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NYC Drone Film Festival 2018

NYC Drone Film Festival 2018

Where celebration, education, and inspiration converge by matt boyd The New York City Drone Film Festival (NYCDFF) is now in its fourth year, and with each passing event, it cements itself further as a premier showcase of not only drone technology and technique but also the degree to which drone-based camera platforms are becoming a […]
Drone FAQs: Is it OK to use different-capacity packs?

Drone FAQs: Is it OK to use different-capacity packs?

This is a common question, yet the answer is complex. I normally break it down into two categories: sport and commercial. For most first-person view drones and other sport models, you do have some flexibility regarding different-capacity packs without worrying about damaging your unit. In fact, most of the modern racing drones actually can handle […]

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Drone Time-Lapse Photography

Drone Time-Lapse Photography

A time-lapse movie or video is one that speeds up real-time footage so that the viewer can quickly see what has happened. This can be accomplished in two ways. The first is to take a long video and compress it in postproduction so that you show what happened over an hour in a just a […]
Aerial Drone Photography: The Secret is in the Lens

Aerial Drone Photography: The Secret is in the Lens

One simple pro mod for better aerial images Multirotors and sports cameras are very nearly synonymous at this point in time. The popularity of one has undoubtedly boosted the popularity of the other. I bought my first DJI Phantom in part because I already owned a GoPro and wanted to see if I could make […]

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RotorDrone Photo Contest

RotorDrone Photo Contest

Photo by: Brent Wellander We are now accepting entries for the RotorDrone Photo Contest. Be sure to check out all the rules and how to enter by clicking on the logo:
C Rating for Drone LiPo Battery Packs

C Rating for Drone LiPo Battery Packs

The short answer is that when it comes to flight times and motor performance, the higher a battery’s C rating, the more likely it will make you smile. A 45C pack makes a joke of a 10C pack when it comes to power delivery. The C rating for a LiPo battery, quite simply, refers to […]

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The Difference Between Analog and HD (digital) Transmission (Drone Quick Tip)

The Difference Between Analog and HD (digital) Transmission (Drone Quick Tip)

FPV pilots often favor analog systems for their zero-latency signal transmission. Analog inherently comes without latency issues— its transmission travels at the speed of light. With the increased public interest in FPV racing, however, problems have arisen. When racing in the vicinity of other pilots who are transmitting analog signals on the same frequency, receivers […]
More Winners from the Los Angeles Drone Film Festival

More Winners from the Los Angeles Drone Film Festival

Here are some more winners from the Inaugural Los Angeles Drone Film Festival that was this past weekend.   WINNER of the EXTREME SPORTS CATEGORY UNITED WE RIDE Amanda West of Four oh Four Film Factory WINNER of FEATURING DRONES CATEGORY MERRY CRASHMAS This is Tilt & Animasjonsdepartementet Merry Crashmas from This Is Tilt on Vimeo. WINNER […]

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Los Angeles Drone Film Festival Winners

Los Angeles Drone Film Festival Winners

The Inaugural Los Angeles Drone Film Festival was this past weekend. The films were impressive, the prizes were jaw dropping(check out the list on losangelesdronefilmfestival.com) and #LADFF sponsor Propel RC brought the house down when they gave each member of the audience a Star Wars Drone! Here are some of the winning entries. WINNER of MADE […]
How to improve your drone aerial photos (Quick Tip)

How to improve your drone aerial photos (Quick Tip)

If you watch great films, most outdoor scenes are shot at the “golden hour,” which is the hour after sunrise or the hour before sunset. The light is low, and because the sun is going through so much more of the atmosphere, it seems larger and the light is softer. I am not a morning […]
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