The Inspire 1 was a revelation. The first filmmaking drone in the world to integrate an HD video transmission system, 360° rotating gimbal and a 4K camera,as well as the simplicity of app control. The launches of the Zenmuse X5 and X5R cameras further cemented the Inspire as a critical tool for filmmakers around the globe.
The Inspire 2 takes everything that was good about the Inspire 1 and improves it. The image processing system CineCore2.0 has been upgraded to CineCore2.1, recording video at up to 6K in CinemaDNG/RAW and 5.2K in Apple ProRes when used with Zenmuse X7 camera. It goes from 0 to 50 mph (80 kph) in just 5 seconds and hits a maximum speed of 58 mph (94 kph) and has a max descent speed of 9m/s for unheard of speed and agility in an aircraft this size. A dual battery system prolongs the flight time to a maximum of 27 minutes (with an X4S), while self-heating technology allows it to fly even in low temperatures.FlightAutonomy has been revised and developed specifically for the Inspire 2, providing two directions of obstacle avoidance and sensor redundancy.Increased intelligence adds multiple intelligent flight modes, including Spotlight Pro, giving even single pilots the ability to create complex, dramatic shots.An upgraded video transmission system is now capable of dual signal frequency and dual channel, streaming video from an onboard FPVcamera and the main camera simultaneously, for better pilot and camera operator collaboration.
PROFESSIONAL IMAGE QUALITY
Integrated into the Inspire 2 is the brand new CineCore 2.1 image processing system, which is capable of recording video in 6K @4.44Gbps CinemaDNG*1, 5.2K @2.08Gbps Apple ProRes*2, and H.265/H.264 @100Mbps. CineCore 2.1 supports burst shots, capturing 10 JPEG + DNG bursts and continuous DNG bursts*3 at 20fps (24MP per shot) when the Zenmuse X7 is mounted. (Currently compatible with the X7, X5S and X4S*4. Please refer to Specs for the supported video formats of each camera).
6K (6016 × 3200, 16:9) 30 fps 12-bit, 4.44 Gbps
3.9K (3944 × 2088, 16:9) 60 fps 10-bit, 3.86 Gbps
Built-in 3D noise reduction, 3DLUT colour management technology, advanced sensor correction.
H.264/AVC BP/MP/HP Level 5.1: 4K 60 fps, 100 Mbps; H.265 MP Level 5.1: 4K 30 fps, 100 Mbps;
5.2K (5280 × 2160, 2.4:1) 30fps (422 HQ)
4K (3840 × 2160, 16:9) 30fps (4444 XQ, no alpha)
JPEG/DNG/JPEG+DNG 10 fps in burst 24 MP*5
DNG 20 fps continuous burst 24 MP*6
*1*2 Additional licenses required*3 DJI CINESSD required for CinemaDNG continuous burst
*4 X4S does not support DNG RAW or Apple ProRes*5 Photos stored on Micro SD card*6 Photos stored on DJI CINESSD
Integrated inside the Inspire 2 is a powerful image processing system named CineCore 2.0, and a new CINESSD system. By placing these parts inside the airframe, image data can be stored and processed more readily, while the CINESSD storage system itself can be better protected. It also means that the camera can be more lightweight, increasing aircraft agility and overall flight performance. CineCore 2.0 is compatible with the Zenmuse X4S and X5S for different shooting needs, and both cameras attach using a new gimbal port that is quicker to connect and more reliable.
SENSE AND AVOID
Forward and downward vision systems enable the Inspire 2 to detect obstacles up to 30 meters ahead, allowing for protected flight at up to 34mph (54kph)at a controllable attitude angle of 25°. Upward facing infrared sensors scan obstacles 16ft (5m) above, adding protection when flying in enclosed spaces.Obstacle sensing systems are active during normal flight, RTH and all Intelligent Flight Modes.These sensors are core components of the DJI FlightAutonomysystem, which brings the below intelligent features to the Inspire 2:
- Upward obstacle avoidance
- Obstacle avoidance for accurate indoor hovering and positioning
- Automatic obstacle avoidance during RTH
- Terrain detection
Detect Landing Terrain
A vision positioning system made up of a single optical flow sensor — and ultrasonic sensors — can only collect altitude data using its ultrasonic systems, making it unable to generate accurate information about the terrain below. However, the Inspire 2’s stereo vision system will calculate the difference in height during auto-landing between the aircraft’s landing point, scanning the terrain in real time to ensure that the area is suitable for landing.
Spotlight Pro is a powerful tracking mode that allows even single pilots to capture complex, dramatic images. It uses advanced visual tracking algorithms to lock onto a subject during flight,regardless of the direction that the Inspire 2 flies, creating shots that would once have required a dedicated camera operator. If the gimbal comes close to reaching its rotation limits,the Inspire 2 itself will rotate in the same direction without affecting flight control or the shot being captured to free up gimbal movement.
It has two shooting modes, Quick Mode and Composition Mode. In Quick Mode, select an object to begin tracking. In Composition Mode, select the subject and the tracking position.When the subject enters the preset tracking position, press the shortcut to begin tracking. The gimbal can be moved during shooting for composition adjustments.Spotlight Pro is available in Intelligent Flight Modes TapFly, Waypoint, and Point of Interest.
INTELLIGENT FLIGHT MODES
In addition to Spotlight Pro, a range of other intelligent flight and shooting modes are available. Obstacle avoidance is optimized when using Point of Interest*and Waypoint* modes, making complex shots simple and repeatable. Also available are QuickSpin, TapFly and ActiveTrack, to simplify challenging shots.
The 2-axis onboard FPV camera separates the flight view from the main camera view, effectively giving the Inspire 2 a dedicated TapFly camera. Tap a point onscreen in the FPV view to set a flight route and the Inspire 2 will automatically fly along that route, leaving the pilot to focus on gimbal movement.
The ActiveTrack Mode allows the Inspire 2 to recognize a range of objects, from people to bikes to cars to boats. Tracking profiles that can be adjusted based on the subject being tracked means greater tracking precision.
SMART RETURN TO HOME
Forward and downward vision systems allow the Inspire 2 to createa real-time map of its flight route as it flies. If the video transmission system signal is lost and Smart Return Home is enabled, it is able to fly home along its original route, and change to a straight line when it regains a signal. As it returns, it will use the primary camera to identify obstacles as far as 200m in front, allowing it to plan a safe route home. It is also able to reconnect more quickly after losing connection.
VIDEO TRANSMISSION SYSTEM
The latest update to DJI Lightbridge technology has an effective transmission distance of up to 4.3mi (7km)* and is capable of delivering both 1080p/720pvideo as well as the FPV view to pilot and camera operator. Users can also switch between 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz** control frequencies to cut through noise for greater signal stability.
Master and Slave Controllers
A new wireless HD image transmission technology sends video information from the master controller to the slave controller and the two controllers can be up to100m apart without loss of image quality.
Broadcasters can broadcast direct from the Inspire 2 using its dedicated 1080i50and 720p60 transmission signal. Aerial live-streaming direct to TV is as simple as connecting the Inspire 2 remote controller to the satellite truck.
POWERFUL FLIGHT PERFORMANCE
A new propulsion system optimized for power creates a new level of flight performance. The Inspire 2 flies at up to 58mph (94kph) descends at 9m/s and ascends at 6m/s. It can accelerate from 0 to 50mph (80kph) in just 5 seconds and flies at a max attitude angle of 40°. The two controller sticks are tuned for more sensitivity, making delicate maneuvers easier.
More power also allows the Inspire 2 to fly in more extreme conditions, including over 2500-5000m above sea level (using optionally dedicated propellers), and in temperatures as low as -4°F (-20°C) using self-heating Intelligent Flight Batteries.
Reliability has been further enhanced through dual redundancy of key modules such as the IMU and barometer. The intelligent flight control system monitors the redundancy system, giving it accurate flight data.
The new obstacle sensing system helps the Inspire 2 sense and avoid obstacles, minimizing the risk of collision.
Dual batteries mean that if a problem occurs on one battery the other is able to continue flight long enough for a safe landing. At the same time, the Inspire 2 propulsion system is driven a PWM signal with serial port signal redundancy so that if PWM signals are lost, transmission will continue through the serial port.
This propulsion system has been tested for thousands of hours to ensure reliability, when combined with key sensors and a dual-battery design, overall flight reliability is significantly enhanced.