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Getting Great Aerial Shots Over Water

Getting Great Aerial Shots Over Water

Very early on, I became fascinated with the possibility of using drones to create  island-wide panoramas and unique perspectives of the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. I learned some hard lessons about how to research and prepare for each flight, when I would fly my drone into the very unforgiving environment of breaking waves, high winds, and […]
Fly Safely with a 3-Person Crew

Fly Safely with a 3-Person Crew

When working as a commercial drone pilot shooting footage for TV commercials and movies, pilots have to be able to fly their multirotors in a wide array of  circumstances. This includes flying indoors and outside under various weather and lighting conditions. Needless to say, this can create a stressful environment for pilots, who can have […]

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Multirotors give Agriculture a boost

Multirotors give Agriculture a boost

Precision agriculture gets a boost from multirotors Here at the Roswell Flight Test Crew, we typically focus on the “sexy” applications for rotor drones: flying a First-Person View (FPV) machine over a burning building to support firefighters battling the blaze on the ground below, or using an aerial cinema rig to capture a dynamic shot […]
Drone Search and Rescue – Mission Ready

Drone Search and Rescue – Mission Ready

Testing search-and-rescue drones that may soon save lives Text & photos by Romeo Durscher I had always envisioned that drone technology could be used in first res ponder situations, but for that to really happen, the technology had to mature a little more. In late 2014, at the brink of the release of the Phantom […]

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NYC Drone Film Festival 2018, More Winning Videos

NYC Drone Film Festival 2018, More Winning Videos

  “LANDSCAPE AND ARCHITECTURE” Ottsjö by Air and Timelapse—by Marcus Möller For 2018, the “Landscape” and “Architecture” categories, which had previously been separate, have been combined into one. The title is fairly literal on this one, so it pretty much describes the concept. But that doesn’t begin to cover the evocative imagery in this tourism […]
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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2018 NAB Show Opening: YouTube Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan to Headline

2018 NAB Show Opening: YouTube Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan to Headline

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Neal Mohan, chief product officer for YouTube, will headline the 2018NAB Show Opening on Monday, April 9 at 9:00 a.m. in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Mohan will discuss the future of TV and entertainment and how the intersection of content, hardware and software is allowing media companies to […]
Storage for Video Footage

Storage for Video Footage

One of the Questions we get asked a lot is: What is the best way to store and back up drone video footage? For this answer we solicited Robert Rodriguez, Founder of Aerial Cinematography: I might be one of the worst people to ask about how to efficiently store and backup  data—not because I don’t […]

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Drone Pilot Position

Drone Pilot Position

Finding the right position to stand when flying your drone can make the difference between a great aerial video and a crashed drone.  Here are a few quick tips on finding the perfect location to make it easy to see your drone and any obstacles that may hinder your flight.
Drone Recovery

Drone Recovery

Here is a quick video on how to recover your drone once you lose orientation of its direction.
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