DJI Inspire 2 Quadcopter with Apple ProRes License

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DJI Inspire 2 Quadcopter with Apple ProRes License
Key Features
  • Compatible with 5.2K Gimbal Cameras
  • CineCore 2.0 Image Processing
  • Includes Apple ProRes License
  • Supports CinemaDNG and ProRes Recording
DJI's magnesium-aluminum-clad Inspire 2 Quadcopter with Apple ProRes License is a powerful cinematic and photographic tool. Combining the Inspire 2 with the separately available X4S and X5S gimbal cameras yields cinema-grade images, which can be recorded in high bit rates using H.264 and H.265 formats, or, in the case of the X5R, various flavors of Apple ProRes with the included license. All the recording functionality is processed by the Inspire 2's CineCore 2.0 image processing engine.
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DJI Inspire 2 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Apple ProRes Included
  • 3Advanced Obstacle Sensing
  • 4Spotlight Pro
  • 5TapFly
  • 6ActiveTrack
  • 7Smart Return Home
  • 8Video Transmission System
  • 9Broadcast Mode
  • 10Powerful Flight Performance
  • 11Dual Battery Design

DJI's magnesium-aluminum-clad Inspire 2 Quadcopter with Apple ProRes License is a powerful cinematic and photographic tool. Combining the Inspire 2 with the separately available X4S and X5S gimbal cameras yields cinema-grade images, which can be recorded in high bit rates using H.264 and H.265 formats, or, in the case of the X5R, various flavors of Apple ProRes with the included license. All the recording functionality is processed by the Inspire 2's CineCore 2.0 image processing engine.

Not all the power to be found in the Inspire 2 is in the recording functionality. DJI beefed up the flight capabilities of the Inspire 2. Able to accelerate to 50 mph in 4 seconds and reach a top speed of 58 mph, the Inspire 2 can follow fast-moving subjects for dramatic sports and action footage. The flight prowess of the Inspire 2 doesn't come at the expense of battery life. With the two included LiPo batteries onboard, up to 27 minutes of flight time can be had on a full charge.

Advanced obstacle avoidance has also made its way to the Inspire 2. Built into DJI's FlightAutonomy system, objects in front of, below, and above the quadcopter can be detected and avoided automatically. The Inspire 2 can even remember flight paths in case of an emergency return-to-home without GPS enabled. What's more, using the onboard 2-axis stabilized FPV camera, the pilot can navigate the Inspire 2 without being limited to the gimbal camera's field-of-view.

Everything you need to set up your Inspire 2 is included. Two batteries with a charger, an all-new transmitter controller, extra propellers, a calibration plate, and a carrying case to store and transport everything.

Apple ProRes Included

This version of the DJI Inspire 2 quadcoper comes with a license for Apple ProRes. The included activation key lets you utilize Apple ProRes within CineCore 2.0. This license is unlocked permanently, and is meant to provide you with Hollywood-grade video format compatibility in post-production. With Apple ProRes, you get to utilize the following capabilities:

Apple ProRes 422 HQ
  • 3840 x 2160 resolution at 23.976, 24, 25, and 29.97 fps
  • 5280 x 2160 resolution at 23.976, 24, 25, and 29.97 fps

Apple ProRes 4444 XQ (no alpha):
  • 3840 x 2160 resolution at 23.976, 24, 25, and 29.97 fps

Advanced Obstacle Sensing

Forward and downward vision systems enable the Inspire 2 to detect obstacles up to 30 meters ahead, allowing for protected flight at up to 34 mph at a controllable attitude angle of 25°. Upward-facing infrared sensors scan obstacles 16' above, adding protection when flying in enclosed spaces. Obstacle-sensing systems are active during normal flight, RTH, and all Intelligent Flight Modes.

Spotlight Pro

Spotlight Pro is a powerful tracking mode that allows even single pilots to capture complex, dramatic images. It uses advanced, visual-tracking algorithms to lock onto a subject during flight, regardless of the direction that the Inspire 2 flies, creating shots that would once have required a dedicated camera operator. If the gimbal comes close to reaching its rotation limits, the Inspire 2 itself will rotate in the same direction without affecting flight control or the shot being captured to free up gimbal movement.

Spotlight Pro has two shooting modes: Quick Mode and Composition Mode. In Quick Mode, select an object to begin tracking. In Composition Mode, select the subject and the tracking position. When the subject enters the preset tracking position, press the shortcut to begin tracking. The gimbal can be moved during shooting for composition adjustments. Spotlight Pro is available in all Intelligent Flight Modes including ActiveTrack, TapFly, Waypoint and Point of Interest.


The 2-axis onboard FPV camera separates the flight view from the main camera view, effectively giving the Inspire 2 a dedicated "tap-to-fly" camera. Tap a point onscreen in the FPV view to set a flight route and the Inspire 2 will automatically fly along that route, leaving the pilot to focus on gimbal movement.


The ActiveTrack Mode allows the Inspire 2 to recognize a range of objects, from people to bikes to cars to boats. Tracking profiles that can be adjusted based on the subject being tracked means greater tracking precision.

Smart Return Home

Forward and downward vision systems allow the Inspire 2 to create a real-time map of its flight route as it flies. If the video transmission system signal is lost and Smart Return Home is enabled, it is able to fly home along its original route and change to a straight line when it regains a signal. As it returns, it will use the primary camera to identify obstacles as far as 200m in front, allowing it to plan a safe route home. It is also able to reconnect more quickly after losing connection.

Video Transmission System

The Inspire 2 features DJI's Lightbridge technology. This iteration has an effective transmission distance of up to 4.3 miles (under ideal conditions) and is capable of delivering both 1080p/720p video as well as the FPV view to pilot and camera operator. Users can also switch between 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz control frequencies to avoid interference for greater signal stability.

Master and Slave setups are also supported. The master controller can transmit an HD video signal to the slave controller up to 300' away without image quality loss.

Broadcast Mode

Broadcasters can broadcast direct from the Inspire 2 using its dedicated 1080i50 and 720p60 transmission signal. Aerial live-streaming direct to TV is as simple as connecting the Inspire 2 transmitter to the satellite truck.

Powerful Flight Performance

The propulsion system can thrust the Inspire 2 up to 58 mph and allows for descents at up to 29 feet-per-second and ascents at up to 19 feet-per-second. It can accelerate from 0 to 50 mph in just four seconds and flies at a max attitude angle of 40°. The two controller sticks on the transmitter are tuned for more sensitivity, making delicate maneuvers easier.

Dual Battery Design

Dual batteries mean that, if a problem occurs on one battery, the other is able to continue flight long enough for a safe landing. At the same time, the Inspire 2 propulsion system is driven a PWM signal with serial port signal redundancy so that if PWM signals are lost, transmission will continue through the serial port.

DJI Inspire 2 Specs

Maximum Takeoff Weight8.82 lb / 4.00 kg
Maximum Horizontal Speed58 mph / 93.3 km/h (S-Mode)
Maximum Ascent Speed19.7 ft/s / 6 m/s
Maximum Descent Speed29.5 ft/s / 9 m/s
Maximum Wind Resistance22.4 mph / 10 m/s
Maximum Flight Time27 Minutes
Maximum Hover Time27 Minutes
Maximum Tilt Angle40°
Hovering Accuracy±1.64' / 0.50 m Vertical with GPS
±0.33' / 0.10 m Vertical with GPS, Vision Positioning
±4.92' / 1.50 m Horizontal with GPS
±0.98' / 0.30 m Horizontal with GPS, Vision Positioning
Maximum Angular Velocity300°/s (Pitch)
150°/s (Yaw)
Number of Axes3 (Pitch, Roll, Yaw)
Control RangePitch: -130 to 40°
Angular SpeedPitch: 180°/s
Roll: 180°/s
Yaw: 270°/s
Vision System
Vision SystemDownward, Forward
Velocity Range32.8 ft/s / 10 m/s at 6.56' / 2 m
Maximum Altitude16,400' / 4998 m
Obstacle Sensory Range2.3 to 98.4' / 0.7 to 30.0 m
Forward Field of View±60° (Horizontal)
±54° (Vertical)
Operating EnvironmentSurface with Clear Patterns at >15 lux
Infrared Sensing System
Obstacle Sensory Range0.0 to 16.4' / 0.0 to 5.0 m
Field of View±5° (Vertical)
Remote Controller / Transmitter
Operating Frequency2.4 GHz (2400.000 - 2483.000)
Maximum Operating Distance4.3 Miles / 6.92 km at 2.4 G
4.3 Miles / 6.92 km at 5.8 G
Transmitter Power26 dBm (2.4 G)
28 dBm (5.8 G)
Connectivity1 x HDMI
1 x USB Type-A
Output Power9 W
USB Output PoweriOS: 5.2 VDC, 1 A
Android: 5.2 VDC, 1.5 A
Battery Type1 x Built-In
Battery ChemistryLithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)
Battery Capacity6000 mAh
Battery Configuration2 S / 7.4 V
Storage Temperature<3 Months: -4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
>3 Months: 72 to 82°F / 22 to 27°C
Operating Temperature14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
Charging Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Flight Battery
Battery ChemistryLithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)
Capacity4280 mAh / 97.58 Wh
Battery Configuration6 S / 22.8 V
Maximum Charging Power180 W
Operating Temperature14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
Charging Temperature41 to 104°F / 5 to 40°C
Storage Temperature<3 Months: -4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
>3 Months: 72 to 82°F / 22 to 27°C
Weight1.1 lb / 0.50 kg
DC Input Power26.1 VDC at 6.9 A
Power Rating180 W
ModelDJI 3512
ModelDJI 1550T
Number of Rotors4
Operating Temperature14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
Diagonal Size23.8" / 60.45 cm (Without Propellers)
Weight7.25 lb / 3.29 kg (Including Battery)

DJI Inspire 2 Reviews

Seems like DJI forgot they made the Inspire 2

By David
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-21

The purchase of the DJI has been a chore, to say the least. I want to start by saying, if you are a Mac user; don't even think about any kind of connection to the Inspire 2. The connection software is dated 2018 and will NOT work on any OS since. I learned this after spending an hour on the phone last night trying to get the Apple ProRes upgrade to work. After I was told they didn't have a current path to connect my Mac to my Inspire 2, I told him that I found it hard to believe that I am the only Mac user to purchase the upgrade in the past three years and there has to be something out there to make this work. That's the most recent issue with DJI, the first issue is with registering DJI Care Refresh on the Inspire 2. I purchased the Inspire 2 two weeks ago and tried to register it with DJI Care Refresh with NO success. DJI would not recognize the serial number on the box, on the aircraft nor on the invoice and did not have an answer for me for what I should do until AFTER the 48 registration period. That's when they told me I need to contact the place I purchased it to purchase DJI Care Refresh, so I called B&H. They could not figure out how to register the DJI Care Refresh and told me that the person who purchases DJI products for B&H would have to talk to DJI to get my Inspire 2 registered in DJI Care Refresh. It has been 4 business days and I am STILL waiting to hear about how I am supposed to sign my $6,000 drone up for DJI Care Refresh. If you purchase the DJI Inspire 2, expect a great video image that won't be in Apple Pro Res (which you paid for the upgrade, but cannot use because you have a Mac) and won't be repaired if broken because you STILL can not sign up for DJI Care Refresh

Pro Drone. Meh Case

By Brandon
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-09-06

The drone is great minus a few software issues from DJI. Overall a much better drone than the 3DR solo we used to have. I wouldn't recommend this case. My main issue is that there's no "luggage handle" for wheeling it around. I trip over it walking it around. It flexes. It doesn't incorporate cuts in the foam for crystal sky monitor mount on the controller and monitor. I have to drop the monitor in the second controller slot. I had to cut in to the foam to make room for the upgraded crystal sky mount. Something to bare in mind this kit doesn't have a crystal sky monitor mount included.


By Matthew
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2018-05-19

It came with a dead defective battery that wouldn't charge which I can look past because batteries aren't always reliable. However the drone didn't have either Cinema DNG or Apple Prores licenses installed or even available for activation in DJI Assistant 2. B&H did not send any activation code which DJI said they were suppose to. Had to call DJI which we all know their customer service is a NIGHTMARE. This all sucks when you spend almost 7 thousand dollars on something.


By Alex
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-04-02

What can I say, this is one cool drone! Shipment arrives quickly and securely, courtesy of B&H. Everything works as advertised. A small surprise was that the package came with the new style CrystaSky mounting bracket already installed on the remote controller. A mobile device holder is also included and slips right onto the CS mounting bracket. The DJI case in which the drone ships is also very well thought out. It has space for a total of 4 batteries, two RC’s, 4 pairs of props, charger, and cables. For day to day taking the drone to a spot to fly, this case is perfectly adequate.

DJI - poor

By Dave
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-01

Purchased a DJI inspire 2 with the zenmuse X7 with in 7 hours of flying one battery went completely dead The zenmuse 7 failed and would not update firmware which made the unit useless ( I had to purchase a completely new unit to save a job) B&H refused to do anything about and shoved me off to DJI - After years of purchases here...This will be my last.

Nice Drone, very capable

By Al
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-05

I have a number of DJI products including a Matrice 210. This is a nice drone. It flys well, takes nice video, and has lots of camera options.

Inspire 2 Replacement

By andrew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-06

Ordered another I2 as my main I2 had an EMI malfunction. I was imaging crop circles at very low altitude and got a warning of an obstruction from an irrigation pivot. I started to switch to manual to cancel the flight plan, but the pivot radio transmitter sent out a signal and the I2 flew into the pivot. B&H came to the rescue and got me fixed up with a spare in quick time. Very happy with the replacement I2 and B&H service.

well built drone but software glitches will destroy it.

By Paul
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-07

This drone is well built but still has a lot of software bugs. I've been flying Dji products for years, the Phantom 4, Phantom 4 V2, Mavic Pro, Mavic Pro 2 and have had good success. This drone, however, even after updating all the firmware and familiarizing myself with it before flying, it crashed on the third flight. The DJI go 4 app crashed mid-flight with the notification of wait or cancel. I at first pressed wait but nothing happened. Then I pressed cancel hoping to restart the app. The Mavic 2 Pro app occasionally crashed mid-flight but just held it's position until I restarted the app. No such luck with the Inspire 2. It immediately returned to the take-off location, however, since the app crashed, it must have turned off the obstacle avoidance system and although I took off about 15 feet away from my car, it crashed into the car, not only defacing the car, it also destroyed the drone. Needless to say, I'm not happy. I am not going to repair this drone. I'm going to set it on my coffee table as a testament to my own stupidity for paying over $12,000 for this and to remind myself never to do this again. Unless you have money to burn, stay away from this drone. And yes, I know I could have still controlled the return with the controller, even though I couldn't see through the camera. I couldn't know the drone was racing back to the take-off point while I was trying to restart the app. By the time I realized it was about to crash into the car, it was too late.

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why do you have to buy the licenses separately ...

why do you have to buy the licenses separately why doesn't it just come with the standard version
Asked by: Anthony
BH #DJINSPIRE2PC is the listing which includes both CinemaDNG and Apple ProRes Licenses.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-07-21

Does the camera come with a lens?

Does the camera come with a lens?
Asked by: Nick
Yes, a 15mm F/1.7 lens is packaged with the Zenmuse X5S.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2019-08-08

Might be stupid but does this drone include ...

Might be stupid but does this drone include camera or do I need to buy separately?
Asked by: David
For this version a gimbal / camera is not provided. The Zenmuse X5s or X7 can be used.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2021-10-20

what is the size of the censor on the Zenmuse X7?

what is the size of the censor on the Zenmuse X7?
Asked by: herve
The DJI Zenmuse X7 sensor is 24.2Mp APS-C 23.5&times;15.7mm.
Answered by: Whitney H
Date published: 2021-04-05

Are the licenses compatible with the X7? It says ...

Are the licenses compatible with the X7? It says compatible with 5.2K gimbal cameras.
Asked by: Scott
Yes, the licenses apply to the X7
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-05-01

will zenmuse x7 work with this kit?

will zenmuse x7 work with this kit?
Asked by: steven
The Zenmuse X7 can be mounted to this.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2019-01-17

Has this drone previously purchased a DJI refresh ...

Has this drone previously purchased a DJI refresh plan? If it has not, then once I buy it I would be eligible, but if it has already purchased one in the past then it would not be eligible.
Asked by: Michael
DJI Refresh Plans are a separate purchase that can be added to the DJI Inspire 2 as long as it is new, activated within the last 48 hours, or approved by DJI over video verification.
Answered by: Raymond B
Date published: 2021-07-16

can this shoot still photos? and if so, can it ...

can this shoot still photos? and if so, can it shoot RAW files?
Asked by: Dennis
Yes it will shoot 20.8MP photos. CinemaDNG and Apple ProRes Licenses are included. The new CineCore 2.0 image processing system on the Inspire 2 makes the Zenmuse X5S capable of capturing 5.2K 30fps CinemaDNG video and Apple ProRes video, as well as 4K 60fps using H.264 and 4K 30fps using H.265 (both at 100Mbps). Continuous DNG burst shooting at 20fps with 20.8MP images is also supported. The Zenmuse X5S was designedto keep pace with the rigors of high-end professional aerial imaging.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2019-08-23
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