This is a welcome move by CAAS to make the airspace of Singapore safer and for drone operator to fly more responsibly. Parents should also understand that UAV more than 250g is not a toy and can kill if not operated with care. It should not be bought as a present for young kids who do not understand what kind of harm it can cause to public. The question now on hand is, how difficult will it be for the general public to register their UAV? How much will it cost? Will this move cause Singapore to slow down in adoption of new technology?
Only time will tell. Let’s wait and see. Mean while, please fly safe!
This new Mavic mini is meant to replace the spark @US$399. A drone slightly larger then most mobile phone, capable of flying for about 25 to 30min, shoots 4K@30fps, a range of about 4km and weighs only 245g (means can fly leisurely in most places in Singapore without permit).
Will you buy one? Essentially, is a Mavic Pro in a small form factor.
Skydio released their R1 sometime back, featuring a drone that can fly through forest tracking a person autonomously. This time they are going to release the R2 in the fall of 2019. What kind of feature can we expect, and most importantly at what cost? Can this be a true competitor for DJI?
With AI and machine learning getting more and more advance, I think the trend in future for UAV pilots is more of plotting the waypoints to design the flightpath and the actual flying will be done by the drone itself. Would you agree?
DJI has declared war with GoPro by creating something in the space where GoPro is dominating for years. Will this further seal the fate of GoPro?
Pricing just below the price point of GoPro Hero 7 Black with very similar specs, but with dual screen. Hyper Smooth vs Rock Steady video stabilisation might be the differentiation factor for end user.
With DJI moving into the action camera space, does it mean we are going to see more low cost drones from DJI without their expensive gimbal?
Also it will be interesting to see how GoPro is going to respond to this move by DJI.
The Optimist Regatta is meant for sailors age 7 to 15. And is divided into gold and silver fleets. The Gold fleet is meant for the top 100 ranked sailors, while the Silver fleet are meant for the rest of the sailors.
I had the privilege to be given the permission to film this Regatta by Raffles Marina, and in return give them the footages filmed in the process. This is the first time I fly so low at about 6-7m above sea level. The disadvantage is sometime you may get signal drop flying so low. However, this is an open sea with very few large ships around. Hence, I experience close to no signal lost.
Recently, there has been some talk about Mavic 2 Pro video output has been disappointing as DJI did not implement a full sensor read out. However, DJI has clarified that they does full sensor readout. However, at the backend, they resampled the video into 4K due to the constrain that they have to make the camera small. This allow for cleaner and greater dynamic range. So how does it match up to the Sony RX100VI which uses the same sensor? One thing I found is that when I shoot at HLG, the footage tends to get overexposed. Hence, you will see in the video some part of the footage is washed out. I did not want to change any of the settings to maintain consistency.
Video shot @ F6.3 1/25sec ISO 100
I have tested the Mavic Pro in both D-Log and HLG mode.
Check out the video below.
You can download the uncompressed 4K video below for your own assessment.
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** Participants to provide their own 1/16 RC Compatible RC Tank | Tamiya Battle System Compatible
RC Tank and Battle Systems
. 1/16 Scale RC Tank (Tamiya, Heng Long etc)
. Tamiya / Compatible Battle System Ready
. 2.4Ghz Remote Controller
. FPV Mini Camera (5.8Ghz 40 channels Vtx)
. FPV Monitor / FPV Goggles (5.8Ghz 40 channels Vrx)
. Maintenance and Charging Station (You can bring your own tools and chargers, as power points will be supplied)
** You are free to use your own FPV Equipments, as long as they meet the required specifications above.
Just want to say a huge thank you for those who came to participate in this workshop. I truly enjoyed myself and also hope that the new friendship that has been forged will continue to grow and the passion for photography and videography will also continue to blossom.
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