The ceaseless technological breakthroughs of the civil drone world has truly democratized our quest for the above, allowing us to get that desired bird’s eye view of our childhood hometown, our favorite cityscapes, our secret beach’s breaking waves and the undreamed-of sceneries of our dreamed-of travel destinations. In short, drones have given birth to a new genre of filmmaking, now worthy of recognition.
DroneUp IFF (International Film Festival) is set to present and acknowledge the best and most creative drone films by filmmakers from around the world. To submit, go on Filmfreeway.com and find DroneUp IFF.
I am glad to publish the following guest post by UAV Coach founder Alan Perlman.
When it comes to aerial videography, the sky’s the limit in terms of drone options. Most major drone manufacturers have a model that caters to the aerial videography industry.
If you’ve been shooting around with entry quadcopters and find that you need to take the next step, we have six great options here for you to review. While this is by no means an all-inclusive list, it stands as a great introduction to the spectrum of options available. Continue reading 6 Advanced Drones for Aerial Videography→
I am glad to publish the following press release by MicroPilot
HI-RISE – 15009 High Integrity RPAS by Innovative Software Engineering Project Leader: MicroPilot (Canada)
To reach their full potential, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), must operate over built up areas such as towns and cities where there are many high value tasks that a UAS can perform. Flying a UAS over built up areas is not currently possible due to perceived lack of safety. For this reason, there is a need for UAS that comply with recognized safety standards (e.g. DO-178C). HI-RISE is a framework within which UAS and innovative uses for a UAS can be developed taking into account safety regulations and standards.
I hope you will enjoy this nice guest post by Liz Pekler on the advanced features introduced by DJI with version 4 of the Phantom drone.
DJI’s highly anticipated Phantom 4 boasts stunning 4K video, 12-megapixel photos, intelligent flying modes for seamless navigation, and other new and improved features that set it apart from previous Phantom iterations.
The DJI Phantom 4 has an advanced propulsion system, a more aerodynamic frame, and a larger battery that enables extended flight times. Just as importantly, the DJI Phantom 4 boasts enhanced computer vision and fully autonomous capabilities, making it equally suitable for amateurs who are flying drones for the first time or seasoned professionals who want to take their aerial photography and videography to the next level. Continue reading Enjoy DJI Phantom 4: Greater Navigability and Other Enhanced Features→
I am glad to publish the following guest article by Thomas Foster, owner of the Bestquadwithcamera.com blog. Make sure you pay a visit! Also find Thomas on Facebook.
Drones are used in many ways nowadays. Perhaps one of most common uses of drones (at least those with camera) is for aerial photography. This area of photography has been popular for the last hundred years and it is getting even popular with the evolution of drones. Aerial photographers with drones can be either just some quadcopter hobbyists or professional photographers that decided to take some special photograph.
The online action and adventure sports channel, EpicTV has today announced a partnership with HEXO+, the autonomous drone, founded by legendary snowboarder Xavier de Le Rue. It will see the two collaborate on key film projects, shot using HEXO+ drones, on which EpicTV staff will be trained.
I am glad to publish the following release from Insidercomm
BRITAIN COMES UP TRUMPS AS RED RUN SNATCHES BEST ACTION AWARD
Last night (Thursday 15th October), The Rise of the Drones Film Festival revealed its winners at a screening in front of hundreds of members of the public. The event was arranged by EpicTV – the online action and adventure sports media group – and DJI – the world’s biggest drone manufacturer.
I am glad to publish the following press release by Yuneec on an interesting single handed piloting device for their Typhoon multicopter line.
Handheld mini GPS tracking device provides one-handed flight control for Typhoon series of drones
ONTARIO, CA (October 13, 2015) – Yuneec International, the world leader in electric aviation, today announced the launch of the Typhoon Wizard, an ultra-lightweight remote control that will revolutionize the way multicopters are flown.
The ultra-lightweight and compact Typhoon Wizard allows users to pilot their Typhoon multicopter with the use of only one hand, making it even easier to capture life’s memories from a bird’s-eye view. Users will benefit from the convenience and portability of the included water-resistant carrying strap, which allows hands-free navigation. For additional convenience, the Typhoon Wizard is compatible with the entire Typhoon series of drones. Continue reading YUNEEC ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF TYPHOON WIZARD→
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