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16 Feb

A Complete How To Guide For Filming with Drones

There's nothing quite like aerial shots, especially with drones. The freedom to be able to capture angles from high above, off a cliff, or in the thick of the moment is unquestionably a major draw for filmmakers. As drones become a prominent tool in photography and film, certain techniques are required to capture specific shots. We've put together tips for 5 different kinds of shots including the Fly-by, the Reveal, the Chase, the High-Pan, and the Explorer (roaming shots). The fly-by is a type of shot where the camera flies by or over a scene. In the video below starting at 0:15 seconds, you see the operator set up on top of the shot and fly over the moving subjects. The trick with...
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15 Feb

Heavyweight Battle of the Drones: Phantom 4 vs. Mavic Pro

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As the commercial drone market starts its long awaited boom, there has only been one clear front runner to lead the charge. The French company Parrot has struggled to produce top of the line products and American born GoPro just entered the drone scene with a major setback due to the recall of the Karma drone. That leaves us with two primary players, DJI and 3D Robotics (3DR). With strong initial funding, 3DR seemed to go round for round with DJI, but as time wore on, 3DR shifted its emphasis toward software solutions. Hence, DJI remains the only strong candidate in commercial drone hardware manufacturing. That leaves us to wonder, which of the DJI drones will continue to dominate the commercial...
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2 Feb

4 Most Popular Drone Uses For Aerial Photography

Whether you're an established photographer with years of experience or just starting out and learning the basics, aerial photography is undoubtedly in the future of the industry. The ability to capture angles and shots that were largely unachievable has made drones an incredibly popular instrument for a number of different forms of photography. Below are some of the most popular uses and the best drones with tips on how to shoot stunning aerial images. Wedding Photo & Video Production Due to the once in a lifetime singularity of wedding photography, there is a ton of pressure to get the perfect shots. Every couple wants their wedding to be special and documenting those precious moments bares a challenging task. In addition to the standard,...
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21 Jan

Everything You Need to Know About Video Resolutions

Not sure about the difference between HD and 4K? Video resolutions used to be a transparent setting that filmmakers understood clearly. With cameras pushing the threshold of picture quality, it’s important to know how such developments are affecting your shooting experience. Here’s a closer look at one of the most controversial topics floating around the film industry today. Aspect Ratio and Dimensions The best way to understand what you’re looking at is by tackling the basics of aspect ratio and screen resolution. Firstly, video files are commonly measured by pixels. For example, if you have a clip that is 640 x 480, it means that the dimensions of the file are 640 pixels wide by 480 pixels high. Aspect ratio refers to...
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2 Dec

Top Five 4K Gadgets You Need to Have for the Holiday Season

Nothing screams quality like 4K. Companies are pumping the technology in almost every gadget you can think of, from traditional televisions to questionable smartphones. If you’re planning on treating yourself with a 4K device this holiday season, get your wallets ready and check out the list below. DJI Osmo Steadicam DJI, the leading drone company responsible for most of those eye-catching aerial shots on YouTube, stepped out of its comfort zone to deliver a 12 megapixel 4K camera. Called the Osmo, the device features a 1/2.3″ sensor and a sharp, field-of-view lens. The steadicam's three-axis gimbal is designed for outdoor films and shaky hands, which translates to smooth, professional looking shots. Memento Smart Frame The Memento Smart Frame is the perfect home accessory for...
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29 Nov

Every Film Nerd’s Conundrum

Audience in a movie theatre, 1935.
Critics and art historians will argue that cinema is dead, a dying art in the age of technology and digital media. As many following in the footsteps of James Cameron and J.J. Abrams would claim, “It's all about 3D," or in reference to the latter, Abrams’ signature computer generated lens flare. But us film nerds know better than that. When it comes to restoration, color gradients and film supplements, just who reigns supreme? Many would cast their vote for Criterion Collection without any hesitation, while an enlightened few may consider up and coming rival Arrow Films. The bottom line: both offer a catalog of the best of the best to appease cinephiles of all ranks. What it really boils down to is...
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14 Sep

This Portable Super Computer Is the Size of a USB Flash Drive

Today’s computers don’t have screens, keyboards or track pads. Thanks to advancements in technology, such machines are now the size of a small flash drive and are directly compatible with everyday monitors. For all of your portable computing needs, check out the MagicStick. The tiny gadget ensures around-the-clock productivity, connection and entertainment. Best of all, it fits in your pocket. Blazing Fast Computing Power Out of the box, you can use the device like a normal computer or laptop from your television (via HDMI). Considering that most display monitors have HDMI and USB slots, finding a compatible screen should not be an issue. Below are the technical specifications for the MagicStick: Emmc 5.1 based storage, and LPDDR3 RAM up to 8 GB 1 with over 10 Gbps data transfer speeds 1 Gbps...
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10 Sep

Elevate Your Photography Business Using Powerful Drones

Drones are changing the way we work, play and communicate with our surroundings. For photography businesses, the flying machines are used to create bold shots that leave long-lasting impressions. Read on to find out how quadcopters can modernize your craft, improve your reputation in the highly competitive space and add value to your offerings. Unique Shots in Everyday Places Tired of shooting around the same sites? Drones can help you engage your environment by changing the perspective of your camera. Instead of resorting to far-flung destinations, you could fly a drone around places you’re already familiar with and capture breathtaking shots. “You can get unique content, which is what most clients are looking for these days. They want to enhance the way people view their...
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