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  2. Interesting idea. Depending on how accurately you want the transition from one interval to the next to be, you could keep it relatively simple and fly to the same waypoint and make sure you have the same heading. Any drone that can shoot timelapse should work. The Mavic2Pro should work.
  3. I'm just getting into the business and havent decided on which drone to get yet. I'm wanting to do aerial photography and video for residential and commercial real estate. I also run heavy equipment for a home builder. An idea i have is showing the construction of a new home using aerial time lapse. Is it possible to record the 1st flight path over or around the new home site and then have the drone fly the exact same flight path ever time until the build is over? That way at the end i can stitch the videos together to make a time lapse video. If this is possible, which drone has the capabilities? Thanks
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  5. I'm a professional surveyor registered in New Mexico who is excited about developing a photogrammetric extension to our business but also greatly enjoy the video and recreational abilities that come with this technology. I use a YUNEEK H520 and Pix4D software for the orthomosaics and topography and am currently testing the hardware and software toward reaching my goal.
  6. Hello everyone. I’m in MOJJO, Ca. Interested in most things drone; photography, video, maybe a little real estate and/or inspection. Still exploring it all. Just got a Syma X5C in order to learn to fly before I move on to something better. So far it’s a blast. Was wondering about any clubs/organizations in my area 9apps. Any help or hints? Looking forward to it all. Thanks
  7. Mostly in California (including the North Lake Tahoe area), with one scene each in Nebraska, Maine, and the northern coast of Spain. I linked to a map of the general locations in the youtube video description. Have yet to visit New Zealand! Would love to....
  8. Hi @Bill Anstett, Welcome to the UAV Coach Community Forum and congratulations on becoming Part 107 certified! Inspections via drone is becoming an increasingly popular and in-demand application. If you would like to learn more about the Mavic 2 Zoom and compare it to other drones, feel free to check out our 'Top Professional Drones' and 'Top Camera Drones' guide. Feel free to ask us any questions! - Chase
  9. You may want to start with roofing contractors and general contractors to assist in the roof area take-offs for materials. There is also drone software specifically design for roof inspections and material take-offs. Building/property managers may also be a good client base. If you have access to a thermal camera with your drone, there are additional opportunities for roof inspections and identifying "areas of investigation" (legal term for anomalies denoted by temperature differences identified by a thermal camera). This is also useful for solar PV inspections, electrical transformers and distribution lines along with plant piping inspections. The best advice I've been given was to focus on one industry to build your business (i.e. real estate, landscape & wedding photography, building inspections, agriculture, etc.) versus trying to be "all things to all industries". Good to have knowledge and experience in all facets . . . but be an "expert" at one. Good luck!
  10. Thank you i happy to be here,..
  11. I actually thought about this before, after going to an electrical convention and talking with some folks at an IR camera company. How does business development work with something like this? Am I targeting residents, contractors, building managers?
  12. I don't know, Chuck. But my impression is he did not work there.
  13. Hi Marty, I am also having similar issues. I need to know the best app for collecting the radiometric data with the ZENMUSE XT2. I am using the DJI Pilot App but think that there has to something better out there. Have you found a solution and if so can you share? thanks!
  14. Mavic Mini: first part of my beginner user guide. Before you fly
  15. Did Mathew work on that project or did he just fly around from outside? If he worked as a contractor and didn’t get sued for some reason he’ll probably never work on another Apple project. But your right, you never know.
  16. Just Wow! Definitely relaxing and beautiful footage. Congrats!
  17. Everyone thought that Mathew Roberts would surely be sued out of existence for his videos on the Apple park development, apparently without permission. In this case, that did not happen. So, you never know.
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  19. Ok, for all the concerns you mentioned about what your customers might do with your footage is the reason that you can’t use imagery of their projects for promoting your business without permission. Here’s an interesting tidbit, as the photographer, unless specified in the contract, you own all the footage. It does not belong to them because they hired you. However, as we’ve been discussing, just because you own it doesn’t give you the right to use it. The best way to manage everyone’s expectations is to agree upon what can be be used for promotional purposes in the employment contract. Keep in mind that the client who hired you, like a real estate agent, probably doesn’t have the authority to give you permission in the first place. For the clients your already working for, just talk to them. However you go about solving this problem, GET IT IN WRITING. The real problem your solving is one of expectations. If you make an honest effort of trying to get permission to use any material for promotional purposes and get it in writing, then even if the wrong person signed your request you had the integrity to ask. Most of the time the offended IP owner will simply ask you to stop using it. But if you don’t make the effort and get it in writing then not only will they make you stop but it can cost you money. This is one of those topics where it sounds more complicated than it is. Use common sense. If your documenting the construction of the Disney Concert hall in downtown LA, your probably not going to get permission and you know you’ll get in trouble if you use any of it for promotional purposes. If your documenting the construction of an office building in rural America, people are less likely to care. Also, if your working on a project that is federally funded or DoD related then it is expressly prohibited. In those cases you must get permission. Depending on what it is, generally you will get permission if you ask but they need to approve hows it’s being used. In case you haven’t figured this out, this is a “quarantine” answer. I’m bored out of my mind. Answering this question is the most excitement I’ve had in days 🤬
  20. What about clients I am currently flying for. What would the protocol be for publishing media to my web page or FB page? Do I just need to Share the video footage or photos on my page after they have published to theirs? The few clients I have thus far have been tagging me (for credit) in the media they publish. Some have been adding visual effects and music to media. Are there any written or unwritten guidelines for that? I have no issue with it at this point, but would not want someone in the future to modify my work in a way that could hurt my fledgling business. All just questions to educate myself. Thanks.
  21. Thanks everyone. All your comments and advice are greatly appreciated.
  22. The Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin is a great place. To my knowledge and also airmap there isn't any controlled airspace warnings.
  23. Drone roof survey image below (was having some issues uploading in previous post!)
  24. Hello Raymond: I have a small mechanical engineering firm and started added drone services to my scope of services about a year ago. It started small by just taking some aerial images of jobsites and roof equipment while doing site reviews for my own use. As I became more comfortable and proficient with the drones (Phantom 4 Pro and Matrice 210) and software (I use SkyeBrowse for quick model analysis and accurate dimension gathering and Pix4D Mapping) the other project consultants (architects, structural engineers, electrical engineers and civil engineers) started requested copies of my images and data. The clients are also impressed as it seems to add some additional credibility to my engineering services since most mechanical engineers are not using this technology in my area . . . yet. Now, this "side-service" to my business is starting to gain some momentum as my clients and other consultants are starting to request this service on other projects and provide new referrals. It's still a work in progress . . . but its a nice addition to my services and has not requiring a lot of active advertising. However, with a bit more time and experience I will start to actively advertise this portion of my business. BTW - check out Jay's website . . . he's got a great setup with lots of good images and videos! I've attached one of the images from a project file to show how I use this in my business.Falafel Corner Tenant Improvement_Roof Layout.pdf Cheers! Mike
  25. Anyone who has followed my replies knows I rarely suggest asking for permission first, but in this case it’s not to ask permission to fly, presumably you already have that, but it’s an intalectual property issue. You do not have the right to publish images of someone’s property unless they’ve explicitly given it to you. The issue will rarely come up on the jobsite, it’s comes up when the owner of the propert sees it in an advertising or online. Most of the contracts we have state that we are not allow to post data we collect online or use it for promotional purposes without written permission. I have seen this happen a lot when commercial drone operators post images on their website promoting their work. This Is a contentious issue that really has little to do with the drone and it applies to JSU about everyone on a jobsite. This is one of those things that says a lot about your integrity. If you have permission it’s an indication you have integrity, if you don’t and someone sees the imagery of their property you might never know that’s why you lost out on future work. It’s not worth the risk. Obviously common sense should prevail, it also depends on what your shooting/using. But there are lots of things that happen on construction sites where the prime or sub contractors don’t want someone looking over their shoulders.
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