Jun 302015
 

Filmmaker Sebastian Solberg has compiled 10 important drone filmmaking tips for anyone new to the increasingly popular method. Watch his video above and read his tips below to learn more about drone safety and how to use drones to their full potential.

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Mar 172015
 

Apparently, posting your drone footage to YouTube could constitute flying them commercially, at least if the experience of Jayson Hanes is any indication of the FAA’s thoughts.

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 According to a report over on Motherboard, Hanes has been notified that his aerial drone footage on YouTube constitutes commercial use, and thus, he now finds himself at the mercy of the FAA’s new commercial use regulations.
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The issue comes down to the ads on YouTube. If a user uploads their videos with the monetization settings turned on, then money can be earned via YouTube – and if you want to get technical – that means you are using your footage for commercial use. The interesting twist here is that Hanes contends that he has not made any money – or even tried to – off the drone footage; he is just an amateur hobbyist who enjoys putting his videos up on the popular video sharing website.

It would seem that the FAA needs to step back and take another look at their drone regulations, as the line between what constitutes commercial and non-commercial use is still as fuzzy as ever.

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Oct 132014
 

Flying your camera with an RC helicopter is not as easy as it seems. it normally requires a lot of expertise and practice. Don’t let anyone tell you that it is easy or inexpensive. It’s not! DJI has great products as you may know and now here comes Plexidrone with some amazing new features.

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Oct 032014
 

This is some truly impressive footage of the recent eruption of Bardabunga volcano in Iceland. Hot stuff! The footage was created by Eric Cheng using the DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter and a GoPro Hero camera. Thanks Eric for creating this spectacular footage!

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DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter with Zenmuse H3-3D 3-Axis Gimbal and Transmitter, 20.7 ft/s (6 m/s) Speed, 2.4GHz Frequency, Up to 22 Minutes Flying Time, GPS Autopilot

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GoPro HERO3+ Black Motorsports Edition HD Action Camera, 12MP, 4K Video Resolutions, SuperView & Auto Low Light Modes, Mini USB, Wi-Fi, Waterproof

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Note: The new GoPro Hero 4 is due to be released October 5th. The big new feature is 4K video!

Here is more on the GoPro 4:

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