Aries flies the Blackbird X10 December 9th 2014 - 07:27 AM

The Aries Blackbird X10 is the latest addition to the burgeoning fleet of UAVs. It’s a quadcopter with on-board camera capable of shooting up to 1080P/30fps full HD video, or 16-megapixel stills, can fly under wireless control up to 1600 ft away and has a flight time of 25 minutes

Wear a Drone on your Wrist December 5th 2014 - 02:35 PM

One of the rules of governing the use of drones for filming is that there must be a licensed pilot and another operator in control of the camera. To be strictly legal there is supposed to be a third ‘spotter’. But if you don’t have a specialist videographer to

DJI Inspires With Built-in 4K UAV November 21st 2014 - 10:15 AM

Drone developer DJI has released the Inspire 1 which incorporates a 4K video camera and is described by DoP Philip Bloom as “the world’s most advanced all in one aerial filmmaking system.” The £2,200 ($3399) quadcopter integrates DJI’s wireless HD transmitter, Lightbridge, and comes with a redesigned mobile app that streams HD 108

Back9Network Gets Two Studios In One October 30th 2014 - 10:23 AM

To coincide with its launch on DIRECTV, U.S lifestyle golf channel, Back9Network, gave itself an onscreen makeover mixing virtual and hard set designs. Versatility and variety had to be key components in the studio set to accommodate different elements, different talent, and quick turnarounds. FX Design Group started

Kite copter unleashed in New Year October 23rd 2014 - 03:30 PM

When is a drone not a drone? Answer: When it’s a kite. And as such is not subject to civil aviation laws restricting the aerial flight of untethered drones. This loophole-circumnavigation together with the fact that kite flying doesn’t require a special pilot’s licence could give a