The introduction of the Mobius Action Camera ushered in a new expectation of FPV and general RC video quality that prior to that had been only with-in the grasp of those who had plenty of cash to splash; however while the video quality of the Mobius is on-par with the higher priced entry-level GoPro 3 White unlike the GoPro options for using your Mobius with a Gimbal have been few and far between, normally involving lots of custom building and questionable results.
Microsoft Research have been working on a way to convert First-person videos to a ‘smooth’ time-lapse even if they are roughly filmed and jerky. The video below demonstrates the extremely impressive algorithm that has been developed to smooth out jerky footage and produce a super slick hyper-lapse video.
..Well its nearly here, ImmersionRC have announced that their next generation of 2.4ghz video transmitters will be shipping soon. I’m not sure if that’s an ImmersionRC ‘soon’ or a normal persons soon but we’re exited none the less!
There is also talk of new higher sensitivity NexWaveRF receiver modules for the FatShark range of goggles along with new 2.4ghz UNO and DUO receivers. Continue reading
The all new X100 “Touch Screen” Charger is a feature packed bargain; at the time of writing this article it was available for $59.99 (USD) which equates to a few pennies over £40 (GBP) delivered to your door. The charger boasts a vast array of functions and offers a pretty impressive 100W output for a charger with an internal power supply.
The first version of the H3-3D we saw on the market (the V1) retained the same ‘Hero Bus’ port that was used on the original H3-2D gimbals which allowed you to simply ‘click’ your GoPro 3 or 3+ onto the camera plate and fit the retaining bracket; it was extremely tidy with no extra cables or connectors.
DJI have now released the V1.1 H3-3D and the first thing you’ll notice is that the Hero Bus has been dropped (rumour is DJI didn’t want to pay GoPro the license fee to use the Bus) and replaced with 10pin USB connector to provide power and live video output. Continue reading
Two new flight safety features are to be introduced in the next Phantom 2 / Vision firmware update and its good to see that DJI appreciate that their own business could be at risk if too many silly people fly in the wrong places. Continue reading
Robbie Knowles has been successfully prosecuted by the CAA and handed a hefty fine after his craft lost contract and headed into protected air-space. Continue reading
DJI have just announced the release of a 3-axis GoPro gimbal, again its under the Zenmuse brand so we are pretty much guaranteed it will be simple to install, insanely reliable and perform flawlessly.