New iPhone app DroneVR lets you fly DJI drones with a Google Cardboard

in Photo and Video (E)

[] Eurasburg, Germany - Appologics today is pleased to announce the release of DroneVR 1.1, a new app that turns an iPhone into an affordable virtual reality headset for flying drones in first person view (FPV) perspective. Flying drones in first person view (FPV) perspective with a virtual reality headset is an amazing experience for the pilot. So far this experience was limited to high-end drones and required buying expensive dedicated FPV goggles. With the new iPhone app DroneVR and a virtual reality headset mount such as Google Cardboard, Zeiss VR One or FreeFly VR a normal iPhone can be turned into an affordable FPV headset for DJI drones.

DroneVR connects to popular drones such as the DJI Phantom 2/3 or the DJI Inspire 1 and renders the live video stream from the drone's camera in side-by-side stereo. Advanced lens distortion correction algorithm are applied in real-time to achieve high definition video quality in up to 720p at 30 frames per second.

Head-tracking via the iPhone's motion sensors allows the pilot to position the drone's camera simply by moving the head. This allows a single pilot to focus the camera accurately on a point of interest while flying at the same time. For the DJI Phantom Series head tracking is supported for camera pitch. With the DJI Inspire 1 head tracking is supported across all three axis.

DroneVR blends information such as battery status, speed, height and connection quality into the camera view in real time to create a head-up display containing all essential telemetry information for the pilot. The app also supports voice recognition to start/stop video recording, to capture photos and to adjust camera settings such as the ISO level.

This provides the the pilot with hand-free control over the camera simply by speaking voice commands. DroneVR utilizes the iPhone's hardware video decoder to achieve highest image quality and lowest battery consumption. To work with virtual reality headsets from any vendor, the app provides flexible headset configuration options such as lens distance and image size.

Device Requirements:
* Operating System iOS 9.0 or higher
* iPhone with screen size of 4.7 or 5.5 inch is recommended (iPhone 6/6 plus)
* Requires a virtual reality headset mount for the iPhone such as the FreeFly VR, Zeiss VR One, Google Cardboard or comparable
* Supports the DJI drones Phantom 2 Vision+ (free), DJI Phantom 3 Advanced/Professional, DJI Inspire 1 (In-app purchase)
* 71 MB

Pricing and Availability:
DroneVR 1.1 is a free app available in the iTunes App Store in the photo and video category. The free app offers full support for the DJI Phantom2 Vision+. Support for the DJI Phantom 3 Advanced/Professional and the DJI Inspire 1 can be activated via in In-App purchase ($9.99 or $14.99 USD for the Inspire 1 or similar amounts in other currencies).

Appologics is an independent development studio founded in 2010. Appologics mission is to create amazing mobile Internet applications, technically advanced with perfect usability at the same time. Copyright (c) 2015 AppoLogics. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. DJI, Inspire and Phantom are trademark of Daijang Innovation Technology Inc. ZEISS and ZEISS VR ONE are trademarks of Carl Zeiss AG. Google Cardboard is a trademark of Google Inc. FREEFLY VR is a trademark of Proteus VR Labs Ltd.


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