You might have seen a recent video in which the University of Dayton Research Institute fired a DJI drone at an aircraft wing, causing serious structural damage. DJI called the video a "scenario inconceivable in real life" and has sent a letter to the university demanding its withdrawal. [ Read More ]
On October 5, President Trump signed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, funding the Federal Aviation Administration through 2023. The law includes several new measures that could affect drone pilots in the U.S. [ Read More ]
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Police in Lincolnshire, U.K. used a drone fitted with a thermal imaging camera to find a 16-year-old alleged rape victim who was unable to give her exact location. [ Read More ]
Critics are unhappy with a new bill that has just been passed, allowing authorities to shoot down private drones. It allows the government to destroy any drone that is considered a “credible threat,” and many believe the move is “dangerous” and “doesn’t include enough safeguards.” [ Read More ]
There's a been a lot of back and forth in recent years about the risk drones pose to airplanes and the type of damage they could possibly cause if an impact were to occur, but little true research has been done. This video follows a research team that used an air cannon to fire a drone at an airplane wing to study the damage that occurred. [ Read More ]
The first thing that comes to mind when I think of Hasselblad is how expensive the gear is, and secondly, the amazing quality of the images, and what you get with the medium format sensor regarding dynamic range and the great colors images taken with the cameras they contain. But when they partnered with DJI with the Mavic Pro 2, image quality seems to be a problem. [ Read More ]
Flying in controlled airspace near airports requires you to submit a complex authorization to the FAA and the process may take up to 90 days to get approved. But the federal administration just granted permission to nine organizations, including DJI, to process near-real-time airspace authorizations. [ Read More ]
The Mavic 2 Pro can record video in 10-bit, but this mode suffers from significant barrel distortion on the edge of the frame. DJI acknowledged the issue and created presets and values to correct this problem in Premiere Pro, Final Cu, and DaVinci Resolve. [ Read More ]
There won’t be a whole lot of text in this post as I say it all in the 43 minute video below…yes 43 minutes so make sure you are sitting comfortably. In it I take am in depth look at the new DJI Mavic 2 Pro but also I compare it to the Mavic 2 […] The post Full review of the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and comparing with other portable drones appeared first on Philip Bloom- Blog.
DJI's Mavic drone was a leap forward for the company in portability, but the camera performance lagged behind ithe Phantom series. With the addition of an integrated on-board Hasselblad camera on the recently launched Mavic 2 Pro, DJI's smaller UAV is finally ready to take on its big brother in this video from Colin Smith at PhotoshopCAFE. [ Read More ]
If you’re an aerial photographer who’s frustrated with the maximum flight times of the latest drones, you might want to keep an eye on the startup company Impossible Aerospace. It has developed a drone called the US-1 that can fly a whopping two hours on a single charge. That maximum flight time is roughly five times the 25-30 minute max offered by competitors on the market such as the DJI Phantom 4 Pro. Once drained, the drone can also recharge to 75% in about 45 minutes of charging. What sets the drone apart is that the whole thing was designed
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For those of you who don't know Hasselblad, it may be a word you begin to hear. That being said, this video goes to show that over the course of time, Hasselblad has lived up to their motto, "Create to Inspire." [ Read More ]
Recently, Hasselblad released a 20-megapixel, 1-inch sensor on DJI's new Mavic 2 Pro, but in the grand scheme of things, Hasselblad may have a few bigger plans for the future when it comes to cameras that can fly. Having the ability to throw an A6D on a Matrice 600 Pro to capture 100-megapixel raw images has never been so easy. [ Read More ]
With every new model, flying a drone becomes easier, but for the first-time users, things might still seem complicated. To reduce the risks and not to leave it to luck, you should watch this step-by-step guide, demonstrated on the newly introduced DJI Mavic drones. [ Read More ]
After using light-equipped drones to illuminate landscapes and create halos over rock pinnacles, photographer Reuben Wu is back with another creative drone light-painting photo series. Titled Aeroglyph, the photos show glowing symbols hovering over waters. All the symbols are traced during long-exposure photos using a distant drone that’s carrying a lighting rig. The plus and minus were shot over the Pacific Ocean, while the square and triangle were captured over Lake Michigan. “This is an evolution of my Lux Noctis series, where I’m focusing on the actual light path rather than the illuminated landscape,” Wu tells PetaPixel.
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Last week, DJI announced the successor to the Mavic Pro with not one but two models, the Mavic 2 Pro & the Mavic 2 Zoom. At BIRTV, Matt spoke to… The post DJI to offer camera swap service for Mavic 2 Pro & Mavic 2 Zoom appeared first on Newsshooter.