Peeping Toms Using Camera Drones to Spy on You, TODAY Warns

As if camera drones haven’t gotten enough bad publicity lately thanks to reckless operators flying them near airports, at airplanes, and into helicopters, The TODAY Show just aired this alarming report on how peeping toms are using camera drones to spy on you in your home. In the 4.3-minute segment above, TODAY reports that creepy incidents have been reported nationwide, including drones peering at young girls through a bathroom window, spying on a woman in her high-rise apartment (who says she “then realized [she] had no clothes on”), and being used by a man arrested for
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DJI Unveils Version 2 of the Phantom 4 Pro: OcuSync and Quieter Flight

DJI has announced the second version of its Phantom 4 Pro, which brings a number of new features and improvements to the popular camera drone that was first announced in November 2016.

DJI OcuSync Transmission

While the original Phantom 4 Pro uses DJI’s Lightbridge video transmission system, the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 features the latest OcuSync HD transmission for high-resolution and low-latency digital video transmission. It connects to DJI Goggles RE wirelessly and supports automatic dual-frequency band switching. Owners can use their Goggles for an immersive first-person view flying experience.

Quieter Flight

The new P4P flies quieter than its
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A Film Panorama of Kodak Park with a Medium Format Camera Drone

As Eastman Kodak Company transforms its legendary manufacturing complex, once devoted exclusively to the production of photographic equipment and materials, the management of the Eastman Business Park reached out to me (Professor Frank Cost at RIT) to involve students in learning opportunities centered in a new customer-education and workforce development center planned for the Park. As plans for redevelopment of the Park into a “live, work, learn, and play” community unfold, a desire to document the site from the air throughout the process was identified as a potential area of collaboration. Kodak describes the manufacturing site northwest of downtown Rochester
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Phase One’s New Drone Camera is First to Pack 100MP Sony BSI Sensor

Phase One has announced the iXM 100MP, a 100-megapixel medium format camera for drones that’s the first camera to feature Sony’s 100MP backside-illuminated (BSI) 44x33mm sensor. It’s “a breakthrough aerial camera platform driven by the world’s fastest medium-format imaging sensor,” Phase One says. The backside-illumination design allows the sensor to have increased light sensitivity and expanded dynamic range. Features and specs of the camera include an ISO range of 50-6400, a dynamic range of 83dB, weatherproofing (IP53 compliant), a temperature tolerance of -10°C to 40°C, a continuous shooting speed of 3fps, a Phase One RSM lens mount, USB3 and Ethernet
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Syracuse Meets the Inspire 2: A Film by Tom Drone

Syracuse Meets the Inspire 2: A Film by Tom Drone Growing up in Syracuse NY, Tom Drone was only exposed to the beauty of this city at ground level. As time went on and technology advanced, drones became a popular tool for filming things from a new perspective. After years of work in the drone business, Tom returned to his hometown to film it from the sky. [ Read More ]

Redrock Micro’s new DigiBoom Aims to Energize Location Shots, Breaking News, and Sports Footage

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Redrock Micro's new DigiBoom Aims to Energize Location Shots, Breaking News, and Sports Footage

Redrock Micro Press: New Hybrid Camera Rig from Redrock Micro and Disney ABC Television Group/ Disney Research Merges Best of Gimbal, Jib, Drone, and Handheld to Achieve Cinematic Moves and Impossible Camera Angles
Dallas, TX and Hollywood, CA – Redrock Micro in collaboration with Disney/ ABC Television Group and Disney Research today announced DigiBoom® – a new gimbal-stabilized camera rig that merges the best of jib, gimbal, Steadicam®, drone, and handheld into a single highly mobile platform. DigiBoom is on display beginning today in the Redrock
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