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Is Zoom Available on Your Drone

· Zoom is available in both photo mode and video mode on DJI Mini 4 Pro, DJI Mini 2/2 SE and DJI Mini 3 /3 Pro;

· Zoom is not available in normal photo mode and is only available in video mode on the DJI Air series;

· Zoom range and operations differ between normal photo mode, video mode, and explorer mode on DJI Mavic 3 series;

· Zoom is only available in video mode on DJI Mavic 3 Classic and is not supported when capturing photos.

To understand the zoom modes and parameters that are available for different shooting modes (such as photo mode and video mode), read Zoom and Focus Parameters of DJI Drones .

How to Zoom

Zoom in the dji fly app.

On DJI Mini 4 Pro, DJI Air 3, DJI Air 2S, DJI Mini 3 Pro, DJI Mini 3, and DJI Mini 2/2 SE , you can zoom in the following 3 ways:

Taking DJI Air 2S as an example, in video mode

1. Drag the zoom button up and down.

2. Tap the zoom icon.

3. Pinch in or out on the screen with two fingers to zoom in and out.

On DJI Mavic 3, you can zoom in the following ways:

1. [Zoom in photo mode] Tap the 1x and 7x icons on the right side of the screen to switch to/from telephoto lens.

2. [Zoom in video mode] Enable up to 3x digital zoom in the following 3 ways:

     · Tap the 1x, 2x, or 3x zoom button.

     · Long tap the zoom icon, and hold and drag the zoom button on the flight page up and down at the same time.

     · Pinch in or out on the screen with two fingers to zoom in and out.

Zoom Using the Remote Controller

1. [RC-N1/RC-N2 Remote Controller] Press and hold the "Fn" button on the remote controller while turning the "Gimbal Dial" to zoom.

2. [DJI RC Series Remote Controller] Operate the "Camera Control Dial" at the top right corner to zoom. (Zoom by using the dial is only available in explorer mode in DJI Mavic 3.)

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Introducing the Phantom 4 Pro: DJI's latest addition to the most popular and iconic drone series in the world. With improvements in flight time and image quality over the Phantom 4, the P4 Pro is definitely the best in its class.

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The Phantom 4 Pro is the latest addition to the world-famous DJI Phantom Series of drones. The Phantom Series is by far the most popular and recognizable series of quadcopters ever made, and the Phantom 4 Pro is by far the best yet.

The Phantom 4 Pro camera utilizes a larger sensor than any other iteration of the Phantom line. It also includes obstacle avoidance on the front, back, and both sides to help prevent the drone from crashing into almost anything. Pair that with improved flight times, processing power, and multiple intelligent flight functions and you have the best small quadcopter on the market.

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Why Zoom Matters When it comes to industrial inspections, there’s a lot at stake - the extremely valuable equipment and assets being inspected, the pricy drone and camera zipping through the air, personnel safety, the requirement for accurate and usable data to be gathered, etc. With these factors in mind, it just makes sense to employ aerial imaging solutions that minimize risks to each element involved. One such method is the use of powerful zoom cameras that can maintain a safe distance from a subject or inspection target, and still gather the high-resolution, detailed images you need. 

There are several good aerial zoom camera options currently available on the market, but they are not all created equal. Two of the options that we most often recommend are the DJI Zenmuse Z3 and the DJI Zenmuse Z30. To determine which of these will best suit your particular needs, drop us a line and one of our experts will be happy to assist you. 

DJI Zenmuse H20T The Zenmuse H20T has a 20MP 1/1.7" CMOS sensor. This larger sensor allows the camera to have a 200x max zoom. This zooming capability allows the user to easily identify a small object from over half a mile away. With these zooming capabilities along with DJI's robust software simply double-click on the point of interest and your camera/gimbal will automatically move to the point of interest. With smart-track, identify and follow moving subjects like people, vehicles, and boats with the auto-zoom function, while continuously acquiring the subject’s dynamic location. The H20 series cameras are only compatible with the DJI Matrice 300 RTK .

DJI Zenmuse Z30 With a 30x optical and 6 digital (for total of 180x zoom), the Zenmuse Z30 is unmatched in zoom capability for aerial cameras. This level of zoom ensures that for industrial applications, you can maintain a safe distance, and still achieve the level of accuracy and detail you demand. This level of magnification also means that movement from flight, wind, etc. are exaggerated in the image; however, DJI’s industry leading 3-axis gimbal technology offers the stabilization (to within 0.01°) necessary to maintain high-fidelity, blur free images.

The Zenmuse Z30 is compatible with any of the Matrice Series drones, with plug-and-play connection. When connected to the DJI Go App, the Z30 can be operated with a variety of automatic and smart features, such as TapZoom, intelligent flight modes, and automatic flight logs. Compatibility with the DJI Lightbridge 2 controller offers extended range (up to 3.1 miles, or 5km), for improved efficiency in your data gathering operations. 

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Does the Phantom 4 Pro Zoom? How to Use Focus Assistant

by Trevor Hall | Jun 13, 2019 | Phantom 4 Series | 0 comments

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Let us zoom. Let us focus. Let Us Drone. Gosh, I really want to get a closer look at my friend's dog that is sitting on a stump without having to fly any closer to it. I wonder if my Phantom 4 Pro camera can zoom in on it?

The DJI Phantom 4 Pro and Advanced do not have optical zoom, but they will digitally zoom in briefly before capturing a photo if “Focus Assistant” is on. In this post, I will explain the differences between optical and digital zoom, and provide a way for you to zoom while in post-production using the “Ken Burns” effect.

Difference between optical and digital zoom

Optical zoom is the change in focal length of the lens, and this is the best way to zoom in on something while keeping the full resolution of the subject. The large, professional cameras that you see people lugging around often have 50x (or more) optical zoom. This means that you can zoom in on a subject 50x without losing any of the image quality.

Digital zoom is what you will find in most smartphones. Have you ever zoomed into a subject with your iPhone and noticed that the image quality (resolution) looks really poor? This is because digitally zooming into something simply cuts the outside of the image off and focuses on the center. Digital zoom is not really zooming in the true sense of the word; it's just image manipulation that gives the appearance of zoom.

Digital zoom is not really zooming in the true sense of the word; it's just image manipulation that gives the appearance of zoom.

What is Focus Assistant?

As mentioned above, Focus Assistant will allow you to digitally zoom in on the area that you would like to have in focus for the image you will be capturing.

It's important to note that the area that is zoomed into is just a visual representation of what part of the frame is in focus. When you take the picture, the zoomed out perspective is what the image will be of, not the zoomed in image.

We have the option to use Focus Assistant while we are in auto focus, as well as when we are in manual focus. I'll walk you through how to use Focus Assistant for both.

Auto Focus with Focus Assistant

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To enable Focus Assistant, you will first need to open up the camera settings from the camera view of the GO 4 app.

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Next, you will need to tap on the settings gear icon and scroll down to where you see “AF Focus Assistant” and “MF Focus Assistant”. I toggled both since I will be demonstrating how to use Focus Assistant with each.

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Return to the camera screen to use Focus Assistant while in Auto Focus mode. All you need to do to activate Focus Assistant is tap on the area of the screen where you would like to zoom into. As you can see in the image to the right I tapped on the tree and the image digitally zoomed into the tree to show you what will be in focus when you take the picture.

Manual Focus with Focus Assistant

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I already demonstrated how to toggle Focus Assistant on for both Auto Focus and Manual Focus in the steps above.

Assuming that you have “MF Focus Assistant” toggled on in the settings and have “MF” selected on the camera view screen, you're ready to use Focus Assistant. Simply tap on the slider bar on the right-hand side of the screen and you can slide up or down until the zoomed in image is in focus.

What is the Ken Burns effect and how can it help you zoom in

Ken Burns is a filmmaker known for creating documentaries in a unique way by panning and zooming in on still images to highlight people and objects of interest.

His method of zooming in on still images was named the Ken Burns effect, and videographers use it frequently to this day.

When capturing video and pictures with your drone, it's nice to be able to get different angles and approaches with each shot. Using the Ken Burns effect allows you to get multiple shots with a single image.

Most video editing software will give you the option to use the Ken Burns effect, and I'd suggest looking on YouTube for a video tutorial on how to use Ken Burns with your software.

Refer to the images below for a demonstration on before and after the Ken Burns effect was applied.

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The video below is how the Ken Burns effect looks while in action. Oh, and isn't it kind of cool that my friend's dog likes to randomly sit on stumps?

I use Final Cut to edit my videos and applying the Ken Burns effect really is a simple process. Here is a YouTube video that clearly explains how to achieve the effect, but remember that the process will vary depending on the software you're using.

Trevor's Take

We are living in an exciting time, where the average individual can pull his/her credit card out and buy a flying camera that has incredible capabilities. One area that hasn't been perfected yet (if you don't want to fork over thousands of dollars) is being able to zoom in with your drone's camera. DJI did release the Mavic 2 Zoom not too long ago which has 2x optical zoom, but I'm excited to see what the future holds when it comes to drone cameras with more optical zoom. For now, you will just have to fly closer to your friend's golden retriever to get a close-up. If you don't need the ultra-high definition image, then either crop it or apply the Ken Burns effect in post-production.

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