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    You know, you should offer a class on shooting real estate.
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    Lightroom is your friend. Dehaze is one of the best tools in the box.
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    Initially, I thought you were joking, because to me, I'm still learning and who am I to teach others? But then, I thought maybe you were being sincere, and I want to make sure to appreciate that as well. The thought has crossed my mind, but the only problem is that I don't know how to keep from inadvertently training my local competition in the process. One thing I've been doing from time to time is screen recording some of my photo editing process. I haven't done that with video yet, and I haven't even shared any of the vids with anyone, nor have I organized them any further than being in a folder named 'Edit Screen Recordings'. My progress & commitment to it are laughable at best, in my mind. lol I'm genuinely complimented by the thought, so thank you!
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    Thanks Chase, using your links right now Colin
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    This is a good place to start http://ardupilot.org/copter/docs/common-servo.html So firstly there are 6 aux outputs that output 2 types of signaling, either "servo" or relay. Servo would be used when the device that you want to control uses PWM input and relay when it requires just 0/3.3 volt input. You can change this combination of servo/relay allocation of those 6 outputs with the parameter BRD_PWM_COUNT. Also consider these parms SERVOx_FUNCTION where x is 9 to 14 for AUX 1 to 6 respectively. This parameter will determine what function is performed. CHx_OPT where x is the channel number from the receiver. This will determine what function is performed when the PWM is above 1800. I recall for my retractable landing gear that was connected to the first aux port I set these as follows. SERVO9_FUNCTION 29 CH9_OPT 29 (Channel 9 on the radio is mapped to a switch)
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    Thank you @Chase Flynn | UAV Coach for the warm welcome and feedback on the Marvic 2 Enterprise Dual. The link to the mapping discussions is very helpful and much appreciated.
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    Aloha gang, I had the pleasure of filming a 1min video ad for a local clear bottom kayak company last week, thought I'd share. The entire shoot took less than 3hrs, including gear setup, waiting on models, signing releases, briefing cast & crew, all the way to packing up and heading to breakfast with friends afterward. I already had a relatively constructed timeline for the video mapped out before we showed up, but as you know, there's always some extra footy to grab in the moment, or a quick new concept to fold into the mix. Since this company is all about the see-through kayak experience, I tried to capitalize on that aspect, as well as the idea that it's an experience, not just a neat boat. The camera lineup for this shoot was as follows: Sony a7r3 + G-Master 16-35 - gimbal mount Sony a73 + G-Master 24-70 - tripod mount GoPro Hero5 Black on a floaty handle Mavic 2 Zoom The M2Z came in so handy for the closing shot. Since we cannot fly directly over the cast, as they aren't part of the flight crew, I hovered the drone just behind the paddler, zooming to 48mm focal length, to give the feel of being directly over the clear front section of the boat. Then, began lifting off, while zooming out to 24mm, and panning up for the finish. That'll all make sense when you watch the vid. This is the proof cut, so there will be some intro/outro titling to be done, but I wanted to share before it's cluttered up with that stuff. Best viewed in 4k, sound on. Enjoy and Mahalo for viewing!
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    That’s kind of a questionable application of a drone. Are you an expert on these kind of plants? Can you tell or are you authorized to determine a legal vs. an illegal operation? Depending on the remoteness or the location you could end up in a pretty serious confrontation. We were scanning transmission towers for a utility and a couple of UAVs were shot down. In the scenario your asking about they might not stop with the drone...
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    It's a valuable tool for sure. Dehaze has its function, as well as range masking and all the other tools in the program. There's a reason LR is an industry standard.
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    Very Nice! You inspired me to shoot more panos.
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    Glad to help, @Alan Perlman! Hopefully someone will test this model in the mainland, and I bet it'll be a hit in the upscale market areas.
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    Aloha everyone! I made this thread in an attempt to promote sharing still photography related to real estate & architecture. While the obvious desire is to see some of those mad aerial skills, feel free to bam it with ground & interior images you'd like to showcase. So, in a nutshell, have a sweet property pic to share? Want some advice on a photo edit? Just wanna feel good about nailing a shot? Then this is the place to share it! I'll kick off the party with a few of my own. MODS: Could this one be pinned to the top with the video thread?
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    My fav you've posted so far. Nice!
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    Ok, last one for the night...another single frame. Enjoy!
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    Another single exposure interior, with a little bit of strobe work.
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    Here's another twilight shot from the M2Z. Pardon the low IQ, had to size it down pretty hard to fit the website.
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    Very interesting. I'm surprised to see the gray card come back into play, but then again, that's kinda cool. Haven't played with those in a while. It creates a clean look, and I think yours does a better job than most at not flattening the image and losing depth. Most of the ambient blending work I've seen looks like a CAD rendering, which I personally find undesirable, but that's just me. Good job, good work. I guess I'm still just old school, schlepping around strobes and working the piss outta my files. lol
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    Here's another flash-ambient blend:
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    For interior shots, I'm all about the flash-ambient technique. I don't have the skills of Jon to single flash these and get it the way I like.
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    And another, although admittedly this shot is a bit too high:
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    I'll join in here Jon. I tend to use my Mavic 2 Pro for exterior stills more than most would imagine. I also do some ground photography, but looking at my last few projects the M2P is getting a lot of exercise. Biggest thing with exterior drone shots is not to include too much roof. I try to keep my altitude parallel with the edge of the roof:
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    ...and lastly, this is an interior shot from a luxury vacation rental penthouse. The image here is a single exposure, no layering or HDR, just some gentle strobe work and a bit of work in Lightroom to bring in the view.
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    Hey, I live in California. You can train me I'm no threat to you. ( unless i buy one of these house you make look so good. ) But i do know a guy whos moving up to your area. I don't think he does real estate videos, but he does have some nice videos. Mainly 3D mapping. www.rprsolution.com
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    yes it is operating , I found the problem I corrected the problem by changing the param . LOG_BACKEND_TYPE to 1.
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    I've gotten the same from some of the homeowners who've been around when I shoot. And the houses look incredible. My typical response is , "Are you serious? Do you do contract work?!?!"
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    Thanks! This particular client likes more upbeat music for their videos, so they have been pushing me out of my comfort zone lately (which is always a good thing). No big deal though - SoundStripe is paying for itself! I didn't use the Godox 200 for this shoot. The light was mostly a Falconeyes RX-18TD and occasionally an Aupture AL-M9. I'm still searching for a really bright bicolor LED panel since the Godox is only 5600k.
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    As a guy who was in the field as a land surveyor for around 10 years...there were some places I would have loved to have a drone drop flagging on a point! Thanks for the reply..next time we have a chance of rain impacting our flight, I might try the rain-x. Good idea. -m
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    Well I gotta ask.. what’s the use case for this? Haven’t done a lot of operations in the rain (some inspections and flood response videos) but every single time we ended up with rain on the camera lens and ruining the shots. Every so often the wind or movement would clear the lens.. but for the most part we’d have to land and clean the camera. There would definitely be times I could see this as helpful... so how are y’all ( JBR specifically... love your stuff) getting around this issue. Thanks in advance.
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    Very nice. Love the ground shots.
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    My friend, I absolutely see the problem and you have no idea the lobbying I, @Av8Chuck , and a few others have done directly with Brendan Schulman on this issue in another venue over 2 years. I'm simply trying to help you out. Regarding getting in touch with DJI, you can get a custom unlock for the period of your WAA. So, for example, if your COA is good until Sept. 2019, then DJI will give you an unlock for all of your registered craft for that same period. When you renew your COA, renew your DJI unlock and you're good for another year.
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    I’m guessing it’s a reasonably busy airport but a small community of operators who ask for permission to fly. Once people in the tower get to know you they’re generally nice about giving permission. Curious, did the requirement to call the tower come with the waiver?
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    We did switch to a stronger 3M adhesive , let me know your order name or email and or the date you purchased. Maybe you can email me at phantomwetsuits@gmail.com Our phantom 4 pro has just passed over 100 flights in the pouring rain with the Wet Suit. But there were times when we had to tack it down again , but we would not use cement just a light spray was needed on the leg covers. Phantomrain.org coal
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    @JBR LIFE Photography Mahalo for opening the kimono and sharing these numbers and your approach with us all. This is great stuff!
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    It's often challenging to find a legal, safe, and visually interesting location to fly your drone, especially in a densely populated area with one or more airports. After a round of comprehensive research, our team compiled a list of where to fly a drone in Denver . We also have this list of drone laws in Colorado that might be helpful. Where do you like to fly your drone in Denver? We welcome your comments/experiences below.
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    Hi, After Drone Pilot Ground School graduation & certification, I started a year ago with just my Mavic Pro and encouragement from a realtor friend. I enjoy photography so much that I quickly added interior stills and video to my business, but the aerials are what bring the clients. Fortunately for me, I’m older and retired and don’t have to support myself with this work. So I bought a Phantom 4 Pro last June and now have a Mavic 2 Pro for backup and for travel. I love the creative part of this work (post production!) and have gotten my clients all by word of mouth. It only takes a few, so create a portfolio and go for it! Marykayulsamer.com
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    Stunning post-production I'm a huge fan of post production lol!
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    Bonus: A shot from inside showing the view. This image was not shot with a drone, but rather a Sony a7r3. It's a single exposure using a handful of radio strobes scattered about.
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    Thank You! They both are stitches made out of several HDRs.