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DJI Unveils Foldable, Cheaper Osmo Mobile 3 Smartphone Gimbal – Photography Article

DJI has unveiled the latest version of its Osmo Mobile smartphone stabilizer, taking its experience with high-end gimbals like the Ronin series and using that experience to make the 3-axis smartphone gimbal smaller, more portable, more user-friendly, and cheaper. The Osmo Mobile 3 was built to be as travel-friendly as possible. With a folding design, a total weight of just 405g, and a “stand-by” mode that lets you use your smartphone on the folded gimbal, it’s that much easier to…

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Geek Pick: DJI RoboMaster S1 Is an Educational Land Drone – Aerial Photography Article

Geek Pick: DJI RoboMaster S1 Is an Educational Land Drone  Geek When talking about modern day drones you usually need to make a distinction between the flying robots the government uses to fight forever wars and the flying … >> Osmo Pocket vs. Osmo Mobile 2: Which One Should You Buy? Source link Share Tweet Share Pin Email coding dji drones education geek pick Robots Tech This is only a snippet of a Aerial Photography Article written by edupin Source link

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Patent Shows DJI is Working on a Clone of the Hasselblad X1D – Photography Article

Ever since DJI acquired a majority stake in Hasselblad back in 2017, people have been waiting to see what the Chinese drone maker would do with their newly acquired camera company. So far, they haven’t done very much, but a Chinese patent application shows that they may be preparing to launch a clone of Hasselblad’s X1D-50c. The patent was unearthed by Gizmodo Japan after they spotted this tweet: One more thing, DJI is developing a new mirror less camera competing…

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Secret Spot-Meter in the DJIGo4 App – Aerial Photography Article

Compared to the Phantom 1 days, we drone operators now have so many tools to work with! Serious aerial photographers are especially excited to have two small drones now that allow complete control over the three variables of the exposure triangle. Both of these drone cameras also have a relatively large 1” camera sensor. These drones are the DJI Mavic 2 Pro, and the DJI Phantom 4 Pro. Despite the drones being listed as consumer-level, a photographer with experience can certainly…

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Aerial Work July 2019 – Skylark Aerial Photography – Aerial Photography Article

Aerial work July 2019 for Skylark Aerial Photography has been very varied and busy. Aerial survey, roof inspection, TV filming, property shoots, commercial property shoots, boat cruises, holiday cottage shoots to property developments. Variety is what it is all about for Skylark Aerial Work July 2019. We are also pleased to see that the aerial survey work is now making up at least 50% of the workload, with another contract signed for more national water pipeline survey. Some of which…

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BAE Systems Generation Tempest – Skylark Aerial Photography – Aerial Photography Article

A few weeks ago we were invited to film over a 2 day period at BAE Systems Academy for Skills & Knowledge (ASK), for a feature about BAE Systems Generation Tempest. Drone filming took place both on the apron, in the hanger and workshop at BAE. In all over 6 hours of flying inside were completed around some very expensive aircraft. Drone used was the DJI Mavic Pro 2, and even with all the sensors on an observer was still…

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The DJI Ronin-SC is a Smaller, Cheaper 3-Axis Gimbal for Mirrorless Cameras – Photography Article

As expected based on the teaser from earlier this week, DJI has officially announced a new, lighter-weight version of its 3-axis Ronin-S gimbal. The new model is called the Ronin-SC (the C stands for “compact”), and it’s being hailed as a “single-handed stabilizer for mirrorless cameras.” In terms of form factor, you’d be hard pressed to tell the difference between the Ronin-S and Ronin-SC. The SC is basically just … smaller. Place them side-by-side, and you’ll see that the 2.4lbd/1.1Kg…

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500px Blog » Top cameras and lenses for different styles of photography – Photography Article

The last few years have brought a wave of transformation in the field of digital photography, from the emergence of high-quality smartphone cameras to the mirrorless revolution. With so many options available to rent or buy, it’s an exciting time to be a photographer. Trends come and go, but great cameras and lenses stick around and leave their mark. Here’s a look at just eight pieces of gear that prove their worth time and again. If your specialty is landscape…

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DJI Teases New Lightweight Gimbal for Mirrorless Cameras – Photography Article

It seems the folks at DJI are preparing to release a new, even lighter weight Ronin gimbal for mirrorless cameras. Shown off on a new teaser page, as well as a blueprint video posted to the brand’s Twitter, the new gimbal looks to be a lighter, more compact version of the current Ronin-S. The DJI Ronin-S was released in January of 2018, and has gotten a bit long in the tooth since. Competing 3-axis gimbals from Zhiyun and Moza offer…

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Operational Statistics First Half – Skylark Aerial Photography – Aerial Photography Article

Operational Statistics First Half for Skylark Aerial Photography. A busy first 6 months for 2019 The half year numbers for commercial operations for 2019 have just been released by our admin staff. Commercial Operations (each time a flight is logged). 181 flights ranging from 4 minutes to 42 minutes. The latter being the fixed wing drone which has an endurance of 50 minutes. The 181 operational flights represent an average of 30 per month or a flight a day. First…

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Flying Your Drone from a Boat – Aerial Photography Article

Drone photographs captured over water are filled with drama and never-before-seen views of the planet around us. We see marine life, shoreline, and the spectacle of contrasting elements.  Flying a drone from a boat is especially challenging and requires a great deal of care and pre-consideration if you don’t want to say goodbye to your DJI investment.Coordination between crew-members is vital when flying from an ocean vessel where swells and currents may not be obvious.We have flown from boats and…

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Filming Inside With A Drone – Aerial Photography Article

Filming inside with a drone the story begins. The use of drones for capturing unique perspectives and replacing what would normally be a Heli shoot territory is now really something that can be seen in most productions. The use of a drone is now becoming a standard requirement on any film or TV shoot. As drones become smaller and the camera systems, they use become better, drones are now starting to become used more for internal shoots. Three years ago,…

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How to shoot timelapse with the DJI Osmo Pocket – Time.Lapse Photography Article

The DJI Osmo Pocket is the latest high tech gadget from Chinese manufacturer DJI.It is a pocket sized camera and gimbal with a small touch screen.It can record DNG photos, videos, slow motion, timelapse, motion timelapse and hyperlapse footage. This article will go over how to shoot timelapse videos with the Osmo Pocket.Disclaimer: DJI sent me the Osmo Pocket in return for me writing this guide.  The DJI Osmo Pocket shooting a timelapse mounted on a mini gorillapod. Let’s have a…

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DJI Drone Photography – Blur vs. Focus – Aerial Photography Article

DJI has created an entirely new sector of working photographers. These are aerial drone photographers, many of whom are trying to raise their skill level with a yearning to earn a few dollars or establish a new career.  The DJI Phantom, Mavic, and Inspire lineup of drones has made aerial camera placement and operation an uncomplicated process. What is not so simple yet is the basic understanding of photography.  Some of the fundamentals, like types of blur & focus, are…

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Image Size 4:3, 3:2 or 16:9 for Drone Photography? – Aerial Photography Article

Image size 4:3, 3:2 or 16:9 – there is plenty of uncertainty around this particular camera menu setting in the DJIGo4 app. What do all those numbers mean, and which is our wise option? The app menu name image size may be misleading in itself, as it might be assumed by the drone operator that the larger numbers mean a larger image size. This is not the case. For instance, 16:9 is the smallest file size recorded of the options below.In…

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Fixing the Flat Light of a Midday Drone Photo – Aerial Photography Article

While driving across North America in the pickup truck full of drones, my partner Stacy Garlington and I remind ourselves that the journey is more important than the destination. We drive from city to city not to not simply to waste fuel, but to share our passion for drone photography with others. On the road, we use Google Maps to filter out the interstate highways. This forces us to travel the country roads and Main Streets of yesteryear. Creating drone…

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Polarizer Filters for DJI Drone Photography? Maybe Not. – Aerial Photography Article

    Filters on drones – this is a hot topic in the drone forums, and often clouded with misinformation. The use and effects of filters should be understood before adding additional glass to the front of your lens. In drone photography, we have a slightly different set of challenges than tripod-based photographers when it comes to filters.During the film and chemical days, we used a variety of filters in front of our lens, behind the lens, in front of our studio…

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Topshot with a Great Start to 2019 – Aerial Photography Article

16 Tech Listing Jackson IG wanted to collaborate and come up with a fun way to promote their newest listing near 16 Tech in downtown Indianapolis. We helped them include some renderings of the new project, illustrate nearby amenities, and some future developments that will be appealing to commercial buyers. This video provides an opportunity to show the listing in ways never thought of before. Using drones allows us to get a birds eye view and editing that footage gives us…

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Mavic 2 Pro Video Settings – Demystified (Part 2) – Aerial Photography Article

This is part two of a three-part blog about video settings on the DJI Mavic 2 Pro, with the integrated Hasselblad camera. A quick look back at part one will refresh your memory. In that blog, we discussed the options for video formats, codecs, and containers; things often overlooked or misunderstood by amateur videographers. The conclusion was this: you do not have to use the highest resolution, the fastest frame rate, or the new H.265 (HVEC) codec. In fact, unless…

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Mavic 2 Pro Video Settings – Demystified! – Aerial Photography Article

Part One of Three in this Series.At first glance, this may be the most boring blog post ever. Or, it might be the most important if you are fumbling over your video settings.Drone video settings and how they work is still the subject of much confusion in the DJI community.  I am no expert with video so I decided to re-educate myself starting at ground zero, and share some discoveries with you. With our DJI drones, we use the same…

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Drone Photography: Some Like it RAW – Aerial Photography Article

With our aerial DJI drone cameras, we all have the choice to capture either JPEG or RAW photograph files. Each format serves its own purpose, but there are vast differences. A realtor, home inspector or hobby pilot may prefer JPEG files to save time and end up with a tidy, smart looking image straight out of the camera. My choice is to shoot RAW because I intend to spend time processing every selected image. In my opinion, it is crucial…

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5 Top tips for High Quality Aerial Photos – Aerial Photography Article

I have been working as a commercial drone operator for the past 18 months and have put together these 5 top tips for producing the best quality aerial videos, I will be releasing 5 further top tips in the coming weeks around taking the best aerial photos:ND FiltersThis advice is applicable for Aerial Videos but NOT Aerial Photos, I never use ND Filters for Aerial Images as they are not needed but these are a must for video footage on…

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UK Drone laws and the changes coming in Spring 2018 – Aerial Photography Article

Changes are Coming In Spring 2018 following an extensive government consuiltaion the UK with introduce new drone laws which will mean that users will need to take an online safety test and register their drone.A few years ago I thought this was not needed as surely people who own drones know the risks and will operate sensibly. Sadly I was wrong and I really welcome these new laws. Maybe driven by the click bait culture of facebook there are videos…

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