DJI Expands Telephoto Camera Settings and Recording Options in Mavic 3

With a firmware update, DJI has expanded the Mavic 3 UAV’s capability to capture at more shutter speeds and higher ISO settings. The update, known as v01.00.0700 will enable the Mavic 3 Pro to capture using ProRes 422 and 422 LT, Hyper Log Gamma (HLG) and 200 frames per second slo-mo mode have also been added.

When DJI designed a telephoto option for the Mavic 3, the idea was to use it more for exploration, rather than for cinematic applications. For zooming in to find places of interest to fly into. As such, the telephoto was limited to 30 frames per second (fps) in 4K only and essentially had a point and shoot, automatic configuration.

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However, based on feedback from users, the company has discovered that filmmakers want to use the extended range for cinematic image acquisition and capture.

To that end, the company has unlocked the telephoto lens to have manual image control options including 25, 30, and 50fps in both 4K and 1080p.

Since they were unlocking those features, DJI also decided to expand the codecs that aerial filmmakers can use, including using ProRes and HLG.

The still image mode also gets a performance boost, with the ability now to capture using bracketing, burst modes, and supporting JPEG, RAW, JPEG+RAW photo formats in timed modes.

Image Credit: DJI

Sadly, however, there isn’t a 24p cinematic mode just yet. However, the additional features above are just the most notable that are coming under the new update. There are several more features and fixes, including:

  • Added switch to the telephoto camera in photo mode, includes single shot, AEB, burst and timed shot, supports JPEG, RAW, JPEG+RAW photo format, and ISO and shutter speed settings.
  • Added switch to the telephoto camera in video mode, supports 4K@25/30/50fps, 1080p@25/30/50fps format, and ISO and shutter speed settings.
  • Added HLG for the Hasselblad camera.
  • Added 1080p/200fps to Slow Motion when using the Hasselblad camera.
  • Added HLG and D-Log to shoot MasterShots and QuickShots (not including Asteroid).
  • Digital zoom reaches up to 3x in normal video mode when using the Hasselblad camera.
  • Added support to FocusTrack, QuickShots (not including Asteroid), MasterShots, and Hyperlapse for the aircraft when the Wide-Angle Lens is mounted.
  • Added ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 LT format to the Hasselblad camera of Mavic 3 Cine.
  • Added one-second option to interval time setting when using Hyperlapse on Mavic 3 Cine.
  • Added DJI Mavic 3 D-Log to Rec.709 vivid LUT, providing a more vivid color effect. Download the LUT at the DJI Support Website.
  • Added Nifty option for Bypassing when using APAS 5.0. Refer to the Mavic 3 User Manual v1.6 for details.
  • Added Reset All Settings and Clear All Data options. Refer to the Mavic 3 User Manual v1.6 for details.
  • Added support for Japanese RID requirements.
  • Increased Home Point refresh rate.
  • Optimized the focus performance when recording with the telephoto camera.
  • Optimized the stability of the aircraft when shooting a Hyperlapse.
  • Fixed issue: unable to use Hyperlapse when flying near a Flight Altitude Limit Zone.

There’s also a firmware update for both the RC-N1 remote controller firmware (v04.13.0600) and the DJI RC Pro remote controller firmware (v03.01.0700) that added more custom functions for buttons and dials, as well as a few bug fixes.

All three can be updated through the latest DJI Fly app update, vs. 1.64, and is available through both the iOS App and Google Play stores.

[source: DJI]

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