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PowerVision Power Eye Drone, m43 camera and big battery
    • Separate FPV camera capable of PIP/split screen or second operator.
    • Radio control & FPV via TDM radio link capable of 3.1 miles (limited by FCC regs).
    • Claimed 30 minute flight time.
    • Micro Four-Thirds camera & gimbal with integral balancing weight for Panasonic and Olympus lenses.
    • Up to 4K 30P video.
    • Includes Panasonic 14mm F2.5 pancake lens.
    • Pre-Order Price is $3,988.00 https://store.powervision.me/powervision/powereye

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  • Price is higher than I was hoping for, but perhaps when the Inspire 2 comes out there will be a price battle for the m43 segment.

  • PR

    Today, PowerVision Technology Group, a worldwide leader in UAV, robotics and big data technologies, announced that the PowerEyeTM professional cinematography drone is now available for global pre-order. With features including Dual Viewing and an optional thermal/natural light switchable camera, PowerEye sets a new standard for video quality and control, special effects and professional cinematography capabilities. PowerEye global pre-orders are now being taken at the PowerVision Online Store (https://store.powervision.me) with shipping scheduled in December 2016.

    PowerEye features PowerVision’s integrated Dual Viewing capability for the ultimate in cinematographic control. Dual Viewing gives multiple users the ability to see video simultaneously from a First Person View (FPV) and a Subject Matter View (SMV). With Dual Viewing a cinematographer has the ability to see what is in front of the PowerEye while in flight through a dedicated FPV camera housed in the nose of the aircraft and a separate gimbal-mounted camera can be simultaneously directed to action on the ground or other areas in the sky.

    Dual Viewing can be managed by a single person using one mobile device in either a split screen or picture-in-picture mode (user selectable) using the PowerEye App. Two people can also manage the Dual View using two mobile devices with one managing FPV, and the other managing SMV.

    PowerEye is available in two camera models. The “PowerEye Professional” is equipped with a high-performance Panasonic Lumix G 11mm F2.5 ASPH 4K UHD camera. The “PowerEye Thermal” is equipped with a state-of-the-art Thermal/Natural Light Switchable Camera that comes with two integrated light sensors and two lenses. Through the PowerEye App, users can switch between the thermal and the natural light setting with one touch. Using the Thermal/Natural Light Switchable Camera, cinematographers can capture a spectrum of light not visible to the unaided eye.

    “PowerEye takes professional focus, special effects, and control to the next level. It exceeds passed only what the eye sees and can capture something magical.” said Wally Zheng, CEO of PowerVision Technology Group. “We are excited to extend our years of expertise in UAV technology to today’s professional and aspiring cinematographers with PowerEye. By combining powerful new features and state-of-the-art aeronautics in a robust and collapsible form, we believe PowerEye sets the stage with new standards leading the market forward.”

    PowerEye Engineering & Technology

    Leveraging PowerVision’s rich UAV technology portfolio, PowerEye incorporates significant innovation that provides the professional video community with valuable benefits including:

    • PowerVision Object Detection Technology: Uses an array of integrated sensors to detect flight path obstacles and sound an alert within 10 meters
    • Stable 4-Point Landing/Lift-off Design: Eliminates the need for dangerous hand-held take-offs and catch-landings common with 2-point and/or T-bar designed drones
    • Highly Portable 600mm Class Aircraft: Integrates collapsible legs and rotors for quick and easy transport, folding to a mere 340 x 285 x 296 mm
    • Micro Four Thirds (MFT) System Compatibility: Enables users to connect a variety of lenses based on their personal preferences
    • Maximum Flight Time: Up to 29.5 minutes
    • Control Range and Real-Time High Definition Video Stream: Up to 3.1 miles (5 kilometers)
    • Weight 8.7 lb (3,950 g) with battery and propellers included
    • Maximum PowerEye payload – 6.6 lbs

    Pricing & Availability

    The PowerEye Professional is priced at $3,988.00 USD MSRP and includes the PowerEye aircraft with a full set of propellers, Panasonic Lumix G 11mm F2.5 ASPH camera, rolling carrying case, one remote control, one extra pair of propellers, base station, battery, and battery charger. Users who preorder will receive one additional remote control with 100 percent advance payment, $199 retail value. The PowerEye Professional can be pre-ordered through the PowerVision Online Store, https://store.powervision.me ; Customers who are interested in pricing for the PowerEye Thermal 2-in-1 thermal light/natural light integrated camera option can inquire by emailing sales.us@powervision.me

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  • PowerVision Technology Group (www.powervision.me) a specialist innovator in UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles), robotics and big data technologies, has extended PowerEye, its professional cinematography drone range. The open-source designed drone now combines its standard high-end 4K camera with a mount that can carry up to 2 kg of payload: the PowerEye Payload.

    Directly responding to customer requests, PowerEye Payload is a high end professional camera system mounted on a robust, flexible flight platform (drone). Where PowerEye set a new standard for video quality and control, special effects and professional cinematography capabilities, the PowerEye Payload delivers additional flexibility. Attachments include a normal camera, a thermo-camera for night vision, and a gimbal or ‘hook’ to mount and carry up to 2kgs, with remote release.

    While all allow the drone to support more tasks whilst still maintaining high cost efficiency, flight stability remains uncompromised by weights of up to 2kg of mounted item. The one-click release button enables precisely located targets to land and release the load.

    “PowerEye already takes professional focus, special effects, and control to the next level. It surpasses what the eye can see to capture something magical.” said Wally Zheng, CEO of PowerVision Technology Group. “The PowerEye Payload opens the drone up to a whole new range of uses.”

    Cameras

    PowerEye Payload adds to the existing two PowerEye models, the core PowerEye Professional, equipped with a high-performance 4K UHD camera, and a state-of-the-art thermal/natural light switchable camera. HD video can be transmitted up to 5km.

    All three PowerEye versions incorporate Dual Viewing technology, allowing user{s} to see video simultaneously from a First-Person View (FPV) and a Subject Matter View (SMV). The cinematographer can see ahead of the PowerEye while in flight through a dedicated FPV camera housed in the nose of the aircraft, whilst a separate gimbal-mounted camera can be simultaneously directed towards action elsewhere (on the ground or elsewhere the sky.)

    Users can connect a variety of lenses based on personal preferences (based on Micro Four Thirds (MFT) system compatibility).

    Payload

    PowerEye Payload incorporates a detachable mount, which seamlessly integrates with the drone. It has performed well when tested with items including flashlights, megaphones, mobile phones, food and water, emergency kits, even lightweight life-saving ropes and buoys. A range of applications such as search and rescue or remote security management and control become feasible, whilst maintaining both stability and camera functions.

    Take-off, Flight and Landing Made Easy

    The PowerEye Payload offers 12.5 minutes Maximum Flight Time when fully loaded at 2kg, 16.5 minutes at 1kg (based on a height of 5 metres. Its ultra-endurance flight time is 29.5 minutes.) Its control system, developed by PowerVision, ensures flight stability.

    PowerEye drones achieve longer flight times by using a dual battery compartment offering users 18000 mAh. The need to bring the drone down to insert new batteries is far less than standard drones, vital for ‘once in a lifetime’ photos or videos such as wildlife or events.

    The drones boast an array of integrated sensors to detect flight path obstacles and sound a remote alert within 10 meters (PowerVision Object Detection Technology)

    The need for dangerous hand-held take-offs and catch-landings, common with 2-point and/or T-bar designed drones, has been eliminated thanks to a stable 4-Point landing/lift-off design.

    Recommended Retail Pricing & Availability

    • PowerEye Digital Camera Drone Package EU (includes gimbal/camera) Retail Price incl. VAT: €3 499,00
    • PowerEye Aircraft body only EU Retail Price incl. VAT: €2 299,00 (£1 999,00)
    • PowerEye Universal Payload accessory retail price incl. VAT: €399,00 (£349.99)