We love to fly. Our primary platform is the DJI Inspire 2 Pro with the Zenmuse X5S camera.
The pilot in charge is responsible for all aspects of the drone flight including safety, weather and anything else that may effect the flight. The second crew member is either a spotter, who maintains the line of sight on the aircraft, or a camera operator who controls the camera. The pilot may fly off the monitor and use the spotter or may choose to visually fly the drone with a camera operator controlling the shot. I personally enjoy flying off the monitor.
Quick tech facts…Micro 4/3 sensor, 12.8 stop of dynamic range, interchangeable lenses, almost 20 minutes of flight, range limited to line of sight and altitude of 400 feet above ground level per FAA. Waivers can be rewarded…
“Equipped with an uprated Micro 4/3 sensor, the Zenmuse X5S has a dynamic range of 12.8 stops with a much improved signal to noise ratioand color sensitivity than the X5R. It supports up to eight standard M4/3 lenses (including zoom lenses) with focal lengths ranging from 9mm-45mm(equivalent to 18mm-90mm on a 35mm camera), allowing more creative flexibility. The new CineCore 2.0 image processing system on the Inspire 2makes the Zenmuse X5S capable of capturing 5.2K 30fps CinemaDNG video and Apple ProRes video as well as 4K 60fps using H.264 and 4K 30fpsusing H.265 (both at 100Mbps). Continuous DNG burst shooting at 20fps with 20.8MP images is also supported. The Zenmuse X5S was designedto keep pace with the rigors of high-end professional aerial imaging.
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 andhits 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 systemprolongs 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.”
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We work on all sorts of video and film projects. Our drones have flown in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Arkansas, Nebraska, Illinois, Kansas City pretty much the entire Midwest. We also do construction and real estate drone work.