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How Does the DJI Mavic PRO Stack Up Against the Phantom 4?

With the recent release of its compact and portable Mavic PRO quadcopter, the leading drone and gimbal maker DJI continues to attract the attention of more and more filmmakers interested in aerial cinematography. The availability of other popular models on the market, however, such as the Phantom 4,

The Latest Walkera Voyager 4 Drone Boasts Whopping 16x Optical Zoom Capabilities and Can Be Controlled From Anywhere in the World

The established Chinese drone manufacturer Walkera surprisingly unveiled it’s flagship Voyager 4 superzoom camera drone, the first consumer-oriented UAV on the market equipped with a gimbal-stabilized 360-degree camera boasting 16x optical zoom lens with a maximum 1500mm focal length. The announcement comes only a week after DJI introduced its

DJI Zenmuse Z3 is a New 4K Aerial Zoom Camera

DJI is on fire! After announcing a new partnership with medium format behemoth Hasselblad for a new premium bundle, the Chinese drone and gimbal maker announced the new Zenmuse Z3 – the company’s first 4K zoom drone camera. The DJI Zenmuse Z3 is a basically an integrated aerial

DJI Phantom X – Is This The Future of Consumer Drones?

Chinese tech giant DJI, largely responsible for bringing ready-to-fly unmanned aerial platforms to the masses, as well as providing cinematographers and video creators around the world with easy to balance and affordable hand held stabilisers like the DJI RONIN, and the lightweight Ronin-M, recently posted a teaser promo on their

How to Improve Your Workflow While Filming People With a Drone

Filming aerials with your drone/quad-copter can be a funny and truly enjoyable experience, however if you don’t have a solid skill set, enough practice and a strict plan knowing in advance what exactly you are going to shoot you might miss the whole point of flying and filming with such

HEXO+ Autonomous Flying Camera Drone For Your GoPro Hero4

Unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAV for short, have been around for some time now, but it wasn’t until innovative companies like DJI who put affordable and easy to operate quadcopters like their Phantom series into the hands of filmmakers and enthusiasts alike, that this technology really took

Top 10 Most Astounding Drone Videos of 2014

2015 is just around the corner, and we are about to wrap up another really successful year for filmmaking. We’ve seen much new favourable gear throughout the year that has been released, tons of amazing 4K footage, a bunch of fantastic new cameras popping up, and some great gimbals. The

A Music Video Masterpiece Reveals the True Power of Drone Videography

As keen and passionate filmmakers, we are always seeking for new opportunities and innovative techniques to produce better visuals by constantly pushing the creative boundaries of our imagination. The final goal always stays the same, though – creating unique imagery that has never been seen or created before, or simply

Flying With The DJI Phantom And The First Ever Drone Film Festival

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) such as the DJI Phantom have become very popular and turned into a viable and seriously creative option for capturing breathtaking aerial shots on a budget. Aerial shots provide significant production value and impress clients. However, flying with such drones on a professional job isn’t