Sunday, April 17, 2016

DJI just released its most powerful drone yet

The film and television industry are gathered in Las Vegas this week for the National Association of Broadcasters' annual summit, and this evening DJI showed off two new products aimed at the big budget productions rolling out of Hollywood. Claudio Miranda, the Academy Award-winning director of photography on Life of Pi, was on hand to help unveil the Matrice 600 (M600), a $4,599 drone with a laundry list of cutting-edge capabilities onboard. The main pitch: this is the heavy lifter you want to get your fancy cinema camera in the air.

The M600 has a new video downlink, LightBridge 2, which can stream in 1080p at 60 frames per second from a distance of up to 3 miles. It's got a new flight controller called the A3, and is available with...

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