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CES 2018: Seagate And DJI Create Portable Drone Back Up Drive

Storage solutions company Seagate and drone specialist DJI have teamed up again creating the LaCie DJI Copilot, a portable backup on-set solution for drone users to review their content without using a computer.

The hard drive itself was designed by Neil Poulton. The device itself is dust resistant, splash proof and drop resistant.

Seagate says, “This changes the game by allowing creative professionals and consumers to playback, copy and manage their drone footage from their mobile device without the hassle of leaving the field or booting up a computer. Users can quickly connect and reference the built-in screen to initiate direct file transfer from an SD card to LaCie DJI Copilot – without the need of a laptop or a mobile network.”

The Copilot BOSS (Back-up On-Set Solution) app by LaCie allows users to playback video in full resolution as well as manage and organise files with their mobile phone or tablet, and a built-in power bank recharges your mobile devices. It can store up to 2TB of footage which is 65 hours of 4K 30fps video footage and 20K+ RAW photos.

It will be available in a couple of months with a starting price of US$349. No conformation on when it will hit Aussie shores.


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