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Buzzy the Drone

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Garmin unveiled a new compact, rugged and fully spherical 360-degree camera today.  The VIRB 360 is waterproof  and can capture video in resolutions up to 5.7K, at 30 fps.  It's not specifically a drone related camera, but read on if you're a fan of or considering 360 video acquisition to see why we're excited about this camera.

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November 15th, 2016 DJI held an amazing event to unveil both the Phantom 4 Pro and the Inspire 2 at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, CA.  Most of the DJI launch events have been held on the east coast, but a studio lot in the heart of a production town was the only venue fit to host this production centric event!

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  • September 27, 2016
  • News

Today DJI held an event very reminiscent of an Apple keynote and announced a new folding drone that is different from anything else in their product line.  The Mavic Pro is intended for enthusiasts but professionals will also benefit from this new form factor (I’ll get to that part in a minute.)

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