Posts by P13 [ 22 ]

DJI trademarks a new product called SPARK

DJI trademarks a new product called SPARK

On the 9th March 2017, DJI registered the trademark name SPARK under the category of drones; unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). DJI tends to bring to market products that it trademarks, so there’s a good chance the SPARK will be released this year. DJI is deliberately vague with trademark filings, so the nature of the device is purely speculation at this point, though since we broke this story photos of a DJI SPARK have been leaked, which suggest the SPARK is […]

Multicopter mistaken for UFO and reported in local UK newspaper

Multicopter mistaken for UFO and reported in local UK newspaper

A multicopter enthusiast whilst doing a test flight at night, has had his LED lit copter mistaken for a UFO according to an article in the local newspaper. Don’t panic folks the aliens are not coming… The article can be read here: http://www.pendletoday.co.uk/news/strange-but-true/can-you-help-solve-mystery-of-colne-ellipse-1-5886189  

New GoPro 3 firmware fixes issues with some microSD cards

New GoPro 3 firmware fixes issues with some microSD cards

A new GoPro 3 firmware is out which fixes some issues, especially of note is the Black Edition lower bitrate to stop card failures: RELEASE NOTES: This camera software update provides the following additional features and fixes: Enables compatibility with new GoPro App features Corrects HDMI TV preview from low res to high res Fixes forced exposure lock on 0.5 and 1 second time-lapse intervals Optimizes compatibility with select microSD cards by reducing data stream rate to 35Mb/sec while recording […]

Panasonix GX7 – Claims of GH3 video quality in a smaller body

There are a lot of exciting cameras about in general, where a camera looks special for both normal video-photography and also aerial video-photography then I’m interested.  The Panasonic Lumix GH3 is a wonderful camera (apart from the lack of focus peaking and a less than perfect EVF) and has been combined with the GH2 Zenmuse (after modification) and used in shows such as the BBC’s Topgear, however for amateurs or semi-pros other options are always of interest. The GoPro Zenmuse […]

Don’t try this at home – How to kill a LiPo

We’ve been sent this video example, which really shows how much abuse a LiPo has to take before it really misbehaves. Don’t try this yourself as it does look dangerous!

DJI disqualifies “cheaters” in Phantom video competition

DJI disqualifies “cheaters” in Phantom video competition

DJI recently set up a competition (http://www.dji-innovations.com/phantom-video-contest) to encourage Phantom owners to submit videos, the winners were supposed to be the top 10 based on likes.  Unfortunately YouTube can be abused and there are websites where likes can be purchased, this tactic however was given away when some entries had far more likes than views. For videos with more likes than views, Danny Zheng at DJI (according to the Phantom User’s Facebook page) has said those videos will be disqualified. […]