Drone Causes Aircraft Crash for First Time in the US: Report

After numerous reports of illegally flown drones interfering dangerously with airplanes and even denting a US Army helicopter rotor over the past few years, a drone may have just caused an aircraft crash for the first time the United States. Bloomberg reports that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has opened an investigation into a helicopter crash that occurred on Daniel Island in South Carolina on Wednesday. A student pilot and instructor were flying the Robinson Helicopter Co. R22 helicopter at around 2 pm when “a white ‘DJI Phantom quad-copter drone” appeared and flew into their airspace, says a Charleston
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BTS: The Incredible 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Drone Light Show

BTS: The Incredible 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Drone Light Show What is it like to see a larger-than-life bird made up of a record-setting 1,218 individual drones fly seamlessly over a full stadium? What did it take to plan for that number of drones to come together to create the shapes of snowboarders and skiers and the five Olympic rings? While that was the plan, that didn't quite happen as expected, possibly due to hacking. But take a look behind the scenes of Intel's Olympic drone team as they prepared for this year's winter Olympics ceremonies and completed the record-setting flight that made NBC's delayed U.S. broadcasting of the Continue reading "BTS: The Incredible 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Drone Light Show"

Motivating Yourself to Shoot When There Seems to Be Nothing to Shoot

Motivating Yourself to Shoot When There Seems to Be Nothing to Shoot We've all had times where we are constantly out shooting, coming up with new ideas, and going out to create them. There are also times where we struggle with new ideas and lose our motivation to create. Over the past few months I feel like I've been going through some stages like this but I always try to stay positive and create when I can. [ Read More ]

Drone Pilot Dive Bombs Passenger Jet

A drone pilot has sparked outrage and condemnation by posting a video showing his camera drone “dive bombing” a passenger jet landing at a US airport. The drone came dangerously close to the aircraft during the stunt, which can be seen in the clip above. The video was originally posted to a Facebook group called “1% FPV” by a “James Jayo Older” with the caption: “Found the SD card.. 1%ers only.” The video shows the drone hovering above McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas as an airliner approaches in the distance. As the Frontier Airlines airplane approaches the drone,
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Drone Pilot Dive Bombs Passenger Jet

A drone pilot has sparked outrage and condemnation by posting a video showing his camera drone “dive bombing” a passenger jet landing at a US airport. The drone came dangerously close to the aircraft during the stunt, which can be seen in the clip above. The video was originally posted to a Facebook group called “1% FPV” by a “James Jayo Older” with the caption: “Found the SD card.. 1%ers only.” The video shows the drone hovering above McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas as an airliner approaches in the distance. As the Frontier Airlines airplane approaches the drone,
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DJI Unveils the Best Aerial Photos of 2017

DJI has just announced the winners of its 2017 SkyPixel Photo Contest. The Grand Prize was awarded to photographer Florian Ledoux for his photo titled “Above the Polar Bear.” The photo was captured using a DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone. Here’s Ledoux caption that was submitted with the entry:
Dear future generation, I hope we will still be able to see the Arctic wildlife as we do now. It is threatened as the environment is changing. I was able to witness many scenes of wildlife and I can guarantee you this is the most beautiful thing I have
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DJI Unveils the Best Aerial Photos of 2017

DJI has just announced the winners of its 2017 SkyPixel Photo Contest. The Grand Prize was awarded to photographer Florian Ledoux for his photo titled “Above the Polar Bear.” The photo was captured using a DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone. Here’s Ledoux caption that was submitted with the entry:
Dear future generation, I hope we will still be able to see the Arctic wildlife as we do now. It is threatened as the environment is changing. I was able to witness many scenes of wildlife and I can guarantee you this is the most beautiful thing I have
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Capturing and Editing a Cinematic Building Demolition With a Drone

Capturing and Editing a Cinematic Building Demolition With a Drone As I was browsing Facebook, my attention was caught by a short video made by Arthur Nguyen. The brief video depicts demolition of two university residence buildings but what got me hooked was the way Nguyen recorded and edited it, which made me want to watch it several times in a row. I reached out to the young artist behind this video to find out more about why and how he created it (and on a student's budget!). [ Read More ]

DJI Tello, Spark, Mavic Air, or Mavic Pro: What Are the Differences and Which Drone Should You Pick?

DJI Tello, Spark, Mavic Air, or Mavic Pro: What Are the Differences and Which Drone Should You Pick? In less than a year, DJI released four entry-level drones, from the cheap Tello to the more advanced Mavic Platinum. The mid-range segment is now occupied by the Spark and the newly announced Mavic Air. In some aspects, the latest DJI drone outperforms the pricier models, which can be confusing. Is the Mavic Air better than the Mavic Pro? Which one should you buy and why? The answer: it depends of your needs. Up next, we provide a complete comparison to help you navigate through the main differences of each drone, including their strengths and weaknesses. [ Read More ]

New York State Police Unmanned Aerial System

New York State Police Unmanned Aerial System The announcement of the unmanned aerial program by New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo states that drones will be used to support law enforcement on disaster response and traffic safety. This aerial program will be used to assist law enforcement and become more cost effective over police helicopters and planes. [ Read More ]

Fstoppers’ First Hands-On Look at the DJI Mavic Air

Fstoppers' First Hands-On Look at the DJI Mavic Air Today, Fstoppers was at the DJI Event in NYC where they announced the Mavic Air. After learning about this drone and seeing examples of photo and video it had produced, I knew that I had to get my hands on one of them to try out. As a current owner of a Mavic Pro, there is no doubt that I questioned whether or not I should get one of these drones. So I went and flew them around a bit and got a little taste of what's to come. [ Read More ]

DJI Officially Launches All New Mavic Air

DJI Mavic AirPost by guest planet5D writer Kevin McCarthy. Today, DJI officially launched their all new Mavic Air drone. It is essentially a perfect cross between the existing Mavic Pro and the Spark, which was exactly what their customer base have been requesting. The Mavic Air comes with a 3 axis camera using a 1:2.3 CMOS sensor allowing for 4k video at 30 FPS (recorded using h.264 at 100mbs!) and 12 megapixel photos, a first for a drone is small and compact as the Mavic Air. There is even an automated panorama capture mode resulting in a 32
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Mavic Air: a smaller, safer and smarter 4K drone

DJI Mavic Air: a smaller, safer and smarter 4K drone The most portable 3-axis gimbal 4K camera drone has the DJI name on it. The new Mavic Air promises limitless exploration wherever adventure takes you. DJI is now present on every segment of consumer drones. If the small entry level drone we announced here at ProVideo Coalition recently is not a pure DJI drone, it still is “powered by DJI” with an “Intel inside”. The Tello, from Ryze Technologies, costs $99. Now DJI confirms the rumors and introduces their own take-anywhere drone, the Mavic Air, an ultra-portable, foldable camera drone that delivers, says the company, higher performance, more intelligent
Mavic Air: a smaller, safer and smarter 4K drone
Mavic Air: a smaller, safer and smarter 4K drone
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