August 8, 2017

Filming and Editing Skills for Aerial Video of Real Estate

If you want to film professional-level real estate footage with your drone, you’ll need to master some filming and video editing skills. Here, we’ll go into the details of this so you can get on your way to becoming a pro at filming aerial videos of real estate. Start Slow and Steady The goal of filming real estate is to capture the entire property. Therefore, you should focus on moving your drone slowly during filming to make sure that the viewers will be able to see everything they need to. Make sure not to accelerate or decelerate much, as it will make the footage look choppy and unprofessional. Slow and steady doesn’t just apply to flying your drone either. Do the same when moving your camera, focusing on steady and slow zooms and pans. Views to Capture The next thing to focus on is what views you should get from the sky. Many real estate aerial videos will start from the ground level, showcasing the front of the property and working its way up. Popular shots also include 360 views around the entire property, making sure to get every aspect. Straight above views are common as well and mix up […]
August 6, 2017

Using Drones for Mining Aerial Surveying

Yet another innovative application of drones is using them for mining. They are used in a similar way as they are for aerial surveying and they can save mining companies tons of time and money. Let’s look at this new service a bit closer. What Are Drones Used for in Mining Aerial Surveying? Drones in the mining industry are used for two main things: mapping and mineral exploration. Let’s look at these two areas and see exactly how drones help. Mapping Drones being used for mapping is nothing new and it is a service Droneworxs offers as well. The mapping aspect isn’t really different for mining operations. Most companies want an accurate 3-D map with contour lines so they can measure distances more accurately and drones are the quickest and cheapest way to do it. One thing to note is that mapping is done throughout the entire mining process, not just at the beginning. It is crucial in monitoring volumes of the mine, to determine how much has already been mined out and how much minerals are left. This has been a big innovation because mining companies can get accurate maps every single day if they want to monitor changes […]
August 5, 2017

Best Weather Conditions for Taking Real Estate Drone Photography

Nothing is worst than having your drone photography ruined by poor weather. Obviously, you’d want perfect sunny weather, but in some parts of the country, an ideal condition is hard to get. So, what are some things that you should avoid whenever, and what are some you can deal with? Here are some good places to start. Wind Wind is something you should avoid at all costs. Most drones you will find on the market are rated for around 50 km/hr winds so anything more than that and you could start to lose control of them. Even if the winds are much less than that, you still don’t want to have shaky footage. Even the slightest amount of wind can throw off your footage and make it look much less professional. If it’s a windy day, simply reschedule because it’s simply not worth it. Precipitation Most UAVs used for real estate drone photography are classified as water resistant but not water proof. This means that they can handle a little water, but being submerged in water would completely ruin them. Therefore, your drone can handle a little bit of rain or snow, but a downpour could ruin them. It’s best […]