7 Ultra Scenic UNESCO Sites By Drone Reveal Heaven On Earth

4 Beautiful Drone Videos Of UNESCO World Heritage Sites

These 5 UNESCO sites filmed by drones will leave you breathless.  These magnificent aerial videos  are of the Guilin Yangshuo region in China, the Son Doong cave in Vietnam, the fortified French town of Carcassonne in France, Yosemite National Park in the US and Lake Louise Banff in the Canadian Rockies.

We’ve also included the sensationally scenic UNESCO drone videos of the Lake District, Cumbria in the UK and Lavaux in Switzerland.

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Calibrate The Compass On Phantom 4 Drone To Fix Flight Issues

How To Calibrate The Compass On DJI Phantom

Knowing how to calibrate the compass on the Phantom 4 drone is very important. Also, 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 on the Phantom 4 prompts you to calibrate.

For example, you would calibrate the Phantom 4 compass if you are flying the quadcopter in a new area. Also, if you feel the the Phantom 4 drone is not flying correctly or is not reacting to your touch as it should, then calibrating the Phantom 4 compass may fix the issues.

This article covers the steps to calibrate the Phantom 4 compass along with information on status indicator lights and what to do if the calibration fails.

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Terrific Benefits Of Drones In Rescue, Wildlife, Farming And Business

Best uses of drones providing solutions across many sectors

There are many terrific benefits of drones across multiple sectors.  Every week, we read about the new benefits of using UAVs for inspections.

Drones being used in sectors, such as science, agriculture, construction, marketing, archaeology, conservation, the environment. Drones are benefiting search and rescue missions immensely.

They are saving lives, time and money. A couple of years ago, you would only see drone scenery videos on the Internet with very few news items about drones in other sectors. Not any more.

Drone innovation and technology have improved immensely. Combining improved drone technology with existing technology (cameras, infrared, sensors, 3D mapping and software) has given Researchers, Scientists, Universities and Business new avenues for their use.

The drive to seek better solutions to problems is perhaps the main reason why drones are becoming so popular.

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What Are Drones Used For From Business To Critical Missions

What are drones used for answered with full list

What are drones used for answered here covering every sector you can think of.  Drones are being used to save lives, environment works, archaeology, farming, property management, mining, construction and much more.

We start by looking at what drones are used for in specific sectors and include some terrific videos along the way.

The drone industry is growing fast and every week we see press releases and research papers on what new areas drones are being used for.

The usage of drones in some of these sectors was originally completed using helicopters and airplanes. However, these are expensive to hire and not always available when they were required.

Using helicopters and airplanes is also very time consuming as they have to fly in from other locations and then do their work.

Along with present uses for drones, we also look at new drone uses, which are still in the experimental and research stages.  Without doubt, you will see hundreds of new uses for drones in the coming years.  There are also some terrific videos throughout this post.

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7 Best Drones For Education To Build, Learn To Code And Configure

Best Drones For Education

A great educational drone doesn’t cost you a fortune and at the same time gives you everything you need to build and code the UAV. There are quite a few drones for education available, whether you want to learn at … Read more

Remove Barrel Fisheye Effect For Perfect Aerial Photos

How To Remove The Fisheye Effect Using Barrel Distortion Correction software

Having the fisheye effect in your aerial photos is a big problem.  However, barrel distortion correction in your existing aerial photos can easily be solved with a number of software programs.

This post with examples and videos show you exactly what fisheye distortion is, how it comes about and how you can remove it using 5 different software programs.

The fisheye correction applications discussed below are Adobe Lightroom, After Effects, Photoshop, PTLens and Gimp.  The videos are very informative and should expand on your existing knowledge of aerial photography and filming.

Also, check out our aerial photography camera tips post, which will assist you in capturing even better video and stills.

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10 Top Drone Aerial Filming Tips To Give Your Videos The WOW Factor

Top drone aerial filming and photography tips

These top drone aerial filming tips, flying techniques and maneuvers are easy to follow and with some practice your aerial filming will improve dramatically.

Great aerial filming is more than knowing camera settings such as white balance, shutter speeds, aperture and ISO settings.

To get great aerial video, you need to plan your trip, check your equipment and visualize the type of video or photos you want to capture.   This post covers all of the above and more with some great aerial filming videos.

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Beautiful Irish Scenery By Drone – Lakes, Coast, Monasteries And 40 Shades Of Green

Beautiful Irish Scenery By Drone

The best of Ireland’s scenery is featured in our top drone videos today. Known as the Garden of Europe, these top drone footage of Ireland’s scenery are captured beautifully.

From an eagles view, we cover beautiful Irish scenery including Powerscourt Waterfall and Gardens, Glendalough, Yeats Country, Gougane Barra in Cork, the rugged West of Ireland and County Kerry. 

The last video is from the Skellig Islands just off County Kerry, where scenes from the last 2 Star Wars movies took place.

You will find 40 shades of green, monasteries and castles, lakes surrounded by wild rushes, cliffs, waterfalls and gardens. Ireland sure is a natural garden. Enjoy these drone footage videos and the rugged beauty of Irish scenery. 

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8 Top Anti Poaching Drones For Critical Wildlife Protection

Anti Poaching Drones And Technology Technology For Wildlife Protection

Anti poaching drones are making a big impact in the saving of Rhinos, Elephants, Tigers, Gorillas and other critically endangered species.   Drones with anti poaching technology are assisting Park Rangers across the globe and especially in Africa and Asia. … Read more

Drone Gimbal Design, Parts and Top Gimbals for Aerial Filming

Drone Gimbal Components, Parts and Design Technology

Having a top quality drone gimbal is essential to capturing great aerial film, photography, 3D mapping, lidar, photogrammetry and other sensor driven imagery. For drones to be widely used across different sectors, it is essential that UAV gimbal stabilization technology … Read more

Flash Lidar Time of Flight (ToF) Camera Sensors On Drones And 10 Terrific Uses

Flash Lidar Time-of-Flight Sensors For Drones

A flash lidar also known as a ToF camera sensor on a drone or ground based system has numerous powerful uses. These flash lidar Time-of-Flight camera sensors can be used for object scanning, measure distance, indoor navigation, obstacle avoidance, gesture … Read more

15 Top Drone Photography Tips To Capture Stunning Aerial Photos Every Time

Top Drone Photography Tips

Here is 15 of the best drone photography tips to ensure you capture great aerial photos every time. The drone photo tips cover lens filters, filming in RAW format, the thirds grid, UAV forecast, auto exposure bracketing, counterpoints, juxtaposition, lighting, … Read more

10 Best FPV Drone Goggles For A Terrific Flying Experience

Best FPV Drone Goggles

Flying using FPV drone goggles is a terrific experience. To have the best flying experience, it is important to choose the best FPV glasses, which are correct for you.

Knowing about field of view, IPD, glass optics, resolution and digital head tracking will help you pick the right drone goggles.

A number of drone manufacturers now have their own drone goggles.  DJI, Parrot, Walkera And Yuneec now manufacture their own FPV drone goggles.  This makes choosing an FPV headset very easy.

Now if you own a DJI or Yuneec drone etc, you don’t have to buy their goggles as many drone goggles from the various manufacturers will work on the latest top drones on the market.

It is important to fly using the correct drone goggles for your eyes. If you choose an incorrect fitting FPV headset, then you won’t enjoy the experience as much as you should.  Most drone goggles on the market now have many adjustable settings and are very comfortable.

In this article with videos, we show how to choose the best FPV glasses along with looking at some of the most popular FPV headsets on the market.  FPV goggles from Fat Shark, Skyzone, Epson, Oculus, Zeiss, Yuneec and Walkera along with both of the latest DJI FPV goggles.

Nearly all the FPV goggles featured in this article can be used for flying drones, watching movies and playing games.

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10 Thermal Vision Cameras For Drones And How Thermal Imaging Works

Heat Vision Camera Sensors And Imagery

A thermal imaging camera on a drone turns it into a powerful tool, which can be used in many sectors from construction, mining, electrical, surveillance, firefighting, search and rescue. Thermal drones which use vision imaging cameras have so many positive … Read more

Top Drone 3D Photogrammetry Tips Including Photograms For Beginners

Excellent Drone 3D Photogrammetry Tips For Beginners

Here are 10 drone 3D photogrammetry and photogram tips for the beginner or anyone using their drone to create 3D models, photogrammetry maps and Digital Elevation Models (DEMS). What is great about creating 3D photogrammetry images is that you don’t … Read more

Introduction To UAV Photogrammetry And Lidar Mapping Basics

Using UAVs for photogrammetry and aerial LiDar mapping

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, organisations will have their own UAV fleet, allowing for rapid surveys over large land areas and infrastructure projects where required. 

With GPS equipped drones, digital cameras and powerful computers, surveys have an accuracy right down to 1 centimeter.

This post takes an overall look at this drone mapping technology. We also take a quick view at the sectors benefiting from using UAVs for photogrammetry and lidar mapping.  We also look at some of the best mapping drones on the market along with the compatible software.

Another closely related sector is using LiDAR sensors mounted onto drones.  It’s another growing sector and you can read further regarding drone LiDAR use here.

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Aerial Photography Camera Tips, Tricks and Best Settings

Drone Aerial Photography Camera Tips And Settings

With drone aerial photography, it is important to use a top quality camera, so you get the best photos every time. You also need a drone camera which has plenty of settings.

The better your understanding is of these camera settings, then your aerial photography and filming will come on in leaps and bounds.

Understanding camera settings such as ISO, shutter speed, aperture, focus and metering, along with the best gimbal stabilization, are all important factors to obtaining crisp sharp professional aerial photos.

In this article, we explain in simple language, what each camera setting is and the best recommended settings for aerial photography.  The below camera knowledge is great to have, for both aerial and land based photography. Throughout this article, you will find some terrific aerial photography videos as well.

It is a great idea, to practice with the various camera settings on your drone and build your knowledge.  Also, you can read another couple of excellent articles for expanding your knowledge.  Articles include, How To Aerial Film People and Aerial Lens Filters For Landscape Photography.

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Terrific Mavic Air Footage of Gold Coast, Florida, Palau And Maldives

DJI Mavic Air Aerial Footage

This DJI Mavic Air footage is proof of the stunning and professional quality from DJI’s latest pocket sized quadcopter. This Mavic Air drone with its 4k camera and ultra stabilized 3 axis mechanical gimbal has an angular vibration range reduced … Read more

12 Best Photogrammetry Software For 3D Mapping Using Drones

Best 3D Mapping Photogrammetry Software For Drones

When it comes to 3D photogrammetry software for drones, there is quite a choice.  There are many 3D mapping software companies, which provide a free version or free evaluation period, allowing you to try the software first before any purchase.  … Read more