Photography & Videography

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]

PowerVision Announces Availability of PowerEye Cinematography Drone

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 29, 2016

PowerVision Technology Group has announced that its PowerEye cinematography drone is now available for global pre-order. PowerEye features a dual-viewing capability that allows multiple users to see video simultaneously from a first-person view (FPV) and subject-matter view. The dual view [Read More]

FAA-Approved Drone Deployed at College Football Game

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 14, 2016

New Mexico State University (NMSU) deployed an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to record video of the kickoff and pregame of NMSU’s football victory over the University New Mexico on Sept. 10. According to a press release from NMSU, the game [Read More]

DJI Produces Coffee-Table Book on Aerial Drone Photography

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 06, 2016

On Friday, DJI kicked off its 10th anniversary by launching a book featuring aerial photographs from across the globe. According to DJI, “Above the World,” a coffee-table book with glossy, high-resolution photos taken from the sky, is a centerpiece of [Read More]

10 Tips for Real Estate Agents Considering Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 30, 2016

Rosemont, Ill.-based VHT Studios, a photography and image management services provider, is offering a top 10 list of tips for real estate agents and brokers who are thinking about implementing their own drone to market residential and commercial listings. The [Read More]

Journalism Milestone: CNN Gets the OK for Drones Over People

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 30, 2016

In a first for the U.S., the TV network will use drones to gather news in situations where it would be unsafe or costly to fly a helicopter.