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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 […]

New product from DJI called Demorpheus

New product from DJI called Demorpheus

DJI has recently registered the trademark for a new product called Demorpheus, the description for which suggests it is a new flight controller or add-on sensor unit, possibly a consumer version of Manifold which is an embedded Linux computer used with DJI’s Matrice 100.  As seen in DJI’s Matrice and also 3DR’s Solo, companion computing seems to be the future with tasks such as advanced navigation and image recognition offloaded to companion CPUs running flavours of Linux so a consumer […]

Is DJI planning a rover with the name RoboMasters?  It looks like it.

Is DJI planning a rover with the name RoboMasters? It looks like it.

As the year ends we were wondering what 2016 had in store so we’ve been scanning the trademarks being registered for new products and have spotted a few from DJI, the most interesting of which is RoboMasters, which will be branded with an R logo with a lightening bolt design. The RoboMaster is a car/rover which is an RC ground vehicle which likely has some autonomous capability, given the open source community in Arducopter for example, supports rover and multicopter […]

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 […]

DJI release the OSMO handheld gimbal

DJI release the OSMO handheld gimbal

As we speculated in September, DJI have released a handheld gimbal called the OSMO, which comes currently as a package with a camera, the OSMO can also accept the X3 and X5 Zenmuse gimbals from the DJI Inspire. The OSMO is competitively priced with a UK retail price of £549 which makes it around the same cost as a GoPro Hero 4 with a gimbal, however, none of the GoPro gimbals are as well integrated. The automatic full 360 panorama […]

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 […]