DJI Inspire 2

DJI Inspire 2 + Zenmuse X7: Great Quality From a Small Package

The DJI Inspire 2 with X7 camera has changed the game. Never before has a super 35 sensor been available on a drone this small and capable. With dual operator gimbal control, the ability to pull focus, and incredible range, the Inspire 2 is ideal for indoor flying, high speed tracking, long range, and complex sequences. A true 6K RAW capable workhorse.

This state-of-the-art drone from DJI is now one of the ‘go to’ pieces of kit for professional film makers and aerial photographers around the world.

The Inspire 2 realizes it’s full potential when paired with the DJI X7 camera. The X7 features a super 35 sensor capable of shooting 6k and up to 120fps in RAW, ProRes, H.264, and H.265. The Inspire 2 is also a capable option for flying small 360 rigs.

Live Broadcast

Broadcasters can broadcast direct from the Inspire 2 using its dedicated 1080i50 and 720p60 transmission signal. Aerial live-streaming direct to TV is as simple as connecting the Inspire 2 transmitter to the satellite truck.

The Inspire 2 features DJI’s Lightbridge technology. This iteration has an effective transmission distance of up to 4.3 miles (under ideal conditions) and is capable of delivering both 1080p/720p video as well as the FPV view to pilot and camera operator. Users can also switch between 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz control frequencies to avoid interference for greater signal stability.


  • Takeoff weight: 5 kg
  • Flight time: 13-17 min
  • Speed: 94 kmh
  • Ceiling altitude: 5000 msl
  • Cameras: Zenmuse X7
  • Lenses: 16-24-35-50mm f2.8
  • Filters: round type, ND 0.9 – 1.5
  • Lens control: focus
  • Remote camera control: full
  • Dynamic range (Zenmuse X7): 14-stops
We work as a two person crew as the gimbal is operated completely independently of the drone; meaning we can create dynamic and repeatable, safe shots in the air. Sometimes we need additional ground support depending on the shoot, or location. A standard Inspire 2 package includes:
  • Skilled qualified pilot and gimbal operator with camera expertise.
  • Live HD downlink which can be fed to multiple monitors.
  • Back-up drones, gimbals and cameras


Is it possible to remotely control the focus?

Yes, that’s perfectly possible. We have a DJI Remote Focus handheld unit which is plugged into the remote controller and that can be controlled by 1st AC.

How good is the quality? Can we color match the footage with Alexa or Red cameras?

The quality difference between footage from this camera and footage from the smaller sensors that we’ve gotten used to seeing from drones is astounding. Zenmuse X7 doesn’t suffer from Magenta colored footage when the lens get flares which we see with Zenmuse X5s / X5. The X7 has a very cinematic image designed to fit into a high-end production environment and deserves proper handling in post. If properly handled, it color matches the other cameras perfectly. You can have a look to our sample work in this page.

Can we bring in our own operator to Turkey and fly your drone?

This is often asked by first timer international productions. When they start working with us, they never ask this question again 🙂 Often DPs want to operate the gimbal and that’s perfectly fine with us. However, as per the drone operation, we have to operate drone by ourselves. To be more specific:

  • Drone operator should be registered by Turkey’s CAA UAV system and that pilot should be assigned to that permitted drone prior to the flying.
  • Liability insurance doesn’t cover third party operators.
  • Drones are more personalized machines and every pilot has their own settings and flying habits. In critical environments we prefer the pilot to be very familiar with the flying characteristics of the machine. Even a simple firmware difference can make a noticeable difference.
Can Inspire 2 fly under the rain or snow?

Inspire 2 is not rated as “flyable under rain/snow”. We have flown under heavy misty conditions where the drone got pretty wet but we don’t recommend doing so.

What are the drawbacks of the Inspire 2 / Zenmuse X7 combo?

Basically, high frame rate shooting. If you need over 60fps in 4K+ resolutions, you will need our heavy lift cinema drones to use our Red Weapon cameras.

How long can you fly within a day?

We can fly for most of the day as long as we have access to power or to our vehicle in close proximity so we can set up an charging station for our batteries. We kindly ask you to allow time for us to keep on top of our battery system and to carry out pre-flight checks between flights to keep everything running healthy and smoothly.

What is the maximum height and distance that you can fly with Inspire 2?

The maximum limit of Inspire 2 can fly is 500 meters up and 2000 meters in horizontal distance. However, we operate within the regulations defined by the Civil Aviation Authority.  The legal limits we can fly within are 120 meters up and 500 meters horizontal distance and we must always be within the pilot’s line of sight (VLOS). However in reality we rarely need to go anywhere near those distances to get you the shots you desire and we find safe practice is to assess the conditions and risks of individual scenarios.

Sample Work