DJI Inspire or Phantom 3

Your thinking of owning your first drone, aerial, quadcopter and your not sure which one to get.

The DJI Inspire 1 or the Phantom 3 Pro

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Both cameras in these releases from DJI are amazing

The DJI Pilot app is also great and free….allowing you to custom set you sharpen, saturation and contrast


It also allows you to select a LOG profile setting…you can get the settings REALLY flat, but if you plan on bringing it all back in post…this will be a bad idea.

Just as i did, ooh log profile then make all my custom settings -3, yeah yeah this will turn out great, hmmm.

The codec isn’t that great so on export or upload you will see some mushy footage. So either leave the footage flat for a flat look, or go with the settings I recommend in my ‘DJI LUTS’ package.

More info on that in a second…


When you have to update your firmware for the Inspire or Phantom 3, as they both take micro SD cards…you’ll need a micro SD to SD reader. Make sure the SD reader has the switch, otherwise it will stay locked
which means you wont be able to put the firmware on the chip… as it will be set to read only, not read and write which you will need it to be.


Regarding footage, here is a quick test with the Phantom 3 Pro:

Then a quick test with the Inspire 1:

Another fun test with the Inspire 1:

Then since playing with both the Inspire 1 and Phantom 3 pro, I created some LUTS that i think go well with the cameras:

You can purchase the LUTS here:

Also tested the Inspire out, shooting 1080p at 50fps

Taking pictures with both units is also really fun to do with great results:

severn view




The Inspire 1 also comes with a clear filter and ND filter to help you keep your shutter speed low.


The Phantom 3 Pro does not come with ND, but ‘Polar Pro Filters’ do some great NDs for the Phantom 3 and the Inspire 1

DJI Phantom 3 Filter 3-Pack

DJI Inspire 1 / OSMO Filter 3-Pack

In all honesty….if you can afford the Inspire 1, get it. The gimbal performs much much better in the wind and the fact that the legs move out of the way of the camera is great.

But the Phantom 3 Pro is still amazing….if you do shoot footage and the gimbal gives you some wobbly footage. Premiere Pro’s ‘Warp Stabiliser’ does a good job of getting rid of most of it.

So…Inspire 1 ‘awesome’ Phantom 3 Pro ‘great’ but the gimbal isn’t as good in windy situations.

me dji

Hope this helps some people out

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