DJI Inspire 2: power beyond imagination

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DJI Inspire 2
DJI Inspire 2

DJI Innovation, the world leader in drones production in the professional market. In November 2014, Inspire 1 was introduced. Then the DJI said they wanted to bridge the huge gap between amateur and professional drones. For an average wallet, Inspire 1 was expensive, but its price was much more affordable than the prices that are asked for commercial UAVs.

DJI now has several absolute leaders that cost less than Inspire. Mavic Pro and Phantom 4 Pro drones can do everything, but their arsenal is not enough to work in the professional photo and film industry. Two years after the release of Inspire 1, the developer announces an improved version of the drone – Inspire 2. The drone is intended primarily for people filming professional films and photo stories.

DJI Inspire 2 Features

  • Transformable magnesium-aluminum alloy housing
  • Carbon Rays
  • Weight with battery and prop (without camera) – 3440g
  • Max. take-off weight 4250g
  • 3-way visualization of the outside world (Forward / Backward / Up / Down)
  • Front FPV camera for remote control of the drone (Pilot / Video performer)
  • A range of supported cameras on a 3-axis high-precision gimbal
  • Video Processing and Storage: RAW 6K at 4.44 Gb / s
  • Supported Video Codecs: H.265 / H.264
  • 4K with a bit rate of 100 Mbps
  • CineCore 2.1 Image Processing System
  • Supported FAT32 / exFAT File System
  • Supported video formats: Adobe CinemaDNG 6K / AppleProRes 5.2K
  • Adapted to work with DJI CINESSD drive 240GB / 480GB (depending on configuration)
  • Standalone shooting modes
  • Intelligent Flight Modes
  • Powerful brushless power plant providing 2 kg of thrust from each motor
  • 15 inch rotors
  • Powered by two batteries with heating function (operates at -20 ° C) and performance monitoring (the drone will continue flying even if one battery fails)
  • Max. flight time 27 minutes
  • Max. takeoff speed 21 km / h
  • Max. horizontal flight speed 94 km / h
  • Max. speed reduction 36 km / h
  • A duplicating complex of an inertial navigation system 2 × EMU + 2 × Barometer
  • New sensitive control sticks
  • LightBridge Digital Video Link with 2.4 GHz / 5.8 GHz Switchable Frequency
  • Max. distance FPV removal 7 km
  • Video Stream: 1080p / 720p
  • Ability to connect multiple control equipment
  • Ability to work at an altitude of 2500 – 5000 meters (above sea level, subject to retrofitting with special rotors)
  • A number of professional ext. accessories

Equipment

The developer offers a drone in 4 trim levels:

* The difference of the kit.

  1. Inspire 2 Standard (drone, standard control equipment, Zenmuse X4S camera, 10 × rotors (5CW / 5CCW), 6 × battery, charger, charging station for charging four batteries, charger power cable, USB cable AA, 16GB microSD, visualization calibration board , 3 × dampers for suspension, A pair of mounting plates for rotors, Shipping case, 4 × insulating stickers for batteries)
  2. Inspire 2 Professional (drone, 2 × control equipment (Standard / Cendence), Zenmuse X5S camera, Licensed software Apple ProRes, 2 × superbright 7.85-inch CrystalSky monitors 1000 cd / m2, 2 × CINESSD drives of 240 GB, CINESSD USB 3.0 station, Control device aperture DJI Focus Handwheel, DJI Focus Handwheel holder on Cendence control equipment, 10 × rotors (5CW / 5CCW), 8 × battery, charger, charging station for charging four batteries, charger power cable, USB cable AA, 16GB microSD, calibration board for the imaging system, 3 × damper for suspension, a pair of mounting plates rotors, shipping case, 4 × insulating stickers for batteries)
  3. Inspire 2 Premium (drone, 2 × Cendence control equipment, Zenmuse X5S, CinemaDNG + Apple ProRes licensed software, 2 × super-bright 7.85-inch CrystalSky 2000 cd / m 2 monitors ; 2 × CINESSD drives of 480 GB , CINESSD USB 3.0 station, Device for diaphragm control DJI Focus Handwheel, DJI Focus Handwheel holder on Cendence control equipment, 10 × rotors (5CW / 5CCW), 8 × battery, charger, charging station for charging four batteries, charger power cable, USB cable AA, 16GB microSD , visualization system calibration board, 3 × suspension dampers, A pair of mounting plates for the rotors, Shipping case, 4 × battery insulating stickers)
  4. Inspire 2 Cinema Premium (drone, 2 × Cendence control equipment, Zenmuse X7 + lenses (DL-S 16mm F2.8 ND ASPH; DL 24mm F2.8 LS ASPH; DL 50mm F2.8 LS ASPH), CinemaDNG + Apple ProRes licensed software, 2 × super-bright 7.85-inch CrystalSky 2000 cd / m2 monitors; 5 × CINESSD drives of 480 GB each, CINESSD USB 3.0 station, DJI Focus Handwheel aperture control device, DJI Focus Handwheel holder on Cendence control equipment, 12 × rotors (6CW / 6CCW), 10 × battery, Charger, charging station for charging four batteries, charger power cable, USB cable AA, 16GB microSD, calibration board for the imaging system, 3 × dampers for suspension, a pair of mounting plates for the rotors, shipping case, 4 × insulating stickers for batteries)

Specification

Drone

  • Execution Material:
alloy of magnesium and aluminum
  • Weight (with 2 × battery and prop without suspension and camera):3440g
  • Max. take-off weight: 4000gr
  • Maximum flight speed: 94km /
  • Maximum lifting height: 5km
  • Matrix Resolution: 30MP
  • Video Resolution: up to 6K with a bitrate of 4.2 Gbps
  • Image processing system: CineCore 2.0
  • Photo format: DNG / RAW
  • Video Compression Formats: CinemaDNG / Apple ProRes
  • Max. FPV removal distance: 7 km
  • The quality of the transmitted video stream: 1080p at 50 frames per second / 720p at 60 frames per second

Drone power

  • Capacity: 4280 mA
  • Voltage: 22.8 in
  • Battery Type: LiPo 6S
  • Power: 97.58 Wh
  • Weight: 515 gr

Remote controller

  • Frequency Range: 2.400 – 2.483 GH
  • Max. signal transmission distance: 7км (FCC); 3.5км (CE); 4 км (SRRC)
  • EIRP (EIRP): 2.4 GHz: 26 dBm (FCC); 17 dBm (CE); 20 dBm (SRRC)
  • Nutrition: 6000mAh, 2S, lithium polymer

Appearance

 

 

 

 

Execution Materials

DJI Inspire 2 is stronger and more powerful than its predecessor. He received a new case made of an alloy of magnesium and aluminum, which, according to DJI, reduced the weight of the drone and at the same time increased its strength.

Motors

 

The drone is equipped with a powerful brushless power plant (4 × DJI 3512 motor) providing 2 kg of thrust from each motor. It allows you to develop a maximum horizontal flight speed of 94 km / h (80 km / h for Inspire 1), max. take-off speed – 21 km / h, max. speed reduction 36 km / h. Acceleration to 80 km / h is realized in 5 seconds and all this with unmatched handling.

Battery

The Inspire 2 has two TB50 smart lithium polymer batteries in its arsenal. Productivity of each: 6S 22.8V 4280mAh 97.58Wh. Weight of one battery: 515 grams. They provide a maximum flight duration of 23 minutes with the Zenmuse X7 camera and 27 minutes with the Zenmuse X4S camera (at sea level, in calm). DJI Inspire 2 can fly very high up to 5 kilometers above sea level (subject to the use of special propellers). As well as the drone is equipped with a self-heating battery system, which allows you to operate the drone at temperatures up to -20 ° C.

Camera

An important difference between DJI Inspire 2 and all other drones is the presence of not one, but two cameras on board. Depending on the configuration, the drone can be equipped with one of the three available cameras of the Zenmuse family – X4S / X5S / X7 implemented in a 3-axis 360-degree mechanical suspension with a quick release mechanism. Classically located at the bottom of the quadrocopter.

And also, regardless of the selected kit, it is equipped with a heading camera installed in front of the Inspire 2 in two axial mechanical suspension to ensure comfortable piloting with separate operation method “Pilot + Operator”.

To fully use DJI Inspire 2, two people are needed: a pilot controlling a drone and an operator controlling a camera. A picture from the front camera is transmitted to the pilot’s console, and a picture from the main one is transmitted to the operator. Both video streams do not overlap and do not interfere with each other.

To meet the needs of professionals, DJI developed for Inspire 2 a new image processing system – CineCore 2.1, which allows you to record video in up to 6K with a bit rate of 4.4 Gb / s. To ensure high speed data processing, the developers had to transfer the slot for the SSD card from the camera to the body of the drone.

The Zenmuse X5S is built on a 4/3-inch sensor and supports up to 10 different lenses, including zoom lenses. The system also supports CinemaDNG and Apple ProRes video compression formats, which are relevant for cinema professionals.

For photographing 30-megapixel images, the DNG and RAW formats are used. In addition,Inspire 2 received a new version of the real-time video stream transmission system (streaming) with image quality of 1080p at 50 frames / s and 720p at 60 frames / s over a distance of 7 kilometers. This option will be fully appreciated by reporters and video bloggers.

The top-end cinema camera Zenmuse X7, designed specifically for Inspire 2, DJI will present a year after the release of the drone.

Sensors

If you control the Inspire 2 alone, the drone can help make complex shots with computer vision and autonomous navigation. Like the Mavic Pro and Phantom 4, the Inspire 2 has sensors and cameras to detect and fly around obstacles.

 

Visualization sensors are located in front and top, and ultrasonic and photo sensors are positioned below. Inspire 2 is able to autonomously recognize and fly around objects, as well as track a selected object (ActiveTrack intelligent mode) as the well-known Phantom 4 (Pro) and Mavic Pro can do this, allowing you to automatically point the camera at an object for shooting, regardless of the direction of movement of the drone . Therefore, you can do without the second operator.

Standalone modes

The pilot has 7 autonomous flight modes:

  1. Spotlight pro is one of the best offline flight modes. Allows you to automatically track the selected object and keep it in the frame, regardless of flight dynamics. If the range of the camera’s suspension reaches its redistribution, the drone will deploy in the right direction. Moreover, this will not affect either the flight or the quality of the material being shot. Includes two sub modes: Quick Mode and Composition Mode. Suitable for shooting without an operator.
  2. TapFly – tap your finger on the FPV display and the aircraft will fly autonomously in its direction. Well, the pilot will be able to focus solely on the shooting.
  3. ActiveTrack – just select the necessary object for shooting, make corrective settings for recognition accuracy and the drone will follow it offline.
  4. Waypoint – point your finger on the FPV display the points through which the drone will fly, set the altitude and flight speed for each point separately and the drone will perform an autonomous flight in accordance with the settings.
  5. Point of Interest – performs an autonomous circular flight of the selected object at a given height, distance and at a given speed.
  6. QuickSpin – fast rotation mode, can be activated both automatically and manually. It allows the aircraft to rotate 360 ​​° at the moment when the suspension reaches its maximum rotation of 270 °. Submodes: TapFly and ActiveTrack.
  7. Return to Home – the drone will autonomously return to the take-off place when communication is lost, or forcefully at the command of the pilot, relying on the flight map created by the drone in real time, choosing the shortest path to return.

 

Standard Inspire 2 control equipment.

 

Price

Price DJI Inspire 2 depending on configuration:

  1. Inspire 2 Standard – $ 3,299
  2. Inspire 2 Professional – $ 11,000
  3. Inspire 2 Premium – $ 13,700
  4. Inspire 2 Cinema Premium – $ 20,579

Conclusion

DJI Innovation does not cease to amaze, and the DJI Inspire 2 drone is a confirmation of this. With Inspire 2, Pro level shooting is now more affordable. Its autonomous qualities will significantly reduce the time and effort spent on large projects. Despite the seriousness of the product, almost any user can master its capabilities, but unfortunately not everyone can afford these advanced technologies. The main purpose is professional photo and video shooting. The main contingent of consumers are professionals in the photo and film industry, the media, and vlogers. Ready to work out of the box. Age limit 18+.

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