Timothy McDougal

Timothy McDougal

A film school graduate, McDougal’s focus has been screenwriting and photography. He has also recently taken up programming and is proficient in JavaScript-based Web frameworks.

Latest Articles

5 days ago
GoPro HERO action cameras have long been a popular choice for aerial image makers because of their small size, light weight, and ease of mounting. Now GoPro has put two and two together and created its own aerial platform: Karma. Karma is a compact quadcopter that is designed...
5 days ago
The entire GoPro line sees a refresh this fall with the introduction of a new flagship model, the HERO5 Black, as well as a new ultra-compact option, the...
2 weeks ago
Optical image stabilization—Balanced Optical SteadyShot—has at last arrived in the action camera world. The newly unveiled Sony FDR-X3000 and HDR-AS300 mark the latest in 4K and Full HD Action Cams from Sony. These new models exhibit a design and basic form factor that have a...
3 weeks ago
Canon today announces the latest addition to the Cinema EOS line, the 4K, RAW-ready EOS C700. Though many will be tempted to compare this newcomer to the...
1 month ago
This article should not be taken as legal advice. It merely reflects the views of its author. Please consult with an attorney to determine what, if any, legal requirements or restrictions apply to the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in your area. In response to booming popularity, many people have been seeking information about the legality of using unmanned remote-controlled aircraft. Drones—...
3 months ago
Yuneec has just announced a new model that will extend the Typhoon H line of hexa-rotor drones, the...
5 months ago
DJI has unveiled a new hexa-rotor addition to its high end line. The Matrice 600, in spite of its namesake, in many ways more closely resembles the Spreading Wings S900 than the...
6 months ago
The Introduction In the introduction to his 1912 dramatic writing how-to, Play-Making, William Archer opens with this pessimistic observation: There is thus a fine opening for pedantry on the one side, and quackery on the other, to rush in. The pedant, in this context, is he who constructs a set of rules from metaphysical or psychological first principles, and professes to bring down a dramatic...
6 months ago
Two inevitable user groups for aerial imaging are wedding photographers and videographers. Let's face it—RC multi-rotor aircraft were pretty much made to carry a camera. With GPS flight-control systems, they can stand and hover in a fixed position on their own, track a moving subject, and they are highly maneuverable. With a drone, you can add a whole new dimension to your productions. The first...
7 months ago
Ricoh has gone public today with their first foray into the 4K action camera market. The WG-M2, which records 30 fps UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) video in a professional-grade 100 Mbps H.264 codec. Built to take a beating, the camera is rated...
7 months ago
With a 1080p camera, FPV capability, and GPS, what more could you ask for? The new H501S X4 quadcopter from Hubsan may style itself “for beginners,” but it has features will make...
7 months ago
Though to the uninitiated eye they might look like 7” tablets, these are really professional video production tools. The 701 LITE and ...
7 months ago
Vlogging, or intertwining video content with blog posts, looks like it might become the new blogging. If you are thinking about starting a vlog, or already have one, you might want to know what tools are best to use. In this part of Explora’s vlogging how-to series, we will consider...
7 months ago
There's a new way to view a curated selection of B&H original video content: on your Roku. You can learn how to shoot weddings with Wedding Photography and Tips. See interviews with professional shooters on B&H Prospectives. Catch a sneak peek at new products with First Look. Get to know the highlights of a product with Quick Look. And go in-depth with Hands-On Reviews. We are producing...

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