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The Biggest Issue w/ I3, The Lack of Autofocus Options...

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I've been using this drone for productions mostly as a single pilot because the co-pilot option is a terrible idea unless the co-pilot is very experienced and you are used to flying together.

Since I am recording action sports, I find it very annoying that when you narrow in on a moving subject, you have to tap the screen to focus on it otherwise it stays out of focus and blurry running the shot. This is absolutely ridiculous and why hasn't DJI done anything about this yet!
 
I've been using this drone for productions mostly as a single pilot because the co-pilot option is a terrible idea unless the co-pilot is very experienced and you are used to flying together.

Since I am recording action sports, I find it very annoying that when you narrow in on a moving subject, you have to tap the screen to focus on it otherwise it stays out of focus and blurry running the shot. This is absolutely ridiculous and why hasn't DJI done anything about this yet!
It annoys the heck out of me too! I reached out to DJI and they said it is AFS, meaning it focuses to a single point. They continued to say they don’t plan on changing that.
 
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Yeah, it is unfortunate. The lack of AFC as well as basic photo modes is surprising.

If you are going to be filming close with this drone where refocusing is needed I think you just need to get a 3 channel follow focus unit and have a second person do the focusing. Tapping on the screen throws in that jitter and will always ruin the shot.

On the plus side I’m sure all these lacking features will be fixed on the I3 Pro which we can buy next year for $17k.
 
Yeah, it is unfortunate. The lack of AFC as well as basic photo modes is surprising.

If you are going to be filming close with this drone where refocusing is needed I think you just need to get a 3 channel follow focus unit and have a second person do the focusing. Tapping on the screen throws in that jitter and will always ruin the shot.

On the plus side I’m sure all these lacking features will be fixed on the I3 Pro which we can buy next year for $17k.
Is anyone selling a three channel follow focus at a fair price? $999 is pretty steep.
 
I’ve been bugging DJI about it, I highly doubt this will go anywhere.

We are grateful to assist you with your concern and really want to help further. I just received the message from our consumer product team and understand that you have a question about the DJI Inspire 3 issue.

In your previous talk, you mentioned that you would like to know when the continuous autofocus is available for Inspire 3. Regarding your issue, we just confirmed with our senior engineers, we're so sorry to tell you that our Inspire 3 cannot support continuous autofocus(AFC Mode) now. You can choose AF Mode or MF Mode when you are using the Zenmuse X9-8K Air Gimbal Camera and Inspire 3.

Besides, we just double-checked it with our R&D department. However, we're really sorry to tell you that we have not yet received any notification about when this function can be achieved. I really understand that this function is so important and without it, there will be much inconvenience, so I will constantly communicate with the team for the progress on your feedback. However, it does take time, and there will be many compatibility tests involved. I cannot make any promises now. I appreciate your understanding, and I really hope this will be achieved. Please stay tuned to our latest information by following DJI's Official Websites.
 
I’ve been bugging DJI about it, I highly doubt this will go anywhere.

We are grateful to assist you with your concern and really want to help further. I just received the message from our consumer product team and understand that you have a question about the DJI Inspire 3 issue.

In your previous talk, you mentioned that you would like to know when the continuous autofocus is available for Inspire 3. Regarding your issue, we just confirmed with our senior engineers, we're so sorry to tell you that our Inspire 3 cannot support continuous autofocus(AFC Mode) now. You can choose AF Mode or MF Mode when you are using the Zenmuse X9-8K Air Gimbal Camera and Inspire 3.

Besides, we just double-checked it with our R&D department. However, we're really sorry to tell you that we have not yet received any notification about when this function can be achieved. I really understand that this function is so important and without it, there will be much inconvenience, so I will constantly communicate with the team for the progress on your feedback. However, it does take time, and there will be many compatibility tests involved. I cannot make any promises now. I appreciate your understanding, and I really hope this will be achieved. Please stay tuned to our latest information by following DJI's Official Websites.
You're not going to find anything more about this than the rest of us. DJI doesn't release anything new to folks asking such questions. They release to the general public, or they don't.
 
I completely agree ...they add al sort of auto framing and obstacle avoidance nonsense to make things "easier", but pros hardly ever use ...but to have a least three people on a remote location to operate a drone is not always possible, and not at all necessary...but the worst I feel, they do this mostly so you need to buy more equipment...again and again...the focus puller is not even compatible to a rs3 gimbal... the I3 is way to expensive to keep on doing this kind of business model

the i3 has not sold well so far...there ar eco few people using it its hard to get valid info about it
I have tested it and was very disappointed about a lot of things
 
I completely agree ...they add al sort of auto framing and obstacle avoidance nonsense to make things "easier", but pros hardly ever use ...but to have a least three people on a remote location to operate a drone is not always possible, and not at all necessary...but the worst I feel, they do this mostly so you need to buy more equipment...again and again...the focus puller is not even compatible to a rs3 gimbal... the I3 is way to expensive to keep on doing this kind of business model

the i3 has not sold well so far...there ar eco few people using it its hard to get valid info about it
I have tested it and was very disappointed about a lot of things
Other than continuous auto focus that most (close to all) cinema cameras don't have, what were the 'lots of things' you were disappointed in?
 
I completely agree ...they add al sort of auto framing and obstacle avoidance nonsense to make things "easier", but pros hardly ever use ...but to have a least three people on a remote location to operate a drone is not always possible, and not at all necessary...but the worst I feel, they do this mostly so you need to buy more equipment...again and again...the focus puller is not even compatible to a rs3 gimbal... the I3 is way to expensive to keep on doing this kind of business model

the i3 has not sold well so far...there ar eco few people using it its hard to get valid info about it
I have tested it and was very disappointed about a lot of things
What were you disappointed with?
 
product separation and treating pros like idiots
they sell it with an extra pro price to the i2 but limit you in all sorts of freedom (typical dJI handcuffs) to set the flight settings, use it in a creative new way (like the 4d with high bright monitor gyro ), you can't change more settings compare to an mavic, are more limited with the remote , it moves even slower when you put a tele lens on it (what a joke) , it flys and reacts even slower then an I2 where the huge part of the industry wants race drone like shots , ...even pro pilots still use an external fpv camera, some even rip out the whole motors and replace it with race drone components

pay 30k , but dont do photos with it, dont use the camera on a 4d or wise versa
control your camera on a 4d with the high bright monitor, but not the inspire. (consistency?)
buy a focus puller for the I3 but it doesn't work on anything else
have a huge remote, but it can't controle a mavic
can't use dji fpv goggles.
new batteries for a huge extra price that dont have any advantage
the rtk doesn't work properly,
only 60fps with prores raw which nobody wants, even mavic can do prores 60fps
crazy bad rolling shutter !!!
no AF, no AEB, no Hyperlapse
the i3 is basically a 8k mavic with camera control and a dl mount...not much pro in it but lots of gimmicks
 
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