Archive / April, 2015

The Quality, Size & Price of this Pro Video Camera is Unique

This is a tiny high quality cube-shaped camera, called the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera. It’s specifically designed for remote shooting and at $995 it’s a serious option for Aerial UAV Cinematographers.

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The Blackmagic Micro records to SD card and although there’s no built-in monitor there’s a full-size HDMI port so you can attach one to see what you’re shooting.

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An ‘expansion’ port that will allow the use of PWM and S.Bus remote controls that are usually found in model aeroplanes and drones. Different functions can be mapped to different channels: for example iris, focus and record start/stop can all be controlled via remote transmitter.

Visit the Blackmagic website for more.

3D Robotics Introduces Solo, with help from GoPro

If you’re thinking about getting the new DJI Phantom 3, think again! 3D Robotics have just released Solo, “the world’s first smart drone and with a price tag of $999 and with it’s open source flight controller, this UAV could take some market share away from DJI.

Solo is a breakthrough in intelligent flight. It’s not just smarter so that it can do more; it’s smarter so that you have to do less. We’ve turned the Hollywood toolkit into software, and allowed everyone to experience epic video, both behind and in front of the camera. — Chris Anderson.

The 3DR Solo is available for pre-order via 3DR’s store.

Fast Track Your Entry into Mini Racing Quads with the DYS 250 from HobbyKing

You might be looking to get into mini FPV quad without having to spend a fortune and without having to build your own from scratch. If that’s the case, this Plug ‘N’ Fly 250 quad from HobbyKing could be worth considering.

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The DYS 250 PNF quadcopter has all of the functionality and flexibility of a DIY frame and the ease of use of a PNF. The latest DYS offering incorporates quality BE series brushless motors, fully licensed open pilot CC3D flight control board (pre-tuned), BLheli speed controllers and a folding frame design which neatly folds into the supplied storage case.

The CC3D Flight controller provides a crisp feel when flying tricopters, quads, hexcopters, octocopters, and even fixed wing planes and has been specifically selected for this PNF quadcopter to bring you a super stable quadcopter straight out of the box.

Features:

  • PNF format add your receiver and let the fun begin
  • 20A Opto BLHeli Speed controllers
  • Powerful DYS BE series 2300kv motors
  • Pre-tuned CC3D flight control system
  • Open pilot cloud configured and pre-tuned
  • Folding portable frame
  • Handy carrying case included
  • Extremely durable carbon fiber construction

For more details, visit the HobbyKing product page.