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Video: Kai Wong’s first impressions on the new DJI Spark drone

DJI’s latest drone is here and it is tiny, stabilized and reasonably priced. A floating selfie stick of sorts, the DJI Spark is likely to appeal to a wide array of casual users and enthusiasts. So is it any good? Kai Wong spent some time testing out a prototype the Spark prior to its release, and seems impressed with the video quality and stablization. Have a watch for specifics and some insightful commentary, as well as a bit of humor.

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DJI Spark: mini drone with Full HD video

By Jose Antunes

DJI Spark: the drone for the whole family

DJI is absolutely covering all segments with their drones, from the industrial grade machines to the Spark, a 300 grams drone able to lift from the palm of your hand.

Spark is a family drone meaning it is a small machine, an easy-to-use, fun-to-fly mini camera drone that lifts off from the palm of your hand to capture and share the special moments in your life on the go. So many have promised it before, but apparently DJI oiffers it now: Spark is the first drone that users can control by hand gestures alone, successfully removing the barriers between you and your camera in the sky. Even if you’ve never flown a drone before, flying Spark is easy because the only remote controller you’ll need is your hand.

When Spark takes off from your hand, it automatically enters Gesture Mode. This features new advanced gesture controls like PalmControl, which lets users control Spark with hand movements. In Gesture Mode, you can also send Spark up and away from you, take a selfie, and call it back with just your hands. One ting to remember, says DJI: it is recommended to use Spark’s propeller guards, available separately, when launching from or returning to your hand.

“Controlling a camera drone with hand movements alone is a major step towards making aerial technology an intuitive part of everyone’s daily life, from work and adventure to moments with friends and family,” said Paul Pan, Senior Product Manager at DJI. “Spark’s revolutionary new interface lets you effortlessly extend your point of view to the air, making it easier than ever to capture and share the world from new perspectives.”

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From:: Pro Video Coalition

If You Want to Fly Your DJI Drone, You Better Register It

By Charles Haine

DJI announced software upgrades across its drone lines that will require registration to enable full features.

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From:: No Film School

DJI Spark il nuovo minidrone per spingersi oltre i limiti della creatività

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Con la presentazione avvenuta a New York, tutti i dubbi su nome e tipologia del nuovo drone di DJI sono stati svelati, si chiama Spark, e punta ad essere un drone dove la semplicità d’uso è il punto di forza. Spark è un quadricottero dalle dimensioni minimali e dal peso di soli 300 gr, che

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DJI Spark: the new entry level consumer drone

By noreply@redsharknews.com (Ned Soltz)

Spark launches out of the hand.

A spark of genius? DJI bills its new $499, cellphone-sized Spark drone as “the easy and fun camera drone for everyone.”

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    The DJI Spark is a $500 HD mini drone

    DJI unveiled the Spark mini drone this morning, an entry-level product aimed at casual users and enthusiasts. It is capable of 1080p HD video capture, features a 2-axis gimbal and uses a 1/2.3-inch 12MP CMOS sensor.

    The size of a soda can, the unit weighs just 300 g. Despite its small footprint, Spark can fly up to 50 kph, offers a 100 m range (when controlled by a smart device) and has a 16 min flight time. Other highlights include multiple sensors for accident avoidance, gesture control, micro-USB charging and DJI’s Intelligent Flight modes. The unit can be controlled via hand gestures alone, a smart device or a controller.

    A neat new feature called QuickShot shoots one minute of footage and automatically edits it down to 10 secs for sharing on social media. When using the Quickshot feature, Spark offers 4 different automatic flight patterns. One of them is called ‘Helix,’ which sends the drone spiraling upward away from you. Spark also features a new panorama mode and a ShallowFocus mode.

    Spark comes in five colors including: Alpine White, Sky Blue, Meadow Green, Lava Red, and Sunrise Yellow. An accessory package will also be sold alongside the Spark which includes a physical controller, extra battery, propeller guards and a charging hub for $200.

    Both will be available June 15th. Pre-order here.


    Press Release

    DJI Launches Spark, The Easy And Fun Camera Drone For Everyone

    The Company’s First Mini Drone Lets You Capture Special Moments From The Air Just By Moving Your Hands

    DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, Wednesday launched Spark, an easy-to-use, fun-to-fly mini camera drone that lifts off from the palm of your hand to capture and share the special moments in your life on the go.

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    DJI goes small with tiny Spark drone for the selfie generation

    By Erik Naso

    The DJI Spark is a tiny new drone aimed squarely at the selfie generation. DJI are touting it as a personal drone designed so you can literally take it anywhere…

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    DJI Launches a $499 Drone, Smaller than a Soda Can

    By Charles Haine

    DJI’s new Spark is designed to be the ultimate drone you always have with you and control with your hands.

    At an event in New York’s Grand Central Station this morning, DJI launched its newest drone, the DJI Spark, with a price point of only $499. Why have the event at in New York city where you can’t even legally fly a drone? One reason is to show off the intelligent flight systems of DJI, which work with both GPS and Glonass, but also have an intelligent vision system for working when GPS signal isn’t available, such as when you’re in the middle of Midtown Manhattan surrounded by buildings.

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    From:: No Film School

    DJI Spark Drone Launched – Control it Just by Moving Your Hands

    By Sebastian Wöber

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    A few moments ago DJI launched Spark, an intelligent mini-drone, that doesn’t require a remote and can be controlled by hand-gestures alone. The DJI Spark drone incorporates the company’s latest technology in autonomous flight modes to make it easy-to-use. Read on to find out everything about the latest aerial gadget.

    DJI Spark – Intelligent And Small

    DJI has really invested in autonomous flight modes and sensing technology for drones. The new DJI Spark inherits these features from its older siblings and can even be controlled by hand gestures alone. Flying Spark seems really easy, even if you’ve never flown a drone before. The palm take off and landing as seen in the videos is impressive.

    The Intelligent Flight Modes we know from more professional DJI drones, such as TapFly and ActiveTrack can also be found on Spark. It has the ability to automatically recognize and track an object you choose, keeping it at the center of the frame and incorporates a 3D Sensing System that senses obstacles in front of the aircraft.

    DJI Spark takes off from the operator’s hand and automatically enters “Gesture Mode”, which lets users send Spark into the air and shoot a video with pre-defined flight paths, like circling, following or filming from straight up. That sounds really cool doesn’t it? But tose among us with filmmaking minds will wonder how well they can control and frame a shot just with gestures. Probably the DJI Spark won’t fulfill a professional shooter’s demands. For those seeking more control, Spark can also be operated via a a mobile device or a dedicated remote (optional accessory).

    <img src="https://www.cinema5d.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/dji-spark-red-bottom-640×360.jpg" alt="DJI Spark Bottom" width="640" height="360" srcset="https://www.cinema5d.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/dji-spark-red-bottom-640×360.jpg 640w, https://www.cinema5d.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/dji-spark-red-bottom-300×169.jpg 300w, https://www.cinema5d.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/dji-spark-red-bottom-310×174.jpg 310w, https://www.cinema5d.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/dji-spark-red-bottom-402×226.jpg 402w, https://www.cinema5d.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/dji-spark-red-bottom-290×163.jpg 290w, https://www.cinema5d.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/dji-spark-red-bottom-100×56.jpg 100w, https://www.cinema5d.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/dji-spark-red-bottom-640×360@2x.jpg 1280w, https://www.cinema5d.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/dji-spark-red-bottom-300×169@2x.jpg 600w, https://www.cinema5d.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/dji-spark-red-bottom-310×174@2x.jpg 620w, → continue…

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    Register your DJI drone before it turns into a toy

    By Jose Antunes

    Register your DJI drone, or it will turn into a toy

    The news may sound harsh, but they are intended for safety reasons: DJI drones not registered will turn into toys, with flight limited to a 50-meter (164-foot) radius and up to 30 meters (98 feet) high.

    The same week it announces the release of the DJI Smart TV App, which will allow users to watch a variety of aerial content and 4k videos captured from around the world, all in the comfort of their living room, DJI announces restrictions, for safety reasons, to the use of the drones it sells.

    In a somehow surprising move, but that was expected by those who claim for more regulation and control of drones, DJI announced the introduction of a new application activation process for international customers. This new step, to take effect at the end of next week, according to DJI, “ensures you will use the correct set of geospatial information and flight functions for your aircraft, as determined by your geographical location and user profile. All existing flight safety limitations, such as geofencing boundaries and altitude limits, remain the same.”

    The company warned users that “even if you have registered when activating your aircraft upon purchase, you will have to log in once when you update the new version of DJI GO or GO 4 App. If you have forgotten your password since your initial login, you can reset it using a function within the DJI GO and DJI GO 4 apps.”

    Owners of DJI drones will need to have a data connection to the Internet, when logged in, in order to verify the account information and activate the updated software or firmware. The information provided by the company states that “if this activation process is not performed, the aircraft will not have access to the correct geospatial information and flight functions for that region, → continue…

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    DJI update: New process for activating software and firmware updates

    By Matthew Allard ACS

    At the end of this week a DJI update will introduce a new app activation process for international customers. This new step ensures owners will have to use the correct…

    The post DJI update: New process for activating software and firmware updates appeared first on Newsshooter.

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    DJI Teases a New Mini Drone to be Revealed at May 24th Event

    By Nic Divischek

    DJI Spark

    On May 24th, DJI will hold a VIP event in New York releasing a new mini drone. With a brand new promotional video out and about, it is for certain, that we will see something along the lines of a DJI Mavic “mini-me”.

    DJI have been keeping the pressure on in the drone market. After a tumultuous start GoPro are back on sale with GoPro Karma, so the market for “put your drone in a backpack and off you go” is becoming more populated with a huge audience on the other end. With the recent release of the DJI Phantom 4 Advanced at NAB just a few weeks ago, they obviously had a top secret plan up their sleeves to woe us all. Have a look at their promotional video below and gaze in awe how a drone can fly easily through canyons and through a library.

    As the saying goes “size doesn’t matter”, and the new mini drone, called “DJI Spark” by several rumor sites will surely live up to that. Based on what we have learned, this drone will be the mini-me counterpart to DJI Mavic. One of the titles that come up in their promotional video stood out of all of them. The word “Size” transforms into “Seize” and continues into “seize the moment”.

    “S(e)ize the moment” – May 24th Promotional Video

    Based on the video DJI have released, the new mini drone seems to fit in a small backpack or purse. It therefore must be an incredibly small drone that can fly through caves, canyons, poles and even indoors through a stack of books in a library.

    <img src="https://www.cinema5d.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/DJISPARK-640×361.jpg" alt="DJI Spark" width="640" height="361" srcset="https://www.cinema5d.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/DJISPARK-640×361.jpg 640w, https://www.cinema5d.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/DJISPARK-300×169.jpg 300w, https://www.cinema5d.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/DJISPARK-310×175.jpg 310w, https://www.cinema5d.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/DJISPARK-402×226.jpg 402w, https://www.cinema5d.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/DJISPARK-290×164.jpg 290w, https://www.cinema5d.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/DJISPARK-100×56.jpg 100w, https://www.cinema5d.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/DJISPARK-640×361@2x.jpg 1280w, https://www.cinema5d.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/DJISPARK-300×169@2x.jpg 600w, https://www.cinema5d.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/DJISPARK-310×175@2x.jpg 620w, https://www.cinema5d.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/DJISPARK-402×226@2x.jpg 804w, → continue…

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    Need a 100-Megapixel Drone? DJI and Hasselblad Have You Covered

    By Daron James

    DJI and Hasselblad introduce the first 100-megapixel integrated drone platform.

    At NAB a few weeks ago, we talked about DJI’s 2000 nit monitor and showed you an update to the Ronin gimbal. Now, the latest bundle for aerial cinematography via DJI’s partnership with Hasselblad, the medium format camera and lens company, has been introduced—and it gives you an unprecedented 100 million pixels.

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    From:: No Film School

    New drone footage channel for Smart TVs

    By noreply@redsharknews.com (George Shaw)

    New drone footage channel for Smart TVs

    For those tired of Netflix, Amazon, or even what we now have to refer to as linear TV, DJI has launched a new app for Smart TVs showcasing some of the best user-generated content from its worldwide drone fleet.

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      Hasselblad A6D: how to sync 8 100 Megapixel aerial cameras

      By Jose Antunes

      Hasselblad A6D: how to sync 8 100 Megapixel cameras

      The Hasselblad A6D-100c represents the latest evolution of Hasselblad aerial cameras, and introduces new option in terms of using multiple cameras, up to a total of eight.

      NAB 2017 was chosen by DJI to show the new drone from the company using a 100 megapixel camera from Hasselblad, the H6D-100c. Now Hasselblad takes their line of cameras for aerial photography a step further, with the A6D, a 100 Megapixel aerial camera system.

      Hasselblad cameras are developed by building on the shoulders of the previous generation of models which enables all of the prior advancements and branch-demanding features to be automatically included. This process allows Hasselblad to continually enhance and develop models. The A6D heralds, says the company, a technological improvement that is noticeably greater than earlier generations.

      The A6D Aerial camera includes a feature that allows up to eight cameras to be synchronized within 20 μs (microseconds). A simple bus-type cable connection is required between all cameras in the set-up. This feature completely eliminates any issues in post-production caused by un-synchronized exposures.

      Product Manager Bjarne Hjörlund commented, “Available in 100 megapixel resolutions, the A6D camera combines the world’s best optics and sensors with a modern, compact design, resulting in a system that will ensure you attain the highest possible image quality. Hasselblad aerial cameras provide a range of important features that help deliver your imaging requirements”.

      Hasselblad A6D: how to sync 8 100 Megapixel cameras

      Nine H System lenses are available in aerial versions with secure locking mounts to minimize vibration and flexing which guarantees the image plane and sensor stay parallel at all times. These units ship with their focus precisely adjusted and fixed at infinity. The focal length range from 24 to 300mm of these lenses results in a horizontal AFOV of 96° to 10.2° covering most applications. The → continue…

      From:: Pro Video Coalition