L-S student flies drone over New York City skyline

In My Own Words

Recently, I got invited to attend the DJIs Phantom 4 Pro and Inspire 2 Experience in New York City. It's an event for the press, influencers, and public offering test flight sessions for interested buyers.

The DJIs Phantom 4 Pro Drone is a marvel in drone technology. It is easy to fly provides a 4k image at 60 fps. The Phantom 4 Pro is priced at $1,499. It's "Older Brother" is the Inspire 2. The Inspire 2 has an on board 5.2k camera with outstanding color and sharpness. It's priced at $2,999.

On Thursday, February 2, I traveled to the East Village of New York City at The Bathhouse Studio. The event started with a luncheon. Following that, an introduction of the event from the host. The attention was then handed over to a DJI engineer. He gave a fluent speech of the Inspire 2 and the Phantom 4 Pro.
When describing the features and upgrades for the two products, it reminded me of the process of purchasing a car. I would compare the resolution of the camera to the amount of cylinders in a car. For an example, a V8 engine is like 4k resolution whereas a V12 engine is like 5.2k resolution. And their daily values can relate too: Would you need a V12 engine to get to work everyday? No, but it would be really cool! These drones may have a crazy input value, but the output value could out-whey the input value by millions of dollars.

When the presentation came to a close, we were dismissed to the roof where we would all have a chance to fly one of the two drones. The roof floor was a penthouse. It was a true statement of New York City luxury.
By the time it was my turn to show my piloting skills, I chose the Phantom 4 Pro, for it would be much more reasonable to test.

Once I reached cruising altitude, the person guiding me said, "That shot looks like Gotham City."

"Gotham City" was the Manhattan skyline. He was right, it almost didn't look real. The shot popped with color and it was movie ready. From my experience, if you want cinema quality aerial footage, I would get a DJI drone.

--By Oliver Marvin, LS News Reporter

In My Own Words is a first person written series that documents Lampeter-Strasburg High School students activities.

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