Hong Kong, Dec 23, 2016 – XDynamics today introduces Evolve, the world’s first consumer drone completed with a dual-screen remote controller, a patent awarded design, empowering users of all kinds with industry-grade features and functionality at their fingertips. XDynamics will showcase its high-end consumer drones at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, January 5 through 8.
World’s First Dual-Screen Drone Controller
Aerial photography and filming experience with XDynamics Evolve begins at your fingertips. Evolve redefines the consumer drones by equipping users with a revolutionary and patented remote controller, supported by a processing powerhouse with integrated software, in the form of two separate screens. Both screens are luminously visible and perfectly operable even in direct sunlight, by achieving 2 times the brightness of ordinary smartphone screens.
Functioning as a 7-inch viewfinder and a 5-inch multi-touch control panel, the foldable dual-screen is complemented with minimal buttons and sticks, bringing an intuitive experience which draws inspiration from smartphones and digital cameras to handheld game consoles.
Most Advanced Smart Pilot System (SPS)
Embodied in an all-in-one package of hardware and software, Evolve remote controller is a smart pilot system (SPS) which combines all required functions for amateur and professional users’ flying and filming needs under a single interface:
Ÿ Album manager: view, organize, sort, rename, and caption aerial media files at will; enhance images quickly with filter effects, too.
Ÿ Alert center: keep up with drone status, and resolve issues following suggested solutions.
Ÿ Flight modes: take selfies when the drone follows you, and create scenes when it flies along user-selected paths.
Ÿ Path planner: select multiple waypoints by locations, altitudes, and directions, and let the drone flies along them itself.
Ÿ Map preloader: save and name locations of interest offline to view at flight.
Ÿ Social media connector: share instantly photos and videos to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
To support these features and functionality, the remote controller features a 64-bit quad-core CPU, a dedicated GPU, 4GB DDR3 RAM and Android OS inside, competing with high-end computer tablets. It comes with GPS module, Inertial Measurement Unit sensors, Micro-SD card slot, USB port, and micro HDMI-out port, allowing comprehensive extendibility such as additional storage, FPV goggles, and VR headsets.
Benny Chan, CEO of XDynamics concluded, “The remote controller is what differentiates XDynamics Evolve from competitors the most. It has everything prepared and covered. You need no separate apps, smartphones, and cables to assemble a full-function remote controller. Performance, reliability, and safety are within your reach.”
Zero Latency Full HD Live View
Evolve drone delivers incredible wireless live view performance with 1080p full high definition video at 60fps and transmission latency below 10 milliseconds. With zero latency transmission, filmmakers can monitor framing and composition in real-time, and never miss a critical shot. It is ideal for commercial TV and film production, infrastructure inspection, and other applications that require delay-free control of aerial camera.
Carbon Fiber Monocoque Chassis
XDynamics Evolve is a quadcopter with a monocoque chassis constructed of carbon fiber, integrating the body and the chassis into a single unit. In addition to a premium touch and feel, it provides better resistance to impact, stronger structural stability, as well as improved flight dynamics.
4K Camera with Sony CMOS
Equipped with a set of 21mm f/2.8 lens and Sony CMOS image sensor, with effective pixels of 12.4M, and supported by a 3-axis gimbal stabilizer, Evolve records smooth, high-resolution 4K video at 24fps, 2.7K at 60fps, 1080p at 120fps, and 720p at 240fps, accommodating to various scenarios and themes, from peaceful landscape to dynamic sport selfies. It supports RAW image file output (DNG format), and records video at 60Mbit/s.
In addition to the 4K camera, there are also options for mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera and panoramic camera, respectively supported by their own 3-axis gimbals, which can be attached and removed in less than 3 seconds without tools, thanks to the patented quick release gimbal adapter.
Ultra Precise Positioning System
Combined with algorithms and a comprehensive suite of positioning tools, including a GNSS module, as well as advanced optical flow and LiDAR sensors, by receiving data from satellites covering worldwide and multi-spectrum images, Evolve provides better position tracking capabilities with higher precision than drones with ultrasonic and regular visual sensors.
XDynamics Evolve with 4K camera will be available in Q1 2017, while making its official debut in CES 2017, in Booth MP25655 in South Hall 2, Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). Options with mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera and panoramic camera will be available in Q3 2017.
Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Hong Kong, XDynamics designs, develops, manufactures, and markets high-end drone products for consumers and professionals. Its development team consists of industry-leading experts from Germany, the United Kingdom, Australia, Hong Kong, and China with several decades of experience in aerial robotics, aerodynamics, flight control algorithms, computer vision, and imaging technology. XDynamics is committed to empower users with freedom and autonomy through drone technology, unleashing unlimited creativity in aerial videography and spatial data collection.
For more information, visit www.xdynamics.com