Regulatory issues are key to the deployment of drones and the need for a more uniform set of rules has been acknowledged by regulators in the US and UK. While a more streamlined and relaxed regulatory environment would benefit filmmakers in the US in particular, the driver is undoubtedly Amazon which is pushing to rollout autonomous drone deliveries.
Drones have revolutionized the way filmmakers approach aerial work today, allowing anyone to get incredible landscape shots without the need for hiring out a helicopter and pilot, which can be expensive. With a multitude of new production techniques available, however, come new challenges in the world of post production.
For colourist at Yellowmoon Scott Ferguson, delving into these challenges was an integral part of completing the grade on his latest project, Channel 4 documentary Britain at Low Tide. Exploring coastlines all over the UK, the documentary unveils the country’s most fascinating coastal archeology throughout history including Tudor era forts, Thames sailing barges, and even World War II artifacts.
DJI has timed a raft of announcements for CES including a new aerial mapping app, a limited edition Phantom 4 drone and a prototype ultra-bright monitor developed specifically for outdoor aerial imaging operators.
Anyone who buys a drone the UK may have to register it and take a safety test. Drones mounted with cameras are considered particularly dangerous.
Light & Motion has introduced the Seca 2200d, its lightest, most compact, aerodynamic LED light for drones.
ProSight will enable FPVlive.tv to further the growth of live stream broadcasting of FPV Sporting Events in High Definition (HD) through a higher quality viewing experience.