DJI’s New Phantom and Ronin Announced at NAB
By Monica Burres
DJI, announced the release of its new DJI Phantom 2 Vision at the 2014 NAB Show. The new Phantom is the world’s first flying camera to capture stabilized footage out of the box. This is an innovation ideal for videographers who need aerial shots without having to worry about that dreaded shaky-cam syndrome.
The built-in camera shoots 1080p video at 30 fps, while also possessing the capability of 14-megapixel pictures. Mounted to a gimbal, the camera maintains steadiness on 3 axes, including pitch, roll and yaw, without having to worry about wind conditions or speed.
Enabling filmmakers to maintain the perfect shot, the DJI Phantom 2 Vision has a built-in GPS to allow the camera to maintain the same position in the air even in winds up to 25mph. Filmmakers/pilots can view the footage they are capturing in real time as the camera maintains its own Wi-Fi network.
The company’s new handheld camera stabilizer, the DJI Ronin, possesses SmoothTrack technology so camera operators can easily transition movements into gimbal movements. Need more precise camera movements? A second operator is easily accommodated to wirelessly control pan, tilt and other gimbal functions with the use of a joystick.
DJI created these tools with creative filmmakers in mind – aerial shots and easily-controlled parameters make up the most valuable assets to filmmakers and enable the transition to creative tools for the creative videographer.