Aerial Video

by John Foldi ·Posted
With the release of the Mini 2 SE, DJI adds another model to the powerful and portable Mini line, giving fans yet another option to choose from. A step up from the Mini SE, the Mini 2 SE upgrades many of the Mini SE's features while maintaining its resolution. However, in comparison to the Mini 2, the Mini 2 SE keeps much of the same functionality, but with a lowered resolution. Either way, with the Mini 2 SE, DJI delivers an entry-level drone
by Mos Khan ·Posted
Autel Robotics recently announced the EVO Max 4T, a powerful new drone designed for industrial and safety operations, including land surveying, building inspection, scene reconstruction, overwatch for situational awareness, firefighting, search and rescue, and more. What sets the EVO Max 4T apart from other industrial drones is its versatility despite its compact design, making it easier to store, transport, and deploy quickly
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted
DJI just unveiled its latest flagship drone, the highly anticipated Mavic 3. Credited with putting “Imaging Above Everything,” the Mavic 3 features a dual-camera setup that includes a massive 20MP 4/3" Hasselblad sensor capable of shooting up to 5.1K video, as well as a 12MP tele lens that shoots 4K video and offers up to 4x digital zoom. Those impressive camera stats, combined with an overabundance of flight features and modes, hint that DJI’s newest flagship might just be
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted
Autel Robotics has launched two new drone series: the EVO Nano and the EVO Lite. Each new flyer is intended for pilots of a specific skill level. The ultra-lightweight EVO Nano looks to be one of the most capable beginner-class drones ever made, while the mid-range EVO Lite is a larger bird, with more sophisticated hardware, additional features, and broader
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted
Less than a year after DJI released what was arguably the best beginner drone on the market, the company is back with the Mini SE. This brand-new, ultra-compact flyer weighs about as much as the average smartphone, yet includes several features that far exceed its diminutive frame, including a 1/2.3" CMOS camera capable of shooting 2.7K
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted
In our recent introduction to first-person view (FPV) drones, we went over the basics of FPV flying. Specifically, we focused on aircraft requirements, necessary equipment, and FPV use cases. Now, we’d like to expand upon that primer with a glossary of terms and abbreviations commonly associated with FPV drones. Knowing these terms, and understanding why they are important, will benefit you if and when you decide to become an FPV drone pilot. Acro: Short for
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted
First-person view (FPV) drones have increased in popularity in recent years, evolving from a niche collection of specialized flyers to a robust category of remotely operated aircraft designed for specific-use cases and applications. In this primer, we’ll cover the basics of FPV drones, including what they are, how they’re used, and the equipment you need to become an FPV drone pilot. What Are FPV Drones? The first thing to know about FPV drones
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted
Searching for the perfect gift for the drone lover in your life? Check out our recommendations for the best drones to give this holiday season! DJI Mini 3 Pro This year, the DJI Mini 3 Pro earned our vote for best all-around mini drone—and for good reason. Not only does the Mini 3 Pro excel
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Just in time for the holidays: DJI announces the highly anticipated Mini 2. The follow-up to last year’s popular Mavic Mini, the Mini 2 arrives with several impressive upgrades that should once again make it a hit this shopping season. Here’s everything you need to know about DJI’s latest miniaturized flyer.
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted
Chris Burkard wears many hats. He’s an award-winning photographer, filmmaker, author, and public speaker. He’s the founder and creative director of his own studio and art gallery, a world-renowned traveler and adventurer, and, at the young age of 32, has already established himself as a prominent global influencer. We were lucky to talk with Chris about one of his many award-winning passions, aerial photography, and discuss the ever-developing role of
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted
Two years ago, Autel launched its EVO drone, a consumer UAV that was heralded as a potential “Mavic killer” and legitimate challenger to the DJI throne. In 2020, Autel has returned with the EVO II, its most powerful and ambitious drone to date, and without a doubt one of the most impressive flyers of the year. When Autel launched the EVO in 2018, it was immediately seen as a direct challenger to the DJI Mavic. It had a similar (but
by Staff Writer ·Posted
With the release of the Digital FPV System, DJI takes a step into the growing world of drone racing. The Digital FPV System is sold in two bundles, the DJI FPV Experience Combo and DJI FPV Fly More Combo. The system is a reimagining of what FPV can be, with an all-in-one solution for racers that’s designed to provide highly detailed, low-latency HD digital
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted
Drones have never been as inexpensive and capable as they are today and, because of this, we are starting to see some brand-new features pop up in the latest releases. Among these functions is the implementation of optical and digital zoom, which promises no loss of quality during use. This is a huge advance in tech for consumer aerial image acquisition, providing more options for photographers and videographers, and delivering a different perspective into their images. Making the biggest splash in the past few months is the
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted
Today, DJI unveiled the highly-anticipated follow-up to its groundbreaking Mavic Pro quadcopter: the all-new Mavic 2 series. This latest iteration comes in two separate configurations—the Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom. Starting with the Mavic 2 Pro: This variant features
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted
The DJI Ronin-S is a great thing! However, it is not a miracle worker. I feel the first thing new gimbal users need to understand about these relatively affordable models is that they still require good form and technique to deliver maximum efficiency. DJI’s entry in the single-handed gimbal world is quite respectable, though it is perhaps the heaviest “one-handed” option out there. Realistically, two hands are needed for the smoothest