Intuitive Aerial Unveils Aerigon Mk II
The Aerigon Mk II
Swedish drone developer Intuitive Aerial is to debut the Aerigon Mk II with updates including a 2.0 image stabilization technology for full size pro cinema cameras.
The image stabilization technology works with industry standard lightweight zoom lenses such as the Angenieux Optimo 15-40 and Canon 15.5-47 with complete FIZ (focus, iris, zoom) and supports the Intuitive Aerial Dominion controller. Aerigon Mk II has future support for dual and redundant flight controllers, the ability to switch between 2.4 Ghz and licensed band wireless transmission, and enhanced features such as ground power and industrial grade battery connectors.
“For professional filmmakers and broadcasters wishing to capture stable imagery, the Aerigon was already the industry’s leading – the only – professional UAV on the market,” said Eric Bergez, VP, Intuitive Aerial. “With improvements that take flight control, camera operation, and image stabilization to the next level, Aerigon Mk II solidifies its place as the go-to production aerial platform. Having a dedicated licensed band will give pilots more assurance in crowded flight spaces like downtown LA.”
The Dominion controller communicates with the Aerigon Mk II gimbal and camera system up to 3,000 feet. It can switch between a 2.4 GHz frequency-hopping spread spectrum signal or a licensed band. Full control of camera and lens, including focus, iris, and zoom (FIZ), is via the five-inch high-resolution and sunlight-readable display. It also provides enhanced gimbal telemetry for monitoring performance and image stability.
The rig is able to maintain steady images using with a payload capacity of 20 lbs combining RED Dragon, Alexa Mini, Sony F55, Canon C300 MKII, or Phantom Flex4K, with heavier lenses, such as the Angenieux Optimo 15-40 mm zoom, Canon CN-E15.5-47 mm, Fujinon Alura 15.5-45 mm, and Zeiss Master Anamorphic Primes.
Hardware upgrades include the switch to side-mounted flight batteries, the addition of industrial grade battery connectors with support for battery identification, enhanced motor mounts, industrial grade arm connectors, and proprietary anti-spark technology.
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