Choosing the right drone filming and/or drone photography product is vital, but how do we choose? It is vital to have certain questions answered before we can decide, the client must have clear what the media is for and in what medium is it required, for example:
Being able to get to difficult to access areas, to heights and to potentially dangerous and unstable areas of a site, factory or building, is very costly and sometimes impossible due to health and safety concerns.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is the statutory corporation which oversees and regulates all aspects of civil aviation in the United Kingdom. In terms of drone usage, they provide permission for operators looking to use drones for commercial purposes, as well as providing advice to the general public and industry on how to fly drones safely and reduce any risk to aviation.
A interesting video filmed at TEDGlobal, Raffaello D'Andrea demos his flying quadcopters: robots that think like athletes, solving physical problems with algorithms that help them learn. In a series of nifty demos, D'Andrea show drones that play catch, balance and make decisions together -- and watch out for an I-want-this-now demo of Kinect-controlled quads.
Research for Drone Safety
A video showing how algorithms can help a quadcopter stables itself when a propeller is lost. Onboard quadrocopter failsafe -- Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control (IDSC), ETH Zurich, Switzerland
A very interesting video on an experimental monocopter by researchers: Weixuan Zhang, Mark W. Mueller and Raffaella D'Andrea at the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control (IDSC), ETH Zurich, Switzerland. It also explains how quadcopter over and fly.
You need aerial footage, whether aerial photographs or aerial filming, but how do you figure out which drone photography filming company to hire? We are a drone company based in the UK, but looking at it objectively, how do you select the right company.