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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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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Learn how to fly a quadcopter by viewing these videos of the latest easy to fly top drones on the market. For your first quadcopter you definitely need one which is easy to fly and has plenty of failsafe features and technology. A few years ago, learning to fly a drone was a bit daunting…

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Understanding hyperfocal distance will greatly enhance the quality of your landscape photography.  Here we explain everything about hyperfocal distance and how to get it right.  Then, you can practice setting the hyperfocal distance on your particular camera. Below you will find a hyperfocal distance chart, the mathematical formula and where you can download a hyperfocal…

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It is best to calibrate the Bebop 2 drone if it is flying erratically or you feel it is not flying as it normally does.  The Parrot Bebop 2 calibration is very easy to do and can be completed in just 2 to 3 minutes while you are on location.  It is something that you…

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Knowing how to set the white balance in your aerial photography is critical to capturing perfect aerial photos. While you can fix and transform your photos on the computer, you cannot beat getting it correct out in the field. The information in this post covers white balance in general so you can use this knowledge…

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Updating the Typhoon Q500 4k firmware along with the ST10 Remote Controller will add many new features to the quadcopter, improve it’s performance and even fix software bugs. There is a bit of work if you haven’t updated the Q500 firmware before. Once you have done it once or twice, then it will become very…

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This Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4k review looks closely at the drone, the CGO3 4K camera, ST10 controller and Steady Grip.  Also included are Q500 4k stunning aerial footage and camera settings. Just as important we look at what comes with the quadcopter and the latest Yuneec Q500 4k price. The Q500 4k Pro first came…

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Here is the Parrot Bebop 2 firmware update instructions using the FreeFlight Pro app or with a USB flash drive and Micro USB cable.  Below, you will also find tips on what to do if the bebop 2 firmware won’t update including information on troubleshooting Bebop firmware issues. There are only 2 ways to update…

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Here is some of the best DJI Inspire 2 footage which shows off just how magnificent the output is from this top notch quadcopter. Below, We have terrific Inspire 2 video footage of Shanghai, San Diego, Tuscany, Hawaii, Utah and Nevada.  We also have a Inspire 2 camera review video and the best Inspire 2…

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The market for lidar UAVs and their applications is growing fast and and will continue to increase over the next decade.  In 2015, the figure spent on drones using Lidar was around the USD 300 million. However the lidar market is expected to rise to more than $1 billion by 2020. This is an increase…

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Using lens filters on your drone camera for landscape aerial photography will bring the quality of your images and video to the next level. You just need to know the basics of how they work and have a solid understanding of what types of filters you can get. Add some drone filming practice using lens…

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The Phantom 3 tilt horizon problem is a real nuisance in your aerial film.  In may cases, it can be fixed with some simple steps. While these tips for fixing horizon tilt are for the Phantom 3, many other drones have similar technology, so you can use this information as a guide to fixed horizon…

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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 need any special sensors on your drone. Just a normal camera. Now, to create great…

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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…

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Using drone cinematography for commercials to market 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…

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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…

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Designed beautifully, the Walkera Goggle 4 are a big hit with drone pilots. Along with high quality optics, the Walkera FPV goggles have wide FOV, dual antennae for stability and precision visual engineering, the Walkera 4 FPV goggles are very comfortable to wear.  The Walkera Goggle 4 price is also very affordable. The Goggle 4…

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The Matrice 100  drone can be programmed using the DJI Special Development and Guidance Visual Sensing System. This Matrice 100 review looks at the technology, specifications and features of this modular and adaptable programmable sensor drone. This Matrice drone is designed with the developer in mind. It will  allow developers from all sectors to use the…

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