFT lenses. While both cameras shoot in UHD 4K, the X5R can also record uncompressed RAW video to a 512GB solid state hard drive at much higher bit rates. That puts it in the same league at the Panasonic GH4 which is popular with DJI S900 and S1000+ pilots. If you already have an Inspire 1 you can upgrade to the new cameras. If you have a compatible lens you can buy the camera and gimbal on its own.
DJI Focus is a follow focus remote control that will work with both X5 cameras. If you need first person view for the pilot while your Inspire camera is focussing on the action, Heliguy can offer an FPV upgrade to make your filming safer.
The Inspire’s unique transforming design means it can switch from take-off mode, with its legs on the ground, to flight mode, in which the legs and props move upwards, to produce a more stable and elegant aircraft where nothing gets in the way of the high quality camera. The fact that you can add a second controller to the set-up makes it even more desirable for the serious videographer because the pilot can concentrate on flying while a camera operator can focus on getting the pictures.
The Inspire 1 is great indoors or in poor GPS signal areas because it has Visual Positioning which uses optical and ultrasonic sensors to maintain a fix on the ground. The DJI GO app gives you a huge range of controls over your Inspire 1 when you connect your smartphone or tablet to the remote controller. Not only do you get a 720p HD video feed but you have a mass of controls and information to help make your flights enjoyable, safe and efficient.