Posts Tagged ‘phantom’

DJI Announces the Phantom 3: 4K Video in the World’s Most Popular Camera Drone

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Chinese drone maker DJI has just announced the latest version of its most popular drone line: the Phantom 3. The new camera drone offers professional-grade flight and imaging performance at consumer-level prices. With this update, 4K video recording finally arrives in the Phantom series.
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The World’s First Pinhole Photo Captured by Drone

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Say hello to drone pinhole photography. A photography class at the Rochester Institute of Technology has successfully created what appears to be the first documented case of a pinhole photograph captured from a drone.
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DJI Mandatory Firmware Update Will Disable Camera Drones in Washington DC’s No Fly Zone

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Yesterday we reported that a DJI Phantom quadcopter operator had accidentally crashed his camera drone onto the lawn of the White House at 3 in the morning, causing a security panic among those tasked with ensuring the President’s safety (later reports suggest the man was drunk).

DJI wants to make sure this type of incident never happens again: the company is issuing a mandatory firmware update that will disable its camera drones in Washington DC’s no fly zone.
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Peter Lik Print Sells for $6.5 Million, Shattering Record for Most Expensive Photo

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Australian landscape photographer Peter Lik has taken the crown for most expensive photo ever sold. “Phantom,” the picture shown above, was sold to a private collector for a staggering $6.5 million. The record was previously held by Andreas Gursky’s “Rhein II”, which sold for $4.3 million back in 2011.
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Report: GoPro Plans to Start Making Its Own Camera Drones Next Year

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DJI better watch out, because the camera that is commonly attached to its most popular line of Drones might soon have a drone of its very own. That’s right, we’re talking about GoPro, and the Wall Street Journal claims the company is planning to release its own line of drones next year. Read more…

DIY: Build Your Own Anti-Vibration Camera Drone Mount for Only $10!

Just picked up a DJI Phantom but don’t have the cash to drop on an expensive gimbal to keep your shots steady and level? Well, it turns out $10 will get you at least half-way there and keep the ‘jello effect’ and blur out of the videos and photos you plan to go out and capture. Read more…

Phantom’s Newest Flagship Camera Offers Up Super-Slo-Mo at Super Steep Price

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Phantom, the company behind some insane high-speed cameras has announced their new flagship camera, the Phantom v2511. Bumping up the specs across the board from their current flagship device, this beast manages to pack in up to 25,600 frames per second at 1280 x 800 resolution (just over 720p).

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Trey Ratcliff’s Trip to China Included Drone Confiscation & a Chinese Detention Center

Pushing the boundaries on where you should and shouldn’t use a drone is scary enough in most situations. But “most situations” don’t seem to be daring enough for noted travel photographer Trey Ratcliff.

Detailing his experience over on his blog, Stuck In Customs, Ratcliff tells the tale of how his endeavors to use a drone in the Forbidden City of Beijing earned him some time with Chinese authorities in a detention center. Read more…

Pro Golfer Keegan Bradley Takes Down a DJI Phantom and GoPro in Four Swings

We’ve shared just how dangerous it can be to get in the way of a drive down the fairway of a professional golfer before, be it on accident or by request. But today we’re sharing something that’s potentially even more impressive, albeit quite a bit more costly than previous events. Read more…

DJI Gives Popular Phantom 2 Quadcopter a Plus-Worthy Update

Less than six months after releasing their second iteration of their Phantom Drone, DJI is back at it again with another, albeit somewhat smaller, update to what is likely the most-frequently featured quadcopter on PetaPixel. Read more…