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DJI Mini 3 Professional Firmware Replace Quietly Provides 10-Bit Shade in D-Cinelike

The latest DJI Mini 3 Professional firmware v01.00.0100 replace has quietly added 10-bit shade when taking pictures within the D-Cinelike image profile. Moreover, the replace provides true vertical taking pictures, further framerates and resolutions, and a wide range of computerized taking pictures modes.

The newest sub-250g DJI drone, the Mini 3 Professional, is solely in the marketplace since just a few days, and the Chinese language firm has already launched a firmware replace. This replace provides – amongst different options and enhancements – 10-bit shade to the D-Cinelike image profile inside the drone. The truth is, we needed to postpone publishing Nino’s completed Mini 3 Professional overview to replicate these adjustments and embody them within the video. Let’s take a better take a look at what’s new.

DJI Mini 3 Professional firmware replace

The brand new firmware v01.00.0100 (for the plane) was introduced on Could seventeenth. The DJI RC distant (the one with the built-in display screen) is on the identical firmware v01.00.0100, the DJI RC-N1 distant is now on firmware v04.14.0117 and the DJI Fly app is now at model 1.6.1.

Mini 3 Professional drone with the brand new DJI RC controller. Supply: DJI

Curiously, the official launch notes from DJI don’t point out the addition of 10-bit shade to the drone. Right here is the complete listing of recent options and enhancements from DJI:

  • True Vertical Capturing
  • FocusTrack
  • APAS 4.0 (Superior Pilot Help Methods)
  • Hyperlapse
  • MasterShots
  • QuickShots
  • QuickTransfer
  • Panorama
  • 4K/48fps, 4K/50fps, and 4K/60fps
  • 1080p/120fps to Sluggish Movement
  • enormously improved picture high quality
  • optimized flight stability.

Moreover, the DJI RC-N1 distant controller can now be used with DJI Mini 2, Mavic Air 2, DJI Air 2S, and DJI Mavic 3 (requires DJI Fly v1.6.1 or later).

Mini 3 Professional set with DJI RC-N1 controller. Supply: DJI

The firmware replace obtained launched so quickly after the preliminary launch of the drone that just a few folks have been in a position to already obtain their bought items and fly them with the older firmware model. The truth is, most of those options, similar to 4K 48/50/60p, vertical taking pictures, and all the automated seize modes had been marketed from the very starting, so possibly we are able to contemplate this new firmware as the primary manufacturing firmware? It’s all a bit complicated, to be sincere.

D-Cinelike now with 10-bit

What’s much more complicated (however on the identical time, in fact, superior) is that the DJI Mini 3 Professional now has 10-bit shade within the D-Cinelike image profile. I actually don’t perceive why DJI didn’t embody this level inside the launch notes, or wherever actually. The reality is, this sub-250g drone now can shoot 10-bit shade, which is able to make life a lot simpler for a lot of filmmakers who need to grade their drone photographs and presumably match them to different cameras. Why is DJI being so low-key about this?

DJI Mini 3 Professional – Regular and D-Cinelike comparability. Picture credit score: Winfried Halberstadt / Skyscope

A filmmaker and drone pilot based mostly in Germany, Winfried Halberstadt from Skyscope, created a fast and good comparability of the Regular and D-Cinelike image profiles after the firmware replace. Filming a transparent sky (which is the very best place to see banding in 8-bit materials) he then graded the D-Cinelike materials to match the picture within the Regular profile. When he dialed the distinction to excessive, you’ll be able to clearly see the banding in Regular (8-bit), however you don’t see it in D-Cinelike anymore. That’s proof that the D-Cinelike, certainly, is 10-bit.

There isn’t any info on what sort of shade subsampling is used, however I anticipate it to be 4:2:0. Anyhow, that is nice information and the DJI Mini 3 Professional simply obtained just a little bit extra “Professional”. In some ways, the Mini 3 Professional now challenges the older (however not so outdated) DJI Air 2S. Value-wise, these two drones usually are not that far aside both – what do you suppose?

Did you get your Mini 3 Professional already? What do you consider the most recent firmware replace? Would you continue to select the DJI Air 2S over the Mini 3 Professional in the present day? Tell us within the remark part beneath the article.

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