Posts Tagged ‘drone’

Gorgeous Drone Video of the Tallest Church Tower in the Netherlands Bursting Through a Sea of Fog

To get the perfect aerial drone shots of the Dom Tower of Utrecht, Dutch filmmakers Jelte Keur and Reinout van Schie had to wait a full 10 months for the perfect weather conditions to arrive. But once they did, the minute forty-five of footage they captured made it all worthwhile. Read more…

A Winter Not-So-Wonderland: Buffalo Man Unleashes His Drone Into a Massive Snow Storm

Jim Grimaldi lives in West Seneca, NY, a suburb of Buffalo that was hit hard by the massive snowstorm that has left many people trapped inside their homes surrounded by 5+ feet of snow. And while a blizzard might not seem like the ideal time to take your DJI Phantom drone out for a spin, that’s exactly what Grimaldi chose to do.

In the process he captured the 4K video above, which gives you an idea of the conditions in Buffalo from inside the storm on Tuesday, when snow was falling at about 4-inches per hour according to the Washington Post.

(via Laughing Squid)

DJI Inspire 1: A Sleek Drone That Brings Easy 4K Aerial Imagery to the Masses

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DJI has officially announced its latest camera drone. Called the Inspire 1, the new remote-controlled quadcopter brings 4K aerial video and 12MP aerial photos to the masses in a sleek and easy-to-operate package.
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This Drone-on-a-Leash is Hoping to Become the Aerial Photographer’s Best Friend

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Aerial photography drones are more ubiquitous than ever. But as wonderful as they are for documenting the world around us from a bird’s-eye view, they inherently come with a number of safety and regulatory issues.

Solving these woes in a creative and somewhat strange way is Sergei Lupashin, who has created a clever little device called the Fotokite. Essentially, he put the camera drone on a leash. Read more…

Here’s What You Can Capture with a Camera Drone in a Major Airport

Drone’s aren’t allowed within a 5-mile radius of medium-to-large-sized airports in the United States. As a result, the Internet isn’t exactly teeming with photographs or videos taken from a drone’s perspective above those areas.

The video above offers a look at what you’d be able to capture if you were allowed to fly your camera drone around in a large airport. It was made in Mexico.
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Warning: Fly Your Camera Drone Near a Big Sports Stadium, Go to Jail

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Earlier this year, we shared an interactive map showing where you aren’t allowed to fly camera drones. The list is generally pretty simple: national parks, military bases, and 5 miles around major airports.

Here’s another item to add to that list: major sport stadiums.
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OK Go’s New Music Video Will Blow Your Mind with Its Fancy Drone Camerawork

OK Go is known for its creative music videos that often feature single takes and innovative camera techniques, and the band’s latest video continues that trend in an impressive way.

Released today, the “I Won’t Let You Down” music video has already amassed hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube. Give it a watch above and you’ll quickly see why.
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This Camera-Equipped Quadcopter is Small Enough to Fit In Your Pocket

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If you’ve been waiting to get your hands on a camera-capable drone but lack the funds and willpower to lug the device around are stopping you, an upcoming product from AeriCam might be a great fit.

It’s called the Anura and is a pocket-sized drone that folds up to the size of a couple of iPhone 6s stacked on top of each other.

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Watch This Camera Drone’s ‘Return to Home’ Feature Slam it Right Into a Cliff

One of the most useful features built into the DJI drones is something called ‘Return to Home.’ If the drone gets out of range of your controller, instead of dropping out of the sky, it automatically uses GPS data to zoom back to the launch point.

Cool right? Only one problem… what if there’s a massive cliff face in the way? Well, in that case, the video above happens. Read more…

Star Wars-Like Drone Racing Might Be the Craziest Way to Use Your New Camera Copter

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A group of drone pilots in France have found a very different use for their custom-built camera drones than your typical, beautiful or incredible aerial images of a landscape. Cameras rolling, they instead race their flying machines through an expertly laid out forest track… Star Wars style. Read more…