Monthly Archives: May 2014


The Power of Creativity

We understand the power of creativity. Not only its ability to create beauty, but its ability to change the world for the better.

We believe our flying platforms, stabilization technologies and cameras give creators the tools they need to unleash their ideas and let their creativity fly. It is this belief that drives us in everything we do.

 

 

Amazing things happen when you set your limits above the sky


Drones used for aerial photos and videos for homes

Once reserved for luxury-home listings, aerial photos and videos for homes are popping up in ads for moderately priced places, thanks to the use of relatively inexpensive drones. It’s especially popular in the Bay Area, where water, hills, beaches and vineyards can lend drama to even mundane homes. John Hayes, president of […]


Sheriff Office Drone recovered in Lake Conroe

Drone Recovered : The Houston police dive team on Thursday recovered a remote controlled helicopter drone that crashed last month into Lake Conroe, authorities said. The $250,000 ShadowHawk, owned by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, malfunctioned April 25 during training exercises over the lake.   This Sept. 2011 photo provided […]


Connecting the DJI Lightbridge and Zenmuse

Connecting the DJI Lightbridge and Zenmuse

DJI Lightbridge is a revolutionary 2.4G Full HD digital video downlink offering extremely powerful technology in a small and lightweight form. By offering 1920 x 1080p@30fps video data transmission from up to 1.7km (1.05miles) away, it’s the ideal solution for professional aerial creators and FPV users.

 

DJI Lightbridge Fitting

It features an aluminum alloy casing, and extreme internal and external shielding for interference protection. Recharging can be done through the supplied charger or a 3S~6S Li-Po battery. Each charge lasts for up to 4.5 hours. Give your creativity a boost with pin sharp imagery today.

 

 


3-Axis Stabilized Handheld Gimbal System 1

The DJI (3-Axis Stabilized Handheld Gimbal System) Ronin has been developed for the cinematographer with pro-grade build quality keeping up with the demands of everyday use and aerial film making in professional environments.

Just hold it in your hands and you’ll achieve smooth and stable footage with the highest levels of precision. Even when mounted to an aircraft in high-speed flight, precise control can be achieved with the highest level of stability. Along with our attention to detail, custom built super fast processors, sensors, and algorithms offer an extreme precision of control angle within the range of ±0.02°.

This puts world class leading technology into your hands offering the highest standards when it comes to picture or video stabilization.

A short film about taking chances and making the most of every opportunity, all shot on using the DJI Ronin

 

KEY FEATURES

  • 3-AXIS STABILIZED GIMBAL SYSTEM
  • SUPPORTS A MULTITUDE OF CAMERAS & LENSES (FROM MICRO FOUR-THIRDS TO RED EPIC SIZED)
  • SIMPLE 5 MINUTE SETUP & BALANCE
  • BUILT-IN TOOL-LESS BALANCE ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM
  • BUILT-IN RECEIVER & REMOTE CONTROL AVAILABLE
  • MOBILE BLUETOOTH ASSISTANT SOFTWARE
  • BASED ON DJI ZENMUSE TECHNOLOGY
  • GIMBAL TUNING STAND
  • FIRMWARE UPGRADABLE

IMPRESSIVE CONTROL EXPERIENCE

SMOOTHTRACKTM CONTROL
SmoothTrackTM gives the single gimbal operator the ability to translate their tilt and pan movements of the gimbal into smooth and stabilized movements of the camera’s angle. Framing of broad wide-angle scenes or even close quarters becomes much easier during single gimbal operator use.

AUTO CONFIGURATION
After balancing the camera with a simple tap of the ATS (Auto Tune Stability) button, Ronin will be automatically tuned for your camera rig. The gimbal will intelligently adjust parameters based off the camera rigs weight and independently adjust each individual axis until an optimal setting is found.

UPRIGHT OPERATION MODE
Upright Mode allows the gimbal to be flipped over and operate the camera closer to eye level without straining to lift the gimbal. This can be used in various situations such mounting on the top of the vehicle. There are no limitations.

SUSPENDED OPERATION MODE
Standard gimbal operation is in Suspended Operation Mode. Low slung, close to the ground or simply holding the gimbal in front of you offers completely smooth and stabilized footage. This mode would also be used when mounted to a flying platform such as a multirotor.

2ND OPERATOR CONTROLLER
A 2nd operator transmitter is also included with the package. This allows for pan and tilt control as well user assignable speeds and operation modes with 2 custom toggle switches on the transmitter.

OPTIONAL JOYSTICK PAN/TILT
Single thumb control is available for the Ronin Handheld Gimbal System. Pan and Tilt movements can be controlled via the optional joystick attachment. SmoothTrackTM mode can be turned on or off via the optional joystick interface.

DJI RONIN

POWERFUL HARDWARE SUPPORT

  • Support for DJI Lightbridge Full HD Video Downlink
  • Quick Release Smart Battery System with 4-Hour+ Run Time
  • Quick Release Top Handle Bar for Easy Break-Down & Mounting to Various Platforms
  • Dual 15mm Rods for Follow-Focus or Matte Boxes
  • Precision High Power, High Torque Brushless Motors
  • Top Bar Accessory Mounts

Where the Road Meets the Sky

A Phantom is more than a flying camera, it’s inspiration that you can hold in your hands.

It makes you want to go to extraordinary places and do incredible things, all while getting photos and videos that you once could only dream of. Take one with you on your next trip, wherever in the world you go and whatever you do.

You’ll be glad you did.

 


Entrepreneurs have big hopes for UAV’s. Farmers want to use them to survey crops, realtors to take aerial photographs of homes and moviemakers to shoot hard to film scenes.

“The potential benefits for unmanned aerial systems cannot be underestimated. Whether it is helping farmers improve crop yields, assisting first responders with search-and-rescue missions, or advancing scientific research, UAV’s are capable of saving time, saving money and, most importantly, saving lives.”