Drone giant DJI are always on a mission to push the edge of what is possible in the world of aerial photography, and this time they have really taken the whole aerial footage thing next level, creating a mesmerising clip of two Porsches speeding through stunning scenery.
All the footage has been captured using the new, ‘DSLR in the sky’ Mavic 2 drone.
In the video, the dronemaker has taken every opportunity to showcase the abilities of the newest addition to the DJI Mavic family, capturing a Porsche 550 Spyder and the luxury carmaker’s latest foray into the future of transport – the sleek electric Taycan speedster.
From long sweeping pans to swift shifts to keep the tight turns of the Porsches in the Austrian mountain roads, the crisp clear sequences of the film clip are enough to get the heart racing.
DJI launched the two new models of folding drones, the Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic Zoom, last week.
Equipped with powerful 4K cameras, they have been designed with the aerial photographer in mind – if there were any question of their success in doing that, the high quality of the new video is sure to put an end to that.
Considering all the new features introduced in the new Mavic 2 Series, this is as it should be – consider the facts.
The Mavic 2 Pro is the world’s first drone to receive a Hasselblad camera, which was developed over a two-year collaboration between DJI and Hasselblad.
With its 1-inch CMOS sensor and a 10-bit Dlog-M color profile, the camera images four times finer color shades per color channel compared to the Mavic Pro. The Mavic 2 Pro captures aerial photos with 20 megapixels, the adjustable aperture is between F2.8 to F11. With 4K 10-bit HDR support, the Mavic 2 Pro with HLG can also output appropriate content on a 4K HDR TV.
The Mavic 2 Zoom on the other hand, is the first foldable hobby drone with optical zoom.
It packs a 1 / 2.3-inch CMOS sensor and offers a double optical zoom (24-48 mm) and a double digital zoom. Combined, it can simulate a 96mm telephoto lens that captures video in Full HD resolution. The hybrid autofocus of the Mavic 2 Zoom, according to DJI, combines phase and contrast detection for greater focus accuracy with up to 40 percent faster focus speed than before.
Photos are taken with 12 megapixels, and with the “Super Resolution” function, newly zoomed photos can be automatically combined into a 48-megapixel photo.
On both new Mavic 2 series drones, DJI has introduced fresh, intelligent flight modes, such as the new Hyperlapse modes, which capture changes in a subject over a longer period of time and immediately share them on social media.
Exclusively for the Mavic 2 Zoom, there is the new Quickshot mode Dolly Zoom. The effect ensures a change of perspective by automatically zooming in while flying away from the subject. The motif in the center remains the same size and is more in focus as parts of the environment are hidden.
Even the automatic tracking mode, ActiveTrack 2.0, has been improved and detects obstacles now better, according to DJI. Through the main camera and the dual forward sensors, the Mavic 2 creates a three-dimensional map of the environment ahead. Together with the trajectory forecast, the Mavic 2 calculates the movements of the subject up to 3 seconds into the future.
The Mavic 2 stays focused on the target even if it is temporarily obscured at speeds up to 72 km / h – perfect in this case where the Porsches are partially obscured when speeding through tunnels.
It’s also the first DJI drone to feature a total of 10 automatic obstacle detection sensors on all sides; although, while the Mavic 2 can not detect obstacles in high-speed tracking or sports mode, its improved FlightAutonomy system uses a more powerful processor to continuously analyze environmental data to better detect obstacles.
DJI’s utilisation of the new features and flight modes in their new showcase video, has been done in such a way that it they subtly add to the experience, rather than overtly showing off the features themselves.
But don’t just believe us – you really have to check it out for yourself.