Logo Logo
deutsch
directory schraeg
Knowledge
Codecs
Hardware
Camcorders· Cinema-Kamera· Computers· Drohnen· GPU· Kamera-Zubehör· Video-DSLR· accessories
Software
Compositing· Color correction· DV Editing
DV-Movies

HowTo
Shooting· Sound
Misc
Forschung· Reviews· Streaming
/// News
Sony presents its Airpeak S1 professional drone

Sony presents its Airpeak S1 professional drone

[13:53 thu,10.June 2021   by ]    

Around half a year after the first teasing at CES 2021, Sony has now officially unveiled its drone Airpeak ARS-S1 aimed entirely at professional drone filmmakers. It will hit the market in the fall and cost around ,000 - without a gimbal or camera.

Airpeak-S2-mit-Kamera
Sony Airpeak S1 with camera.




For aerial photography, the S1 quadcopter uses an external full-frame camera from Sony&s professional Alpha repertoire, such as the new Alpha 1, an Alpha 7S/ or 7R, a Alpha 9 or the FX3, which is, after all, closely related to the Sony Alpha 7S III.



The gimbal to be used is a version of the Gremsy T3 gimbal specifically adapted to the Airpeak S1, the T3 for Airpeak (GBLT3), which will be offered by Sony at the same time as the S1. Compatible with the Airpeak S1 are selected E-mount prime lenses - but Sony has not yet announced which ones exactly.

Airpeak_gremsy-gimbal
Gremsy T3 for Airpeak Gimbal



Flight specs

.
The technical specs are remarkable - for example, the S1 can reach a top speed of around 90 km/h (35 mph) despite its heavy weight (albeit without the camera and gimbal) and can withstand strong crosswinds of up to 20 m/s (70 km/h) (as can be seen in the following video), thus still delivering stable footage. The following video demonstrates how the flight electronics keep the S1 in place even in a strong crosswind:



The Airpeak has two removable landing skids that fold up in flight to avoid blocking the camera&s downward view. Also removable (e.g. for transport or replacement) are the propellers.

Weight, payload and flight time

.
When it comes to weight and flight time, the advantages and disadvantages of the external camera/gimbal concept become apparent: on the one hand, an external camera is practical because an already existing, high-quality camera including lenses can be used; on the other hand, of course, compared to a dedicated drone camera integrated into the gimbal, this comes at a heavy cost in terms of weight and thus flight time.

Airpeak_left-pur
Sony Airpeak S1


Thus, the flight time strongly depends on the payload (camera plus lens plus gimbal) - without additional weight it is a maximum of 22 minutes, with a heavy payload like a Sony Alpha 7S III including FE 24mm F1.4 GM lens and T3 gimbal it is still 12 minutes. However, due to the hot-swappable battery, the interruption in flight time for replacing the power supply is relatively short.

According to Sony, the maximum payload is 2.5kg - since the Gremsy T3 gimbal weighs 1.2kg, the camera including lens may weigh a maximum of 1.3kg. The S1 itself weighs around 3.1kg without batteries, and the maximum launch weight is around 7kg.

Remote control and flight intelligence

.
To automatically avoid obstacles or stop the flight in case of danger, several 3D cameras and proximity sensors developed by Sony are integrated on the drone (three on the front, two on the back, one on top and two on each side) from whose data a 3D model of the environment is made. This also enables precise flight without GPS data, for example indoors.



The Airpeak S1, the gimbal and the camera are controlled by means of the (optional) RCR-VH1 controller, which has four freely assignable buttons and also takes care of transmitting the live images and can output them to an external monitor via HDMI.

Airpeak_controller
RCR-VH1 remote control with iPad


Using two RCR-VH1 controllers, professional setups can be realized via dual operation mode, i.e. the drone cameraman can thus concentrate entirely on capturing images using the Sony Alpha camera, which can film freely in all directions via gimbal while the pilot takes control of the drone using the FPV camera mounted on integrated, a 2-axis gimbal. The maximum range of the 2.4 GHz remote control including image transmission is around 2 kilometers.

Tablet-App
Airpeak Flight App


A smartphone/tablet serves as the screen for the controller and brain, which can be used to control the drone, camera and gimbal during flight by means of the "Airpeak Flight" app - unfortunately only available for iPadOS/iOS version 14 or higher. &Airpeak Flight& is fully compatible with Alpha full-frame mirrorless cameras and allows changing camera settings on the fly. The app can be used with both manual and automated flight modes. Displayed on the screen can be images from the Sony Alpha camera as well as the fixed FPV camera.



Via "Airpeak Base" web app, drone projects are organized - from detailed flight planning using different modes, to organizing flight logs downloadable from the drone, to checking equipment status and usage. Interesting is the "Repeat Flight Mode", which allows the exact re-flying of a one flight route from the log, including gimbal and camera movement while manual control is active, allowing the pilot to optimize the route or change the angle of the gimbal during the flight.

The Airpeak S1 is tightly integrated with the controller and web app via the Airpeak Plus cloud service. Status information from multiple Airpeak drones can be automatically uploaded to the cloud and reviewed for optimal flight preparation and planning. Since Sony&s customer support for the Airpeak S1 is coordinated with the cloud, the flight logs can also be used to locate and troubleshoot problems.

The Airpeak Plus service is a subscription service that can be used to access the full functionality of the Airpeak Base web app, as well as the cloud storage service. Sony plans to announce details (costs, services) about the Airpeak Plus service in the near future.




Price and availability of the Sony Airpeak S1

.
The Airpeak S1 including two propeller sets, a controller, two batteries including charger should be available in the fall of 2021 at a price of around ,000 - but to be ready to turn or fly, the T3 gimbal (price probably around 2,000 euros), possibly a second controller (for dual operation mode) and of course an Alpha camera including optics will be added.



Sony is serious about entering the pro drone market, as evidenced by the large investment it has made in such a completely new system for the company: the development of the appropriate hardware and suitable software, which includes not only the apps, but also its own cloud for professional management of Airpeak drones.

Sony is counting on the many filmmakers (and photographers) who already use Sony Alpha cameras for the success of the Airpeak S1 - which is possibly only the first model in a whole series of Airpeak models - and hopes that they will also prefer to use a system that is completely tailored to their camera when shooting with drones.

Link more infos at bei electronics.sony.com

deutsche Version dieser Seite: Sony stellt Airpeak S1 vor: 9.000 Dollar Profi-Drohne speziell für Sony Alpha-Kameras

  

  Vorige News lesen Nächste News lesen 
bildNeue NVMe 2.0 Spezifikation bringen NVMe für Festplatten bildNeue Zoomoptik M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25 mm F4.0 PRO vorgestellt


related news:1E0New Parrot Anafi Ai drone can be flown via LTE 19.July 2021
New firmware for DJI Mini 2 brings support for DJI Smart Controller 17.June 2021
Better than DJI?: New 4K 60p footage from Sony's Airpeak drone with mounted A7S III 24.May 2021
DJI Air 2s drone: major upgrade of Mavic Air 2 with 1 15.April 2021
DJI FPV: New FPV drone with OcuSync 3.0 is up to 140 km/h fast 2.March 2021
New DJI drone specifically for FPV flights - what is already known 15.February 2021
DJI Care Refresh now also covers drone flyaways 28.January 2021
alle Newsmeldungen zum Thema Drohnen
1E0Sony ZV-E10 introduced with APS-C sensor and webcam-/streaming option 27.July 2021
Wise Dual SD UHS-II Kartenleser u.a. für Canon C70, Panasonic GH5 II und Sony Alpha 1 7.July 2021
AtomOS 10.67 brings support for ProRes RAW metadata from Sony FX9/FX6 and FujiFilm GFX100 6.July 2021
Firmware 1.10 update for Sony Alpha 1 improves among others AF performance and stability 5.July 2021
Sony A1 firmware update 1.10 fixes IBIS problem 30.June 2021
Sony FX6 firmware 1.10 brings 4K RAW output at 120 fps 30.May 2021
New Ninja V firmware AtomOS 10.64 brings support for ProRes RAW metadata from Sony Alpha 7SIII 28.May 2021
alle Newsmeldungen zum Thema Sony
1E0Canon releases firmware updates for Canon EOS C300 Mark III and C500 Mark II 3.August 2021
Sony ZV-E10 introduced with APS-C sensor and webcam-/streaming option 27.July 2021
Laowa 14mm f/4 Zero-D ultra wide angle prime now goes DSLR (EF / F) 19.July 2021
Panasonic GH5 II - same sensor, better dynamic range? 14.July 2021
New firmware for Panasonic S1H, S1R, S1, S5 brings support for BRAW and DJI's Active Track with 13.July 2021
Canon: New firmware for EOS R5, EOS R6 and EOS-1D X Mark III brings among others Dual Recording and 9.July 2021
LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 25-50mm / F1.7 ASPH - Two lenses for all? 8.July 2021
alle Newsmeldungen zum Thema Video-DSLR


[nach oben]
















Archiv Newsmeldungen

2021

August - July - June - May - April - March - February - January

2020
December - November - October - September - August - July - June - May - April - March - February - January

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000






































deutsche Version dieser Seite: Sony stellt Airpeak S1 vor: 9.000 Dollar Profi-Drohne speziell für Sony Alpha-Kameras



last update : 3.August 2021 - 18:02 - slashCAM is a project by channelunit GmbH- mail : slashcam@--antispam:7465--slashcam.de - deutsche Version