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DJI Inspire 3 Revealed: Heavyweight Filmmaker Drone Takes Off!

- 1 year ago

DJI, the market-leading drone business, has revealed their latest killer product, the DJI Inspire 3, a serious drone aimed at the professional film industry user and packed with pro-level features and stunning image quality. Read on for more.

DJI Inspire 3 in use
The DJI Inspire 3 takes off!

The new DJI Inspire 3 has been designed to be a one-stop solution for cinematographers looking to capture aerial footage in cinematic-grade image quality previously only available with large and bulky camera systems. The drone has been specifically created to meet the needs of top-level movie productions and pushes aerial cinematography to a new level.

With a slick design and a lightweight, integrated body with a highly portable form factor and a rigid, robust, and transformable frame, the FPV camera, visual sensors, positioning antennas, and storage card slot are all integrated into the airframe for a minimalist look and modern industrial aesthetics. The Inspire 3’s all-new hot-swappable TB51 intelligent dual batteries provide a flight time of [up to] 28 minutes, and its powerful propulsion system brings a flight speed of up to 94km/h, 8m/s ascent and descent speed, and dive speed of up to 10m/s.

DJI Inspire 3 sensor info
The DJI Inspire 3 takes off!

The Inspire 3 is equipped with the lightest ever full-frame Zenmuse X9-8K Air Gimbal Camera, which features DJI’s latest image processing system, CineCore 3.0, supporting internal recording of up to 8K/25fps CinemaDNG video as well as 8K/75fps Apple ProRes RAW video, meeting the needs of high-end film and TV productions. The X9-8K Air supports dual native ISO, which delivers ultra-clear footage for low-light scenes with rich details. The X9-8K Air covers 14+ stops of dynamic range, which captures rich highlight and shadow details in complex lighting scenarios such as sunrises and sunsets.

The DJI Cinema Color System [DCCS] allows the X9-8K Air to retain authentic colours that redefine the look of aerial cinematography. DCCS ensures effortless colour matching between X9-8K Air and ground-based cinema cameras such as DJI Ronin 4D, delivering consistent colour style from air to ground to meet the needs of film-production post-editing workflows.

The fluid new design in the DJI inspire 3 supports 360° Pan and Tilt Boost for obstruction-free 80° upward-angle shooting.

The Inspire 3 also integrates high-precision RTK positioning technology already deployed in industries such as architecture and surveying to deliver centimetre-level accuracy. The integrated 3 GNSS System [GPS + Galileo + BeiDou] is powered by built-in dual-layered ceramic RTK antennas and ensures precise flight manoeuvres even in challenging environments. The all-new Waypoint Pro function enables flight-route and shot planning with a wide range of customised settings.

In short, the DJI Inspire 3 is an all-in-one drone solution that has been designed specifically for professional-level aerial filming. Its sleek integrated design, 161° ultra-wide FOV night-vision FPV, and the O3 Pro transmission and control system offer the best-in-class flight performance and a full pro ecosystem that can be seamlessly integrated into the biggest film sets. The Inspire 3 is the only cinema-grade drone that supports both RTK-powered Waypoint Pro and omnidirectional sensing to perform flight missions more safely and with higher precision than ever before.

Price and Availability

The DJI Inspire 3 is priced from £13,419 and will be available from the and from authorised retail partners by the end of June 2023.
The combo includes the DJI Inspire 3 Aircraft, Zenmuse X9-8K Air Gimbal Camera, RC Plus remote controller, 6x TB51 Intelligent Battery, Charging Hub, PROSSD 1TB, Trolley Case, 3x Foldable Quick-Release Propellers [Pair], Lens Carrying Box, RC Plus Strap, and more.

Additional accessories will also be available, including: DJI DL 18 mm F2.8 ASPH Lens [New] for £1,209 DJI DL 24/35 mm F2.8 LS ASPH Lens for £1,299 DJI DL 50 mm F2.8 LS ASPH Lens for £1,199 DJI DL Lens ND Filters Set for £359 CinemaDNG & Apple ProRes RAW License Key for £899 and only available for purchase from the DJI store.

DJI RC Plus Remote Controller for £1,299 DJI RC Plus Strap and Waist Support Kit for £69 DJI RC Plus Height Adjustable Control Sticks for £19 DJI Inspire 3 Foldable Quick-Release Propellers [Pair] £59 DJI Inspire 3 Foldable Quick-Release Propellers for High Altitude [Pair] £79 DJI Inspire 3 Propeller Guard for £299 DJI TB51 Intelligent Battery for £309 DJI TB51 Intelligent Battery Charging Hub for £709 DJI TB51 Intelligent Battery Charging Hub AC Cable for 19 DJI PROSSD 1TB for £659 D-RTK 2 Mobile Station for £2,700 D-RTK 2 High Precision GNSS Mobile Station – Tripod for £248 D-RTK 2 Mobile Station Power Adapter Cable for £50 D-RTK 2 Mobile Station LAN Cable for £29

Check DJI’s dedicated web pages for more info here.

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.