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Cracker
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Why don't DJI develop upgraded cameras that can be retrofitted to the Inspire 1 old gimbal, instead of the owner needing to purchase the complete setup costing them thousand more?. Seems to me DJI would have bigger sales, and owners that are already struggling, to get their business off the ground, wouldn't have yet another big expense to be up to date?....
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sultangris01
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Indeed, the main draw of the inspire was it's supposed modular design for easy multiple camera type swapping which turned out to be %100 worthless with zero options,
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chris
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I totally agree!!
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Machoman
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Well if they even WOULD bring some more cameras within a year over now already there is

- no thermal camera
- no 4K 50p camera
- no X4 with 1" chip which will be sufficient fo 95% of people at almost the price of a X3.
- no 100mbps adjustment

a camera with 4K50p, 1" chip and 100 mbps would be affordable and lightwight
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Farnk666
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For a couple of reasons Cracker.

Firstly DJI is primarily a gimbal and stabilisation technology company. Yes they make UAVs, but the majority of their developed IP and patent stock is in gimbal technology which explains their approach to integrating camera/gimbal as a single unit.

Secondly, DJI is not in business to save its users money - quite the contrary, DJI will keep its interfacing and design completely proprietary in order to maximise every potential dollar from the user base.

As to the ethics/common sense/logic/etc argument, well that's a personal judgement that each person makes when they purchase into the DJI system.

There are other options in the market at varying price points.
While we may all desire more from the platform it is very cheap in comparison to more adaptable and capable UAVs.
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PaulKerry Posted at 2015-10-27 16:51
The camera does not easily detach from the existing gimbal to my knowledge. The whole thing is consi ...

Even if you need to send it to DJI to install that would be better than coughing up $1000 + every time a update comes out....
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Farnk666 Posted at 2015-10-27 17:11
For a couple of reasons Cracker.

Firstly DJI is primarily a gimbal and stabilisation technology com ...

Myself unlike you don't have the extra cash floating around, and your argument makes no sinse. They would adsolutly sell more if it were campatable with exsisting gimbal.
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Farnk666
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Cracker Posted at 2015-10-28 10:51
Myself unlike you don't have the extra cash floating around, and your argument makes no sinse. The ...

I'm not arguing with you Cracker.

And no, I don't have a big pile of cash to spare on purchasing more DJI products.
I've posted on the forum quite clearly that I probably won't be buying DJI again!

You asked why DJI don't open up their camera platform to cheaper alternatives, I answered you based on their corporate capability and past track record. If you don't like the answer I gave you, then just ignore it. No need to get snarky.
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SixtyMike
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PaulKerry,
I've looked at UAS NDVI sensing for awhile.  This company markets a modded X3 for NDVI imaging.
http://www.aerialmediapros.com/s ... -matrice-100/dp/838

Related site:
http://www.aerialagpros.com/#!ndvi-drones-ag-scout-series/c1scc

It's only dual band with peaks @ 446nm and 800nm.  Not a MicaSense RedEdge, but might work for my intended purposes if all comes together.  Still looking into the nuances of actionable data for the two bandwidths as applicable to what I want to do.  DroneDeploy has a beta going with DJI currently, but it's only supported in Android.  iOS is supposedly coming "sometime in the future".
  https://www.dronedeploy.com/
https://dronedeploy-faq.readme.io/v1.0/docs/more-drones

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SixtyMike
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PaulKerry Posted at 2015-10-31 03:31
Mike,

I'd like to thank all Sixty of you.


Glad to help, Paul.  Still below "60", but getting there!  Lol

The availability of data processing and final products will obviously drive decisions for both of us.  If DroneDeploy can't process DJI info with iOS, I'll be looking elsewhere.

PrecisionHawk is another company I've looked at for a few months.  

http://www.precisionhawk.com

They very recently (October 19,) updated their DataMapper processing services to include all UAV's and sensors (DJI as well).  I've a query out for more information relevant to processing NDVI with the modded X3.  They provide other actionable data processing as well.
http://media.precisionhawk.com/t ... -platform-agnostic/

Of interest to you (and others), they have a contact # in the UK at the bottom of their homepage listed above.
If you make contact with them, please advise on any specifics regarding NDVI imaging with a modded X3.  I'll do the same from this side of the pond.

I'm really interested in possible products produced from images at the nanometer ranges captured by the mX3 listed in my previous.  This, as compared to what a RedEdge or others provide.  Of course, the RedEdge is about 6500 USD if I remember correctly (and is not (yet, hello DJI?) compatible with an Inspire....).
http://www.micasense.com/
http://i722.photobucket.com/albu ... nds_zpse7kqxhtr.jpg[/IMG][/URL][/img]

Bottom line for me is the usefulness of mX3 rendered images as correlated with specific crops and desired results.
Cheers!
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