XDynamics has introduced Evolve, a consumer quadcopter with a patented, dual-screen remote controller.
According to Hong Kong-based XDynamics, the Evolve remote controller is a smart pilot system combining all required functions for amateur and professional users’ flying and filming needs under a single interface:
- Album manager: View, organize, sort, rename, caption and edit aerial media files;
- Alert center: Keep up with drone status and resolve issues following suggested solutions;
- Flight modes: Take selfies when the drone follows you, and create scenes when it flies along user-selected paths;
- Path planner: Select multiple waypoints by locations, altitudes and directions;
- Map pre-loader: Save and name locations of interest offline to view during flight; and
- Social media connector: Instantly share instantly photos and video to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
The XDynamics Evolve with a 4K camera will be available in the first quarter of next year and will make its debut at CES 2017. XDynamics says the drone is ideal for commercial TV and film production, infrastructure inspection, and other applications that require delay-free control of the camera.
Functioning as a seven-inch viewfinder and a five-inch, multi-touch control panel, the foldable, dual-screen system also features minimal buttons and controls, the company says.
The remote controller features a 64-bit quad-core CPU, a dedicated GPU, 4GB DDR3 RAM and an Android OS. It comes with a GPS module, inertial measurement unit sensors, a micro SD card slot, a USB port and a micro HDMI port. The company says these features allow additional storage or the use of FPV goggles and VR headsets.
“[The remote controller] has everything prepared and covered. You need no separate apps, smartphones and cables to assemble a full-function remote controller,” states Benny Chan, CEO of XDynamics. “Performance, reliability and safety are within your reach.”
In addition, supported by a three-axis gimbal, the Evolve drone records high-resolution 4K video at 24fps, 2.7K at 60fps, 1080p at 120fps, and 720p at 240fps. With zero-latency transmission, filmmakers can monitor framing and composition in real time, the company adds.
In addition to the 4K camera, the company is also planning to roll out options for a mirrorless, interchangeable-lens camera and panoramic camera, respectively supported by their own three-axis gimbals.