DJI launches Zenmuse X7 Super 35mm camera module with Raw video capture

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DJI has launched the Zenmuse X7, a Uncooked video succesful Tremendous 35 digital camera module. The digital camera/gimbal system, which is suitable with DJI’s Encourage 2 drone, additionally includes a new, proprietary lens mount. We have been on the launch occasion in Hollywood and had an opportunity to rise up shut and private with the X7.

The digital camera can shoot 6K CinemaDNG Uncooked or 5.2K Apple ProRes footage at as much as 30p or three.9K CinemaDNG and a couple of.7K ProRes at as much as 59.94p. The corporate claims 14 stops of dynamic vary however, like all video producers, does not specify how that is assessed.

To enhance its colour science, DJI labored with Technicolor to develop the brand new ‘DJI Cinema Colour System’, which features a new D-Log gamma curve that preserves extra dynamic vary, and a brand new D-Gamut shade area designed to match industry commonplace cinema cameras whereas delivering extra impartial colours. The outcome, in accordance with DJI, is that it is going to be attainable to use LUTs designed for industry normal cinema cameras and obtain excellent outcomes, although DJI will present its personal LUTs as nicely.

The Zenmuse X7 is constructed round a Tremendous 35 digital camera module and consists of an all new 'DL-mount' lens system.

The digital camera consists of two publicity modes, one which varies amplification achieve and an "EI" mode that all the time makes use of minimal amplification (~base ISO) with metadata tags to indicate the meant ultimate brightness, to protect DR. That is more and more widespread follow within the video sphere however has but to make its method throughout to stills images.

The earlier mannequin (the Zenmuse X5 series) was based mostly round a Micro 4 Thirds mount and got here with a distinctly Panasonic-like 15mm F1.7 lens. In distinction, the Zenmuse X7 is predicated round a completely new lens mount. The ‘DL-mount’ has a really brief flange distance of 16.84mm, permitting lenses to be extraordinarily compact whereas sustaining excessive picture high quality.

Regardless of having a Tremendous 35 sensor, the X7 digital camera is just barely bigger, and solely 170g heavier, than the Micro 4 Thirds-based X5 digital camera collection.

Alongside the digital camera, the corporate is releasing 16mm, 24mm, 35mm and 50mm F2.eight lenses, the longest three of which can embrace mechanical shutters. The carbon fiber bodied lenses haven't any shifting elements on the surface to extend sturdiness, and all have comparable measurement and weight to remove the necessity to rebalance or recalibrate the gimbal when altering lenses. Moreover, your complete set is designed to deal with 8K decision.

Photographers shall be joyful to listen to that the X7 can even seize nonetheless pictures at 24MP decision, together with Uncooked picture help, on an APS-C sized sensor.

House owners of the X5S digital camera system may also get a bonus: the brand new Cinema Shade System, together with the improved D-Log gamma curve and D-Gamut colour area, will probably be added to the X5S within the subsequent firmware improve.

The Zenmuse X7 digital camera with 16mm lens mounted on a DJI Encourage 2 drone.

The digital camera by itself will value $2,700 and can be ship in early November. Every lens will value $1,300, except the 50mm, which is $100 cheaper, although the prime lens combo together with all 4 lenses will value simply $four,300.

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DJI Reveals Zenmuse X7, The World’s First Tremendous 35 Digital Movie Digital camera Optimized for Skilled Aerial Cinematography

October 11, 2017 – DJI, the world’s chief in civilian drones and aerial imaging know-how, at present launched the Zenmuse X7, the world’s first Tremendous 35 digital movie digital camera optimized for skilled aerial cinematography. Designed to work seamlessly with the DJI Encourage 2 drone, the Zenmuse X7 delivers superior picture high quality, interchangeable lenses, and a brand new DJI Cinema Shade System for post-production to offer movie and video professionals extra artistic freedom.

“The Zenmuse X7 presents every thing skilled content material creators have to make their aerial footage as beautiful and vivid as they demand,” stated Paul Pan, Senior Product Supervisor at DJI. “From the massive Tremendous 35 sensor to a brand new mount, lenses, and colour system, the Zenmuse X7 provides cinematographers and professional photographers an unmatched set of instruments that work seamlessly with the DJI Encourage 2 drone to seize high-quality footage that's simply built-in into tasks shot with industry-leading handheld cameras.”

Larger Expressive Freedom

The Zenmuse X7 is provided with a Tremendous 35 video sensor that includes 14 stops of dynamic vary for extra element in low-light circumstances. Its low-noise picture seize enhances grading flexibility by preserving particulars in each spotlight and darkish areas whereas enabling a shallow cinematic depth of subject.

To satisfy the rigorous necessities of filmmakers and tv manufacturing professionals, the Zenmuse X7 captures the very best picture resolutions ever for an built-in drone digital camera. It's able to capturing 6K CinemaDNG RAW or 5.2K Apple ProRes at as much as 30 FPS, in addition to three.9K CinemaDNG RAW or 2.7K ProRes at as much as 59.94 FPS to combine seamlessly into industry-standard post-production workflows.

Enhanced Imaging Potential

The Zenmuse X7 makes use of a devoted aerial mount system, the DJI DL-Mount, that includes an ultra-short flange focal distance to hold prime lenses optimally. Out there with focal lengths of 16 mm, 24 mm, 35 mm, and 50 mm, every lens has a most aperture of F/2.eight and is crafted out of carbon fiber, making them sturdy and light-weight for high-performance aerial cinematography with the DJI Encourage 2 drone.

To permit for superior setting adjustment and fine-tuning, the 16mm lens is provided with a built-in ND four filter, and the 24 mm, 35 mm, and 50 mm lenses function a mechanical shutter.

Larger Flexibility in Submit-Manufacturing

DJI has additionally launched a brand new DJI Cinema Shade System (DCCS) making the Zenmuse X7 an asset on each movie set for films, TV collection, commercials, documentaries, and extra.

“For the Zenmuse X7, we took our shade science to the subsequent degree,” continued Pan. “We consulted the world main authorities in colour science, Technicolor. With their steerage, our engineers developed an optimized gamma curve for the X7 permitting extra latitude with out sacrificing picture high quality.”

DCCS contains a new D-Log Curve and D-Gamut RGB colour area to offer extra flexibility and colour choices through the post-production course of. The D-Log additional extends the dynamic vary, whereas the D-Gamut RGB colour area preserves extra colour info to help probably the most demanding filmmaking situations, offering correct colour for fast and straightforward post-processing.

The brand new EI Mode mimics the best way a movie digital camera works to assist cinematographers seize as a lot info as potential in each scene whereas balancing the dynamic vary and noise with totally different log curves for extra flexibility in the course of the post-production course of.

The Zenmuse X7 gimbal system weighs simply 631 grams with the 16 mm lens. The DJI Encourage 2 has a flight time of as much as 23 minutes with the Zenmuse X7. For more information concerning the Zenmuse X7, go to www.dji.com/zenmuse-x7.

Worth and Availability

The Zenmuse X7 digital camera is priced at $2,699 USD. The 16 mm, 24 mm and 35 mm lenses shall be out there for $1,299 every, and the 50 mm for $1,199. Clients can buy the Zenmuse X7 prime lens combo together with all four lenses for $four,299. The Zenmuse X7 will begin delivery in early November 2017 from retailer.dji.com, in DJI Flagship Shops and thru DJI Approved Sellers worldwide.

DJI Care Refresh might be obtainable for the Zenmuse X7 digital camera gimbal system in addition to for the Encourage 2 drone. For more information, go to www.dji.com/service/djicare-refresh.

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