Tagged: Footage

Drones and Wildfire Do Not Mix – Or Can They?

The destructive, powerful sight of a spreading wildfire is something that makes most of us stay out of its way. Some drone users, however, see a blazing wildfire as the perfect opportunity to take to the skies and get some footage. Just this year alone, at this time of writing,

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60,000 Bottles of Beer per Hour: This Collision-Tolerant Flyability Drone Keeps Production Going During Inspection at Pilsner Urquell

It’s a challenging question: how to inspect the ceiling of a vast production facility, without having to shut it down. Czechoslovakian beer giant Pilsner Urquell found the answer with Flyability’s collision-tolerant Elios drone, designed to navigate difficult spaces. Able to gather good footage while bouncing unharmed off of obstacles, Elios

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Fly Safely with a 3-Person Crew

When working as a commercial drone pilot shooting footage for TV commercials and movies, pilots have to be able to fly their multirotors in a wide array of circumstances. This includes flying indoors and outside under various weather and lighting conditions. Needless to say, this can create a stressful

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Croatia Relaxes Drone Laws

Drones and companies using drones for video and photo footage has been a boom business is Croatia over the past few years. However, due to extremely tight restrictions put in place by the Croatian Civil Aviation Agency (CCAA) more and more calls have been coming from drone users to relax

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DARPA Gremlins Drone Launched from A C-130

 A brief clip of an official video from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has appeared online, showing what looks to be a C-130 Hercules-type aircraft deploying or recovering a prototype unmanned system as part of the Gremlins drone swarm program. This is the first actual footage

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Time-Lapse Photography with your Drone

A time-lapse movie or video is one that speeds up real-time footage so that the viewer can quickly see what has happened. This can be accomplished in two ways. The first is to take a long video and compress it in postproduction so that you show what happened over an

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Drones Study Caribou Migration

Ecologists Andrew Berdahl, a Santa Fe Institute fellow, Colin Torney of the University of Glasgow, and colleagues flew drones to capture footage of Dolphin and Union caribou, a Canadian herd, as the animals crossed from Victoria Island to the Canadian mainland in the last stage of their fall migration. Flying

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Google Puts AI into Project Maven

Google has partnered with the United States Department of Defense to help the agency develop artificial intelligence for analyzing drone footage, a move that set off a firestorm among employees of the technology giant when they learned of Google’s involvement. Google’s pilot project with the Defense Department’s Project Maven, an

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Storage for Video Footage

One of the Questions we get asked a lot is: What is the best way to store and back up drone video footage?

For this answer we solicited Robert Rodriguez, Founder of Aerial Cinematography:

I might be one of the worst people to ask about how to efficiently store and backup

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Intel Drones at the PyeongChang Olympics

For the XXIII Winter Olympics the International Olympic Committee partnered with Intel to create amazing light shows, action footage and behind-the-scenes videos. Fitted with cinema-grade cameras, the rugged Intel Falcon 8+ drones were a great choice as they had to perform in heavy winds and harsh conditions like in PyeongChang.

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