What are drones used for answered here in this comprehensive list.  First we look at the broad uses for drones in the various sectors. Then we list how drones are been used in specific sectors. The drone industry is growing fast and every week we see press releases and research papers on new ways drones…

 

With Follow Me drone technology, the UAV is programmed to automatically follow you around, giving you many opportunities to film some very unique aerial shots. It’s hands free flying and filming. At present there are 2 types of drone Follow Me mode technology.  This article presents a quick guide to follow me drone technology along…

 

Anti poaching drones are making a big impact in the saving of Rhinos, Elephants, Tigers, Gorillas and many other critically endangered species.   Drones with anti poaching technology are assisting Park Rangers across the globe and especially in Africa and Asia. Drones are relatively cheap, can cover hundreds and even thousands of acres in a short…

 

Using drones to market and advertise brands and products is becoming very popular.   Drones now have terrific stabilization and cameras to film professionally. They are widely available and very reasonably priced.  Now generally drones are used to do the filming.  However, there have been a number of very creative advertisements where drones filmed the…

 

Time-Of-Flight camera sensors on drones or ground based have many powerful uses.   ToF depth ranging camera sensors can be used for object scanning, indoor navigation, obstacle avoidance, gesture recognition, tracking objects, measuring volumes, reactive altimeters, 3D photography, augmented reality games and much more. This article explains what Time-of-Flight 3D depth ranging camera sensor technology…

 

UAV lidar and photogrammetry imaging applications are increasing rapidly. This is not surprising as using GPS enabled UAVs for aerial surveying is very cost effective in comparison to hiring an aircraft with photogrammetry equipment.   Because UAVs are relatively inexpensive, many organisations will have their own fleet, allowing for rapid surveys over large land areas…

 

Knowing how to calibrate the Phantom 4 IMU is important.  If your Phantom 4 is flying erratically or is not flying correctly to your touch, then your best option is to fly the drone in and calibrate the IMU. When the IMU is back in the green and within the ideal range, then it is…

 

These Phantom 4 drone scenic videos are just stunning. The Phantom 4 flies exceptional smoothly and it has the very best stabilization technology of any drone released to date. To go with the best gimbal stabilization, the Phantom 4 has many autonomous flight modes to make flying and filming real easy. It also has an exceptional…

 

A drone with GPS and autopilot system including camera gives you plenty of aerial options.  As well as flying it’s programmed route, a drone on autopilot can take aerial photos and video much better than any pilot can. That is especially true in difficult weather conditions.  A drone flying in autopilot mode is monitoring and…

 

This post shows you how to calibrate the compass on the Phantom 4 drone. The compass calibration is the same for both Phantom 4 and Phantom 4 Pro. You should calibrate the Phantom 4 compass if the DJI GO 4 app or the status indicator prompts you to calibrate. This could be when you have…

 

The Phantom 4 Pro intelligent flight modes are fantastic and make filming so much easier.  The many Phantom 4 Pro autonomous flight modes along with new stabilization system and professional camera makes this drone a real game changer. The Phantom 4 flight modes gives you so many flying angles to create awesome film.  The Phantom…

 

Having rolling shutter  jello effect in your aerial video can be difficult to overcome.  To fix rolling shutter may only require a simple change or it may take different solutions over a period of time to drastically reduce the jello effect.  It’s pretty disappointing if your aerial footage is badly affected. You may be filming…