Infographic: Shooting Video With a Drone Legally

Infographic: Shooting Video With a Drone Legally

As exciting as drones are proving for both hobbyists and commercial filmmakers, local and federal governments in the United States are continuously enacting legislation that governs the use of drones for shooting video. Filmmakers and video production professionals need to pay particular attention to the rules because the FAA requires anyone using drones for commercial purposes to get special permission to do so. Have a look at the infographic below […]

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Swann Xtreem Gravity Pursuit Drone Video Review

Swann Xtreem Gravity Pursuit Drone Video Review

Many people love the idea of a video drone: After all, who wouldn’t want to record the view from the air? But they aren’t cheap: A drone like the DJI Phantom 3 can set you back $700 or more. Answering the call of the budget conscious, the Swann Xtreem Gravity Pursuit shoots HD video for $250. But although it’s a fun drone to fly, it’s a compromise: You’ll have to […]

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UAVs and Solar Farm Inspection

UAVs and Solar Farm Inspection

Analyzing the usage of UAVs and image processing in solar inspection Seeking an alternative way to inspect their photovoltaic (PV) fields, independent renewable-energy producer Akuo Energy turned to one of the newest methods now available: drone inspection… Project Description French renewable-energy producer Akuo Energy, hoping to increase detection of damage and hotspots in their solar panels, hired aerial surveillance company Air-Marine to evaluate the efficiency of their solar fields. Regular […]

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