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DJI begin a partnership with Hasselblad

DJI begin a partnership with Hasselblad

It has been reported that DJI have bought a stake in Swedish manufacturer Hasselblad that are known for their rather expensive medium format cameras. In recent years Hasselblad has sold upmarket versions of Sony cameras amongst its range. The partnership underlines DJI’s aim to be seen as a serious contender in the camera market and could signal future higher end products. The DJI press release goes on to say: “We are honored to be partnering with DJI, the clear technology […]

DJI announces a new product, having trademarked the OSMO handheld gimbal

DJI announces a new product, having trademarked the OSMO handheld gimbal

On the 22nd July DJI registered the trademark OSMO following on from having submitted the trademark for MATRICE, the OSMO is detailed as being a handheld gimbal with a feature list that suggests it could even have add-ons for underwater use, finally allowing DJI’s camera to take on the GoPro in all conditions. The words used in the application to describe the device were: Camera gimbals; handheld camera gimbals; camera mounting devices; support devices for camera stabilization; devices for gyro […]

DJI enters the camera market with Micro Four Thirds standards group membership

DJI enters the camera market with Micro Four Thirds standards group membership

DJI says farewell to the GoPro? It was announced today that DJI has joined the Micro Four Thirds standards group this means DJI is serious about camera manufacturing. The Micro Four Thirds system (MFT) standard was created by Olympus and Panasonic in 2008 but has since attracted a number of supporting members including Blackmagic, Zeiss, Cosina, Fujifilm, Leica and many more. DJI is the first multicopter manufacturer to join the group. Some of the most exciting mirrorless cameras, especially for […]

RoboQuad – Our latest video has been well received

RoboQuad – Our latest video has been well received

Thank you for all the kind comments we’ve had on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for our latest video which was a pastiche of Robocop, with references we hope people will recognise from 2001 and League of Gentleman (the BBC TV series) amongst others. The video was primarily filmed on the Panasonic Lumix GH3 with the SLR Magic Anamorphot lens, plus of course the GoPro. The video made us laugh and we’re glad the humour has been well received with positive […]

Confession time – we burned the gimbal out

Confession time – we burned the gimbal out

We were testing a robust gimbal with in particular the Letus AnamorphX adapter but as we feared might happen we burned the gimbal out in well under a week.  We want eventually to have an a multicopter based anamorphic rig so that footage from it can be matched to a conventional SLR camera used the SLR Magic Anamorphot adapter. We used the FY-G3 Feiyu-Tech (hand held version) along with a mix of miscellaneous rig components, an Edelkrone EVF holder and […]

APM & Pixhawk gets drift mode – aeroplane style control for multicopters

APM & Pixhawk gets drift mode – aeroplane style control for multicopters

A recent firmware offering has brought a new flight mode, called drift mode which causes the flight controller to take over the yaw, the effect is aeroplane style flying with a single stick. The APM wiki suggests drift mode will be good for: FPV flyers who are looking for a dynamic, plane like flight as well as loiter-like position hold. New flyers who want to try a more intuitive and easy to learn flight mode. Anybody who would like to […]