Drones & Aerial Imaging

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The Matts are back with more drones! This time they compare the DJI Mini 4 Pro and Air 3, testing them in a variety of categories such as obstacle avoidance, speed, and more. 0:00 - In this Video 0:38 - Spec Comparison 2:12 - Vertical Video Test 3:32 - Speed 4:31 - Maneuverability 5:51 - Test
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DJI is announcing the Avata 2, the company’s second FPV flyer and the direct successor to the original Avata, which was launched back in 2022. DJI upgraded its new cinewhoop-style drone with several significant enhancements, including an improved image sensor, longer flight time, and stronger safety features.
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When it comes to finding the best drone, there is no "one-size-fits-all" solution. Different pilots have different needs, different budgets, and different skill levels. Some are photographers, some are racers, and some just like to fly. In other words, what's best for one drone pilot might not be what's best for all. To help you find the drone that best suits your needs and interests, we've put together a list of some of our
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Hollywood has been creating and refining the visual language of storytelling for more than a century. In this course, we investigate what drone operators can learn from mainstream filmmaking techniques. 0:00 - Introduction 4:32 - Drone vs. Helicopter Shots 7:58 - Capturing the Audience's Attention 10:07 - Establishing Shots 23:57 - Camera Movements Deep Dive: Mad Max 34:06 - Establishing Shots Review 39:20 - Camera Movements Deep Dive: Lord of the Rings 45:20 - Evolving the scene with drone movements 48:27 - Beginner Drone Tips 54:06 - Drone
by Mos Khan ·Posted
Drones are highly useful pieces of equipment for photographers and videographers and, these days, there are more consumer options than ever before. However, with the tech rapidly evolving, drones can be quite pricey, ranging from just a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, so choosing the right option to invest in can be challenging. In this guide, we'll look at some notable releases this year, and some key differences between them, to help narrow your search and compare options more easily. DJI Mini 4 Pro For its features and its price, the
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Capture and create photos in unique ways with light painting. In this video, Susan Magnano teaches you to use the night as your canvas and make your photos shine, whether you're photographing an urban scene or desert landscape. 0:00 - Introduction 1:19 - The Unicorn Photo 4:03 - The Magic of Night Photography 6:11 - Light Painting 6:53 - ABC's of Light Painting 18:50 - Behind the Scenes 33:50 - Building a Photo 45:40 - Final Thoughts 46:46 - Recap Are you a fan of light painting? Have you ever tried it? Share your thoughts and experiences in
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In an ever-changing world where the sky is no longer the limit, Autel Robotics boasts a captivating array of drones that cater to a diverse audience. The brand’s extensive catalog offers a solution for every aerial pursuit, from the robust Max series, meticulously engineered to conquer the most formidable industrial challenges, to the EVO II series and Lite series, trusted by the crème de la crème of professional filmmakers and photographers to capture mesmerizing moments in the blink of an eye. Autel even offers a consumer-friendly solution
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Welcome to Filmmaking 101, where we offer some tips on how to go about creating your movie masterpiece. Read on to discover suggestions for your pre-production, production, and post-production phases. Pre-Production Scriptwriting You have your idea for an arthouse masterpiece or an action-based blockbuster; now how do you translate that into a script―the backbone of your production? You can use MS Word, Google Docs, or another document program. But using dedicated screenwriting software provides the standard formatting, outline tools,
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The EVO Max 4T is Autel's newest commercial drone. Perfect for first responders, this drone's quad camera can capture 8k footage, wide-angle imagery, and thermal imagery. The drone's smart controller also allows you to view all this information easily, right on its screen. 0:00 - Introduction 0:28 - Quad Camera Specs 3:24 - EVO Max 4T Design and Controller 5:10 - EVO Max 4T In Use 5:52 - Newest Features 7:09 - Final
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Major improvements to safety and range are at the core of DJI’s latest announcement: the Mini 4 Pro. Compared to the Mini 3 Pro, the new entry in the Mini series uses OcuSync 4 for up to 12.4 miles of transmission range, and the tri-directional obstacle avoidance is updated to an omnidirectional design, providing complete protection. When it comes to imaging, the Mini 4 Pro’s camera now offers up to 4K100 resolution support
by Mary Latvis ·Posted
Professional drone users can now add a new, ultralight, high-resolution camera to their toolkit―the Sony ILX-LR1. Boasting a 61MP Exmor R CMOS sensor, the full-frame ILX-LR1 is ideal for capturing highly detailed stills and UHD 4K video for a multitude of aerial industrial applications. Sony ILX-LR1
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Which DJI drone is right for you? You might think the Inspire 3 is the obvious answer, but there’s more to consider when choosing a drone. See how the DJI Air 3, Mini 3 Pro, Mavic 3 Pro, and Inspire 3 compare in specs and footage. 0:00 - In This Video 0:44 - Size and Weight 1:28 - Stability and Wind Speed Resistance 2:01 -
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Calling all drone lovers: presenting DJI's 8K full-frame drone, the Inspire 3. Joe Chadwick takes this drone out for a spin, testing its video quality, stability, as well as the improvements made to Waypoint Pro, Spotlight Pro, Obstacle Avoidance, and more. 0:00 - Zenmuse X9 and Lenses 1:15 - Footage and X9 Features 2:10 - Setup and Carrying Case 3:09 - Batteries, Flight Time, and Storage 3:46 - Waypoint Pro 5:14 - Obstacle Avoidance and Control Distance 6:20 - Camera and Controller 7:29 - Final Thoughts
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted
Believe it or not, it has been a whole year since the inaugural kickoff of Adventure Week on B&H Explora. An Adventure Week: Winter Edition even managed to happen in the meantime! This year, we figured we had to do something a bit bigger than our New York-centric trips. How’s Colorado sound? We put together a sweet plan and headed to Colorado for the 2019 iteration of Adventure Week,
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted
To finish off Adventure Week (and celebrating the fact that we came back mostly intact) we decided to enjoy a day at the beach! Specifically, we went to Coney Island, where New Yorkers can lay out and relax in the sun and on the sand after taking a subway ride from nearly anywhere in the city. The Gear Parrot ANAFI How You Can Do It I would recommend heading to your local beach, but if you want to experience all New York City has to offer you are going to have to take a subway