An In-Depth Look at the DJI Phantom 4

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There were a lot of things at NAB this year that were new and tho the DJI Phantom 4 had been announced before NAB, it certainly was getting a lot of attention. 

Our good friends at BeTerrific!! sat down with the Jon Resnick from DJI.

Some very interesting discussion including safety and the new features of the Phantom 4.

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An In-Depth Look at the DJI Phantom 4! DJI at NAB 2016!

Live from NAB 2016! Jon Resnick from DJI joins us on the BeTerrific NAB 2016 Live Show to talk about the latest products from DJI including an in-depth look at the DJI Phantom 4!

DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter

DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter image 1

Via B&H:

A sleek new design with magnesium unibody construction, obstacle avoidance sensor, dynamic range enhancing video modes, and a two-point-of-contact gimbal mount are just some the features DJI have introduced with the Phantom 4 Quadcopter. Thanks to improvements in efficiency as well as its intelligent power management system, the quadcopter boasts up to 28 minutes flying time. Its camera shoots DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) video at 24/25 fps and UHD 4K (3480 x 2160) at up to 30 fps. There is also a 120 fps mode in 1080p resolution for slow-motion effects. The camera will also take 12MP still photos in either DNG RAW or JPEG, with single shot, HDR, burst, and time-lapse modes to choose from.

Computerized flight control is nothing new, but the Phantom 4 is the first Phantom to be given a pair of eyes. Among other features, these front-facing visual sensors enable obstacle avoidance during automatic return home and allow it to track a subject. It also features Vision Position, a carryover from the Phantom 3 Professional and Advanced, which provides navigation for times when GPS is unavailable and the quadcopter is close to the ground.

One area where fixed-wing planes have traditionally held an advantage over multi-rotors is performance. The Phantom 4 aims to shake off this stigma. With its Sport Mode, the quadcopter can achieve a top speed of 44.7mph. That's enough speed to take to the races or follow fast-moving subjects, such as a vehicle or skier hurling down the slopes. Since you may need to slow down in a hurry, Active Braking brings to the quadcopter to a halt much faster than drag alone otherwise would.

Check out full product features and specs of the DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter at B&H.

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  1. The pandering and slobbering you have to get through over Resnick was nothing short of nauseating. Clearly people are interested in the product not the man. I wanted what the headline told me would be the focus of the intv and then it forwards me through this love fest that could have been click bait to a dating service. Honestly, no one gives a rats ass about the love the interviewer has for a man who has no propellers on his shoulders, no camera under his gut and can’t fly to get me the footage I need. I’m guessing the irritation over having to skip through all that nonsense is mine alone but I’d be surprised if heads weren’t shaking from others as well.

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