A Much Needed Update!
It looks like I have not done a post since July and a new one is overdue. In the few months between posts I have been using my Inspire a lot more and I have really started enjoying it. I miss the size of the Phantom but the authority and retractable landing gear has grown on me. I missed some great aerial video opportunities with some big summer swells because I was surfing. This has become more of a problem for me lately - it is just so fun!
Yesterday we went back to the west side and I dragged my Inspire along and flew two batteries and ended up with some fun footage! Here is the video I made:
With winter right around the corner and a strong El Nino, some very large swells are predicted for this winter. I will be spending lots of time at Jaws and other breaks putting together still pictures and video.
Speaking of still pictures, that has become much more of a focus for me than actual video. Some pictures I took at Jaws when I first moved to Maui look so amazing even though they were taken with a wide angle lens on the GoPro. I can't wait to use the Inspire on a huge day out there!
On the product front, DJI released the OSMO camera which is basically an Inspire 1 camera gimbal on a stick and just the stick you can plug your Inspire camera in without buying another. This stuff is pricey but is probably worth it for anyone using this stuff on jobs.
Most people I heard from were really stoked about the Osmo camera but I was more excited about this charging hub. You plug 4 batteries in and it charges them one at a time. It also works with the higher power charger if you want to speed things up a bit. If you have not checked out the latest Inspire accessories lately, just click on this charging hub picture to check all the new stuff out.