XDynamics EVOLVE 2 Professional Drone

BH #XD0014 • MFR #XD0014
XDynamics EVOLVE 2 Professional Drone
Key Features
  • Astra Mirrorless Camera System
  • Swappable Micro Four Thirds Lenses
  • Up to 4K Video at 120 fps
  • Dual Touchscreen Ground Station Remote
Designed expressly for aerial cinematographers, the XDynamics EVOLVE 2 Professional Drone is packed with technology to capture stunning, cinema-grade footage for all aspects of film, television, and online streaming. The EVOLVE 2 uses the Astra Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds camera system, featuring a Sony 12MP sensor and the ability to capture video up to 4K at 120 fps. Large pixels support low-light filming with little noise, and you can use any compatible lens to further enhance your content, such as the included Olympus 17mm prime. The impressive camera is elevated by a strong and lightweight carbon fiber airframe with a powerful and intricately engineered motor and propeller system. It can all be piloted and fully controlled by a dual touchscreen remote control.
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XDynamics Evolve 2 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Astra Camera System
  • 3Strong and Lightweight Airframe
  • 4Powerful and Fast
  • 5LiDAR Sensor
  • 6Smart Flight Modes
  • 7Dual Touchscreen Ground Station Controller
  • 8Ground Station User Interface
  • 9Additional Features

Designed expressly for aerial cinematographers, the XDynamics EVOLVE 2 Professional Drone is packed with technology to capture stunning, cinema-grade footage for all aspects of film, television, and online streaming. The EVOLVE 2 uses the Astra Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds camera system, featuring a Sony 12MP sensor and the ability to capture video up to 4K at 120 fps. Large pixels support low-light filming with little noise, and you can use any compatible lens to further enhance your content, such as the included Olympus 17mm prime. The impressive camera is elevated by a strong and lightweight carbon fiber airframe with a powerful and intricately engineered motor and propeller system. It can all be piloted and fully controlled by a dual touchscreen remote control.

Astra Camera System
The Astra camera is smoothly controlled via a 3-axis brushless gimbal, and with 13 stops available, the camera can achieve detailed content with a high dynamic range in nearly any lighting condition. Even low-light filming with minimal noise is possible with large 4.63μm pixels. In addition, the camera uses an integrated sensor and precise tuning to avoid oversaturation of colors and produce a natural look to your videos and images similar to film.

Various film textures are also possible with the Astra, thanks to support for multiple 3D LUTs such as vintage Kodachrome or a classic bleach bypass. If you need to shoot any high-speed subjects, the Astra has you covered with support for 120 fps slow-motion recording. Whatever footage you record can utilize H.264/H.265 encoding or Apple ProRes for professional post-production editing, and everything benefits from fast 100 Mb/s processing. Images and video can be stored on optional CFast 2.0 or SD cards, and a 64GB SD card is included to get you started.

Strong and Lightweight Airframe
The monocoque carbon fiber airframe is made from a single sheet of 3K twill carbon fiber. This delivers a strong, long-lasting, weather-resistant body that is also extraordinarily lightweight, as an internal support structure is not needed. The addition of a magnesium alloy ventral plate adds vibration reduction and heat dissipation, which assists in jitter-free videos and longer flights.
Powerful and Fast
Nearly every aspect of the motor system has been engineered to maximize power and stability. The trapezoid shape of the motor's booms improves airflow, increases torque, and provides a wider FOV for the Astra camera system. The inclination and height of each motor work to increase stability, further improve the camera's FOV, and assist in the propeller's functionality. The motor height specifically lets the props overlap for efficient prop wash and control. The motors deliver 530 Kv of power and 3.7 lb of thrust for a top speed of 57 mph in sports mode, more than enough for high-speed shooting subjects, such as sports, racing, or wildlife.
LiDAR Sensor
Shoot in bad weather and take dynamic low-altitude footage by utilizing the EVOLVE 2's LiDAR sensor. The sensor operates at 50mW with a range of 0.3 to 32.8' for high-precision distance measurement in real time.
Smart Flight Modes
  • Waypoint: Have the EVOLVE 2 fly a specific flight plan you lay out with waypoints based on locations, altitudes, and directions.
  • Orbit: Select a point of interest and have the EVOLVE 2 shoot it as it circles in the air. The altitude, radius, and speed of the orbit are programmable.
  • Tripod: This slows the EVOLVE 2, so it can capture complicated images and detail with smooth video.
Dual Touchscreen Ground Station Controller
Solo pilots get full control over the drone, camera, footage, and settings with the Ground Station controller. No additional devices are required as the remote sports two built-in touchscreens. During a flight, the 8" display shows you a live camera feed and lets you control the drone and camera functions. After the flight, you can use the screen and sophisticated UI for footage review and editing. The smaller 5.5" display provides control over the flight, GPS, gimbal, and controller settings.

Like the EVOLVE 2, the Ground Station can handle most outdoor shooting conditions, with an all-weather shell and 1000 cd/m² of brightness for easy readability. The default antennas can transmit all of this data and content from up 2.5 miles away, and an optional monitor can be plugged in via HDMI to share everything with other members of your crew. Thanks to fast boot times, you can open the Ground Station's protective clamshell and be ready to fly in as little as a minute. Powering the remote is a removable LiPo battery that can run for up to two hours per charge. The images and videos you save to the remote can be stored on an optional microSD card or USB Type-C compatible external drive.

Ground Station User Interface
The built-in user interface of the Ground Station remote provides pilots with a variety of useful features to help pre- and post-flight:

  • Warnings and alerts regarding no-fly zones and other restrictions are displayed on the controller.
  • View local forecasts that include sunrise and sunset times.
  • View a pre-flight checklist that contains the current settings, sensor information, and a summary of the EVOLVE 2's status. It will either show that it's ready to fly, not recommended to fly, or not ready to fly. You can also calibrate the compass and adjust the return-to-home altitude from anywhere between 65.6 to 262.5'.
  • Use Creative Assistant to apply one of a variety of visual templates onscreen while in flight. They are designed to help you compose a more compelling shoot for your project. Visual templates include circle, diagonal, grid, golden ratio, quadrant, simple division, thirds, triangle, and vanishing.
  • View footage and data from a flight, such as the EVOLVE 2's flight path, altitudes, and timing. All flight data can be backed up on a PC to your user account.
  • An integrated CMS helps you keep all of your data organized for easy retrieval and review. You can review content based on location, time periods, type of footage, or categories via title or hashtag.
  • An integrated content editor lets you make basic edits to images or videos and add titles, letting you get the footage you've just taken out to co-workers, clients, or social media as quickly as possible. Whatever you do can be saved to a different file, so your original content remains untouched.
Additional Features
  • Up to 33 minutes of flight time
  • Programmable buttons on the Ground Station remote
  • 13" Dyna-WING 2 propellers: Each prop has a slightly raised tip to reduce drag and noise, while the overlapping design reduces the footprint of the EVOLVE 2 without sacrificing power and thrust.
  • Quick release system: Colored icons on the propellers and motors work with a quick release mechanism to make it easy to quickly and safely install and remove propellers.
  • Customizable LED lights: LED Lights on each motor are customizable and useful for creative uses, such as live-action hyperlapse shots, or for practical purposes, such as distinguishing the EVOLVE 2 from other drones in the air.
UPC: 810004280076

XDynamics Evolve 2 Specs

Performance
Maximum Horizontal Speed57.2 mph / 92 km/h (Sports Mode)
Maximum Ascent Speed11.2 mph / 5 m/s
Maximum Descent Speed5.6 mph / 2.5 m/s
Maximum Flight Time33 Minutes
Camera
Sensor Type4/3"-Type CMOS Sensor
Sensor ResolutionEffective: 45 Megapixel
ISO SensitivityVideo
100 to 12,800
Photo
100 to 25,600
Shutter Speed1/8000 to 1/24 Seconds in Movie Mode
1/8000 to 30 Seconds
Video Format4096 x 2160p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/48/50/60/100/120 fps (200 Mb/s MOV/MP4 via H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC)
3840 x 2160p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/48/50/60/100/120 fps (200 Mb/s MOV/MP4 via H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC)
3696 x 2772p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/48/50/59.94/60/100/120 fps (200 Mb/s MOV/MP4 via H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC)
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/48/50/59.94/60/100/120/240 fps (200 Mb/s MOV/MP4 via H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC)
Broadcast ResolutionNone
Still Image SupportDNG / JPEG
12 MP (4000 x 3000)
8 MP (3840 x 2160)
5 MP (2592 x 1944)
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC
Photo ModesAuto-Exposure Bracketing (AEB), Burst Shooting, Interval, Single Shot
Gimbal
Number of Axes3 (Pitch, Roll, Yaw)
Control RangePitch: -90 to 10°
Control Accuracy±0.2°
Flight Control System
GNSS SupportGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
Remote Controller / Transmitter
Operating Frequency2.4 GHz
5.8 GHz
Maximum Operating Distance6.8 Miles / 11,000 m at 2.4 G
Connectivity1 x USB Type-C
1 x Micro-HDMI
Battery ChemistryLithium-Ion
Battery Capacity6700 mAh
Battery Configuration3 S / 10.8 V
Built-In Display Size8"
Display Resolution1920 x 1080
Display Brightness1000 cd/m²
Operating Temperature14 to 113°F / -10 to 45°C
Flight Battery
Battery ChemistryLithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)
Battery Capacity6700 mAh / 99.16 Wh
Battery Configuration4 S / 14.8 V
Maximum Charging Power118 W
Operating Temperature41 to 113°F / 5 to 45°C
Weight1.4 lb / 615 g
Charger
Output Voltage18 V, 6.6 A
Power Rating120 W
General
Rotor Configuration4
Operating Temperature14 to 113°F / -10 to 45°C
Diagonal Size1.8' / 543 mm (Without Propellers)
Weight4.4 lb / 2 kg (Including Propellers, Battery)

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