This Frequently Asked Questions page aims to answer everything you could possibly want to know or think of asking about the DJI Inspire 2. This information is sourced directly from those in the know from across forums and groups. This Inspire 2 FAQ will be updated regularly with new questions and answers as they are asked. You can contribute b using the Contact Page if you like, I appreciate feedback and suggestions form readers.
Inspire 2 FAQ
Yes but you will need a seperate cable that can be purchased here – http://store.dji.com/product/inspire-2-remote-charing-cable
Yes. You can now shoot a different resolution on the microSD card (H.264/H.265) than the resolution being recorded on the SSD
No. Only the X5S with an additional license key can do this.
No, Cinelight is no longer required to offload footage. Simply plug the SSD into the reader attached to your computer, and you will be able to pull the files straight from the card like any other camera.
The battery will heat itself automatically if the cell temperature is lower than 15 degree celsius after powering on the inspire2. It will keep the temperature between 15-20c by adjusting the heating power. if the battery temperature is higher than 20c the heating element will stop heating.
You can also warm up the battery manually by pressing the battery button for 3 second . There is no need to insert the battery into Inspire 2 before flight in cold environments.
The heating element draws 70W power for each battery at a 5C/minute warming rate. If heating from -20C, you will need 7 minutes to reach 15C with a consumption of about 8.2Wh (about 9% capacity).
Yes, the Inspire 2 features a front facing, 2 axis (tilt/roll) Pilot-camera so that the Pilot may maintain craft-orientation and situational awareness during dual-operator shooting.
Yes, the Inspire 2 has forward and upward facing collision avoidance sensors. The forward sensor range is up to 30m while the upward sensor is 5m. It also has downward sensors that can detect suitable surfaces to land in RTH automatically.
No, the Inspire 2 RC does not have built in GPS. DJI sell an additional module that can be used to get GPS coverage on the RC http://store.dji.com/product/inspire-2-gps-module-for-remote-controller
The X4S weighs 253g, while the X5S weighs 461g (without a lens, most of which are around ~130g)
The Inspire 2 weighs 7.25 pounds (3290g) with both batteries mounted, and without a camera attached.
No, not at the moment. There is no indication that DJI have any intention of adding backwards compatibility.
Yes but you will need a new cable – http://store.dji.com/product/dji-focus-inspire-2-remote-controller-can-bus-cable-0-3m – You can also ge a new bracket/stand to attache the focus wheel to the RC – http://store.dji.com/product/handheld-focus-stand.
The components can all be purchased as a kit here – http://store.dji.com/product/dji-focus-handwheel-for-inspire-2-0-3m
-Propellers (Pair) x4
-Flight battery x2
-Micro SD card (16GB)
-Vision system calibration plate
-Gimbal damper x3
-Propeller mounting plates x1
-Battery insulation sticker x4
The license for the Inspire 2 allows you to shoot CinemaDNG and ProRes as well as H.264 and H.265. This license is a separate item that must be purchased if recording video in CinemaDNG or ProRes. You can purchase this license anytime and it is activated using the DJI Assistant 2 software and ties to the Inspire 2’s serial number. The license is a “one off” purchase and does not require renewing during the lifetime of the Inspire 2. If you need to transfer the license due to a crashed Inspire, you will need to contact DJI.
More info can be found here – http://www.dji.com/service/inspire-2-license-key
Without the CinemaDNG/ProRes license, the X5S will only shoot to H.264 and H.265. In order to shoot CinemaDNG and ProRes, you will need to purchase the license.
The Inspire 2 uses (2) 6s batteries rated at 4280mah, 97.58Wh. Each battery weighs 515g and can charge at up to 180W.
6000mah, 2s LiPo giving you up to five hours use.
Maximum line-of-sight, unobstructed transmission range is 4.3miles (7km). Operating frequencies are 2.4ghz and 5.8ghz.
The Inspire 2, when equipped with the optional high-altitude props, can reach a maximum flight ceiling of 16,400 feet ASL.
With no head or tailwind, the Inspire 2 can fly at speeds up to 67mph (108kph)
The operating temperatures the Inspire 2 can handle are -4° to 104° F (-20° to 40° C)
Although unconfirmed, it is likely Lightbridge 2 latency of around 200ms.
The X4S uses a 1″ CMOS sensor shooting at 20MP with about 11.5 stops of claimed dynamic range. It has a variable aperture of F2.8 to F11 (user controllable), and a 35mm equivalent focal length of 24mm. The field of view is 84 degrees. Maximum still image resolution is 5472×3648. For video purposes, the X4S shoots in H.264 at up to 4096×2160 resolution at 59.94fps, and in H.265 at up to 4096×2160 resolution at 29.97fps. Maximum bit rate is up to 100mbps in both codecs.
Available resolutions for the X4S in video mode are as follows:
The X5S camera system uses a Micro 4/3 sensor shooting at 20.8MP with a claimed dynamic range of 12.8 stops. The X5S is compatible with the following lenses (please note a balancing ring may be needed for some lenses to properly balance):
Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm/2.0
DJI MFT 15mm/1.7 ASPH
Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm/1.8
Panasonic Lumix 15mm/1.7
Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm/1.8
Panasonic Lumix 14-42mm/3.5-5.6 HD
Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm/1.8
Olympus M.Zuiko 9-18mm/4.0-5.6
Maximum still image resolution for the X5S is 5280×3956. For video purposes, the X5S shoots in CinemaDNG at a maximum resolution of 5.2K (5280×2970) at 29.97fps, and a resolution of 4096×2160 at up to 59.94fps. The X5S can also natively shoot in ProRes at up to 5.2K widescreen (5280×2160) at 29.97fps.
The X5S also is capable of shooting in H.264 at up to 4096×2160 resolution at 59.94fps, and in H.265 at up to 4096×2160 resolution at 29.97fps. Maximum bitrate is up to 100mbps in both codecs.
A full list of the X5S resolutions and bitrates can be found below:
23.976/24/25/29.97p,12-bit,up to 4.2Gbps
23.976/24/25/29.97/47.95p,12-bit,up to 3.6Gbps
23.976/24/25/29.97p @80Mbps 47.95/50/59.94p @100Mbps
23.976/24/25/29.97p @60Mbps 47.95/50/59.94p @80Mbps 119.88p @100Mbps
23.976/24/25/29.97p @65Mbps 47.95/50/59.94p @80Mbps
23.976/24/25/29.97p @50Mbps 47.95/50/59.94p @65Mbps 119.88p @100Mbps
The main shell is made of a magnesium/aluminum hybrid, the arms are carbon fiber.
Dual batteries, dual IMU, dual barometer, dual compass.
The props are 15″ in length, made from a carbon/plastic composite.
The Inspire 2 uses a dual-battery configuration. Two 97.58 Wh batteries in a saddle configuration provide around 25 minutes of flight time with a X4S or X5S camera attached.
No, they are slightly different size. maybe you could “make” it fit but no need, the Inspire 2 comes with a case.
Not at the moment. It is unlikely compatibility with the Inspire 1/Matrice 100 will ever be made. Small change for the 600 though.