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DJI's Mini 3 Pro now offers 10-bit color in the D-Cinelike video profile

Late last week, DJI quietly released a firmware update for the Mini 3 Pro drone that adds, amongst other improvements, 10-bit video recording in the D-Cinelike video profile.

New DJI leak shows off a miniaturized FPV drone with CineWhoop-style design

The leaked renderings and information suggests this new FPV drone will come in at around 500g (1.1lbs) and feature a CineWhoop-style design with protected propellers for safely flying in tight spaces.

Stolen Drone Info is a one-stop shop to search for lost or stolen drones

Stolen Drone Info is a free service that was recently launched to help drone users search for lost or stolen equipment.

GoPro’s new Hero10 Black Bones is a stripped-down action cam designed for DIY FPV drones

GoPro has released the Hero10 Black Bones, a stripped-down version of its Hero10 camera that users can solder onto an FPV drone frame.

DJI 'Mini 3 Pro' drone appears to get revealed in leaked video

The video invites as many questions as it does answers, but we do get some information about what appears to be at least one model of DJI's forthcoming update to its sub-250g drone lineup.

UAVs go to the major leagues as the MLB starts testing drone use during baseball games

This past weekend, during a collegiate tournament, Major League Baseball tested out using a DJI drone to showcase in-game aerial footage for the first time ever.

Autel's Nano and Lite drones get substantial firmware updates to fix 'Jello effect,' add capture modes and more

Autel's Nano and Lite drones received a firmware update that adds more video options and fixes the 'jello effect' on the Nano footage.

Drone pilots face a $30,000 minimum fine if they fly anywhere near the Super Bowl stadium

Drone pilots caught flying within a 30-nautical-mile range of the Super Bowl, set to take place this Sunday, will face a minimum $30,000 fine and other possible civil penalties.

DJI's new firmware update gives the Mavic 3 more of its missing features, including panorama mode and more

When DJI released the Mavic 3 series, quite a few key features were missing. The latest firmware update gives users the ability to capture panoramic shots and digitally zoom in on subjects when recording regular video — among many other upgrades.

Video: 'Landscapes of Change' beautifully showcases the changing of seasons from an aerial perspective

'Landscapes of Change' by Arvids Baranovs displays the change of all four seasons in one clever, beautifully executed video.

Video: 'Spirit of Altai' reveals the aerial beauty of Siberia, as captured with a DJI Air 2S

Aerial filmmaker Vadim Sherbakov reveals the vast beauty of West Siberia with his latest film 'Spirit of Altai.' It was shot entirely on a DJI Air 2S drone.

You can now pre-order Sony's $9,000 Airpeak S1 professional drone

Sony has announced its first professional drone, the Airpeak S1, is now available to pre-order for $9,000. The first units are expected to ship out on December 24, 2021.

Quadriplegic drone pilot hopes to make an impact with his inclusive drone project, 'Flight Takes Many Forms'

Quadriplegic drone pilot and instructor Rob Corbett is making a documentary about the power of drone flight. Here's his story and how you can help.

DJI’s Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine drones feature 4/3" CMOS sensor, 28x zoom and 46 minutes of flight time

DJI has announced the Mavic 3 – a compact, foldable drone with a camera that features a 20MP Four Thirds format CMOS sensor, a hybrid zoom that can home in on subjects up to 28X, and up to 46 minutes of flying time.

DJI's latest teaser confirms the Mavic 3 will be announced on November 4

At first glance, DJI's latest teaser image doesn't reveal much. But, as spotted by DroneDJ, if you look close enough in the shadows, you'll find the text 'Mavic 3.'

Autel takes on DJI Mini, announces the sub-250g EVO Nano and the EVO Lite

Autel Robotics today announced they're releasing two new drones – a sub-250g EVO Nano+ drone and the Lite series.

Brendan Schulman, DJI's VP of Policy & Legal Affairs, leaves DJI

After over six years serving as DJI's Vice President of Policy & Legal Affairs, Brendan Schulman is leaving the drone maker.

HBO's 'Hard Knocks' features incredible FPV drone footage of the Dallas Cowboys' stadium

Episode 3 HBO's series "Hard Knocks' features incredible FPV drone footage of the Dallas Cowboys' football stadium

Qualcomm releases the first-ever 5G, AI-enabled drone platform

Qualcomm recently announced the first-ever drone enabled with 5G connectivity and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

5G-enabled drone captures elaborate footage from the MLB’s ‘Field of Dreams’ game

Drone Racing League (DRL) and T-Mobile partnered to create a 5G racing drone that was able to capture footage on the same field where the baseball movie Field of Dreams took place.

DJI's rumored $300 Mini SE drone is available now in the US and weighs only 249 grams

Following a leak in June, DJI has announced its Mini SE drone. It shares many features with the original DJI Mini drone, but has the styling of the more expensive Mini 2. The DJI Mini SE costs $300 and weighs just under 250 grams.

Drone flies into a skyscraper in New York City's World Trade Center complex, pilot in custody

A drone struck a skyscraper in New York City's World Trade Center complex on Monday evening around 5:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time.

New FTC rule will penalize companies making false 'Made in USA' claims on their products

On July 1st, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a new rule that will penalize companies falsely claiming their products are made in the United States.

Google's Wing launches a free app in the United States to help drone pilots fly legally

Wing, owned by Google parent company Alphabet, recently launched a free app in the United States to help remote pilots legally fly their drones.

Parrot’s new Anafi AI drone features 4G connectivity and an insect-inspired design

European drone company Parrot is releasing a new drone, the Anafi AI, in the second half of 2021. Notably, it's the first to use 4G as a main data link between the drone and remote.

FAA releases TRUST, free online training required for pilots to legally fly drones recreationally

The FAA released TRUST, free online training that is now required for pilots to legally fly under the limited exception for recreational flight in the United States.

LAANC is still down for drone operators, no word from FAA on when it'll be back up

Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC), a free service that allows drone pilots to get real-time approval for controlled airspace, has been down for the past day.

Autel's new CEO promises transparency and change for the drone company

Randall Warnas recently left FLIR, as Head of Global Industrial sUAS, to become Autel's new CEO. Recently, the young executive described how he plans to leverage his experience to drive the drone manufacturer's growth.

Leaked details about DJI's Mini SE reveal it may be DJI’s most affordable drone yet

DJI is repackaging its original Mini drone, adding an SE label, and pricing it for big box stores such as Walmart and Costco. According to leaks, this may be the company's most affordable drone yet.

Sony announces the Airpeak S1, a $9K professional drone for creatives

Sony Electronics has officially revealed full details for the Airpeak S1, a professional drone aimed at creatives. It is the world's smallest drone capable of carrying Sony's line of full-size Alpha series cameras.

The Pentagon clears DJI drones for use after temporary suspension

The Pentagon recently released a summary confirming that foreign drones, particularly two manufactured by DJI, did not pose a security threat as previously believed.

Sony releases stunning wide-angle footage shot on its upcoming Airpeak drone

Sony first announced its official entry into the drone sector early this year at CES. Though there still aren't solid details on a release date or pricing for its Airpeak drone, the company recently released some stunning wide-angle footage plus the drone in action.

This aerial masterpiece was created with a DJI Mini 2 in zero-degree temps

Award-winning videographer Vadim Sherbakov created an aerial film, 'The Noor,' with a DJI Mini 2 in zero degree (-18ºC) temperatures.

DJI confirms battery issues for its Mini 2 drone

DJI released a statement today confirming that there are issues with the batteries that power its Mini 2 drone.

Video: Emmy-winning storm chaser has his drone sucked into a tornado while filming

Brian Emfinger from Live Storms Media got close to a tornado with his drone before losing it. Here is some footage he managed to pull from the DJI GO 4 app.

Incredible video showcases world’s first 8K VR drone footage of Iceland’s Mt. Fagradalsfjall volcano

The video was captured by a photographer/pilot duo who used an Insta360 Pro 2 attached to a DJI Matrice 600 drone to capture the close-up visuals of Iceland’s Mt. Fagradalsfjall volcano.

New Part 107 and Remote ID drone rules take effect starting today in the US

Today marks the effective date’ that Part 107 and Remote ID rules take effect in the United States. This includes the Operations Over People rule. We break down what changes, what hasn't yet, and what you need to know.

DJI’s new Air 2S has a 1” sensor, 5.4K/30p recording, improved optical avoidance and more

DJI has unveiled the Air 2S, a follow up to the Mavic Air 2. This compact, consumer-grade drone most notably has a camera with a 1" sensor.

Video: This is what happens when a DJI Mavic 2 Pro hits a car windshield at 100km/h

Researchers from Virginia Tech have shared a video showing what happens when a DJI Osmo 2 Pro drone hits a car windshield at 100km/h (62.5mph).

FIMI releases the X8 Mini drone, a direct competitor to DJI's Mini line

FIMI, a member of the Xiaomi ecosystem, recently released the X8 Mini drone – a direct competitor to DJI's Mini products.

FAA confirms you will be able to complete your Remote ID training online starting April 6th

The FAA announced a new launch date for Remote ID recurrent training. This will allow Part 107-certified remote pilots to renew their certificate online instead of in-person.

The DJI FPV is an all-in-one solution to first-person-view drones

DJI has revealed the FPV, a first-person-view drone that's ready to take flight out of the box with settings for pilots of all levels.

U.S. Senator Mike Lee reintroduces Drone Federalism Bill

Utah's Senator Mike Lee reintroduced his previously-defeated Drone Federalism Bill on February 4th. If passed, it could hit hobbyist and commercial drone operators, financially.

Airmap faces backlash after suggesting airspace should be monetized

Recently, Airmap created an uproar in the drone community by posting tweets suggesting remote pilots should be taxed upon take-off and landing.

Sony reveals new information about its upcoming ‘Airpeak’ drone

On day one of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Sony has released a few more details about its forthcoming Airpeak drone – expected in Spring 2021.

Ambarella releases new CV5 SoC that will likely power next-gen DJI, GoPro devices

The new CV5 system on a chip can encode 8K video at up to 60 fps, while also providing enough overhead for AI-powered features and capture modes, such as face-detection in action cameras and collision avoidance in drones.

EU has passed a uniform set of drone rules, paving the way for easier flight

EASA recently passed a uniform set of rules for commercial and hobbyist drone pilots. It will now make it easier for travelers to legally fly.

How one drone pilot got slapped with $182,000 in fines from the FAA

A Philadelphia-based remote pilot managed to accrue $182,000 in fines from the FAA. Renowned aviation attorney Jonathan Rupprecht says it's the second largest fine he knows of, to date, and explains how it happened.

Litchi app's latest update adds new features, including subject-tracking, to your Mavic Mini

Litchi, a third-party app that is compatible with DJI drones, recently announced a new update. Notably, Mavic Mini users can now track and follow subjects.

New DJI Mavic Air 2 firmware update includes remote control compatibility with Mini 2

DJI just released a new firmware update for its Mavic Air 2 drone. Included is remote control compatibility with the Mini 2.

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