Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles means that the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle can make decision based on the data that it has onboard the computer processors or the data that it retrieves during the flight, independent of the pilot giving complete information instructions. Autonomous can also mean that the Aerial vehicle is actively engaged with the various optic monitors and processors on assigned moving subject on the ground. The task of following a subject initially given by the pilot.

Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

New series debut has been introduced in the latest product from DJI Phantoms 4 series.

It has many new features and to name two of the main ones they are, machine learning and computer vision, for autonomous flying. The Phantom 4 is capable of sensing its environment and able to avoid colliding with obstructions along its flight path. It can simply stop before the obstacle even when the pilot may be giving it instructions for full speed ahead. It can also go over the obstacle by flying up and over.

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How does it work? Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

I don’t know how the new Phantom 5 optic sensors work with the on board processor but there are some clues how it works in theory. Here are some parallel comparisons from other industries like autonomous robotics to create artificial intelligence.

In theory one can imagine other vehicles where autonomous vehicles have been trialed; the most obvious one that comes to mind is the autonomous motor vehicle. Here is information that I discovered from Wikipedia.

An autonomous car (driverless car, self-driving car, robotic car is a vehicle that is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input”.

So there you have it, the Autonomous vehicles detect the surroundings using the following:

  • Radar
  • Lidar
  • GPS
  • Odometry
  • Computer vision.

“Advanced control systems interpret sensory information to identify appropriate navigation paths, as well as obstacles and relevant signage. Autonomous cars have control systems that are capable of analyzing sensory data to distinguish between different cars on the road, which is very useful in planning a path to the desired destination”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_car

So what is radar?

Radars have been used for the last 70 years and the technology is widely used for all sorts of things aviation and on ground purposes.

“Radar is an object-detection system that uses radio waves to determine the range, angle, or velocity of objects. It can be used to detect aircraft, ships, spacecraft, guided missiles, motor vehicles, weather formations, and terrain”.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radar

What about Lidar?

Have you ever heard of the word before? It sounds like an endangered reptile.

“Lidar (also written LIDAR, LiDAR or LADAR) is a surveying technology that measures distance by illuminating a target with a laser light. Although thought by some to be an acronym of Light Detection And Ranging, the term lidar was actually created as a portmanteau of “light” and “radar”. Lidar is popularly used as a technology to make high-resolution maps, with applications in geodesy, geomatics, archaeology, geography, geology, geomorphology, seismology, forestry, atmospheric physics, airborne laser swath mapping (ALSM) and laser altimetry. What is known as Lidar is sometimes simply referred to as laser scanning or 3D scanning, with terrestrial, airborne and mobile applications”.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lidar

The Global Positioning System.

The GPS has become a common house hold name in the last 20 years, most people understand it by now.

“The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather conditions, anywhere on or near the Earth where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites. The system provides critical capabilities to military, civil, and commercial users around the world. The United States government created the system, maintains it, and makes it freely accessible to anyone with a GPS receiver”.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Positioning_System

What about Odometry? O- do-metrics?

“Odometry is the use of data from motion sensors to estimate change in position over time. Odometry is used by some robots, whether they be legged or wheeled, to estimate (not determine) their position relative to a starting location. This method is sensitive to errors due to the integration of velocity measurements over time to give position estimates. Rapid and accurate data collection, equipment calibration, and processing are required in most cases for odometry to be used effectively”.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odometry

Computer vision.

Computer vision is analytical process of measuring the environment numerically.

“Computer vision is a field that includes methods for acquiring, processing, analyzing, and understanding images and, in general, high-dimensional data from the real world in order to produce numerical or symbolic information, e.g., in the forms of decisions. A theme in the development of this field has been to duplicate the abilities of human vision by electronically perceiving and understanding an image”.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_vision

Here are some more ideas on the subject.

“Sub-domains of computer vision include scene reconstruction, event detection, video tracking, object recognition, object pose estimation, learning, indexing, motion estimation, and image restoration”.

“Areas of artificial intelligence deal with autonomous planning or deliberation for robotically systems to navigate through an environment. A detailed understanding of these environments is required to navigate through them. Information about the environment could be provided by a computer vision system, acting as a vision sensor and providing high-level information about the environment and the robot”.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_vision

It all sound like  a FUN DIY Project, right?

If you are not so keen to try and build your own Autonomously flying UAV, then perhaps you may be interested in the  DJI Phantom 4 Series?  Where they have done al the hard work in designing and creating the complete product ready to fly out of the box.

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See   the PHANTOM 4 IN ACTION.

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Joy Fun Peace Love and Prosperity New Year 2016

Joy Fun Peace Love and Prosperity New Year 2016

Joy Fun Peace Love and Prosperity New Year 2016 is a real possibility, it has been said that the only corner of the Universe that the mankind can change is with in themselves.  Therefore it is vitally important to take some time out and think what kind of a year you want 2016 to be like?  Do you want to be like a boat that is out on the world wide waters of the Sea, tossed by the waves and the wind without a sail or a rudder? That is exactly what the mind can provide for you, it provides the sail and the rudder when used correctly.

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Up the crap creek without a Paddle

The Entire year is still a blank, it is now the first of the first 2016.  Therefore here is a fantastic opportunity to start writing your own fantastic future now, don’t delay or waste time.  Now is the time to start thinking in  a way that improves your future. Is is very much a real possibility to make changes for the better.  If you use your cognitive mind powers, as a sharp planning tool to design your future in the right direction for more success.

To some this may seem unrealistic, to others it is a no brainer. Of course one needs to use his/her noggin to plan the future very precisely, life should not be a gamble, it is a high risk gamble with time to let it go by without doing nothing about improving one’s life.

Make changes in your physical space, and get more organized

In the natural environment there are trees, shrubs plants and flowers. All of these things can be a meaningful time to think and to consider how life dies and gives birth to new life. Comparing to the human creativity and technology, like art, craft, textiles and homemaking, photography, videos and other sources of multimedia, the natural environment is truly visually inspiring, and it is so fantastic with biodiversity.

Decision Making Video link. 

Are you sad or perhaps depressed?

Depression and sadness can be caused by negative feelings and poor environment, which may be due to lack of creativity, not able to change the circumstances and the personal environment. Simply put a person has become stuck in a depressing rut. The way out of such rut is to be proactive.  Here are some simply steps to get out of a depressing rut:

Clean the house, start by removing useless rubbish and thoroughly make the living space really tidy with lots of free space. Including removing clutter from table tops, benches, room corners, wardrobes and cupboards. There is nothing unusual about such clean up, because in normal life things do accumulate over time and it needs to be taken care of by removing useless clutter every so often.

Think of the time when you first moved into the space that you live in, can you remember how much spare space there was, how the floors space was also free of clutter. It may be practical to return the living space to the original state few times as a reminder of reality, and to help you keep focused on the goals that you want to achieve in life.

Useless clutter can be very distraction in the living space and it can eat up much energy and waste it.  The alternative is to use the energy focusing on the goals that you need to reach and do every day in order to reach the big goals in your life that you perceive to be situation where you are healthy, happy and content in life.  The beginning of the New Year is such a time to really do a thorough clean up of the home and living space, but do it with respect to the other people that may be sharing it you. Some people don’t understand how a living space can be a distraction to the goals in life. Maybe they have no personal goals in life. So it is good idea to share the New Year clean up idea with the people that you share the living space with, so that they are informed of the virtues of starting the New Year from a clean slate to make plans and clear objective goals for the New Year to work towards.

Thank you for visiting this site http://www.bestcameradrone.com and reading up on this Joy Fun Peace Love and Prosperity New Year 2016 message.  Have a Great one!

Wishing our Friends and Family a Joyous Holiday filled with Peace, Love, and Prosperity.

Best Wishes for a Healthy New Year!

 

December 2015 UAV Drone purchase deals

December 2015 UAV Drone purchase deals

December 2015 UAV Drone purchase deals are now active during this month of December, take a look at these special offers that are being promoted by大疆创新科技有限公司 Da-Jiang Innovations Science and Technology Co., Ltd. (DJI).

December 2015 UAV Drone purchase deals
Christmas Special 2015

December 2015 UAV Drone purchase deals and Special gift idea for Christmas 2015

Buy Any Phantom 3 Get A €179 Hard-shell Backpack for Free.

  • Phantom 3 Professional  Hard-shell Backpack 4K Video Camera

For all versions of the Phantom 3, the DJI lightweight backpack is water resistant with protection for the valuable high tech gadget.  EUR €1399  €1578 Save €179.

  • Phantom 3 Advanced Hard-shell Backpack 2.7K Video Camera EUR €1099 €1278 Save €179.
  • Phantom 3 Standard Hard-shell Backpack For beginners and first-time pilots.  EUR €819 €1098 Save €279

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Note: * Check your specific location for timely delivery date. Free Delivery to Europe: You will receive your item(s) by December 24 if you place your order before December 18.

  • Osmo Free Extra Battery. Save $39.00
  • Inspire 1 V2.0 Free Extra TB47 Save $199.00
  • Inspire 1 Pro Free Extra TB47 Save $199.00
  • Ronin-M Free Extra battery Save $89.00
  • Ronin Free Extra Battery

Thank you for visiting Best Camera Drone.com web site, the December 2015 UAV Drone purchase deals content  that is being promoted here, is another great opportunity to save some money, when the special offers that are made available.. If you are in the financial position to make a new purchase then this special offer during the month of December is great, A spare battery on top of a purchase is a valuable saving, in the Inspire 1 the saving can be as much as $199.00.

Click here to learn more details. –>  Christmas Deals 2015. 

What ever your situation is, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2016. Cheers!

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Black Friday deals 2015

Black Friday deals 2015

Black Friday deals 2015 is approaching fast, it is a Black Friday promotion period starting on the November 26th (EST 17:00) and continues for 4 days, until the November 30th (EST 24:00).

Black Friday deals 2015
BLACK FRIDAY DEALS 2015

This is obe great opportunity to buy with a reduced cost.  Also chance to try your luck and possibly WIN some selected DJI items as a bonus in your purchase.   Black Friday Deals DJI is giving away one
Multipurpose Action Camera Osmo per each day. It applies only to those that make the Inspire 1 or Inspire 1 Pro purchase during the Black Friday Deals 2015 promotion period.  Those buyers will automatically be entered into the Black Friday  Osmo Giveaway for a chance to WIN one of the 5 Multipurpose Joy Stick Action Camera model  Osmo.  In total there will be 5 cameras given away.  The Winners will be contacted by email to receive their personal gift codes.

Black Friday deals 2015
ZENMUSE X5 CAMERA

To read up and learn more about the DJI Innovative Multipurpose Action Joy Stick Camera Click this link.

Black Friday deals 2015
DJI INNOVATIVE MULTIPURPOSE ACTION JOY STICK CAMERA.

Black Friday deals 2015 promotion DJI products

Phantom 3 Standard.

Black Friday deals 2015

Phantom 3 Standard had a lot of potential to take fantastic still Images with the well capable 12 Megapixel and 2.7K HD videos with the integrated aerial camera.
Stable Footage: DJI’s advanced gimbal stabilization technology gives you smooth ride movie-quality video footage.
Also a live video feed with the  720p HD real-time view of what
your camera is seeing from the aerial view point up in the air, while the pilot is viewing scene from the ground on the mobile device.
Flight time up to 25 minutes on a single battery charge, and the DJI Intelligent Flight Battery will automatically remind by giving a signal when the power is starting to run low.

Phantom 3 Professional

Black Friday deals 2015

Phantom 3 professional is an upgrade from the previous Phantom 3 Standard model.   It includes the 4K Video  and the 12 Megapixel Still photo camera unit.

Also these features and benefits:

  • Integrated 3-Axis Stabilization Gimbal.
  • Easy to Fly, Intelligent Flight System
  • Live HD View
  • Dedicated Remote Controller
  • Powerful Mobile App w/ Auto Video Editor
  • Vision Positioning for Indoor Flight

Black Friday deals 2015 and the Inspire 1 V2.0

The Inspire 1 V2.0 is equipped with the Zenmuse X3.  When used with the Langing Gear Riser Kit, you can mount the Zenmuse
X5 onto the Inspire 1 V2.0 to take even higher-quality shots.

Black Friday deals 2015

Inspire 1 Pro

NOTE:  As part of the BLACK FRIDAY PROMOTION. Every buyer of the Inspire Model will ENTER automatically into  A LUCKY DRAW. Play to win exclusive prizes when you buy a promoted product during Black Friday promotion.

Black Friday deals 2015
ZENMUSE X5 CAMERA APARTURE SETTINGS

November 26-30

This is your chance! As part of the Black Friday Specials DJI is giving away one Multi  Action Camera Osmo per day. Learn more about the DJI Multipurpose  Action Camera OSMO from this link.

http://bestdecisioncoach.com/2015/10/23/multipurpose-action-joy-stick-camera-osmo/       Multipurpose Action Joy Stick Camera.

Anyone that purchases the Inspire 1 or Inspire 1 Pro, during the Black Friday, will automatically be entered into the Daily Osmo Giveaway for a chance to become one of the 5 lucky owners of a new innovative Multipurpose Action Joy Stick Camera Osmo.  The Winners will be contacted by email to receive their personal gift codes.  Read the details at the DJI Promotion page link here.  Black Friday Promotion.

Learn more about the INNOVATIVE MULTIPURPOSE ACTION JOY STICK CAMERA OSMO. 

Black Friday deals 2015 promotion Inspire 1 Pro

Inspire 1 Pro is an upgraded Model from the original inspire 1 model.

Black Friday deals 2015

The Inspire 1 Pro model has a  new propeller and installation kits feature a smoother, even more reliable locking mechanism. This new optimization drastically reduced the abrasion that is common with propeller installation, therefore prolonging the propeller’s overall service life.

  • The new motor’s performance has also been improved, providing  a greater sense of control.
  •  Ready-to-fly aerial system Included professional 4K camera
  • 3-axis stabilization gimbal (Zenmuse X5)
  • Live, wireless HD video transmission
  • DJI Lightbridge
  • Dedicated remote with flight and camera controls
  • Powerful app to adjust camera settings, edit videos, and more
  • Vision Positioning system for GPS-free or indoor flight
    Great for high-level shoots and high quality high demand professional moviessettings.
Game ArrowBLACK FRIDAY DEALS 2015. Click here

 

 

Special flying video camera offer

Special flying video camera offer

Today we will be introducing you to A Special flying video camera offer.  If you don’t know what A Flying Video camera  is then keep reading. , It is simply a powerful and very 21st century approach to seeing the world through a birds eye view.

Special flying video camera offer is time sensitive

This is awesome because it is a great creative opportunity for you to get motivated and excited about discovering your favorite places outdoors in the nature and view it from high above the sky.

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Whether viewing it live from a screen or looking through special goggles that have you seeing the world as the flying camera sees the world from the air.  Pretty amazing isn’t it?

It really isn’t hard as one would think that it is to fly a modern Camera Drone,  as long as you have the right type, model and the climate to fly in.

Special flying video camera offer
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Open outdoors is the best place, for starters away from open water.

This article  has important links to resources that can get you started real quickly And flying real smooth when you take the time to learn the basics of flying a Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.

Learn by visiting a web site with links to resources that are in my opinion the best value and constantly developing with innovations and technology.

Improved flight time, more steady in flight, really great camera stabilizers and Electronics to make it a complete package for those that are keen to start flying a camera drone or a UAV.

Do take some time to see what is being offered, and click below.

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New DJI gadget named OSMO

New DJI gadget named OSMO

New DJI gadget named OSMO is a hand held camera gimbal with an pivoted support system, that allows the rotation of a camera about a single axis. New handheld stabilization device. 

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How to eliminate the distraction of a camera vibration and shake

One of the biggest distractions of videos is the unsteady video camera, the camera may be shaking or that the person doing the shooting did not pay attention to the tilt of the camera and the awkward video viewing angle.

There are many great occasions when video recording the environment or a scene that is done while moving. I can think of many occasions when I was doing something in a particular season of the year and i was capturing the environment while moving. I was moving either on foot walking, riding a bike, skiing or snowboarding.

The interesting highlights are the seasonal changes and the colours; you can imagine how great it all looks on a video, in the autumn season, Riding a bike and capturing the blur of the leave colours as you ride over them.

Similarly sliding down a fresh snow covered slope, in the early morning light, on a set of skies or a snowboard.  Likewise  it may be a scene when the person is walking while recording the great outdoors, or the indoors of a building, at a show, a shopping mall or the farmers markets. The steady moving video camera is just one way to make the video content more interesting and not compromise on the quality of a steady video recording.

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New DJI gadget named OSMO saves the day

When recording video from a still position, most commonly it is done using a tripod. With a tripod the camera shake is eliminated and the viewing of the video is great. However that is not always possible of practical reasons as mentioned, and it is not necessarily the most creative way to capture particular action of the moment. The moving steady big production movie camera is seen all the time, on the screen, and the movies on TV use an stabilization system designed to give the camera operator boom crane, or the independence of an handheld gimbal while shooting a video without the camera vibration or shake.

How to keep video camera steady without a system.

Having a solid steady standing or sitting position can help to keep the camera steady. The elbow positions close to the chest can also help. Leaning on something can give support like the third leg on a tripod. Kneeling down can provide support to the camera, or lying down can similarly make the video recording more steady. But movement, then obviously becomes very difficult simultaneously.

What to do?  How to achieve movement and a steady video footage.

Using a wide angel lens can help some, the further you go the more steady it appears to get, and the reverse is also true, zoom in, and the shake becomes very obvious.

Check out the below Gimbal presentation at the Wikipedia pages.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gimbal#/media/File:Gimbal_3_axes_rotation.gif

However with the electronic motors assisted gimbal with a pivoted support system that allows the rotation of an object about a single axis. Meaning that it will stay true focused on a given direction. Which makes long exposure shots free form ,with absolute crispness and sharpness, even without using a tripod.

New DJI gadget named OSMO
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The stabilization system of the New DJI gadget named OSMO, keeps the camera totally still so you can freehand capture stills of up to 2 seconds. With practice, you can get even longer shots. Now you can capture the bright city lights, or star lit night sky, and much more.  Even blur out the bright colorful city lights, using a creative ,mind and imagination.  The New DJI gadget named OSMO makes creative video much quicker to achieve.

Thank you for visiting  us here and reading this New DJI gadget named OSMO article at www.bestcameradrone.com  We hope this article was informative, practical, useful and helpful. All the best in your video making en-devours.

Alternative budget option

Alternative budget option

Alternative budget option to those that have a tight budget and the risk of buying a flying camera drone is just too high. it could even be that the idea needs time to mature, maybe a year or two on basic training in photography and video before it’s time to launch out to the skies. It is a high risk area for those that don’t have money to burn.  Here is one such alternative budget option to consider.  it does reduce the risk factor by an considerable amount. The flying camera drone is out of the picture, and it’s place is an hand held highly sophisticate piece of equipment, and a GoPro HERO4  multipurpose camera.  This alone ensures that the multipurpose camera remains and is highly practical piece of equipment to have for anyone that enjoys action  photography.

Alternative budget option
GoPro HERO4

Alternative budget option explained

There is nothing worse that living under illusion that once a piece of highly sophisticated piece of  technology is purchased then life will be rosy for ever after. The problem of falling in love with a gadget is that the love is blind, and there are many false expectations from the consumer.  Preventative action is the shortest route back to base camp and to the grass roots of reality.  Gadgets are great but they should not be a controlling force that manipulates every waking moment in life. Especially the gadgets that are a high risk for getting damaged and for losing the consumers money. So the best action is the preventative action, and not to go  on a limb that will surely crack, and go crushing down to the ground.

Alternative budget option is to avoid the following scenario.  When you have finally got the money together to buy the drone and made the purchase then the unexpected happens and it is only the beginning of pain of the exhaust and the thumbscrews of the credit card company are back with vicious vengeance, to get their interest. Buying a camera drone is not a safe bet buy; it is not a sure trusty reliable winner that you keep for 5 to 10 years. Buying a camera drone for many is a high risk, the drone may only make it alive for three, six, or twelve months, before it dies.  It then may need some spare parts, expensive repairs or in the worst case a replacement. In comparison to many other items like a Digital camera, it is much more predictable and safe item to spend money on, also relatively robust and highly practical.

Here are some of the risks:

  1. Very fragile sophisticated electronic equipment
  2. Fragile moving parts
  3. Subjective to the weather, mist, water, snow, ice, dust and sand
  4. Made out of plastics
  5. Can be damaged by flying into solid objects
  6. The purchase can be destroyed if accidentally landing in the water
  7. Not to be stepped on, ridden on, sat on or kicked around
  8. It may draw credit cards like a bear to honey, and gobble it up
  9. Not being visually creative enough to see the potential
  10. Any of the above can cost you dearly.

The first step of action in this preventative course of action is to be fully aware what the flying camera drone is and how easily it can be damaged, and how expensive the accidents can be.

Second is to play it safe, ensure guarantee to yourself 100%, that the learn to fly area is open clear space, and no water hazards.  That alone is just realistic risk management. Without it a pilot is doomed.

The other option is to put the idea of owning a camera done on a shelf until later on. Until your budget can manage such extravagant endeavors. And the follow up has become an attainable reality.

Alternative budget option
SteadyGim3 Gimbal

Here is another way to look at it, and still get a started and eliminate a lot of the money risk involved in owning a flying camera drone. You can still get started with using GoPro Camera, a GoPro Camera is not a such high risk item as the flying camera.

And the second part is buying a Gimbal that is  designed for the GoPro Camera and is highly practical for any photographer or video content creator.  You can take it anywhere if the weather and the environment permits, while holding in your hand. The hand held Gimbal does cost currently around US $360.00 And if you already own a GoPro Camera then you are well on your way to recording and practicing your video recording skills with the highly sophisticated electronic piece like the GoPro Camera Stabilizer Gimbal, and learn to use it as you ride a bike, or run in the forest around obstacles, to simulate the flight path around objects, and to see how the Gimbal reacts to a given environment and to see how creative or boring your video footage rally is. If you can’t make a creative video on the ground around thenatural environment and objects, then there is no way that you can make one while up in the sky with a camera drone. Things just get a lot more complicated once off the ground. The creative process is in the mind, you have to learn to visualize the flight path and capture before you start recording with a real camera, it does not come by accident. Not up in the air on 20 minute flight batteries. It starts from the ground and eventually works up and gets off the ground with the necessarily acquired skills.

Take a look at this video to see how clever piece of equipment  the hand held Alternative budget option; SteadyGim3 Gimbal really is.

Here is a link to the video that showcases the product. Steady Gim3Gimbal. 

Here is a link to the  Camera GoPro HERO4.

Alternative budget option
SmaCase G160

Check out this product here at SMA CASE G160. Currently selling at US $19.99   Price reduced by 67%, ($40 Discount). Be quick.  

How to get started using camera drone

How to get started using camera drone

How to get started using camera drone is a great question, the obvious way to get started is to learn more about the topic of a camera drone.  The initial interest may lead to many more questions demanding reasonable answers, as to what, where and why?  Like all other areas of interest, hobby and passion there are many variable objective definitions for the thing called a drone.  The most obvious distinction between a drone and a drone is the size, weight, performance and quality of the product.  From a tiny gadget to a medium size drone, they are often for indoors use only, unless it is a very calm summer day in the garden or a BBQ outing.  The tiny gadgets to medium size drone they lack the lift and flight power to handle the resistance of air currents and winds, so they struggle and fidget in windy conditions. .

How to get started using camera drone safely

Safety is obviously a priority, using gadgets and medium size drone indoors can be hazardous if there are other people active in the same area. It is all relative to the size of the space and the number of people using it at the same time, public space are out of the question, off course.  Location is everything, also in the flight experience, a well suited environment will ensure a positive flight experience, and many happy viewers of the video footage and the still photography that you bring home.  Planning well ahead of time is the key to a successful camera drone purchase and the flight experiences.  All of the drone flight stages and highlights can be rehearsed in advance even before making the purchase, if you have a creative mind and are well organized to plan, and plan some more.  This takes one back, to the very basic step one.  Asking the three questions, what, where and why?

Why buy a camera drone

For those people that have already jumped at the chance to purchase a camera drone, they would already know their own personal answer to the question. For others that are really keen to buy one, but for financial reason or other reasons they have not made the commitment so far.  Whatever the situation is there is much that can be done to learn more about the aerial photography, camera drone and unmanned aerial vehicles for creative use in video and photography, the freedom of flight is truly unique environment. It is possible to develop the aerial photography skills by reading articles, looking at videos and visualization. using an ordinary digital camera and various environment to picture what an area would look like from above in the larger scale, as if being high above off the ground.  The reality of using a camera drone for photography and video is that it does need clear thinking in order to produce material that is creative, interesting with sufficient quality for sharing it online. The critical area is in the mind of the pilot, with ability to visualize creatively and to realize and implement it using an unmanned aerial vehicle.  So the area to work on foremost is not with the gadgets, but rather in the creative mind of the potential pilot, to visualize the flight path before executing it.

Use the camera equipment that you already have, and visualize a creative flight path in your mind, then record it using video or still photos. If you are out of creative ideas, then watch a video, or a movie, and take one creative moment in the video, and re produce it. using the camera that you have available.  The point is not to reproduce the same quality, but to go through the sequence step by step, in real or imagine environment.

Developing the flying camera skills further

There are many new products being offered by DJI. Here are some of them listed.

Phantom 2 + H4-3D

How to get started using camera drone
Phantom 2 + H4-3D

Go-Pro Camera set up.

Go-Pro-Camera

Zenmuse.H4-3D.

Zenmuse gimbal set up for the Go-Pro camera.

  • 3-axis gimbal
  • High precision brushless servo control
  • Aluminum alloy body
  • Built-in IMU module
    Light-weight
  • A2, WKM, NAZA-M, NAZA-M V2 ,PHANTOM 2 supported
  • GoPro Hero4 Black supported
  • Zenmuse technology

Zenmuse-gimbal

 

Phantom 3 Advanced

Phantom-Advanced
Phantom 3 Professional

professional-phantom
Inspire 1 with Single Remote

How to get started using camera drone
DJI Inspire1

 

DJI Inspire 1
DJI Inspire1 UAV in flight mode
How to get started using camera drone easily

I hope this How to get started using camera drone article has been informative to you, helping you to make the right decision regards the many available UAV and the camera drone brands and models that are available on the market in 2015. I have simplified the process by sticking to one brand here on this page. Thanks for visiting Best Camera Drone.com web site and taking the time to read some of the articles that i have posted.  Cheers!

 

Inspire one potential

Inspire one potential

Inspire one potential is an article about the many possibilities of using camera drone and UAV to capture images and video. There are many options availabel, one such option is the new DJI Inspire one UAV.  It is a new addition to the Phantom series of flying camera drones. The possibilities are endless, if there is a creative will, the right environments and passion for photography and video production.  Watch this great video to wet your appetite and get new ideas for creative Aerial photography and flying video capture.  Inspire one series is one professional level option to consider.

Inspire one potential UAV is one option to consider

There are many routes to take with the DJI UAV and camera drone options that are available.  Take some time to visit and browse the DJI store from this link. Get inspired with a flying camera.

Inspire one potential
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Inspire one potential

What is your area of interest?

To get inspired in photography and video requires some kind of direction, an interest in a particular environment, season, hobby, a sport, an event or a niche that really fascinates you enough to motivate you to start creating content, writing and taking images and video using a flying camera platform such as a UAV or a camera drone.

For some people they get inspired by the summer sports such as surfing, others get inspired by the winter snow environment and the winter sports, maybe skiing,  snowboarding or snow shoe walking or climbing. What ever your specific interest area is, in order to create content for online it needs some kind of investment of either time, labor or money.  Nothing happens when there is no effort made.

To get inspired may take some time, one way to start is to write about the particular topic that motivates you, and by doing so then a solid structure for more content becomes possible.  All things start from small, and gradually develop in to something more meaningful and presentable to others to read and to view.  Ideas are easily formed in the mind, to communicate those ideas on paper is something else. There are also many more abstract levels for communication, nailing ideas down with a camera, how about a video camera? And ultimately a flying camera that has the complete freedom of a three dimensional space, no barriers that can not be flown over in the natural environment in the practical sense. Get inspired today and do something creative with whatever your tools are for creative visual art and music.

Thanks again for visiting best Camera Drone web site, and for reading this Inspire one potential article, and for checking out these super cool videos by the Best of X Drones. Cheers!

Best drone surf videos 2014

Best drone surf videos 2014

Best drone surf videos 2014 is a collection of best drone surf video for 2014. It features video clips from many surf breaks all over the world. like Bali, the north shore Maui and Mantawai islands.  This video has great cinematography quality, the compination of phtographic skills and UAV piloting skills makes the viewing of the video really fascinating. Pleasant to watch in an environment that is absolutely picture beautiful. Fantastic combinations being captured on the video camera.  The natural paradise location, crystal clear waters, the magic settings for perfect waves, and the surf riders that harness the energy of the waves for recreational purpose and a natural spiritual high.

Definately the Best drone surf videos 2014 that i have seen so far.  If you watching the surf breaks being captured by the flying camera onboard a UAV, then subscribe to the Epic videos, through their YouTube video channel, accesible through this video, jsut click the small YouTube symbol on the right hand side bottom corner.

Best drone surf videos 2014
DJI Inspire ONE Model

 

I think that action sport like surfing, snowboarding and skiing are great for UAV cinematography.  The nature of the these sports are very fluent, smooth flowing with the terrain, therefore it is natural to capture these action sports from the air, by a flying camera.  The flying UAV allows for a the neccessary frredom to capture the action from a different plane, than the waves are restricted to, likewise the snow covered slopes of the mountains.  Flying allows for absolute 3 dimensional freedom, overcoming the strong force of gravity, that constantly pulls towards the solid ground.  Camera freedom is what the UAV provides for the artist, to go about the business of photography and video footage capture, with incredible modern technological tools that over come constraints of the force of gravity.

If you are considering purchasing a drone or a UAV, then do visit Best Camera Drone Store to see the prices for various DJI Phantom series of Drone, and the New DJI Inpisre One professional UAV. Visit shop via this link Best Camera Drone.