Photography & Videography

Alabama TV Station Brings UAS on Board for Myriad Applications

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 07, 2017

WBRC FOX6 News, a television station serving central Alabama communities, is now using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to augment newsgathering. According to a press release from broadcaster Raycom Media, of which WBRC FOX6 is a part of, the station currently [Read More]

New England News Station Introduces its ‘Sky Drone 12’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 01, 2017

East Providence, R.I.-based WPRI 12 Eyewitness News is excited about its new DJI Inspire 1 drone, dubbed “Sky Drone 12,” which the station is deploying “almost anywhere over southern New England.” Operated by meteorologist/remote pilot T.J. DelSanto, the unmanned aircraft [Read More]

New York City Drone Film Festival Announces This Year’s Nominees

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 01, 2017

Nominations have been announced for the third annual New York City Drone Film Festival, being held March 17-19 at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts and Liberty Science Center. The festival, with headline sponsors RED and Freefly Systems, will [Read More]

Drone Cinematography Company Aerial MOB Lands Canadian Partnership

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 26, 2017

Thanks to recent federal approval and a new partnership/representation agreement with William F. White International Inc. (Whites), San Diego-based drone cinematography company Aerial MOB is launching operations in Canada. Whites is a Canadian provider of motion picture, television, digital media [Read More]

SkyPixel and DJI Crown Best Aerial Photographs of 2016

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 24, 2017

SkyPixel, an aerial photography community run in cooperation with DJI, has selected the winners of its two-month global competition for the top drone photographs of 2016. The 2016 “SkyPixel Photo of the Year” went to “Fishermen close the net,” a [Read More]

Iowa News Station Deploys its Own ‘SkyLink 4’ Drone

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 16, 2017

KTIV, a television news station based in Sioux City, Iowa, is launching its new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), dubbed the SkyLink 4 drone. According to its own report, KTIV’s Federal Aviation Administration-certified drone pilot, Jake Rains, also serves as the [Read More]

‘Evolve’ Cinematography Quadcopter Boasts Dual-Screen Controller

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 20, 2016

XDynamics has introduced Evolve, a consumer quadcopter with a patented, dual-screen remote controller. According to Hong Kong-based XDynamics, the Evolve remote controller is a smart pilot system combining all required functions for amateur and professional users’ flying and filming needs [Read More]

Parrot, Pix4D Unveil Drone Solution for Real Estate Industry

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 14, 2016

Parrot and Pix4D have created an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) hardware-software solution designed specifically for the real estate marketing industry. According to the companies, the Bebop 2 Real Estate Edition combines Parrot’s Bebop 2 drone with Pix4D software. The system [Read More]

DropIn Expands Platform for Insurers to Live Stream Drone Footage

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 02, 2016

DropIn Inc., a provider of video and image capture via drones and smartphones for the property and casualty (P&C) insurance and automotive industries, has released version 2.1 of the DropIn Platform, which includes enhanced image capture capabilities. “The difficulty involved [Read More]

DJI Premieres Short Film Shot Exclusively by New Inspire 2 Drone

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 16, 2016

DJI has premiered a short film shot entirely by its new Inspire 2 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) and X5R camera. Filmed by Academy Award-winning cinematographer Claudio Miranda, The Circle stars Ryan Phillippe and Noah Schnapp. Miranda and Dana Brunetti, executive producer, [Read More]

Two Drone Launches in One Day: DJI Keeps ‘Em Coming

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 15, 2016

The Chinese unmanned aircraft giant has brought two new editions of drones to its ever-increasing lineups of Phantom and Inspire drones.

New Partnership Brings Drone-Based Real Estate Marketing to All 50 States

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 15, 2016

HouseLens Inc., a U.S. provider of visual marketing solutions for real estate, is partnering with DroneBase to roll out drone services throughout the country. HouseLens says it has been offering Federal Aviation Administration-approved drone services since early 2016. Now, the [Read More]

Parrot, Explorimmo Offer 3D Drone Models for Real Estate

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 11, 2016

Parrot Air Support, Parrot’s dedicated new subsidiary that uses drones to offer 2D and 3D imaging solutions for the real estate and construction industry, is presenting two new services developed jointly with online and mobile real estate company Explorimmo. First, [Read More]

Drone Insurance Comes to Professional Photographers of America

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 08, 2016

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) has partnered with its insurance provider, Lockton Affinity, to offer a new drone insurance package for its members. The new package comes in two forms: liability and equipment coverage. The drone photography liability insurance is [Read More]

DJI, SkyPixel Kick off This Year’s Aerial Photography Competition

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 28, 2016

SkyPixel and DJI have launched their annual aerial photography contest, running Oct. 26-Dec. 30. Entrants will choose between the categories of “beauty,” encompassing natural landscape and urban architecture, and “360-degree aerial panorama,” showcasing 360-degree views from above, aided by virtual [Read More]

DJI Launches Zenmuse Z30 Drone Camera with 30x Optical Zoom

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 25, 2016

DJI has introduced the Zenmuse Z30, what the company calls its most powerful integrated aerial zoom camera. The Zenmuse Z30, which integrates with DJI’s Matrice airframes, will work right out of the box, says DJI. The camera offers up to [Read More]

Wisconsin News Station Gets Own Drone Dubbed ‘SKYFOX’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 19, 2016

WLUK-TV FOX 11, a news station out of Green Bay, Wis., has added its own “SKYFOX” unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for gathering aerial news coverage. According to FOX 11’s own report, which features a DJI Inspire model, the station has [Read More]

Measure Links Drone as a Service with Live-Streaming News Footage

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 14, 2016

Measure says it has become the first drone service provider to join the freelancer network of LiveU-equipped video professionals and broadcasters. LiveU equipment is currently used globally by major broadcasting stations for live video transmission via cellular networks. Measure’s nationwide [Read More]

Minnesota College Chooses UAS for Fall Campus Photos

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 14, 2016

The University of St. Thomas, a liberal arts school in St. Paul and Minneapolis, says it is deploying unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) around its campuses to capture footage of the school during the fall. According to an announcement from the [Read More]

Broadcasting Company with Big Drone Plans Heads to Capitol Hill

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 29, 2016

At Wednesday’s Capitol Hill science and technology fair, Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. joined stakeholders in the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industry to educate members of Congress and their staff on the use of UAVs. According to Sinclair, a diversified television broadcasting [Read More]