The FAA just released its long-awaited rules for legally operating an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for both commercial and personal use. While there are restrictions, some are applauding that the FAA’s decision to drop a requirement for a pilot’s license, requiring instead a test-based special certificate.
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Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT) mounted a microLite transmitter on a UAV to help HeliVideo Productions provide unique drone-based live HD coverage of the U.S. Open golf tournament for FOX Sports.
Anyone can buy and fly a UAV-drone. All the exhibits at this year’s NAB show made that obvious. What was typically glossed over were the finer points of the flight science that makes them work—and why drones can make a less-than-perfect camera platform. Helicopter and UAV pilot John Wat
While the Federal Aviation Administration has begun to allow the use of drones in film and TV production, there are still too many restrictions, according to filmmakers. Particularly around camera weight and night time shoots.
The UAV or unmanned air vehicle is also popularly called a drone. Once the province of the military, they are now available for commercial purposes and to the consumer. In this new series, John Watkinson looks at how they work, what they can and can’t do, with an emphasis o
When director Andrew H. Petersen founded his Drone Dudes production company in 2005, he combined his unique experience in RC (remote control) and drone technology with his talents in filmmaking. Now, Petersen uses Hypercore SLIM battery packs from Switronix to power the array of handheld cameras for his unique aerial projects.
Every video related trade show has to have an area to fly drones, it seems, and professional AV show Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) is no different. The Drone Arena has met with a “phenomenal” response on its debut according to Mark Wilkins, CEO, Stampede Global, a proAV distributor. His company is sp
Drones are on a collision course for a major mid-air catastrophe according to senior figures in UK aviation. Figures released today show that in four recent separate incidents, UAVs were involved in near misses with craft, including a passenger jet, at UK airports.
Here in the Athletics department at the University of Maine, the UMaine Black Bears compete in the America East Conference of NCAA Division I for all sports except hockey and football, which compete in the Hockey East conference and Colonial Athletic Association, respectively.
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Texas-based live sports broadcast company LiveSports, has recently switched out its previous generation of Panasonic AJ-HPX370 P2 HD camcorders for the AK-UB300 4K multi-purpose cameras mounted on robotic motion control heads.The initial application is for coverage of pro tennis tours.