How To Aerial Film People And Best Drone Footage Of People

Best Drone Footage Of People And Aerial Filming People

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 to film a model using a drone. Watch these aerial videos a few times and try to use these in your own aerial videos.

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12 Best Follow Me Drones And Follow You Technology Reviewed

Follow Me GPS Drone Technology and Best Follow ME UAVsw

With Follow Me drone technology, the UAV is programmed to automatically follow you around, giving you plenty of opportunities to film unique aerial shots.

At present there are 2 types of drone Follow Me technology.  Here, we look at the technology used in drones that follow you.

Then, we review the 12 best follow me drones on the market right now, with some terrific videos along the way.

We review drones which follow you from DJI, Walkera, Yuneec, AirDog, Hover and more, including Skydio and Autel, which are pretty new manufacturers of tracking follow drones.

Drones that follow you came on the scene in 2016 and the follow me innovation has continued ever since. Generally, drones with follow me GPS mode, also have other intelligent flight systems (Orbit, ActiveTrack, Points of Interest, Waypoints, Circle, Terrain Follow etc) giving you even more flying and filming options.

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Best 4K Camera Drones To Create Stunning Aerial Film

Top 4k Drones For Aerial Filming

Today, we review the 12 best 4k drones on the market. We also take a quick look at 4k camera technology and the real benefits to filming with a 4k drone camera.

Without doubt, the aerial footage from a 4k drone is without doubt just stunning. These 4k drones high lighted in this post are all equipped with ultra high definition video cameras and are all capturing spectacular videos.

These 4k drones have advanced features such as precision stabilization along with autonomous flight modes such as follow me, orbit, waypoints and active tracking to make filming easier. There are also a number of 4k drones with obstacle detection and collision avoidance.

4k video recording cameras on drones is becoming the standard entry point for professional aerial filming. In 2016, we started to see the first of the 4k drone cameras coming to the market. 2017 and 2018 produced a number of 4k video recording drones.  Now, in 2019, we have many drones with 4k cameras including the latest DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom drones.

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12 Top Drones With Cameras, GPS, Autopilot And Low Prices

Walkera Scout X4 With Drone GPS Autopilot and 4k Camera

The top drones reviewed here all have excellent 4k cameras, GPS and autopilot systems giving you many options when it comes to flying, aerial filming and photography.

These drones have incredibly low prices due to the competition in the drone sector.

Along with excellent low prices, these top drones all have 4k cameras and can be flown by pilot manually or on autopilot. A drone flying on autopilot has big advantages over manual flight.  A drone on autopilot can fly a programmed route, called waypoints and take aerial photos or video much better than any pilot can.

This is especially true in difficult weather conditions.  A drone flying in autopilot mode is monitoring and adjusting its position thousands of times per second.  Manual flying will never be able to achieve this flight accuracy.

For aerial photography, it is great to let the drone fly on autopilot on a given route, while you concentrate on working the camera capturing the best of video and stills.

Having a drone with a GPS autopilot flight system and a 4k camera is very  essential for aerial photogrammetry, 3D mapping and multispectral imaging in the agricultural sector.

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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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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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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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Neutral Density Filters For Great Aerial Landscape Photography

Fantastic Aerial Landscape Photo Using A Neutral Density Gradient Filter

A quality neutral density gradient filter is one of great tools used by top aerial photographers to capture the perfect photo and film.

Here, we’ll explain what a neutral density gradient filter does and how it will add that extra bit of quality to your aerial landscape photography.

Along with this information on graduated neutral density filters, there is a couple of videos at the end on this subject.

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Tips To Fix Phantom 3 Horizon Tilt Problems Permanently

Phantom 3 Horizon Tilt Fix

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, other drones have similar technology, so you can use this information as a guide to fixed horizon problems on other drones.

Now, if you already have scenic aerial photos with horizon tilt, you can use software such as Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and even Windows Live Photo Gallery to help straighten the horizon.

Using software, fixing horizon tilt would be similar to removing barrel fisheye effect in your aerial photos.

Having no angled horizon is what we really want.  Below, you will find some great tips to fix the Phantom 3 horizon angle problem with some videos at the bottom of this article.

As well all the below information on fixing horizon tilt issues, you can read another terrific article with top drone aerial filming tips and also aerial photography camera settings tips.

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