Using Sonyʼs most advanced micro 4/3 sensor technology, XDynamics introduces the m4/3 Astra 1000 camera, transforming the Evolve into a superior cinematographic aerial platform.
Designed with high-end professional use in mind, the Astra 1000 achieves low weight and compact size for an increased portability and flight time. Users can expect a brand new imagery experience and the highest quality images in the smallest video file size possible with a system that can record videos at 100mb/s in 4k at 30fps in MOV format using the H.265 High Efficiency Video Coding system.
Taking full advantage of the micro 4/3 capabilities, that Astra 1000 provides an optimal balance between picture quality and sharpness, including in low light, and a reasonable need for CPU power, whilst benefiting from photographic extension proficiency of an SLR-grade camera.
With an impressive 16 stops of dynamic range (when WDR is activated) and a 10 bit color depth, the Astra 1000 propels the Evolve into the realm of professional aerial cinematography and empowers users to create industry-grade content.
The camera is mounted on a customized gimbal that is stabilized by three brushless motors controlled by the FOC ensuring smooth shots, fast response time and an astounding control accuracy of ±0.01°.
The m4/3 Astra 1000 allows creators to fully benefit from the Evolve aerial platform combining professional aerial technology with powerful imaging capabilities.
|Size||3.62× 3.81 × 3.54 in|
|Sensor||4/3" WDR CMOS|
|Sensor Size||19.0 x 13.0 mm|
|Dynamic Range||13 Stops / 16 Stops (with WDR activated)|
|Photo File Formats||3704 × 2778 (4:3), 4096 × 2160 (16:9)|
|Photo File Formats||JPEG / DNG / DNG+JPEG|
|Video Resolution||4KDCI: 4096 × 2160 30p @100Mbps / 4K: 3840 × 2160 30p @100Mbps
FHD: 1920x1080 @120/60/30p
HD 1280x720 @ 240/120/60/30p
|Video File Formats||MP4 / MOV|
|Encoding||H.265 / H.264|
|Max Video Bitrate||100 Mbps|
|Shutter Speed||1– 1/8000|
|ISO||Video: 100 – 6400 / Photo: 100 – 12800|
|Supported SD Card Types||Micro SD (UHS-3 rating required)|
|Max Capacity||128 GB (FAT32/exFAT)|
|Focal length||14mm (Equivalent focal length: 28mm)|
|Color Bit Depth||10 bit (H.265) / 8 bit (H.264)|
|Lens Elements / Components||5 Groups 6 Elements (3 Aspherical Lenses)|
|M.O.D (Minimum Object Distance)||7in (0.18m)|
Is the SD card provided?
Yes, a 16GB, U3, micro SD is provided with the camera
What are the rotation angles of the gimbal?
Evolve uses a 3-axis gimbal for an optimum stabilization of the camera.
The gimbal has a mechanical pitch of -135° to +45° operates at 1.5 to 80 °/s with a control rate of 1000Hz. The pitch is controllable through the ground station at a range of -100° to +20
What is FOC?
The motor controller features a Field Oriented Control (FOC) whose driver provides numerous advantages including:
– Faster response time
– More power output (10W)
– Reduction of power consumption by 70%
– Decreased motor temperature
– More stable performance in wider temperature environment