Aerial Imaging Platforms, aka drones, UAV's etc have become a major tool in creating everything from personal videos to major motion pictures. Keep up-to-date on the news and updates from DJI, Yuneec, Fiilex and more.


DJI Storm: Custom Aerial Cinematography Platform Powered by DJI Studio

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In a bit of a departure from DJI’s splashy launch events, news has been slowly trickling out about a new pro-level drone called the DJI Storm and an aerial cinematography service called DJI Studio. First noticed by DroneDJ, the Storm was officially announced (albeit quietly) at Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles a couple of weeks back and only now seems to be making the rounds on various photo/video news sites. Because DJI hasn’t really prompted (other than a YouTube video stealthily posted back in January) the Storm, or DJI Studio Service (there is no reference to either on DJI’s…

Latest DJI Mavic 2 Firmware Update Adds Dual Remote Control Mode

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The latest firmware update for the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom drones introduces Dual Remote Control Mode (introduced on the original Mavic Pro) and fixes a couple of minor issues affecting GPS information on still images and gimbal control. If you’ve ever flown a drone, you know that it can be tricky to both pilot and control the camera system at the same time. But now, with the ability to connect two remotes to one aircraft using Dual Remote Control Mode, one pilot can concentrate solely on flying while the other pilot independently operates the camera system. How to…

New Canadian Drone Piloting Rules, What’s Changed?

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New Canadian drone piloting rules were announced by Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau that will take effect on June 1st, 2019 and they include a number of changes to the older regulations we posted about in July 2017. New Canadian Drone Piloting Rules – Highlights The new rules apply to anyone who will be operating a drone weighing between 250 grams and 25 kilograms and is flown within a pilot’s visual-line-of-sight, regardless of application (fun, work or research). Anyone wishing to pilot a drone will have to pass an online exam, get a pilot certificate for basic or advanced operations and…

DJI Announces Updated Phantom 4 Pro v2.0 Quadcopter

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With very little fanfare, DJI has quietly announced their latest quadcopter, the Phantom 4 Pro v2.0. While it features essentially the same specs as their popular Phantom 4 Pro, the 4 Pro v2.0 does offer a few minor updates that we will discuss here. Phantom 4 Pro v2.0 Updates Propellers DJI claims that the newly designed quick-release propeller design will reduce prop noise by up to 60% when compared to the the 4 Pro as well as making it slightly more aerodynamic. Video Transmission System/New Remote Unlike previous Phantom versions that utilize DJI’s Lightbridge transmission system, the 4 Pro V2.0…

DJI Mavic Air: Pocket Sized, 4K 100 Mbps Video Drone

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The newly announced DJI Mavic Air is a tiny powerhouse that features a 3-axis gimbal camera (the first in a drone this small) capable of capturing 4K 30fps 100 Mbps UHD video, 21 minute (max) flight time and a range of up to 4km. Combines the best features of the Mavic Pro & SPARK Like the Mavic Pro and SPARK, the Mavic Air features folding arms allowing for maximum portability. When compared to the original Mavic Pro (which is small enough to fit into a backpack), the Mavic Air, like the SPARK, is small enough to fit in your jacket…

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