DJI have today announced to the world their next product, The Mavic.
This small folding drone has literally changed the industry overnight, featuring much of DJI’s latest technologies such as Object avoidance and Active Track this mini drone just turned everything upside down.
Its size being just 82x83x198 makes this ultra compact folded up, fitted with a 3 axis gimbal and 4K camera shooting on 30fps its portable and as capable as a Phantom 4.
The Interesting Spec
This is where things get really interesting, looking between the lines there is some very cool features with this new drone.
The Mavic supports 4K video at 30fps and is fitted with the same Sony sensor as the Phantom 4, this is mounted on miniaturised ultra-precise 3-axis gimbal specially designed for the Mavic, capable of stabilising the camera even during high speed motion for smooth video and sharp photos.
Live Feed – OcuSync
It has what DJI call OcuSync system that provides 1080P live low latency video up to 4 miles.
This new member of the Lightbridge family performs far better than Wi-Fi and other transmission systems, using a more effective digital compression technology and channel transmission technology allowing it to transmit HD video reliably even in environment environments with strong radio interference. Compared to the traditional Analog Transmission, OcuSync can transmit video at 720p and 1080p, equal to an image quality increase of 4-10 times without color casts, static interference, flickering or other problems associate with analog transmission.
Even when using the same amount of radio transmission power OcuSync’s transmission distance is further than analog at 4.1m.
OcuSync is able to strike a perfect balance between latency and receptivity by reducing latency to 5ms for remote controller transmission commands, 10ms for video data and 130ms for videos. More than enough to ensure that Mavic is able to fly reliably despite interference.
Supports a maximum download speed of 40Mb/s for photos and videos as well as point-to-point video transmission.
OcuSync also supports wireless connections to multiple devices.
For example, you can connect the DJI Goggles, remote controller and Mavic wirelessly to OcuSync at the same time. You can also add an additional remote, so that you can control the Mavic with two remotes or share FPV videos.
TWO SETS OF SENSORS. TWICE AS RELIABLE
The Mavic is fitted with two sets of sensors working simultaneously, whenever the system detects an inconsistency in one it switches to the other, keeping your flight steady and reliable.In flight, the Mavic uses its compass to tell it where it is heading and the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) to tell it how it is flying. An interruption in the data flow from either of these may cause it to fly less reliably, which is why the Mavic has not one, but two of each.
Whenever the system detects an inconsistency in one, it switches to the other, keeping your flight steady and reliable.
FLY BY PHONE
The Mavic has builtin Wifi mode, selectable via a switch on the side you can fully control the aircraft via your smartphone with out the controller.
With Virtual Joysticks with out the controller , but you also have full access to all of its Intelligent Flight Modes — TapFly, Trace, Spotlight, Profile and Circle. Using just your phone, you can capture photos and video so incredible, that no one will believe you did it by tapping a screen.