Wednesday, January 10, 2018

DJI Osmo Mobile 2 is About to Change Mobile Video...

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For years now I’ve been flying and creating video with my DJI drone.  The experience of being able to fly and create video has allowed me to create some pretty amazing things.  I’m a bonafide camera bug and I love taking photos, but as the tech world has expanded, it seems that a something has been left out.  
 
Just a few years ago, everyone needed a small portable digital camera.  I know that for years, I carried a small Canon Elf with me so that I could take pictures and video everywhere I went.  I loved the size which is 95.2 x 54.3 x 22.1 mm and it only weighs 127 g.  Back then, of course, video wasn’t as nearly as big a deal.  The resolution of most cameras was poor (even worse when it was in a phone) and slow Internet speeds meant uploading a video took an incredibly long time.  Hence, we didn’t use a lot of video for our everyday existence.  It was just too cumbersome.  However, in 2008 the iPhone came along and that same year, we saw a 27% decrease in the sales of handheld digital cameras.
 
Fast forward to 2017 (now 2018) and you’ll admit we’ve seen an exponential growth in both video viewing as well as video creation.  That’s because our phones can now shoot incredibly high resolution video and upload it at screaming connection speeds.  Yet with all of these incredible advancements in our smartphones, we are still suffering with herky-jerky video that looks pretty much to be what it is… someone holding a phone and trying to use it as a video camera.  But now, thanks to the smart people at DJI, those days are over.
 
DJI has taken some of the technology they’ve created and used in their drone video systems and used it to completely remake their Osmo Mobile platform into the Osmo Mobile 2.  This device connects via Bluetooth to your phone to turn it into an incredibly stable and user friendly handheld video system.  The price?  A frighteningly affordable $129 US.  It’s not available yet, but it should be available from the Apple website on January 23 and from the DJI website in early February.  Guess what just got added to my wish list?
 
For all the info, visit the DJI Osmo Mobile 2 page at DJI.com and if you want to learn everything there is to know about the device, take a look at the review by Joshua Goldman at Cnet.com  

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