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 uses by detecting heat coming from almost all objects and materials turning them into images…

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These aerial filming people tips will give you an extra bit of knowledge to increase the professionalism of your drone cinematography.  Along with these tips to film people using a drone, we have 2 excellent videos with some of the best drone footage of people ever. A 3rd video has some excellent tips on how…

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This DroneDeploy review takes a look at the app and platform features, including pricing of their excellent solutions used to create meaningful aerial data in the cloud. Below, you will also excellent DroneDeploy tutorials and closer to the bottom, we have links to manuals, the DroneDeploy forum and contact details including phone number. Sprinkled throughout, you…

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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.

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These best of Africa drone footage show just how amazingly beautiful the African continent is. Along with the best African drone videos, we’ve included some interesting information, along with links on the country where the particular drone video was filmed. The African continent really is spectacular. Beautiful Africa By Drone There are so many drone…

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Here is the Yuneec Typhoon H compass calibration instructions along with what to do if the calibration does not work. It is very important to calibrate the compass on the Typhoon H or any drone every so often and especially if it is flying erratically, losing GPS or even your live video feed. The Typhoon…

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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 keeps in line with drone innovation. This is very much the case so far. Here…

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Drones on golf courses have many terrific uses including helping to market and maintain the course.  Creating professional golf course drone videos is an exceptional way to increase memberships. Drones can also survey a golf course to assist in the planning and maintenance of the golf course to a high standard. This article along with…

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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…

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This updated DJI Inspire 1 drone review takes a close look at the features, design, gimbal and camera options on both the Inspire Standard and Professional models. The Inspire 1 has entered new territory in drone innovation, sleek design and patented motor and gimbal engineering.  The Inspire 1 drone is very versatile with various cameras…

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Calibrating the vision sensors on your Phantom 4 is important.  If the vision sensors and system is not working correctly, then the Phantom 4 quadcopter can experience height loss and drop quickly. Also, the Phantom 4 will not recognize obstacles with a very real possibility of it crashing.  So calibration of the Phantom 4 sensors is…

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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…

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Knowing how to update the DJI Phantom 4 firmware to the latest version is important. These firmware updates contain fixes to solve software bugs, add new features to the quadcopter, gimbal, camera and remote controller. This article has all the instructions, best practices and tips on how to successfully update the firmware on your Phantoms 4….

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The Mavic Pro firmware update contains fixes to bugs and adds new features to your quadcopter. For these reasons, updating your Mavic firmware to the latest version on the quadcopter, remote controller and battery is very important. These firmware releases are just as important for the remote controller, the battery or any of the other…

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Having rolling shutter jello effect in your aerial video can be difficult to remove.  To fix rolling shutter may only require a simple change or it may take different solutions to drastically reduce the jello effect.  It really can be a headache and disappointing if your aerial footage is badly affected. You may be filming…

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A Time of Flight camera sensor on a drone or ground based has many powerful uses. These ToF camera sensors can be used for object scanning, measure distance, 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…

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The Phantom 4 Pro intelligent flight modes make flying and producing meaningful aerial imagery so much easier. The many Phantom 4 Pro autonomous flight modes along with new stabilization system and professional 4k camera make this drone an exceptional investment. For aerial cinematography, the Phantom 4 flight modes allow you the capture film from many…

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Here is an excellent interview with DJI CEO Frank Wang where he talks about the early days of DJI in 2010 right up to the present and how he sees DJI well into the future. DJI are by far the biggest of all the consumer drone companies with approximately 70% of the market. The interview…

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The DJI Assistant 2 software contains extra settings and utilities for all DJI equipment such as drones, gimbals and cameras. With the DJI Assistant 2 Mavic, you have options to upload  flight data, black box information, calibrate your vision sensors and upgrade your firmware. There is also a DJI Assistant 2 Simulator for testing flight…

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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 video along the way. The drone…

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