DJI Inspire Pro Firmware Update – November 2015

If you own the new DJI Inspire Pro or if you have retro fitted an X5 camera to the original DJI Inspire 1 there has been a new firmware update this week for the camera – and it actually makes quite a difference so is well worthwhile. Here is the list of updates:

Updated list of compatible lenses: Olympus 25mm/f1.8, 45mm/f1.8 and 14-42/f3.5-5.6.
Increased the output bit-width of the sensor from 10bit to 12bit for 4kP30/25/24, 2.7KP30/25/24 and 1080P30/25/24.
Improved the AF zooming function (new AF auxiliary focus button in the menu).
Improved the image quality by fine tuning the sharpness and contrast.
Increased the shutter speed upper limit from 1/2 s to 2 s when shooting in ‘A’ mode.
Fixed issue of the white balance tending to be warm in the daylight.
The DNG format now supports the noise profile and sharpness profile.
Fixed issue of occasional flickering exposure changes in Auto Exposure mode.
Fixed issue of corrupted DNG due to missing lens profile.
Optimized system stability.
Optimized the gimbal control parameters for better performance.
Optimized the Waypoints feature.

DJI Inspire Pro Firmware Update

I updated the firmware on my Inspire today and had a few problems so I thought I would share my experience to help you avoid the same pitfalls.

First off make sure you download the correct Firmware – it needs to be for the Inspire 1 Pro firmware (not the Inspire 1) and you can download it from here: http://www.dji.com/product/inspire-1-pro-and-raw/info#downloads

Overview:
Upgrade the firmware to v1.1.0.40.
Upgrade the DJI GO app iOS to v2.4.2.
Upgrade the DJI GO app Android to v2.4.1.

I am a Mac user and at first struggled to get the camera to recognise the file but here’s what worked for me in the end:

  1. Download the file from the link above for the DJI Inspire Pro Firmware Update
  2. Copy the file to the route folder of the Micro SD card and place it into the camera
  3. Switch on the Inspire and wait. You will know its working when the camera starts making a digital beeping sound – mine also stopped stabilising so the gimbal went wonky for want of a better description.
  4. This could take a while – mine took 25 minutes!
  5. At the end the “Camera Update Required” message on the DJI App disappeared and I got a gyro error message. This was resolved by re-booting the Inspire.

Its been pretty naff weather here in Snowdonia so I haven’t been able to get the camera outside but from some shots inside the house it does seem that the image is sharper which will suit most people. You will need to re-calibrate the lens once you re-start and since lots of people seem to be struggling with that, heres how:

  1. Switch everything on
  2. In the DJI Go App hit “Menu”
  3. Hit the spanner for settings
  4. Calibration is near the bottom of the list – you will then need to take the Inspire outside to follow the on-screen instructions

DJi Inspire Pro Firmware Update

Happy flying!

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