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DJI Inspire 2

Powerful drone for professional videography and filmmaking.


Inspire 2 Highlights

  • Upgraded CineCore2.1 image processing system.
  • Record video at up to 6K in CinemaDNG/RAW and 5.2K in Apple ProRes when used with X7 camera. Licence key needed to unlock these features. 
  • Spotlight Pro flight modes gives single pilots the ability to create dramatic shots.
  • New Vision Sensing technology; two directions of obstacle avoidance and sensor redundancy.
  • Self-heating technology. Operate in temperatures from -20° to 40°C.
  • Upgraded video transmission system, capable of dual signal frequency and dual channel, streaming video from an onboard FPV  camera and the main camera simultaneously.
  • 58 mph (94 kph) top speed, max descent speed of 9m/s, and goes from 0 to 50 mph (80 kph) in just 5 seconds. 
  • Maximum 27 minute flight time (varies depending on payload).
“The Inspire 2 and the X5S and X7 cameras have in no doubt brought with them great possibilities for effective, economical and flexible aerials in film production. The picture quality offered by both the X5S and X7 cameras in the right hands is in my opinion good enough for every level of film production."

Chris Boyes, 5kdigitalfilm, who has used the Inspire 2 and its cinematic cameras to capture incredible footage for the BBC and L’Oréal. 

Unlock CinemaDNG/Apple ProRes

To capture the best content possible and unleash the true potential of the Inspire 2 and its cameras, licenses can be purchased (included in the Advanced Kits) to unlock CinemaDNG and/or Apple ProRes.

The Inspire 2 Activation Key activates the usage permission of CinemaDNG/Apple ProRes inside CineCore 2.0. 

The CineCore 2.0 image processing system includes a high-performance video processor and high-speed storage system featuring DJI CINESSD and the optimised FAT32/exFAT file system. 

The licences unlock these capabilities for high-level filmmaking purposes and enable Hollywood-grade video formats to be captured for advanced post-production.

The advantages include:

  • Accurately record all details of a scene.
  • Use oversampling to capture more detail.
  • Popular workflow support: Make editing more efficient. By using the optimised FAT32/exFAT file syte, view footage directly on a computer once CINESSD is connected.
  • Unlock 5.2K CinemaDNG and/or Apple ProRes recording for demanding shots that require fine image control in post-production.

The purchase of an activation key unlocks a licence permanently.

Inspire 2 License Options

A guide to each of the licences and what they offer.

Activation Key



CinemaDNG Activation Key

 • CinemaDNG support
 • Accurately records all details of a scene
 • Oversampling captures more detail
 • Popular workflow support
3840x2160 12bit 23.976*/24*/25*/29.97*/47.952◇ fps
3840x2160 10bit 50/59.94 fps ◇
4096x2160 12bit 23.976*/24*/25*/29.97*/47.952◇ fps
 4096x2160 10bit 50/59.94 fps ◇
5280x2972 12bit 23.976/24/25/29.97 fps ◇

Apple ProRes Activation Key

 • Apple ProRes 422 HQ and Apple ProRes 4444 XQ (no alpha) support
 • Oversampling captures more detail
 • Popular workflow support
Apple ProRes 422 HQ:
3840x2160 23.976*/24*/25*/29.97* fps
5280x2160 23.976/24/25/29.97 fps
Apple ProRes 4444 XQ(no alpha):
3840x2160 23.976*/24*/25*/29.97* fps

CinemaDNG & Apple ProRes Activation Key

 • CinemaDNG and Apple ProRes support
 • Oversampling captures more detail
 • Popular workflow support
3840x2160 12bit 23.976*/24*/25*/29.97*/47.952◇ fps
3840x2160 10bit 50/59.94 fps ◇
4096x2160 12bit 23.976*/24*/25*/29.97*/47.952◇ fps
4096x2160 10bit 50/59.94 fps ◇
5280x2972 12bit 23.976/24/25/29.97 fps ◇
Apple ProRes 422 HQ:

3840x2160 23.976*/24*/25*/29.97* fps
5280x2160 23.976/24/25/29.97 fps
Apple ProRes 4444 XQ(no alpha):
3840x2160 23.976*/24*/25*/29.97* fps

(*) Oversampling used. (◇) Only available when using 480G CINESSD.

Activation Guide

How To Activate The Inspire 2 Licence Key 

Once you have purchased your Activation Key, either separately or included in the Inspire 2 Advanced Kits, you need to activate it. This is how: 

  1. Connect Inspire 2 to a computer (Use DJI data cable provided).
  2. Turn on Inspire 2.
  3. Open DJI Assistant 2.
  4. Select the purchased licence.
  5. Enter verification code.
  6. Click 'Activate'.
  7. DJI Assistant 2 will show activation progress bar.
  8. When complete, successful activation prompt will appear.

Inspire 2 Built-in Image Processing

The Inspire 2 has a built-in imaging system.

This includes dedicated storage to help make processing the high-quality images and video footage you record a breeze.

CineCore 2.0 is included, along with the ability to record 4K video @ 60fps.

There's also support for ProRes 5.2k video, H.264, H.265 and simultaneous recording to the DJI CINESSD and your SD card.

Inspire 2 Image Quality

Thanks to the new CineCore 2.0 image processing technology included with the Inspire 2, the quality of images and stills that this new quadcopter can produce is nothing short of sensational.

The CineCore system is capable of recording 5.2K videos in DNG1, ProRes2 and other formats.

The system is integrated within the nose of the Inspire 2 and works with the following DJI cameras the X4S, X5S and X7.

Both of these cameras also support high-resolution stills.

New Obstacle Avoidance Technology

A new obstacle avoidance system on the Inspire 2 is another step forward from the technology found on the Phantom 4.

The DJI Inspire 2 can detect obstacles from up to 30 meters away at a speed of up to 34mph.

The peace of mind that this provides will be invaluable for pilots while using their quadcopter.

In addition, there are infrared sensors on top of the Inspire 2 and sensors underneath the body of the aircraft help with accurate hovering.

These new sensors make the Inspire 2 an incredibly stable aircraft.

Spotlight Pro Camera Mode for Inspire 2

The Spotlight Pro camera mode is an intelligent tracking mode.

It allows Inspire 2 pilots to capture "complex, dramatic images".

The sensors allow the Inspire 2 to follow a single subject extremely accurately, regardless of the flight path of the quadcopter.

Shots that previously required a dedicated second camera operator can now be captured by a single pilot.

Built-In FPV Camera

The Inspire 2 also has an onboard 2-axis FPV camera.

This gives the pilot a "flight view" as well as their feed from the attached camera and gimbal.

In FPV view, the pilot simply taps their route onto the screen and the drone will follow that route, giving the pilot complete control over the camera to capture the perfect shot.

Increased Reliability

The Inspire 2 has extra redundancy included.

This means that if one IMU or Compass were to fail in mid-flight, this new quadcopter would carry on flying, allowing the pilot to recover the aircraft safely.

The addition of a second battery also means that battery failure is no longer an issue.

If either of the batteries fails during flight, the second battery will take over and return the drone home. 

Flight Modes on the Inspire 2

The Inspire 2 has the following flight modes:

  • Spotlight Pro - Allows single operators to capture complex shots of a subject.
  • TapFly - Simply press and hold the target location on the screen and the Inspire 2 will automatically fly towards the area.
  • ActiveTrack - Tracking your subject made easy.
  • Tripod - Capture impeccably smooth shots by reducing max speed and fixing the height of the Inspire 2 quadcopter.

For more details on these flight modes, check out our in-depth blog post on the Inspire 2's body.

Incredible Footage With The Inspire 2

Experienced filmmaker, Chris Boyes, has used the DJI Inspire 2 to capture incredible footage for the BBC and L’Oréal.

And he admits that the drone and its cinematic cameras rekindled his passion for aerial photography. It's easy to see why, looking at this incredible shot!

Having struggled to capture content from paragliders and small aircraft, the Inspire 2 was Chris' 'Eureka! moment' and his company, 5kdigitalfilm, was born.

The top clients - and quality aerial content - duly followed. 

Chris said: "The Inspire 2 is so flexible. You can shoot dolly shots or complicated crane shots in minutes that would usually take hours of setting up heavy equipment and cost the production thousands."

Chris chose heliguy™ as his drone supplier. He said: "I would like to thank everyone at heliguy™ for their support over the years. heliguy™ understands what most companies have failed to – that it’s not just about selling stuff, but a genuinely human and caring approach to every aspect of aftersales, service and support."

"The Inspire 2 and the X5S and X7 cameras have in no doubt brought with them great possibilities for effective, economical and flexible aerials in film production. The new Log and Gamut RGB colour space grade up brilliantly with the best of cinema cameras from Arri or RED, and the footage is as much at home in a commercial or feature film as it is in an epic nature documentary.”

Chris Boyes, 5kdigitalfilm

Outstanding Visuals For Netflix And WarnerMedia

This showreel, from Pivotal, shows the capabilities of the Inspire 2 with the X5S and X7.  

Indeed, film company Pivotal has used the drone and its cameras to shoot outstanding visuals for the likes of Netflix, WarnerMedia, the BBC, ITV and Channel 4. 

Director of Film and Pivotal Co-founder, Phil Crothers, said: "As a filmmaker, drones have changed the environment completely and are an absolute necessity.” 

And at the very heart of Pivotal's operation is the Inspire 2 with the X5S and X7. 

Crothers said: "In terms of safety, operational capability and image capture, it is really hard to beat the DJI Inspire 2 drone with the X5S or X7 cameras.

"The X5S and the X7 for their raw capabilities, lenses and prime lens sets that you can use with them are very hard to beat in terms of bang for your buck, the image capture, the image capability and what you can get out of them.”

He praised heliguy™ for supporting the company, saying: "Heliguy has been instrumental from day one and the support they have given has been unquestionable. Whatever we have needed has come through when we needed it."

"The Inspire 2 has become the workhorse for us at Pivotal, especially with the X7 or X5S combination. It has proved itself to be outstanding in terms of resolution, bit-rate and data capture and the DJI lenses give you really stunning images. Thanks to this equipment, you are capturing footage that you really would have needed a heavy-lift before. In terms of safety, operational capability, image capture and the quality of the image, it is really hard to beat the Inspire 2 and the X5S/X7 cameras, and heliguy™ was instrumental in getting this system to us.”

Phil Crothers, Director of Film and Co-founder of Pivotal

Inspire 2 Performs In Tough Conditions

Oliver Sugars, of Leading Edge Films, deployed the Inspire 2 and X7 in an unforgiving desert environment to capture scenes for a National Geographic documentary in Jordan.

Encountering plenty of sand and intense heat along the way,  the equipment was pushed to its limits - but it delivered, and Oliver described the Inspire 2 and the X7 as a powerful combination.

"With some stick inputs, the Inspire 2 handled the wind well when in motion," he said.

Not only is the Inspire 2 a rugged and reliable aircraft, it is also a speedy drone - which can be essential for filmmakers. 

Oliver said: "The speed of the Inspire 2 came in handy when we were filming a fast-moving 4×4. I was able to do more than keep up, I could actually overtake, which added an extra dimension to the shots available to my director."

Oliver turned to heliguy™ to supply the equipment for the job, describing heliguy™ as his 'go-to UAV suppliers for a number of years'.

"The Inspire 2 is a refined workhorse with little need for physical improvements. The drone, along with the X7, is a powerful combination: small and mobile enough to take anywhere while packing enough punch to compete with much bigger ground cinema cameras. For the first time, there is virtually no compromise for high-end productions.”

Oliver Sugars, Leading Edge Films

Inspire 2 Accessories - What's on offer?

Get more from your drone.

In addition to launching this powerful new quadcopter, DJI have also unveiled a range of add ons and accessories for the Inspire 2 available from launch or shortly afterwards.

These include:

DJI CINESSD - Available in 120gb, 240gb or 480gb variations, this CINESSD features PCIExpress 3.0, giving the fastest data transfer speeds available, up to 4.2gbps.

CINESSD Station - Used for connecting your CINESSD to your computer to make transferring images and video footage from the Inspire 2 simple.

DJI Licence Keys - Available for both ProRes and CinemaDNG, these licences allow the CineCore image processing unit found on the drone to record in your post-production format of choice.

CrystalSky Displays - This range of three DJI CrystalSky displays with bright displays to help outdoor photographers get the best view of their footage while in flight. The integrated video decoder makes video footage playback smooth enough for professional use.

Battery Charging Station - This 800W charging station will charge as many as 8 Inspire 2 batteries at one time. In addition, the station can hold 4 extra batteries that aren't charging and the standard battery charger. It also features 2 USB charging ports.

Cases - A range of cases are available - including the HPRC Inspire 2 Hard Case and 2 layer version.

Extra Batteries - To get more flight time, we suggest purchasing extra TB50 batteries for the Inspire 2.

Firmware Updates And Activating Your Drone

Do you need some help and support with your DJI Inspire 2 drone?

Then the collection of guides and tutorials below should be able to help you out.

If not, and you are still struggling with your drone, give us a call on 0191 296 1024 or contact us for help.

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