The DJI Zenmuse XT Thermal camera for use on Inspire and Matrice is available to buy with Heliguy in the UK.
Heliguy are only able to supply the thermal camera, which is from a partnership with DJI and FLIR, to UK customers and we are not able to supply to anyone for export.
The Zenmuse XT thermal camera combines the FLIR thermal camera technology and stabilisation from DJI's Zenmuse range. Both 336x256 and 640x512 resolutions are available to buy from Heliguy, however only the 30Hz versions will be readily available. Heliguy will also only be stocking lens sizes 9mm and 13mm. Options outside of these recommended options will have a five (5) week delivery time. Available in radiometric and non radiometric variations.
The camera on the DJI Zenmuse XT is developed by FLIR. It provides high-sensitivity (50mK) infrared scanning at 640/30 fps or 336/60 fps depending on the camera model. This sensitivity provides accurate temperature measurements ideal for analytics and telemetry. Both cameras are available with four lens options to meet different business needs. Stabilized and controlled by a custom DJI gimbal, it provides smooth, clear imagery and 360 degrees of seamless rotational movement.
The Zenmuse XT can be controlled completely through the DJI GO app, providing a real-time, low latency view of what the camera sees, and instant access to core camera functions including:
Various camera settings and parameters including:
When used with either the Inspire 1, Matrice 100 or Matrice 600, the Zenmuse XT can be put into the air in seconds. It is seamlessly integrated, giving it complete access to key features including the powerful Lightbridge video transmission system (providing up to 3.1 miles (5KM*) of HD range), automated Point of Interest, Course and Home Lock, Follow Me, and the DJI SDK.
When combined with the Inspire 1, the Zenmuse XT works with incredible speed, efficiency and convenience. If used with the Matrice 100 or Matrice 600, the Zenmuse XT can stay in-flight for up to 35 minutes (dependanct on conditions), ideal for large scale inspections and especially useful in search and rescue scenarios.
The Standard XT system offers a lower cost solution ideal for emergency services. It's capable of recognising body heat in multiple environments and a centralised spot measures temperature on-screen.
For industrial or agricultural uses, the XT Radiometric is able to disseminate hot and cold areas with more accuracy; simply tap the screen to see the temperature of that pixel. Alert thresholds can be set, automatically activating when the desired temperature is detected. You also have the ability to process footage in FLIR Tools with temperature information.
- 336: Lower price, good performance in most applications
Lenses: 6.8mm, 9mm, 13mm, 19mm
- 640: Higher price, more detail at long range & on smaller objects
Lenses: 7.5mm, 9mm, 13mm and 19mm
- 9Hz: Good in most applications
- 30Hz: Preferred in dynamic FPV flying, smoother framerates when flying actively
- Narrow FOV: When objects of interest are far away / harder to search for 13mm, 19mm
- Wide FOV: When flying lower / more situational awareness is important 6.8/7.5mm, 9mm
Infra-red imagery requires optimization to ensure maximum definition for capturing information. The Zenmuse XT features a suite of image enhancements designed by FLIR including Digital Detail Enhancement™ (DDE); Smart Scene Optimization™ (SSO), which enhances extremes in bi-modal scenes; Active Contrast Enhancement™ (ACE) that adjusts scene contrast relative to its temperature difference; and Information Based HEQ™ (IBHEQ) which compresses complex image data to create the best quality image.
* Night rating on your PfAW is needed for night time drone operation
Does the Zenmuse XT have radiometric functionality?
There is a radiometric version of the Zenmuse XT Thermal available
What is the size of the temperature measurement area? Number of pixels?
Centre 4*4 pixels for the XT standard, adjustable box for measurement on the XT Radiometric
Can the camera be calibrated before a flight, to ensure accurate measurements?
The camera is automatically calibrated when it is powered up
What is the dynamic range of measurements possible?
The limits are: -40C to 550C
What are the increments in temperature measurement?
Will the images be geotagged for use in 3D mapping?
Yes, it's currently available in jpeg stills and will be made fully available in the next software update