The FAA has issued a prohibition on flying any drones during the Papal Visit from September 22-27 in Washington, D.C., New York and Philadelphia. [Read more…]
Looking to make your drone footage a little less like consumerish video and a little more cinematic? Check out this video with 15 great tips on making your drone footage more cinematic.
I think we’ve come full circle on drones now.
Snake River Shooting Products is now making and selling 12 gauge shotgun ammo labeled as Drone Munition. I kid you not.
This ammunition is being marketed on fear of a coming Drone Apocalypse to people who are probably a little too hyped up about other kinds of apocalypses already. [Read more…]
Unfortunate drone crash and confrontation videos are popping up on a regular basis now that drones are becoming more and more popular. This latest video takes place on Bon Secour Beach in Orange Beach, Alabama as man confronts two other men flying their drones to film their family and friends on the beach.
This does not appear to be any sort of commercial flight and nothing the drone operator has done at this point appears to have violated FAA regulations.
The confrontation is filled with suspicion, anger, ignorance and a heavy southern draw. The man, who acknowledges he is employed by Summerchase Condominiums, insists that his demand is in response to “way too many complaints” he has received from Summerchase residents/vacationers.
It reaches a climax in which the angry man confronting the drone operators repeatedly informs them, “ya’ll been told.”
Earlier this year, someone accidentally crash-landed a DJI Phantom drone on the the White House lawn. That situation helped escalate the legal issues surrounding drone use in the US.
With the drone-splosion fully underway, we are starting to see some really great drones and some really great accessories. One of the accessory lines that has been sparse among mainstream companies has been carrying solutions for drones. There have been a few backpack and hard case solutions, but most have been very similar in design.
Enter Lowepro and its new DroneGuard Kit. [Read more…]
DJI has singlehandedly launched the drone market into the stratosphere. The DJI Phantom is instantly recognizable and synonymous with the word “drone.” It is nearly a household name. Just last week, we saw one at the center of a sequence on Big Bang Theory.
Right now, you can order a DJI drone to be shipped to your door in a day or two at prices ranging from $350 for a base-model Phantom 1 to over $6000 for a DJI S1000 that can haul heavy-duty camera. And there are models at nearly every price point in between. There is much and more for everyone in DJI’s lineup. [Read more…]