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BBC broadcast and the DJI Osmo

BBC broadcast and the DJI Osmo


When the DJI Inspire 1 UAV drone was launched we were hooked by this fascinating and addictive technology. I did think wouldn’t it be great if DJI could invent a hand held device that would let you attached a similar stabilized system to it. Later on it was announced that DJI were to launch the DJI Osmo. For me this was a system that I could certainly introduce into my business, much of it with the BBC.

Following the launch of the Osmo I was so looking forward to getting my hands on one. As a TV cameraman I decided to take it into the BBC Points West news room and start walking around filming with the Osmo, it wasn’t long until it attracted the attention my work colleagues, they had never seen anything like it and they were amazed how brilliant this DJI Osmo was and especially how simple it was to use.

I recently was asked to shoot a news package for BBC Points West News when I thought I would deploy the Osmo to film a few “pieces to camera” with a BBC sports reporter, Yippee I couldn’t wait and got it out of my back after filming with my ENG camera.


The DJI Osmo is a very versatile system that will shoot on various formats HD / 4K / 24P/ 25P/ 48P/ 50P/ and 120FPS. This clever device will film for approximately 1 hour, you can plug in a professional radio mic allowing it to be used in many ways.

The DJI Osmo will soon allow you to attach the Zenmuse X5 and later on the the X5R recording in RAW video, it was only while ago when this technology was just a dream. The only way of capturing high quality video and stills was to have a drone that would be plus 7KG with a Canon 5Dmk3 or larger payloads. Enter the Zenmuse X5R is a micro 4/3 sensor producing stunning images. One of the biggest advantages is that you can detach the supplied lens and attach other approved lenses that you wish to use. This opens up many filming opportunities that was previously impossible to do. The first footage that I captured was used by the BBC and broadcast a few days later over the air!

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