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Best Drone For Filming

Posted on December 16 2015

The best drone for filming? That question is tough, as numerous quadcopters ideal for filming awe-inspiring footage exist. The Phantom 2 Vision+ and the Phantom 3 professional from DJI both spring to mind when considering the best drone for filming, however the Inspire 1 may be the perfect option. Also created by the masters at DJI, the Inspire 1 is one of the latest quadcopters available and the first 4K filming drone. 

Let’s take a deeper look at what makes this drone rock:

“Everything You Need”

Described as featuring “everything you need for aerial filmmaking,” the Inspire 1 features a ready-to-fly design. Lightweight and flexible, the personal drone still provides the stability essential to capturing spectacular footage. Each and every component communicates “intelligently” with one another, allowing a smooth and stable flight even when flying the quadcopter for the first time.

The main controller is the Inspire 1’s “brain,” which tells the quadcopter what to do. It calculates environmental conditions in real time, such as a sudden high wind, and makes certain the drone responds to user commands instantly.

New Gimbal and Camera

The DJI Inspire 1 features the brand’s “most advanced camera to date.” Its gimbal is the “result of DJI’s years of expertise in camera stabilization,” meaning your footage will be as smooth as Frank Sinatra’s voice, regardless of flight conditions. Videos are 4K @ 24-30 fps, or 1080p @ 24-60fps, while photos are shot in 14 megapixels. The advanced lens features nine elements in nine groups, which includes an aspherical element. The lens is also curved, and subsequently captures shots at wide angles minus the distortion.

This drone’s three-axis Zenmuse gimbal “constantly draws on data fed by the intelligent flight controller,” allowing it to continuously calculate exact motion correction. The gimbal also offers 360-degree rotation among other features.

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