DJI Ferntech and Showtools teamed up for an interactive symposium on how DJI are changing the landscape of the film industry. 

At Studio 230 in Ponsonby on a Saturday afternoon, a range of experts discussed the latest possibilities in videography. We welcomed local directors, cinematographers and camera crew from the New Zealand film industry to speak about their experiences with drones and camera systems, as well as ruminate on the future of technology in the film industry. The panel included Jae Morrison (Director and MC), Sam Peacocke (Ariel Camera), Jess Charlton and Murray Milne (Cinematographers), Pete Ritchie (Colourist), Jonathan (DJI Ferntech), and Rivers Chen (DJI Global).

The afternoon also included live demonstrations of DJI's filmmaking range - DJI Inspire 2, DJI Zenmuse X7, DJI Masterwheels, DJI Force Pro, DJI Ronin 2, DJI Ronin-S and more.

Check out the video of the day below!



The DJI Zenmuse X7 offers revolutionary features that redefine professional aerial cinematography. A Super 35mm effective sensor size for video recording can shoot 6K CinemaDNG and 5.2K Apple ProRes at up to 30 FPS, as well as 3.9K CinemaDNG and 2.7K ProRes at up to 59.94 FPS (narrow FOV). The X7 also introduces the DL-Mount, the world's first aerial lens mount system to quickly switch among four available prime lenses (16, 24, 35, 50mm), creating a completely integrated system with professional gimbals and drones such as the Inspire 2.


The Inspire 2

The DJI Inspire 2 is the next evolution of professional drones for aerial cinematography. New cameras, sensors, and intelligent features make the Inspire 2 the definitive aerial cinematography solution.


Master Wheels

For the most experienced cinematographers in the film industry, control over the shot is what defines a professional. DJI Master Wheels are an advanced wheel controller that gives artists the finest accuracy and precision in every gimbal movement.


Force Pro

On a busy shooting schedule that spans several weeks and locations, getting the right shot at the right time is invaluable. DJI Force Pro is a camera movement control system that gives camera operators incredible accuracy to get the exact shot they want.


As an all-in-one workhorse for filmmakers everywhere, the Ronin-S offers the ultimate flexibility for single or multiple operators on any set. Featuring DJI's acclaimed stabilisation algorithms, the professional versatility of the Ronin series comes in a new lightweight and singlehanded form factor. Film with total control over your vision with the Ronin-S!

Get in touch with our expert team for any information on the DJI Professional range.

Email or call 0800 787 623.