Zwier Spanjer bought himself a shiny new drone aircraft recently, and on his very first day playing with his new toy, disaster struck. While flying the DJI Phantom 2, Spanjer apparently neglected to keep track of the battery level, which caused the drone to lose power and go into emergency landing mode. Unfortunately, the location it chose for landing happened to be a small pond.
Continue reading Quadcopter records itself saved from drowning
Have a good feeling for the basics and want to buy a drone that packs a little more punch? Below are a few of the most well-received quadcopter units used by aerial photographers:
Parrot AR 2.0 – not only does the Parrot AR 2.0 boast a durable (and light) styrofoam frame, but you can also pilot it with a smartphone or tablet
DJI Phantom 1 for GoPro – an undisputed market leader, DJI offers this model as their most affordable option, built specifically to house a GoPro camera (read my DJI quadcopter review here)
Parrot Bebop Drone – another exciting innovation from the Parrot crew, the Bebop drone sports a 14 Mpx “fisheye” camera, user-controlled 180 degree vision, and a built-in GPS (read this parrot bebop review from QuadHangar)
Walkera QR X350 PRO – ready-to-fly and includes extra batteries, a brushless gimbal and first-person-view (FPV) system; fantastic out-of-the box unit for professional aerial videographers
Documentaries, feature films, live broadcasts, advertising… with video one can reach so many people. It’s not just the content, but also the camera perspective, that counts.
Quadcopter with a camera, makes it possible to create film and video professionally, yet affordable personally. In this regard the quadcopter is an outstanding alternative to a helicopter or plane or other flying vehicles. Continue reading Aerial Video : Drones for good
Since decades, adventure enthusiasts have been wearing cameras to capture their moves. Coming to present times, GoPro cameras are all time favorites for adventure lovers and athletes of all types. The most common factor that played the most significant role behind their popularity is that the cameras are compact enough to fit in their palms allowing easy shoot of their swift and heart throbbing moves. But what about peoples who are not so adventure enthusiasts but love shooting videos and capture some really awesome adventure actions. Well no worries as they have all reasons to be happy as quad copters shoot some really fascinating video at the beaches of Sunshine Coast!
GoPro Hero 3 was one of the two cameras that have been installed under a remote controlled quad copter. Speaking of the consequent are some really stunning videos and pictures. Coming to second one, it is the high definition canon handycam that was installed underneath the quad copter. The main device that made all this possible is the DJI Phantom quadcopter. Continue reading Beaches at Sunshine coast shines with quadcopters on air
Kansas farmer Derek Klingenberg made a video with camera drone, having cows align to make shapes. Continue reading Kansas Farmer Makes CowArt With Camera Drone
Thanks to last year’s historic polar vortex conditions, we already know that Chicago is eerily beautiful from above during the winter — but now we have video proof.
On Sunday, photographer Colin Hinkle released a compilation of footage offering a bird’s eye view of a very-frigid Windy City, via a GoPro camera strapped to a DJI Phantom 2 drone. Continue reading Beautiful 4K video of frozen Chicago
Pete Molick loves architecture and photography. He’s combined those two passions in a unique way, with his off-the-shelf unmanned aerial vehicle, a drone.
“The great thing is you get these vantage points you could never imagine getting before,” he says. “I jumped at it and bought the first one that I could. I quickly became obsessed with it.”
Of course he’s not the only one using drones creatively but he’s getting a lot of attention for one project, Houston Crossings.
Continue reading Photos of intersections with drone
The Pocket Drone is the world’s first multicopter that is powerful enough to carry a high-quality action camera and folds up smaller than a 7-inch tablet. Your personal flying robot will enable you to capture breathtaking aerial video and photos everywhere you go.
Key features include:
- Easy to fly and simple to maintain
- Unique collapsible compact design
- Lightweight with maximum payload
- Advanced autopilot and “follow me” mode
- Designed with multiple safety features
- High quality materials and components
- Upgradeable, expandable and hackable
- 20 mins flight time with onboard camera
Continue reading The Pocket Drone