DJI Raises the Bar for Cinematic Aerial Systems with the DJI Inspire 3: The Ultimate 8K Full-Frame Cinema Drone for Aerial Filmmaking.
DJI, the global frontrunner in camera drones and innovative camera technology unveils the all-in-one DJI Inspire 3, a sleek, accurate, full-frame 8K cinema drone tailored for top-tier film productions.
This cutting-edge drone sets a new benchmark in cinematic aerial filming with its streamlined design, 161° ultra-wide field-of-view, night-vision FPV, and O3 Pro video transmission and control system, ensuring unparalleled flight performance.
Seamlessly integrating into major film sets, the Inspire 3 is DJI's sole cinema-grade drone, boasting RTK-powered Waypoint Pro support and omnidirectional obstacle avoidance. These features enable safer, more precise flight missions than ever before.
“The Inspire 3 is the professional-level aerial platform all filmmakers have been waiting for,” said Ferdinand Wolf, Creative Director at DJI. “It empowers users to fully maximize the potential of any shot as they can record in cinematic-grade image quality previously only available with large and clunky camera systems. We are looking forward to seeing how the Inspire 3 will push aerial cinematography to a completely new level.”
Revolutionary Design: Introducing the DJI Inspire 3
The Inspire 3 showcases a complete redesign, featuring a lightweight, integrated body with a highly portable, robust, and transformable frame that emphasizes its professional appeal. The FPV camera, visual sensors, positioning antennas, and storage card slot seamlessly blend into the airframe, delivering a minimalist, contemporary aesthetic.
This cutting-edge design supports the new Tilt Boost and 360° Pan structures. Cinematographers can get creative with their shots thanks to the gimbal's 80° upward-angle shooting capability when the landing gear is lowered.
With its TB51 intelligent dual batteries, which are hot-swappable, the Inspire 3 has a maximum flight time of 28 minutes. It has a top speed of 94 km/h, ascent and descent speeds of 8 m/s, and a dive speed of up to 10 m/s thanks to its powerful propulsion system.
Unleash Cinematic Brilliance with Full-Frame 8K Imaging
The DJI Inspire 3 is equipped with DJI's cutting-edge CineCore 3.0 image processing system and the lightest full-frame Zenmuse X9-8K Air Gimbal Camera. For the needs of high-end film and television productions, this enables internal recording of up to 8K/25fps CinemaDNG video and 8K/75fps Apple ProRes RAW video. The S&Q mode on the X9-8K Air expands the possibilities for creative editing by enabling internal recording of up to full-frame 4K/120fps ProRes RAW video without cropping.
The dual native ISO of the X9-8K Air allows it to support both film and commercial/television production standards with EI 800/4000 at full-frame 30fps and below. EI 320/1600 is an option above 30 frames per second, guaranteeing clear footage with rich details in low-light conditions.
Capturing 14+ stops of dynamic range, the X9-8K Air preserves intricate highlight and shadow details in challenging lighting conditions, such as sunrises and sunsets. This extensive dynamic range also enables greater post-editing flexibility, maintaining true colors even after significant exposure adjustments.
To provide cinematographers with more creative options, the X9-8K Air is compatible with an additional 18mm F2.8 full-frame ultra-wide lens, a new telephoto lens designed for 8K aerial cinematography, and full-frame 24mm, 35mm, and 50mm lenses, offering a premium selection tailored for aerial filming.
Leveraging DJI's sophisticated color science and technology, the DJI Cinema Color System (DCCS) enables the X9-8K Air to deliver authentic colors, redefining aerial cinematography. DCCS accurately captures natural settings, urban landscapes, and skin tones in various environments and lighting conditions, ensuring seamless color matching between the X9-8K Air and ground-based cinema cameras, such as the DJI Ronin 4D, for a consistent color style throughout film-production post-editing workflows.
The included DJI PROSSD 1TB offers up to 1100MBps write speed and 900MBps read speed, enabling direct connection to a computer via USB-C cable for effortless file sharing and streamlined workflows.
Revolutionary Precision Flight System with Intelligent Modes
The Inspire 3 integrates cutting-edge RTK positioning technology, widely used in industries like architecture and surveying, to achieve centimeter-level accuracy. This not only stabilizes flight but also enhances flight-route planning accuracy, significantly boosting creative efficiency.
The drone's integrated 3 GNSS System (GPS + Galileo + BeiDou) is powered by built-in dual-layered ceramic RTK antennas, ensuring precise flight maneuvers even in challenging environments. By activating the RTK network or setting up a D-RTK 2 Mobile Station, users can achieve highly accurate positioning without additional modules. This also provides internal orientation for Inspire 3, eliminating the need for compass calibration in most scenarios.
Furthermore, the advanced Waypoint Pro function allows for customized flight-route and shot planning. Perfect for solo shooting or professional crews, Waypoint Pro effortlessly handles complex scenes.
Inspire 3's Waypoint Pro options include:
- Repeatable Routes: Pilots gain full control of precisely repeatable flight routes, retaining preset parameters like altitude, speed, gimbal angle, and camera settings. Repeating flight missions enables effortless execution of challenging one-takes or easy creation of long-duration timelapses capturing transitions like day-to-night or season-to-season.
- 3D Dolly: Simulating a crane, cable cam, or dolly without their limitations, this feature allows users to create aerial motion paths with adjustable speed and full gimbal control to suit shot requirements. This simplifies complicated cinema-grade camera movements, delivering improved visual effects.
The new Spotlight Pro feature, based on powerful machine-learning algorithms, offers single-object recognition and tracking. This enables pilots to focus entirely on flying while the gimbal camera automatically stays focused on the subject, making it easier to capture complex shots even in single-pilot mode.
Unparalleled Omnidirectional Sensing and Advanced Features
The Inspire 3 comes equipped with nine visual sensors, creating a robust omnidirectional sensing system that detects obstacles in all directions for comprehensive protection during flight. The drone also introduces a customizable function that enhances flight safety while allowing for greater creative freedom. Horizontal, upward, and downward obstacle sensing can be independently enabled or disabled, and users can manually set obstacle alert ranges for different scenarios.
Even with active avoidance turned off, users can monitor obstacle distances in real time through the navigation display and receive audio alerts without the drone performing automatic avoidance. This innovation allows professional aerial teams to accomplish more complex camera work.
24/7 Shooting with Ultra-Wide Night-Vision FPV
Featuring a 161° FOV ultra wide-angle FPV lens and a 1/1.8-inch night-vision sensor with 3μm pixel size, the Inspire 3 delivers up to 1080p/60fps live feed, ensuring clear, stabilized, ultra-low latency views day and night for enhanced situational awareness and flight safety.
Next-Level O3 Pro Video Transmission and Control for Film Sets
The Inspire 3's O3 Pro Transmission boasts significant improvements in transmission distance, latency, and stability compared to its predecessor. The drone supports a transmission range of up to 15 km with one controller and up to 12 km in dual-control mode, providing 1080p/60fps live feed with an ultra-low latency of 90 ms. For the first time, 4K/30fps live feeds are supported within a reduced 5 km transmission range, catering to ultra-HD output and livestreaming requirements.
In enhanced dual-control mode, two remote controllers independently receive transmission and control links from the drone, allowing the pilot and gimbal operator to work from different locations on set.
The Inspire 3 includes the DJI RC Plus, featuring a 7-inch 1,200-nit high-brightness screen for optimal performance in strong sunlight. The internal battery lasts up to 3.3 hours, with an external hot-swappable WB37 battery extending operation time to 6 hours. Customizable buttons, dials, and an HDMI out port ensure quick and intuitive operation. The DJI Pilot 2 app for Inspire provides a fast startup time and user-friendly interface, complete with a built-in health management system.
Seamless DJI Pro Ecosystem Integration
Designed for seamless integration into professional film sets, the Inspire 3 supports Timesync via a 3.5mm jack, allowing high-precision control on set. Timecode sync streamlines and enhances the editing process when managing footage from multiple cameras.
The Inspire 3 can be paired with one RC Plus and one High-Bright Remote Monitor, linking to the DJI Pro Ecosystem and offering compatibility with products such as the DJI 4D Hand Grips and DJI Master Wheels. This gimbal control experience rivals the DJI Ronin 2, meeting the demands of cinematographers.
The DJI Three-Channel Follow Focus can also connect to the RC Plus, enabling remote focus and iris control on the Zenmuse X9-Air camera.
Elevate Your Experience with Advanced Accessories and Protection
- The redesigned trolley case features an extendable handle, two side handles, and four 360-degree wheels, ensuring smooth transitions and easy transportation.
- New foldable quick-release propellers allow for convenient storage and eliminate the need for reinstallation before each flight.
- Additionally, the RC Plus remote controller's new strap and waist support promote comfort and efficiency during shoots.
- The innovative foldable battery charging hub optimizes charging efficiency and storage size. It holds up to eight batteries, charges two batteries to 90% in just 35 minutes in fast-charge mode, and reaches 100% in a mere 160 minutes. The included 65W USB-C port can also charge an RC Plus.
Introducing DJI Care Pro
DJI Care Pro is now available for the DJI Inspire 3, providing comprehensive protection against accidental damage. Within coverage limits, unlimited free repairs are offered for water damage, drop damage, improper use, and other accidents, along with two free new battery replacements each year and Flyaway coverage.
The DJI Care Pro 1-Year Plan (DJI Inspire 3) costs $2,099 and provides a coverage limit of $12,000 for one year. The DJI Care Pro 2-Year Plan (DJI Inspire 3) is priced at $3,899 and offers a coverage limit of $24,000 for two years. One Flyaway coverage per year saves $10,499 per replacement. For complete details, visit: https://www.dji.com/service/djicare-pro
Pricing and Availability
The DJI Inspire 3 is available for $16,499 and will be on sale at store.dji.com and authorized retail partners by the end of June. 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.
DJI Inspire 3 Accessories
Additional accessories will also be available for purchase such as:
- DJI DL 18 mm F2.8 ASPH Lens (New) for $1,299
- 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 $349
- CinemaDNG & Apple ProRes RAW License Key for $979 and only available for purchase from store.dji.com
- DJI RC Plus Remote Controller for $1,600
- DJI RC Plus Strap and Waist Support Kit for $99
- DJI RC Plus Height Adjustable Control Sticks for $19
- DJI Inspire 3 Foldable Quick-Release Propellers (Pair) for $69
- DJI Inspire 3 Foldable Quick-Release Propellers for High Altitude (Pair) for $89
- DJI Inspire 3 Propeller Guard for $349
- DJI TB51 Intelligent Battery for $349
- DJI TB51 Intelligent Battery Charging Hub for $899
- DJI TB51 Intelligent Battery Charging Hub AC Cable for $19
- DJI PROSSD 1TB for $799
- D-RTK 2 Mobile Station for $3,600
- D-RTK 2 High Precision GNSS Mobile Station – Tripod for $250
- D-RTK 2 Mobile Station Power Adapter Cable for $57
- D-RTK 2 Mobile Station LAN Cable for $38
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