When we published our review of DJI’s Sub-250g Mini 3 Pro drone on May 10, some readers mentioned that there was no mention of 10-bit color in the video profile. In fact, it was not yet available. One week later, on May 17, DJI quietly announced a new firmware update but failed to mention that users can now record 10-bit color video on a D-Cinelaic video profile. Now it is possible.
The ability to shoot 10-bit color allows videographers to get more detail in their imagery and better match post-process clips with footage captured on a similar camera. Color grading is much easier because banding, which is more common with 8-bit recording, is a lesser side effect in post-processing.
Winfried Halberstadt of Skyscope, a German drone pilot Comparison before and after How 8-bit Mini 3 Pro and updated 10-bit D-Cinelaic photo profiles appear during post-processing. Creator Philip Bloom details the latest Mini 3 Pro video upgrade in the video below:
This latest color profile upgrade makes the Mini 3 Pro a much more ‘pro’ drone than ever before. There are notes from here DJI’s official forum:
Aircraft firmware: v01.00.0100
DJI RC-N1 Remote Controller Firmware: v04.14.0117
DJI RC Remote Controller Firmware: v01.00.0100
DJI Fly App iOS and Android: v1.6.1
– Added true vertical shooting.
– Focastrack added.
– APAS 4.0 (Advanced Pilot Assistance System) added.
– Hyperlapse added.
– Mastershot added.
– QuickShots added.
– Added quick transfer.
– Panorama added.
– Added 4K / 48fps, 4K / 50fps, and 4K / 60fps
– 1080p / 120fps added in slow motion.
– Extensively improved image quality.
– Optimized flight durability.
With the latest DJI Fly app update, the RC-N1 remote controller is compatible with Air 2S, Mavic 3, Mini 2, and Mavic Air 2 drones. Tripod mode is not yet available on the Mini 3 Pro.