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GoPro Karma looking beyond the hype

GoPro Karma looking beyond the hype

Yesterday GoPro launched their long awaited GoPro quadcopter drone, called the Karma. In the UK, Karma is launched on the 23rd October with a retail price for the drone alone of £719.99, with a Hero 5 Black included it will be £999.99, this price is relatively competitive especially considering GoPro include a hand held stabiliser attachment and a back pack. With DJI due to release their DJI Mavic on the 27th September it’s possible DJI will try to undercut the […]

The latest Solo app update to iOS and Android adds PAL support

The latest Solo app update to iOS and Android adds PAL support

The latest 3DR Solo update to the Solo application for mobiles/tablets on iOS and Android now has GoPro controls which include the PAL modes; so whilst flying, modes can be switched between video and stills and the resolution, frame rate and so on can be changed.

GoPro announce their new drone is called Karma

GoPro announce their new drone is called Karma

It’s been known for a while that GoPro are planning a drone for 2016, few details are known about it, other than the name, which has been revealed to be Karma. Developing a drone from scratch with its own software is no easy feat, a check on archive.org only found job adverts for GoPro’s drone team in San Mateo California, going back just over 4-5 months covering hardware and firmware, with the test lead jobs being more recent.    This […]

Back-bone release a Solo specific GoPro Ribcage

Back-bone release a Solo specific GoPro Ribcage

Back-bone who are best known for their Ribcage replacement shell for the GoPro have announced a 3DR Solo specific version called the Ribcage Air. The Ribcage Air is made from machined aluminum plates that are 50% lighter than the standard Ribcage, as such it’s far more suited to GoPro gimbals. Along with the new Ribcage comes the Dead Weight, a 3DR Solo specific kit that allows for precise balancing to support use of various lenses or filters that cause the weight […]

Solo firmware 1.3 adds full GoPro control but does not yet include PAL

Solo firmware 1.3 adds full GoPro control but does not yet include PAL

This week 3DR released the iOS and Android apps to take advantage of the last Solo Arducopter release which finally allows control of the GoPro in flight to change settings such as shutter speed.  This release only offers NTSC settings with PAL settings to come in a future update, hopefully fairly soon. Recent firmware releases have seen improvements to the GPS, the video transmission range, to the gimbal and to the handling in flight. We haven’t used the latest firmware […]

DJI unveils the X5 and X5R Micro Four Thirds camera gimbal

DJI unveils the X5 and X5R Micro Four Thirds camera gimbal

DJI today revealed the X5 and X5R, their first Micro Four Thirds (MFT) camera gimbals, the specifications are very impressive indeed, DJI in releasing these cameras has almost certainly killed off much of the need for expensive big rigs to carry the likes of the Panasonic GH4. In another surprise move, the gimbal doesn’t only support a single prime lens but 3 in total. Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm f2.0 [FOV 84°] Full Frame 24mm equivalent. DJI MFT 14mm f1.7 […]