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Inspire 1 RAW Review

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The new exciting Inspire 1 RAW Edition quadcopter is a new and advanced flying device, launched in the first months of 2016. The Inspire 1 RAW comes with the standalone Micro Four Thirds Zenmuse X5R camera, in case you want to buy them separately.

The Zenmuse X5R camera features interchangeable lenses, remote-controlled aperture and focus and records 4K video. This is the smallest lossless 4K camera designed for use with drones. Videos are recorded at an average bit rate of 1.7Gbps (up to 2.4Gbps) in CinemaDNG to an internal SSD. Likewise, the X5R also features a D-LOG mode for more flexible post-production color grading.

Just like his younger brother, this new platform is the smallest, easiest professional aerial film making platforms ever produced. It is truly unique because it combines together DJI's unrivaled leadership in aerial technology with unprecedented world-class M4/3 imaging capabilities.

It doesn't matter if you are a professional photographer striving for perfection or a renowned Hollywood filmmaker looking to take your professional achievements to new heights. Whatever your aspirations, the Inspire 1 RAW is exactly what you need!

Using the 1 RAW platform is easy. In fact, you can use it just like you would use a camera, with a shutter button for stills and a record button for video. Both options are wisely built into the remote control.

In addition, the 1 RAW includes a jog dial that allows you to change camera settings quickly, as well as customizable buttons that you can program to function according to your specific needs and requirements. You can plug the Focus into the remote control to extend its reach as far as the Inspire 1 RAW flies.

The RAW has a Micro Four Thirds CMOS sensor with 4K image capture and RAW recording, as well as a gimbal system along with a 15mm f/1.7 lens. Continuing the fixed landing gear design found on many earlier quadcopters, the Inspire 1 RAW features a retractable arm system whereby the underside of each prop motor has a foot to act as a landing pod when the arms are lowered.

In-flight, the arms lift up to provide the camera an unobstructed 360-degree view. A 3-axis gimbal keeps shots steady and the camera pointed the same direction as the quadcopter banks and turns. The camera records internally to microSDHC/SDXC memory cards or SSD drives and can also beam a live 720p feed to a mobile device running the DJI GO app or a monitor or FPV glasses with an HDMI input.

The Inspire 1 RAW has two transmitters, known also as radio controllers. This is very handy because it enables two people to operate it. One operator can pilot the drone while the other person can pan and tilt the camera.

This amazing multi-rotor system relies on a GPS-based stabilization system that can hold its steady position even when experiencing wind interference. It can even compensate for overzealous pilot inputs to help avoid stalling. It can bring itself to base in the event of signal loss, or at the press of a button, and makes possible a number of semi-automated flight modes that can be enabled through the app.

The special indoor mode installed on the remote relies on Vision Position technology and combines optical flow with ultrasonics to provide stability indoors or in any case where there is no GPS. Though pay attention because certain features will not be unavailable in the indoor mode.

This Inspire 1 bundle comes ready-to-fly (RTF). This means a pre-bound transmitter (radio controller) is included and that no major assembly is required – in particular, no assembly that requires soldering. It is important – as with any multi-rotor – to follow the user guide to ensure proper calibration before embarking on your first flight.

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