The Inspire 2 offers increased flight times, built-in image processing and advanced obstacle avoidance. Three available cameras, the X4S, X5S and X7 take image quality to a new level. Blow your clients away with the quality the Inspire 2 can produce.
The DJI Inspire 2 is the latest in DJI’s Inspire range of quadcopters aimed at professional users. This new model supports three cameras from DJI, the Zenmuse X5S, X4S and the X7. At Heliguy we were massive fans of the first Inspire. The DJI Inspire 2 is going to be a massive hit too. The range of camera options, improved flight time, new motors and added redundancy make this one of DJI’s most versatile products.
Wondering whether you should be buying the Inspire 1 or the Inspire 2? This blog post will take you through everything you need to know before making a decision.
The DJI Inspire 2 drone has a number of key new features when looking at the quadcopter body.
- Magnesium aluminium composite shell helping to save weight.
- Familiar transforming design as seen on the Inspire 1.
- Carbon Fiber arms.
- New Vision Sensing technology.
- 67mph Max Speed.
- 15in Propellers.
- 27 minute flight time using the X4S Zenmuse Camera.
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 simeltaneous recording to the DJI CINESSD and your SD card.
The added forward and downward sensors on the Inspire 2 make it more consistent than ever at returning home.
Obstacles will be identified on the return trip from as far as 200m away, giving the quadcopter the ability to safely return to the pilot even when signal has been lost.
Improvements in the transmission system mean that it should reconnect more quickly too.
The newly designed Inspire 2 remote features:
- Signal frequency switching technology (DJI Lightbridge).
- A range of up to 4.3 miles or 7 kilometers.
- Support for Master / Slave modes.
- HDMI, USB and Extension ports.
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 sensatonal.
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.
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 infra red 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 the most stable DJI aircraft to date.
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.
The Inspire 2 also has an on board 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.
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 addtion 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.
The standard Inspire 2 Quadcopter package is £3,059.00 at launch.
CinemaDNG and Apple ProRes licenses are available from the DJI website.
It's the fastest UAV that DJI have ever created, in all directions!
The maximum flight time quoted by DJI is "up to 25 minutes".
No - there is no camera included with the standard package.
Unfortunately not - again thanks to the new transmission system on the Inspire 2, the Inspire 1 remotes are not compatible.
The maximum height supported by the device holder on the Inspire 2 control is 170mm.
The included 180W charger and Charging Hub will charge 2 batteries to 100% in 90 minutes. Double that to charge 4 batteries.
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.
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.
Extra Batteries - To get more flight time, we suggest purchasing extra TB50 batteries for the Inspire 2.
For more details on these flight modes, check out our in-depth blog post on the Inspire 2's body.
Similar to the functionality found on the Inspire 1, the Inspire 2 allows for dual remote control.
This allows one user to be the pilot, controlling the movement of the quadcopter itself, while another person can individually control the camera.
This gives teams impeccable control over the whole unit, making complicated film scenes a breeze.