DJI has released a firmware update for the FPV drone Avata, which was only introduced in August, giving it some new features. For example, the Avata&s new firmware v01.02.0000 brings the ability to record video now with D-Cinelike 10-bit color depth (a capability that the DJI Osmo Action 3 had also just (retroactively) received via firmware update www.slashcam.de/news/single/Grosses-Update-fuer-DJI-Osmo-Action-3-bringt-Aufnahm-17615.html). In addition, videos can now be recorded at 30 fps in the various resolutions (4K, 2.7K and 1080) in addition to the previous data rates - when using the DJI Goggles 2, 2.7K@120fps and 1080p@120fps are now also available. Users can now also control the camera&s sharpness and noise reduction parameters.
Another handy new feature is the manual flight mode - the Avata can now automatically detect abnormal altitude and automatically brake when the pilot is about to make a sharp turn at high speed and an altitude of more than 5m. Users can also now transfer data from the aircraft memory directly to the microSD card thanks to the update.
Here is our Test of the DJI Avata: The entry into FPV drones - also interesting for filmmakers?.
New features with firmware v01.02.0000.
- Added the ability to detect abnormal attitude and automatically brake when the aircraft makes a sharp turn at high speed and an altitude of more than 5m in manual mode.
- Added the ability to cancel the low battery countdown for RTH by pressing the brake button.
- The aircraft can now record video at 4K@30fps, 2.7K@30fps and 1080p@30fps. When used
with DJI Goggles 2, 2.7K@120fps and 1080p@120fps are also available.
- Added ability to transfer data from aircraft memory to microSD card.
- Added the possibility to set parameters for sharpness and noise reduction (setting the parameters in the Goggles menu: Settings > Camera > Advanced Camera Settings).
- D-Cinelike has been improved to 10bit, which gives more possibilities for post-processing.
- Flight stability has been optimized in some scenarios.
- Smooth video transmission in broadcast mode has been optimized.
- Added support for remote ID requests in the United States.
The Avata is DJI&s second FPV (First Person View) drone model, so it&s a drone flown (ideally) via goggles by the pilot, who gets live video from the integrated front camera. The live images are captured by a 1/1.7" 4K CMOS 48 megapixel sensor with 155° wide-angle lens and transmitted to the new Goggles 2 for control using the OcuSync 3 (O3) wireless transmission system at 1080p and up to 100 fps. However, the videos can also be recorded in full resolution on the 20 GB internal memory or on a microSD/SDHC/SDXC card of up to 256 GB.