Content Category: Photography and Cinematography
With New Blanket UAS Authorization, Helinet is Ready for Action
on April 01, 2015 by print the content item
Helinet Aviation, a diversified flight services company based in Van Nuys, Calif., has received its blanket Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) for commercial unmanned aerial system flights. Helinet, which holds a Section 333 exemption, says it is one of the first companies to receive this blanket COA, which will allow it to shoot drone aerials for broadcast and motion More
FOX Sports Gives Unmanned Aerial Vehicles a Try
on March 17, 2015 by print the content item
In collaboration with HeliVideo Productions, FOX Sports has tested out unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for capturing footage of a sports event. HeliVideo, which has a Section 333 Exemption for closed-set filming and recently worked with CNN, teamed up with FOX Sports and Feld Motor Sports to get aerial shots of an indoor Monster Energy AMA Supercross race on March 13, More
Midwest Company Predicts Big Things for Drones in Marketing
on March 12, 2015 by print the content item
Anticipating the aerial photography and videography needs of its real estate marketing clients, Des Moines, Iowa-based Three Razors Media has added drone technology to its marketing toolbox. The company, a provider of industry-specific marketing and public relations services with an emphasis on multimedia storytelling, now has a GoPro-equipped DJI Phantom 2. “We see interest from companies entrenched in everything from More
Drone Joins 6,000 People on New Jersey Beach
on March 11, 2015 by print the content item
Aerial footage from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is showing what it looks like when thousands of people inhabit a beach at one time. The UAV was deployed on Feb. 21 in Seaside, N.J., where 6,000 people joined the Polar Bear Plunge, with participants running into the ocean to raise money for the Special Olympics New Jersey.The aircraft, which hovers More
Parrot Bebop to Provide Live Video Streaming for Journalists
on March 10, 2015 by print the content item
The Parrot Bebop drone has been certified to use for streaming live media through the network of Inmarsat, a provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Approved under Inmarsat's certified application partner program, the lightweight, portable Parrot Bebop will stream media over BGAN and BGAN HDR, Inmarsat’s global 3G IP streaming services. This will enable aerial footage to be broadcast More
CNN Uses UAV for Newsgathering; 'So What?' Says TV Host
on March 10, 2015 by print the content item
CNN recently used an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to capture footage of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., as part of the network's coverage of the 50th anniversary of the civil-rights walk that took place there. To get the shots - its first time deploying the technology for U.S. newsgathering - CNN partnered with HeliVideo Productions LLC to fly More
Drone Filming Taking Place in London for Hollywood Production
on March 06, 2015 by print the content item
Parts of a new Hollywood movie are being filmed with a drone in central London, with UAViate, a drone operations and consultancy firm based in the U.K., selected as the drone consultancy company. To get aerial views for action thriller “London Has Fallen,” the sequel to “Olympus Has Fallen,” UAViate is coordinating a strategic partnership with Cloud 12 for project More
Library Lending Drones to Teens for Cinematography Competition
on March 05, 2015 by print the content item
As part of its "Teen Tech Week," a South Dakota library is bringing in drones for teens to use in a video competition. The Huron Public Library is hosting a drone video competition in which it will allow students from grades six through 12 to check out a drone using their library card. They then have the task of creating More
Filmmakers Using Upgrade Kit for Drones to Get 'Shots Not Otherwise Possible'
on March 04, 2015 by print the content item
The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) has announced plans to use drone technology from Ontario-based tech start-up Perceptiv Labs for cinematography. Perceptiv SHIFT is an upgrade kit for drones that allows filmmakers to track high-speed, dynamic subjects and custom frame them anywhere in the shot. Acting as a virtual dolly in the air, it executes precise, repeatable flight paths and camera More
NAR: Proposed Drone Rules Are Boon for Realtors
on February 17, 2015 by print the content item
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is applauding the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) proposed rules for small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which would allow commercial drone use for marketing real estate. President Chris Polychron, executive broker with 1st Choice Realty in Hot Springs, Ark., says this is “good news for property owners and Realtors who desire to embrace cutting-edge technology More
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Are you comfortable with the use of the term "drone" to describe commercial/civil UAS?

Yes; a UAS is a drone.
No; it gives the technology a negative connotation.
No opinion; it's not important what they are called.

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