DJI Mavic Pro Platinum – 4K Video, 30-Min Flight Time
A new and enhanced endurance, coupled with quieter flight makes the Mavic Pro Platinum DJI’s best portable drone yet.
What’s in the box?
- Mavic Pro Platinum quadcopter
- Mavic Pro Remote Controller
- 3 pairs of propellers
- Gimbal clamp
- Charger cable
- 16GB Micro SD card
- Micro USB cable
- RC cable Lightning connector
- RC cable with standard micro USB connector
- 2 cable sliders
- All manuals
If you want a DJI Mavic Pro with extended flight time, get the Mavic Pro Platinum.
Mavic Pro Platinum flies and hovers about 11 percent longer than the original Mavic Pro.
Mavic Pro Platinum shoots the same quality 4K ultra-high-definition video as on the Mavic Pro. The Platinum, however, gains performance in several areas, in addition to flight time. Platinum is quieter at take off, landing and cruising, due largely to its new propellers. It also boasts more stability.
Every DJI Mavic Pro Platinum quadcopter features:
- Flight time: up to 30 minutes
- Long range: 4.3 miles
- Remote controller: pocket-sized, wireless smartphone connection
- Live-streaming video: 1080p (close range) or 720p
- Top speed: 40 mph
- Positioning sensors: redundant for more precision
- Obstacle avoidance: up to 49 feet at 22 mph
- Reduced noise: up to 60 percent quieter
- Subject tracking: Active Track for moving subjects
- Stability: improved by drivers offering sinusoidal current
New Model 8331 propellers dramatically reduce noise, especially noticeable at takeoff and landing. Mavic Pro Platinum is up to 60 percent quieter than the original Mavic Pro.
Extended Flight Time
Mavic Pro Platinum can hover longer, up to 27 minutes, and fly longer, up to 30 minutes. New drivers, along with the propellers, measurably boost performance. The FOC ESC controllers on Mavic Pro Platinum use sinusoidal current, a shape based on the sine wave, which boosts stability.
Intelligent Flight Battery
Good news: The batteries from your Mavic Pro will work on your Platinum, too. They display their charge status onscreen with DJI Go. Each quick-charge 3S Intelligent Flight Battery prevents damage from overcharging and excessive discharge during storage, even if stored at full charge.
Just unfold the arms until they click in place. The remote controller, which you can carry in a pocket or purse, unfolds, too. Your smartphone snaps onto the remote controller without the need for a cable cable. Power it on to calibrate the compass, which takes a couple of minutes. Once you start your four motors, the props unfold automatically.
Follow Subjects with Active Track
Mavic Pro Platinum has you covered if your subject is moving. ActiveTrack keeps subjects in the frame. Mavic Pro Platinum uses the tracking mode you tell it to:
Trace — This tells your Mavic Pro Platinum to follow in front of or behind your subject. Your drone will even circle your subject if you tell it to. Trace lets you focus on the subject — say, a bride and groom leaving the church — and fly backwards while recording. That makes your job easier and the final product better looking
Profile — Follow alongside a moving subject, who will stay in frame. Mavic Pro Platinum will follow you, too, to record your activities.
Spotlight — Mavic Pro Platinum will lock on a stationary subject while you fly up, down or sideways in search of the best shot. Keep your subject automatically in the frame and in focus. Zoom or pan out with drone movement.
Tripod — Make your Mavic Pro Platinum inch along. Move slowly and deliberately to find your shot, then stop right there. Capture all the details.
For 12MP stills, set the shutter between 8 seconds for a time exposure and action-stopping 1/8000 second. Shoot in 3/5/7 fps bursts.
Mavic Pro comes with a 16MB video card; you can buy more storage capacity. Shoot automatically, or amp up your creativity by manually controlling aperture, shutter speed, ISO and file format onscreen.
Selfies by Gesture
Learn the simple hand gestures that Mavic Pro Platinum reads. Signal for a selfie and Platinum will wait three seconds before it shoots so you can pose. The hand signals are easy to learn.
Fly by Phone
Download an app to your smartphone so you can fly or set up a shoot using only your smartphone, without the controller.
Positioning won’t fail with dual IMUs and compasses. Your Mavic Pro Platinum uses GPS, GLONASS and ultrasonic range finders. Each key sensor on the Mavic Pro is duplicated. If one sensor fails, the backup sensor seamlessly kicks in.
Four vision sensors help you avoid obstacles as close as 2 feet at low speeds, and as far away as 49 feet at speeds up to 22 mph. If you get too close to an object, your Mavic Pro will stop and hover until you send a command. Its vision sensors see in three directions and protect you, even if you’re flying 14 feet off the ground and even if trees block satellite signals.
Flight Autonomy gives you the information you need to make your job a success. Flight Autonomy helps you hover accurately and land where you took off. Precision Landing can tell if the landing site is uneven so you can find a better spot.
TapFly points your drone in any direction on the map that displays on your smartphone. Terrain Follow maintains height off the ground, incuding on uneven surfaces. Return to Home avoids obstacles on the way back to base; it switches on automatically if your battery runs low.
See what your camera sees from up to 4.3 miles away. DJI Go shares all the information you need onscreen — where you are, altitude, power reserve, and what lies ahead.
Mavic Pro Platinum helps you see what you’re shooting and exactly where you’re going by streaming a hi-def view over OcuSync. It streams in 1080p when your drone is nearby, and 720p when it’s farther away — up to 4.3 miles.
Your Mavic Platinum records in ultra-high-def 4K. Opt for FPV Goggles to completely immerse you in the flight experience in 1080p. The connection is wireless. Tap one side of the goggles to control the drone and camera, or control it using head movements alone. A friend can experience flight by wearing the goggles while you use the remote controller.
OcuSync also allows you to download video and stills while recording additional images. If OcuSync senses interference, it chooses the best frequency available.
Shake-Free 4K Video, Quality Camera
When video is 4K, it has more than four times the pixels of 1080p. Mavic Pro Platinum captures 4K video at up to 30fps, stabilized by a 3-axis gimbal. The gimbal cancels out drone movement.
With ActiveTrack, Mavic Pro Platinum locks onto your subject — even if you’re the subject.
There’s no need for a dedicated photographer. Mavic Pro Platinum makes it easy to communicate with it directly with through your remote controller.
Video Editing, Sharing, Live Streaming
Share your video live on Facebook or Youtube. If you prefer to edit it first, use the DJI Go Editor right on your smartphone.
After editing, share your video on Twitter, Instagram or SkyPixel, the DJI community. For stills with a real professional look, shoot in Adobe DNG RAW, which allows editing on your computer for more detail and effects.
Your 1.6-lb. Mavic Pro can be handheld to shoot ground video. Remove the props and fold the arms. Mount your phone to your remote controller and connect in WiFi mode. Just point and shoot video that is steadied by the 3-axis gimbal. You’ll se hat you’re shooting on the smartphone.
To return to the air, just reverse the process. It takes only minutes.
The Katana Handheld Stabilizer gives more professional results. It has two handles like professional handheld systems and holds your Mavic Pro Platinum securely.
What’s the return period if I’m not satisfied? 7 days.
Is the Mavic Pro Platinum Ready to Fly? Yes. Preparations are minor. There’s no soldering. Unfold the arms until they click into place. The first time you fly, attach the propellers. The front-only landing gear are built in. You’ll need another two minutes to calibrate the compasses.
If I’ve never flown before, will I lose control? It’s not likely if you use Beginner Mode to learn the commands and your drone’s reactions. Use a more advanced mode when you’re ready.
Does the Mavic Pro Platinum record 4K video? Yes. The Mavic Pro Platinum camera shoots genuine high-definition 4K video in 30 fps or 2.7K video.
How do I edit and share video? Just go to your DJI Go 4 app. Edit and share right there. For more sophisticated editing, download to your computer.
Do I see what the camera sees? Yes, but in lower resolution, even though your camera records in 4K or 2.7K. Video is streamed to your smartphone screen in 1080p close up, or in 720p farther away, up to 4.3 miles.
Is Mavic Pro Platinum video shake-free? You’d have a tough time differentiating it from 4K video shot by more expensive, bigger quads. Video is stabilized by a 3-axis gimbal. The gimbal compensates for the drone’s movements to produce silky smooth video that’s better than what’s produced by other compact drones.
What is the resolution of Mavic Pro Platinum stills? 12MP. Adjust the shutter from as long as 8 seconds for time exposures to action-stopping 1/8000 second, which is as quick as on many handheld SLRs. It can shoot bursts in 3/5/7 fps.
Is the camera removable? No, the camera is permanently mounted.
Can I use the Mavic Pro Platinum for ground shooting? You can shoot ground video with the Mavic Pro Platinum, and it’s shake-free. The 3-axis gimbal stabilizes handheld video the same as it would aerial video, canceling out your body movements the way it cancels out airborne drone movements. Remove the propellers and fold the arms to the storage position, and connect your smartphone to the controller in WiFi mode. Power on the drone, but not the props. Shoot while handholding the drone, with your smartphone displaying what the camera sees.
Can I insert more memory than the standard 16GB micro SD card provides? Yes, up to 64GB.
What is the top speed of the Mavic Pro Platinum? 40 mph (Sport Mode).
What is the range of the Mavic Pro Platinum? 4.3 miles.
What is the maximum flight time? The Mavic Pro Platinum has up to 27 minutes of tested flight time. Real-world experience is closer to 21 minutes.
What happens if my battery runs low? The Mavic Pro Platinum automatically returns to home if power runs dangerously low. Mavic Pro Platinum safely reverses its safe route, recognizes its takeoff spot, and lands there. The DJI Go flight program displays remaining power.
If the Mavic automatically flies home, does it avoid obstacles? Yes, whether you or the flight program activates Return to Home mode.
Does the Mavic Pro Platinum sense obstacles when I’m in control? Obstacles as close as 3 feet are sensed in slow flight. Obstacles up to 49 feet away are sensed when you’re flying up to 22 mph. Mavic stops before hitting an obstacle and hovers until you tell it what to do. It also avoids obstacles when you are using Tap Fly.
Can I fly the Mavic Pro Platinum indoors? Use the vision sensors to help you fly safely indoors, where GPS may not be effective. Mavic senses obstacles as close as 2 feet in front of the drone.
What happens if GPS isn’t available? The Mavic Pro Platinum also detects signals from GLONASS, the Russian satellite system. If neither satellite system is picked up, you can fly by visual sensors. You can also use Tap Fly onscreen to show the Mavic where you want it to go.
Can I fly in rain or snow? No.
Can I fly without the remote control unit? A program download allows smartphone-only flight.
Will the Mavic lock onto my subject? Mavic Pro Platinum has several modes that lock onto your subject or onto you: ActiveTrack locks onto a subject that it’s told to follow. Trace lets the drone trail a subject, back up in front of it, or circle it. Profile tells the Mavic Pro Platinum to travel alongside a subject while recording. Spotlight keeps a still subject in the frame and in focus while you fly in any direction, at any speed, to create interesting angles.
Will the Mavic Pro Platinum shoot an aerial selfie? Gestures that Mavic Pro Platinum recognizes are simple to learn. Platinum will read the gesture and wait three seconds while you pose, then snap the shutter.
Is Mavic Pro Platinum compatible with DJI Goggles? DJI Goggles work wirelessly with Mavic Pro Platinum. They provide 1080p viewing for a fully immersive flight experience. You also can fly using the remote while someone else wears the goggles.
Can I extend range? An FPVLR antenna upgrade will transmit your signals beyond the standard 4.3 miles.
Are lens filters available? PolarPro Mavic lens filters are available in packs of six or packs of three to help you adjust to light conditions.
Can I buy extra batteries? Drone Nerds sells extra batteries individually so you’ll spend less time waiting to recharge. Extra batteries improve productivity on remote shoots. An available charging hub lets you charge up to four batteries simultaneously.