Drone News: Evo Nano and Lite Arrive in the US, Christmas Day Rescue, Skydio Keyframe, CES

This week in drone news: the Evo Nano and Evo Lite have arrived, Christmas day rescue using drones, the new Skydio Keyframe feature, and CES!

0:00 Introduction
00:34 NEW Autel
01:55 Christmas Drone Rescue
02:24 Skydio Keyframe
03:38 CES

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After a bit longer than a nano-second, the new Autel drones have arrived!
The Nano is a 249g aircraft with a 1/2” (Nano) or a 1/1.28” (Nano +) sensor and a three-axis gimbal
The Lite is a bit bigger and boasts a 4-axis gimbal with a 1/1.28” or 1” (Lite+) sensor capable of 6k/30 FPS
We’ll be working on getting DeepDives for these new aircraft soon!
CES B-Roll

Autel EVO Nano and Lite Series drones arrive in North America

A fire department in VA was able to find two lost hikers on Christmas Day thanks to thermal imaging on a drone.
Rescuers were then guided to the location of the hikers, who’d gone out unprepared for nighttime travel.
There were no injuries reported.
https://nypost.com/2021/12/27/virginia-fire-department-rescues-hikers-on-sharp-top-mountain-with-drone/

Skydio has announced their new “Keyframe” feature which allows an operator to select keyframes and the aircraft will create a cinematic path to match these frames.
Once these frames are set, the user will be able to playback and forwards, as many times as needed and at different speeds
“One of the main things that set professional productions apart is the motion of the camera. With the help of cranes, jibs, and large production crews, Hollywood productions do really unique, interesting things. In the hands of an expert pilot, drone footage can be very cinematic,” said Skydio CEO, Adam Bry. “KeyFrame makes this capability accessible to a new wave of creators. Hollywood quality cinematography, available anywhere, anytime.”
prnewswire.com/news-releases/us-autonomous-drone-maker-skydio-announces-new-keyframe-capability-for-breakthrough-autonomous-cinematography-301453453.html

14 Comments

  1. Sid Wyckoff on January 8, 2022 at 3:50 am

    So, forgive me for not understanding (again). As the owner of a dji Mavic Air 2, can I expect that Skydio’ Keypath will run on my Air 2? If not, to which aircraft does this software apply? And, is there other software besides DJIFly which will provide capabilities to my drone?

  2. Uwe Golden on January 8, 2022 at 3:52 am

    If the Nano and Lite are as bug-laden as the Evo 2 Enterprise, you don’t want any part of them. Add in Autel’s "worst in the industry" support, and you have a truly dismal package.

  3. C G on January 8, 2022 at 3:54 am

    My Nano+ arrived few days ago. Have had great support on my EvoII in the past year. Very happy with Autel in general in the past year. Tired of the quadrillion DJI videos out there. OK, here comes the hate… 😉

  4. Tommy Steward on January 8, 2022 at 3:54 am

    Was wondering if there are any new drones coming the will be remote I’d compliant coming soon

  5. Bill Bishop on January 8, 2022 at 4:08 am

    Greg – Great information; thank you

  6. SC515 on January 8, 2022 at 4:10 am

    As usual, great topics and updates. Thanks for what you share in this ever changing Drone news!

  7. Lazer on January 8, 2022 at 4:12 am

    you chose the worst time for the premiere .. Who will see this at 4 am ??

  8. Hawkwind Droneworks on January 8, 2022 at 4:13 am

    Dronecrashmas continues.
    Newly unboxed drones with their instructions thrown away flying up on your roof or hung up in the tree on front lawn for all the neighbors to see
    "Is that the toy Santa brought you, Greig?"

  9. Aaron on January 8, 2022 at 4:16 am

    Look forward to hearing more about Autel Dragon fish series aircraft… I hear the light version pricing should be out by Q1… I am very much interested in hearing more details about capabilities… thanks for the content happy Flying!! Say Hi to Ken!

  10. K4x4 Map on January 8, 2022 at 4:16 am

    Nice!! Hopefully you get to review the "Skydrive." It’s in the Venetian (Sands) Hall G.

  11. Lopaka Lolo on January 8, 2022 at 4:35 am

    Thanks for the update, Greg. Also, I just got the latest update to my Skydio2 app with the keyframe mode feature. Excited to test this new feature hopefully this weekend.

  12. Mark Bland on January 8, 2022 at 4:41 am

    I preordered my Nano October 28th and received it Dec 28th in the United States! Yay! I love it. Just learning to fly now. Already received my Trust Certificate from PilotInstitute and I will start studying my 107 course this week.

  13. Patrick DonEgan on January 8, 2022 at 4:46 am

    Sony?

  14. Ken Love Photography on January 8, 2022 at 4:49 am

    Thanks for all the great info as usual!

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