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DJI is partnering with Axon to sell video-capable drones directly to cops

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DJI is partnering with Axon (the company formerly known as Taser) to sell DJI’s video-capable drones directly to police officers through a new Axon Air program.

Through the program, Axon will serve as an easy place for police and law enforcement agencies to buy drones, providing access to Axon’s connected data network and Evidence.com services. To start, DJI and Axon will be selling the professional-level Matrice 210 model as well as the more consumer-friendl…
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Watch 958 drones create a 400-foot tall Time cover in lights instead of pixels

Nealy 1,000 drones buzzed over California earlier this month, equipped with red lights to create the cover of Time Magazine. The image is the first time in the magazine’s history that the cover has been shot with a drone.

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US Program Aims to Open Airspace to More Drones

Many stories about drones are sensationalized. It’s easy to use broad language that gives the impression that drones will soon be zooming over us delivering goods. That’s not true. Now that I’ve beaten down your dreams, let me build you up just a little bit. A new program in the United States could actually lead to a life where drones drop medicine at your doorstep and are border patrol agents. Just not in the next year or two, or three, for that matter. The U.S. Department of Transpor…
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Top Best Drones 2018 Buying Guide

Drones with cameras are the apt photography tool needed to capture sterling images and shoot aerial videos that would ace any photography or video presentation. More so is when you get the best drones that could help to achieve the exact media delivery you want. Top Drones with cameras are devices that are needed in today’s highly competitive world driven by high-end technology. If you are into media businesses, getting your business one of these top best drones would really go a long way in making a huge difference. This drone buying guide in 2018  will be showing you an array of best drones of the year and aiding you to make the best choice that suits your photography and media needs.

 

DJI Phantom 4s

This is an amazing quadcopter with smart features that make it worth its buy. The DJI Phantom 4 is one -of the few best rated professional drones you should buy. The DJI Phantom 4 also gathers good battery power with 28 minutes flight time, and it takes little time to charge. It has a satisfactory speed of 45mph. Its GPS and GLONASS features give it flight accuracy. The installed camera for this drone is another thing to love about the drone; it has a 4k video resolution with 30fps. A con to this drone with a camera is that it requires longer setup time.

 

DJI Phantom 3 Professional

The DJI Phantom 3 Professional is a bit lower to his successor in terms of flight time, but it is a best rated professional drone all the same. It has a flying time of 23 minutes. It also features a 4k video resolution with a 12MP camera with 30fps. This highly professional drone with camera has some really cool flight features such as Point of Interest, Return Home, Ground Station and Follow Me. You should consider buying this drone for professional shoots.

 

DJI Inspire 2

This drone comes more fight meters than many drones out there. It covers a whopping 7,000 meters with 27 minutes flying time. This drone spots 5.2k video camera with 30MP for photos. Some of its shooting features include Waypoint, QuickSpin, Quick mode, and Composition mode. It has 4280mAh battery power.

 

DJI Inspire 1

This drone camera beats its successor regarding battery capacity at 4,500mAh. It has a 4k video resolution with 12MP for photography at 60fps. Like many other topnotch camera drones, this camera drone packs very amazing features like Failsafe, Vision Positioning System, Follow Me, and Orbit. Under two hours at 1hour 40 minutes, you get a full charge of the battery.

 

Yuneec Typhoon H – Drone with HD Camera

This is a camera drone with an amazing HD camera that promises very clean imagines and spotless video filming. This drone camera packs an astonishing 4k HD video camera with 12MP for still pictures. This drone comes with such smart technology that guides against crashes. One of those smart technology features is the ultrasonic collision prevention feature.

 

Yuneec Q500+ Typhoon

This drone camera has an adjustable fps of 48, 50, and 60 fps with 16MP stills and 1080p full HD video. It comes with 5,000mAh battery capacity. This camera drone is among the best rated professional drones for its amazing camera capabilities. With its Smart and Angle modes, you get really cool shooting times.

 

Walkera Voyager 3

With 3000mAh, this camera drone can go 1000 meters with a duration between 20 and 25 minutes. It has 1080p HD video resolution with 60fps. It also comes with a good display screen of 5.5”. With GPS and GLONASS features, it has a good flight accuracy. A con to this product is that getting a replacement for it battery could be difficult.

 

Thunder Tiger Robotix

This drone does not come with a camera; you will have to install your own camera on it. However, it comes with an amazing battery capacity at 6000mAh. With a flight time of 25 minutes, this allows you to get more tasks done. With its GPS feature, this drone cannot be taken down by winds; the GPS gives it stability.

 

Altair 818 Hornet Quadcopter

This drone camera is a hobby camera and comes at a very low affordable cost. It can cover 150 meters and has 15 minutes flight time. It has 720p HD camera that gives a satisfactory shoot. If you are looking for a hobby drone camera, then this is it.

 

Buying the best drone camera among many not-so-fit camera drones could make a big difference to your media profession. However, be sure to compare prices to know the one that fits into your budget.

 

Also Read: 5 Best Quadcopters with Camera You Must See

 

Autonomous Flatcars Could Help Drones Deliver Goods

A research company is seeking funding to build a prototype autonomous, battery-powered flatcar that would serve as a platform for package-delivery drones. Cambridge Research & Development in New Hampshire has applied for a patent for the concept. The vehicle, Cambridge founder and CEO Ken Steinberg says, could carry and deliver freight or serve as a moving platform for autonomous package-delivery drones. The idea is to take advantage of railroad capacity that goes unused on commute…
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Drones Aid in Penguin Mega-Colony Discovery

What’s black, white and always dressed to impress? A penguin! And scientists, with the help of drones and poop stains, recently discovered a mega-colony of these dapper animals. The Adélie penguin population in the Antarctic continues to decline, particularly on the west side of the Antarctic Peninsula, which some studies link to climate change. However, little is known about the population residing on the east side of the continent. After analyzing old satellite images, researchers saw s…
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DJI Racing Edition VR Goggles

DJI Racing Edition VR Goggles

DJI Racing Edition goggles for use with your drone make it feel as though you’re flying. These incredible VR goggles are like being in front of an IMAX screen as you see the world from the perspective of the camera on your drone. The racing edition goggles are a step up from the standard. They feature racing frequencies, a camera and transmitter for your drone, a mount for racing antenna and, most importantly, reduced latency.

The fantastic performance of these VR goggles are ideal for racing through the skies as the FPV is delivered with speed, stability, and clarity thanks to the OcuSync video transmission module that brings dual band 2.4 and 5.8GHz frequencies with a low latency of just 50ms and allows for a control range of up to 7km.

There are 12 selectable transmission channels that allow multiple headsets and drones to operate simultaneously in the same area without interference. The camera module uses a 1/3 inch image sensor that provides high res video transmission that’s superior to most other FPV goggles.

Integrated touch buttons on the side of the VR DJI Goggles RE bring access to the flight settings such as gimble control, flight data and more. The goggles aren’t just restricted to racing drones and can be used with other vehicles and robots offering a range of applications from building inspection to search and rescue.

Manufacturer Specifications

    Screen

    • Screen Size: 2x 5-inch
    • Screen Resolution: 3840×1080 (Single Screen: 1920×1080)
    • Transmitter Power (EIRP): 2.4 GHz: 25.5 dBm (FCC); 18.5 dBm (CE); 19 dBm (SRRC)
    • Transmitter Power (EIRP): 5.8 GHz: 25.5 dBm (FCC); 12.5 dBm (CE); 18.5 dBm (SRRC)
    • Live View Modes: 1080p 30fps, 720p 60fps, 720p 30fps
    • Video Format: MP4 (H.264)
    • Supported Video Play Format: MP4, MOV, MKV
    • Audio format: AAC-LC, AAC-HE, AC-3, DTS, MP3
    • Battery Capacity: 9440mAh
    • Charger Input: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 0.5A
    • Output: 5V 3A/9V 2A/12V 1.5A
    • Operating Temperature Range: 0 to +40 Degree Celsius

    Camera

    • Communication Frequency: 2.4 GHz/ 5.8 GHz
    • Transmitter Power (EIRP): 2.4 GHz: 22.5 dBm (FCC); 18.5 dBm (CE); 19 dBm (SRRC)
    • Transmitter Power (EIRP): 5.8 GHz: 25.5 dBm (FCC); 12.5 dBm (CE); 25.5 dBm (SRRC)
    • Live View Modes and Min. Latency: 960p50:70ms / 720p60:60ms / 480p50:50ms
    • Max. Transmission Distance 2.4 GHz: 7km(FCC) / 4km(CE) / 4km(SRRC)
    • Max. Transmission Distance 5.8 GHz: 4km(FCC) / 0.7km(CE) / 4km(SRRC)
    • Recommended Frequency Band: 5.8GHz / CE:2.4GHz / SRRC:5.8GHz
    • Video Format: MP4 (MPEG4)
    • I/O Interface: S.Bus, Micro USB, PPM, UART, MMCX, Micro SD card slot
    • Supported Flight Control System: F3, F4, KISS, NAZE
    • Supported Remote Controller: X9D(Frsky)/DEVO 10(Walkera)/T8FG(Futaba)/T 14SG(Futaba)/WTF09sll(WFLY)/AT9S(RadioLink)
    • Operating Temperature Range: 0 to +40 Degree Celsius
    • Input Power: 9 – 16.8V (3S-4S)
    • Sensor: 1/3 CMOS 1.2MP
    • Lens: 2.65mm f/2.0
    • Lens Group: 6G + IR
    • Shutter: Global Shutter
    • ISO: 100 – 3200
    • FOV: 148 degree(D) / 111 degree(H) / 79.5 degree(V)
    • Micro USB OTG Cable is required when working with Spark
    • HDMI (Type A) Female to HDMI (Type C) Male Adaptor is required when working with Inspire 1 series
    • Automatic FHSS Technology

    Dimensions

    • Main Product Dimensions: 195x155x110 mm (L x W x D)
    • Main Product Weight: 1520g
    • Weight/dimension is for the main item of this boxed product, to help you compare product sizes before buying: please do not base your shipping calculations on this price – shipping prices depend on your cart contents, shipping destination, and shipping method: please use the checkout to select options and preview shipping price for your total order.

    Package Contents

    • DJI Goggles Racing Edition
    • Charger
    • Wire Clip
    • 2x Pagoda Antenna(SMA Interface)
    • Reversed SMA Connector
    • Micro USB Cable
    • HDMI Cable
    • Cleaning Cloth

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    ‘Predator’ Vision Drones Get AI to Spot Poachers

    Poachers illegally hunting elephants and rhinoceroses under the supposed cover of darkness may soon find themselves being tracked by “Predator” vision drones armed with artificial intelligence. The new AI system that enables surveillance drones to automatically detect both humans and animals could help conservation experts and rangers protect endangered wildlife starting in 2018. A wildlife conservation group called Air Shepherd has already tested the AI system in a field demonstration an…
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