The DJI Inspire 2 takes everything that was good about the DJI Inspire 1 and improves on it. With the all-new image processing system which records at up to 5.2K in Cinema DNG RAW, Apple ProRes and more, the DJI Inspire 2 has a great deal to offer cinematographers. The Inspire 2 has improved performance, with a 0 to 50mph (80kph) in just 4 seconds and a maximum speed of 67mph (108kph), the rate of descent has also been increased, the Inspire 2 has a max decent speed of 9m/s which is unheard of speed and agility in an aircraft this size. With a dual battery system, there is a prolonged flight time to a maximum of 27 minutes (with an X4S camera), the dual self-heating battery technology allows it to fly in lower temperatures than the Inspire 1.
FlightAutonomy has been revised and developed specifically for the Inspire 2, providing two directions of obstacle avoidance and sensor redundancy. Increased intelligence multiple intelligent flight modes, including Spotlight Pro, give even single pilots the ability to create complex, dramatic shots. An upgraded video transmission system is now capable of dual signal frequency and dual channel, streaming video from an onboard FPV camera and the main camera simultaneously, for better pilot and camera operator collaboration.
The Image System on the Inspire 2 allows for the image processing and storage in the following formats: 5.2K@4.2Gbps RAW video record, CineCore 2.0, integrated DJI CINESSD, the video format: CinemaDNG and Apple ProRes 5.2K video support, H.265 and H.264 video compression compatible, 4K video at 100Mbps. Recorded Video can be stored simultaneously on DJI CINESSD and SD card. The file system for the data is held in a FAT32/exFAT universal file system for the best compatibility. Integrated into the Inspire 2 is the brand new CineCore 2.0 image processing system, capable of recording 5.2K videos in Adobe CinemaDNG, Apple ProRes2 and more. CineCore 2.0 is built into the aircraft nose and works with any camera connected through the dedicated gimbal port. (Currently compatible with X4S and X5S). Additional license required when used with CinemaDNG, Apple ProRes2. The X4S camera does not support DNG RAW or Apple ProRes.
The Inspire 2 creative workflow. This has been completely optimised and is now capable of recording video in CinemaDNG and Apple ProRes, and other common formats for post-production in filmmaking. Also supported are FAT32/exFAT* file systems, which allow fast copying of files direct from the CINESSD without additional software.
Forward and downward vision systems enable the Inspire 2 to detect obstacles up to 30 meters ahead, allowing for protected flight at up to 34mph (54kph) at a controllable attitude angle of 25°. Upward facing infrared sensors scan obstacles 16.4ft (5m) above, adding protection when flying in enclosed spaces. Obstacle sensing systems are active during normal flight, RTH and all Intelligent Flight Modes. These sensors are core components of the DJI FlightAutonomy system, which brings the below intelligent features to the Inspire 2:
Accurate indoor hovering and positioning.
Automatic obstacle avoidance during RTH
Landing terrain detection
Upward Infrared Sensors
With Spotlight Pro the pilot has a powerful tracking mode that allows even single pilots to capture complex, dramatic images. It uses advanced visual tracking algorithms to lock onto a subject during flight, regardless of the direction that the Inspire 2 flies, creating shots that would once have required a dedicated camera operator. If the gimbal comes close to reaching its rotation limits, the Inspire 2 itself will rotate in the same direction without affecting flight control or the shot being captured to free up gimbal movement. It has two shooting modes: Quick Mode and Composition Mode. In Quick Mode, select an object to begin tracking. In Composition Mode, select the subject and the tracking position. When the subject enters the preset tracking position, press the shortcut to begin tracking. The gimbal can be moved during shooting for composition adjustments. Spotlight Pro is available in all Intelligent Flight Modes including ActiveTrack, TapFly, Waypoint and Point of Interest.
Intelligent Flight Modes
In addition to Spotlight Pro, a range of other intelligent flight and shooting modes are available. Obstacle avoidance is optimised when using Point of Interest* and Waypoint* modes, making complex shots simple and repeatable. It is also available for QuickSpin, TapFly and ActiveTrack simplify more challenging shots. *Coming soon.
TapFly The 2-axis onboard FPV camera separates the flight view from the main camera view, effectively giving the Inspire 2 a dedicated TapFly camera. Tap a point onscreen in FPV view set a flight route and the Inspire 2 will automatically fly along that route, leaving the pilot to focus on gimbal movement.
ActiveTrack ActiveTrack Mode allows the Inspire 2 to recognise a range of objects, from people to bikes to cars to boats. Tracking profiles that can be adjusted based on the subject being tracked which means that there is a greater tracking precision.
Smart Return to Home Optimized Transmission and Control System for Powerful Flight Performance. The new propulsion system optimised for power creates a new level of flight performance. The Inspire 2 flies at speeds up to 67mph (108kph) descends at 9m/s and climbs at 6m/s. It can accelerate from 0 to 50mph in just 4s and fly at a max altitude angle of 40°. The two controller sticks are tuned for more sensitivity, making delicate manoeuvres easier. More power also allows the Inspire 2 to fly in more extreme conditions, including over 2500-5000m above sea level (using optional dedicated propellers), and in temperatures as low as -4°F (-20°C) using self-heating Intelligent Flight Batteries.
Video Transmission System The latest update to DJI Lightbridge technology has an effective transmission distance of up to 4.6mi (7km)* and is capable of delivering both 1080p/720p video as well as FPV to pilot and camera operator. Users can also switch between 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz** control frequencies to cut through the noise for greater signal stability. *Unobstructed, free of interference, FCC compliant. **5.8GHz transmission is not available in some regions due to local regulations. Master and Slave Controllers New wireless HD image transmission technology sends video information from the master controller to the slave controller and the two controllers can be up to 100m apart without loss of image quality. Broadcast mode Broadcasters can broadcast direct from the Inspire 2 using its dedicated 1080i50 and 720p60 transmission signal. Aerial live-streaming direct to TV is as simple as connecting the Inspire 2 remote controller to the satellite truck. Forward and downward vision systems allow the Inspire 2 to create a real-time map of its flight route as it flies. If the video transmission system signal is lost and Smart Return Home is enabled, it is able to fly home along its original route, and change to a straight line when it regains a signal. As it returns, it will use the primary camera to identify obstacles as far as 200m in front, allowing it to plan a safe route home. It is also able to reconnect more quickly after losing connection.
The reliability has been further enhanced on the Inspire 2 through dual redundancy of key modules such as the IMU, compass and barometer. The intelligent flight control system monitors the redundancy system, giving it accurate flight data. The new obstacle sensing system helps the Inspire 2 sense and avoid obstacles, minimising the risk of collision. Dual batteries mean that if a problem occurs on one battery the other is able to continue flight long enough for a safe landing. At the same time, the Inspire 2 propulsion system is driven a PWM signal with serial port signal redundancy so that if PWM signals are lost, transmission can continue through the serial port. This propulsion system has been tested for thousands of hours to ensure its reliability when combined with key sensors and a dual-battery design, overall flight reliability is significantly enhanced.
Optional Accessories to Enhance Performance
A series of powerful DJI accessories help improve work efficiency and give filmmakers more creative opportunities. DJI CINESSD Station The DJI CINESSD Station is used to connect the DJI CINESSD to a computer for fast, efficient file transfer. DJI CINESSD uses an NVMe logical device interface specification, features four PCI Express1 ports and supports FAT32/exFAT2 file formats. It comes in both 120GB and 480GB. When using a 480GB CINESSD, the Inspire 2 can record videos at write speeds of up to 4.2Gbps, providing enough data to meet demanding filmmaking.
The Inspire 2 works with the DJI Focus which adds remote focus control to the Zenmuse X5S.
A DJI License Keys allow CineCore 2.0 to record in a number of different professional formats including Adobe CinemaDNG and Apple ProRes. These are all available for purchase separately and allow the Zenmuse X5S camera to produce the exact file type needed for individual post-production requirements.
An 800W Battery Charging Station charges up to eight Inspire 2 batteries. With additional space for storing four Intelligent Flight Batteries and a standard battery charger. The Battery Charging Station is also equipped with two USB charging ports.
The Inspire 2 supports control over 4G. USB dongle and SDK development required. This high bandwidth allows the Inspire 2 to transmit high-quality videos to a network server or can be used for ultra-long distance. It also cuts video transmission latency to 500ms.
An all-new handheld camera mount which is compatible with the Zenmuse X4S and the Zenmuse X5S, bringing the camera down to the ground for more flexible filmmaking, this will be released soon.
A GPS Accessory for the Remote Controller improves the accuracy of the remote controller’s positioning. Used with the Inspire 2’s Dynamic Home point function which constantly updates the latest location of the remote controller as its Home point, it allows accurate Return to Home when moving around an environment.