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Ty Poland

September 18

Drones may not have the means of recording audio now. The main reason is that even if drones did have a microphone, you’re more than likely going to hear the sound of the props. But… what if that could change?

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August 28

In September 2016, DJI released the first foldable camera drone. The Mavic Pro was a huge success and has been one of the most popular drones on the market ever since.

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August 12

Painting can be done in many unique ways. Here, the concept of “Spin Art” was done with the aid of a drone.

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August 5

If you are a drone pilot who likes to shoot photography or video, the Boston Drone Film Festival (BDFF) is a fun place to share your work. With a submission deadline of September 21, there is still time to create!

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July 27

Early Saturday night, a man went missing in the water at the reservation in Mahwah, New Jersey. With the help of drone technology, Mahwah Police were able to aid first responders in finding the body.

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July 22

In the world of production, large cameras and sensors are king. Paul Nurk is pushing the limits of FPV by piloting large cameras mounted to custom-built aircraft. These custom drones provide a completely new perspective for high-end production.

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July 21

Due to all that has happened in 2020, the Film Festival will no longer be held in person at NYC this weekend. Instead, NYCDFF and AirVuz decided to push back the date and host the event online!

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July 9

When it comes to creating content with your drone, getting the color *just* right can really help your videos stand out. Just as presets are available for photography, LUTs can be used to give you great control over the colors when shooting or in post-production.

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June 24

Australian aerial photographer Brad Walls creates simplistic yet beautiful images with his drone. One quick look at his work and you can tell he puts the time into perfecting his ideas.

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June 22

The Mavic 2 has been around almost two years now. During that time, it has become one of the top selling and most reliable drones on the market. At a price point of $1200, how does this thing stack up against heavy wind?

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June 18

Over the past five years, aerial photography has helped shape the content we see, whether it’s commercials, movies, or even social media. However, there haven’t been many published books that show drone photography today. Dirk Dallas from Fromwhereidrone has curated the latest drone photography book Eyes Over the World.

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June 15

FPV drone cameras don’t always record HD footage. However, even if you do have an HD camera, is it worth it to fly with the Insta360 GO? Here we will look at a brief comparison of camera performance on the Air Unit versus the Insta360 GO.

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May 28

Drone footage is becoming increasingly popular all around the world. With all the different drones available, I want to go over a few reasons why the DJI Inspire 2 is superior to many other models on the market today for professional photography and cinematography.

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May 21

After the DJI Mavic Pro emerged in September 2016, drone companies have been creating smaller portable drones that fold up. But are these small drones suitable for professional photo and video work?

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Petra Leary is an aerial photographer from New Zealand. Her work is colorful, creative, and very fun to look at. Even after years of following Leary’s work, I am always excited to see what she is working on. expand full story

May 8

It is almost every drone pilot’s dream to travel the world to shoot whatever they’d like. Boyan Ortse has had the opportunity to work with many different people and brands and that has allowed him to travel all over the world. It is amazing to see all he has captured with a drone and some other equipment while he is on these adventures.

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April 28

Most first-person-view (FPV) drones have poor-quality small cameras. That’s why I was so excited when the Insta360 GO came out last year. This camera is about the size of your thumb, weighs just 20 grams (0.7 ounce), and records some pretty steady 1080p HD footage. The one drawback was limited recording time, which has now been fixed.

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April 16

If you own a recent-model Mac and iPad, you can now use the iPad as a portable, secondary display for your computer using a feature called Sidecar. This is a great way to use software, such as a drone simulator, on an iPad, even if there isn’t a mobile version of the program. Here’s how I used Sidecar to get my favorite simulator, DRL Sim for Mac, running on an iPad.

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April 9

Beverly Hills Aerials is an aerial cinematography company that has produced some of the most innovative work in the drone industry. And now they are selling some of their equipment to the public through a new company, BHA Customs. This includes a fantastic custom-built micro first-person-view (FPV) drone.

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April 6

I have been shooting aerial photography for years now, but have never really shared much of my process when it comes to creating images. Here’s a look at what goes into my planning of an aerial portrait shoot.

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