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    Attention: This giveaway is closed. The deadline for entry was August 4, 2019, 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). Winners have been contacted by email. UAV Coach is giving away two passes to InterDrone, the most comprehensive commercial drone event in America! Artfully designed to maximize your time, the conference includes 4 days of workshops, panels, sessions, over a dozen industry keynotes, and special events. The conference takes place September 3-6, 2019 at Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Prize Two winners will be selected to receive a 3-Day Plus Preconference Pass, valued at $960. Winners are responsible for their own travel, meals, and accommodations. How to Enter To enter, tell us why you want to attend InterDrone 2019 in up to 300 words by replying to this post. Scroll to the bottom of this post and enter your reply by midnight, August 4, 2019 for a chance to win one of two tickets to InterDrone 2019. Details Contest Opened: July 19, 2019, 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) Contest Closes: August 4, 2019, 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) Prize: 3-Day Plus Preconference Pass Admission to the preconference tutorials and Policy Day on September 3 Admission to all classes and panels on September 4, 5 and 6 Admission to Exhibit Hall on September 4, 5 and 6 Admission to keynotes, and Solutions Showcase sessions Admission to all special events, including the Networking Reception, After Hours Sessions and Enterprise Connect Networking Event Coffee breaks where indicated Winners: Two (2) The future of the commercial drone industry begins at InterDrone. Over the course of 4 days, attendees receive comprehensive drone training from the industry’s top speakers from world-class companies and entities such as DJI, the FAA and more. Attendees gain exclusive access to the leading drone companies on the show floor and the unrivaled opportunity to see the tech in person. UAV professionals from every corner of the drone world use InterDrone as the platform to network with fellow attendees within their vertical as content and special events are tailored to their specific enterprise needs.
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    Passing along details about the upcoming regional Women Who Drone event in San Francisco. It's 7 - 9:30pm on August 6th, 2019 at DroneDeploy, and the guest speaker will be DroneDeploy's CEO Mike Winn! Join us for an evening of sharing new trends, good data practices, and first-hand experiences in the field of Drones and UAV mapping. Additionally, we will showcase several short drone films from Women Who Drone's community of Drone Pilots and, of course, our raffle for a Drone lesson! There's also ample time for networking with other Bay Area women who are interested in drones for mapping, photos/videos, FPV racing, etc. The goal of the event is to get more women excited to enter the drone industry, though all genders are welcome. Early bird tickets are $8. Some food included. Hope to see you there! -- Schedule: 7:00 - 7:30pm: Networking (snacks and drinks provided) 7:30 - 8:00pm: WWD presentation 8:00 - 8:15pm: WWD Ambassadors screenings 8:15 - 8:30pm: Guest Speaker 8:30 - 8:45pm: Q+A 8:45 - 9:30pm: Raffle + Networking
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    Hazy days...they can be a real challenge sometimes, especially when it comes to showing the view out the windows. Even with the Sony a7r3's 14-stop dynamic range, this production took a good bit of work in post to squeeze the data as much as possible. I used a pair of Dracast LED lights to help out, and I think overall it was a good call, otherwise there would be a lot of contrast and noise. I could've used MORE lighting, but then I'd be dealing with harsh, unwanted shadows. I've been enjoying the challenge of using lighting and retaining a natural feel, or at least that's what I think I'm doing at the time. You can see for yourself and decide
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    I would use the Mavic 2 Pro in my drone services company to provide similar quality imaging products to my other 20MP camera craft (p4p) in environments that would benefit from it's less intrusive presence when compared to larger, louder craft. Thanks! Dave
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    Hi! I am brand new to drone flying. I travel a LOT and would like to get recreational shots for my travels. I do international travel mostly in Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. I am extremely confused on what app to use in order to view where I can/cannot fly and have a few questions below. I was just in Europe and had Airmaps downloaded, when I checked it I basically could not fly anywhere because it seemed the whole areas of Germany, Austria, and Czech Republic that i was in were almost all restricted. I could be reading the app incorrectly? I have also looked at the DJI Geo Map which shows a lot more availability but I wasn't sure if that really covers everything. For example, it shows that you can fly near brussels airport, which I thought requires a 5 mi radius of no-flying without contacting the airport. In short I would like to get your opinion on... What app do you use to read these restrictions easily? If Airmaps, how do I know which areas are restricted vs suggested to be on alert. Are there any other resources I should consider in this that I am not? If you are trying to fly in a restricted area, does the activation of your drone somehow alert authorities or is it simply a matter of them seeing it physically with their eye? What defines a 'crowd of people'..is it 3 people, 15, 50+? In short I would love to be able to travel and easily see where I am able to fly in a clear simple manner. If you can share any ideas here that would be awesome! Thanks! - Newbie
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    👉 If you have a business drone for delivery, security, ambulance using Ardupilot/PX4 firmware, it is necessary to play live video from drone footage for your clients/partners from your application. And XBStation offers the ability to do that. 👉 If you have a drone live event, by using XBStation, allows you streaming live video to social networkings like Facebook, Youtube 👉 Your clients/partner can lay video in many playforms: Web browser, IOS device, Android Device, Desktop Application, ... How it works XBStation generates an RTMP stream for the drone video and uses the cellular network transmit to Ground Control Station to archive low latency video Then, station transmit the RTMP stream to Media Server like Wowza From there, your clients can access live or on-demand video output from any device, browser, location, any platform Support Playback Player: Flash HTTP (20s latency) Flash RTMP (5-7s latency) HLS (IOS/Mac/OSX/Android) (15-20s) MPEG-DASH (20-25s) Silver Light 👉Video below we stream video to my website demo with RTMP Adobe Flash Player For more infor, visit: https://xb-uav.com or contact us creator@xb-uav.com
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    Chase, thanks for the welcome, yes I have had a wonderful career and look forward to my new UAV career. You asked which is my go to my Mavic 2 zoom, its like a sports car to fly, still love the P4Pv2 its stable flying and awesome camera, the portability of the Mavic Air goes with me everywhere. Yes I will be checking out the threads you have mentioned. Again thank for welcoming me to UAV Coach. Brad
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    Hi Isabella. Thanks for your article on Autel's trade-in program. Every manufacturer should consider a similar program, I think. It will, however, introduce considerable logistical considerations (e.g. trade-in receipt and processing) and potential investment burden on any supplier. Yes, I'd look into Autel's offer, at a minimum and can plan to take advantage of it. I have several aircraft in my fleet -- all different platforms, all registered and flown commercially, and all with different mission capabilities. The EVO is a great sUAS in class with the Mavic and Anafi.
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    Fun lil town home project. Golf courses are so darned helpful for lifestyle and view work! Enjoy!!
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    Alan, I used your program and really have to say it is by far the best out there. My test taking was averaging 35-40 minutes, scoring from around 82 - 93% on the practice tests you have. The day came and I scored 95%...Woohoo!! Thank you! Peter
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    LOVE the night shots! Any special techniques with the drone settings and/or editing those?
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    DJI has filed three equipment authorizations with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), signaling that DJI is about to launch some new products. Based on the filings, the new products will be for FPV drone racing, but it’s unclear whether or not DJI will launch an actual racing drone. The three filings include an FPV Air Unit transmitter, FPV remote controller, and FPV goggles. Learn more about DJI's upcoming product launch and when we think it will take place in our article: DJI Plans to Expand FPV Drone Racing Product Lineup
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    Seems to be a summer filled with challenges for us all...as this big fancy home had to be shot hand held because my Zhiyun Crane Plus decided to die that morning after about 10min of use outside. The spare gimbal was at home...on the other side of the island. 😳 So yea, a few wonky things I'd normally never allow in this video, but the client loves it, and I think it'll help sell the place. Enjoy!
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    This is incredible, can't imagine what it would take to choreograph something like this, amazing!
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    It’s been a while since I’ve had any hands on experience with Ardupilot (I have people for that). But we’ve been doing some testing with various radars, IR, Laser, and other assorted sensors with varying degrees of success and failure. We fly mostly autonomous missions so we’re more interested in these sensors to enhance accuracy and not so much for collision avoidence. If people fly autonomous drones into objects they might want to consider a different line of work... Also, despite the hype from some manufacturers, the stand off distance for their “collision avoidence” is measured in feet. It might stop you from running into a static object like a building (if your going slow enough) but not much else. Like all open source projects PX4/Ardupilot has hooks in there software for a wide variety of sensors and variables for using them, but the application of them are not really that well thought through. We’re really busy but I’ll see if the guys that are testing have the time to respond to this thread. Unfortunately it might be a few weeks.
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    Hi @Sam Tran, Welcome to the UAV Coach Community Forum! The quick answer is yes, the airspace you were trying to fly in is restricted. Looking at AirMap, usually restricted ares of airspace will be displayed in blue. However, when I look at the actual sectional chart for that area, it appears that there is more restricted airspace than what is being shown on AirMap. I am going to attach a sectional chart of that area that I have drawn on to help explain restricted airspace. I used VFRmaps.com and searched the airport code (VPS), to pull up the sectional chart. If you have never seen a sectional chart before, they can be a bit overwhelming, but I will explain the restricted areas. Looking at the image you will see a number like R-2915A (circled in red) Anytime you see the letter R with a following number it is there to depict that the area is restricted airspace. If you look at the sectional chart, you will see what almost looks a blue fence, I have highlighted it in green. These blue lines or “fences” are used to to show where the restricted airspace starts. The area you wanted to fly in (which I marked with a black X) is within the restricted area of the surrounding airspace. That area is also within Class D controlled airspace, with an altitude operating limit of 0 AGL because of its close proximity to the airport. DJI drones are equipped with a software known as DJI GeoFencing. Sections of airspace that are really close to an airport or that are within restricted airspace are automatically locked. This means the drone will not take off without a DJI Unlock Code. You were close to an airport and in restricted airspace, which is why the drone would not take off. Regarding your second flying location, I reviewed the location it looks like it is all clear for flight. I do not see any restrictions, just make sure you understand any drone laws in Hawaii before operating there. You can check out our Drone Law Hawaii page here. Due to the close proximity of the Honolulu Airport and frequent tourist helicopter flights, I would advice that you remain extra vigilant when operating your drone in that area. I hope this helps answer your question! - Chase
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    0:12 — You misspelled "introducing"! 1:21 — you take a shower while you're there? (just kidding, I like the effect though) And I love the last few shots showcasing the hiking, surfing, etc. options around the property. Such great storytelling!
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    What he said...
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    Here's an image from a recent shoot in Captiva using my Mavic 2 Pro.
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    Hi @Dmitry Efremov, Welcome to the UAV Coach Community Forum! I am sure you have some great filming opportunities in Latvia. If you would like, you can share any photos or videos you have over in our Aerial Photography and Filmmaking/Cinematography threads. Best, - Chase
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    Morning all! It's been a minute so here's a recent project. I'm still super happy with the Mavic 2 Pro's video quality, stability, reliability, and all the -ilities. Nothing too special about this video in terms of how I used the drone.
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    Thinking business, thank your for the links.
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    Beautiful images - as are all of yours! Thanks for sharing your approval process. I had a recent positive experience myself where a particular location was in Class D airspace with "automatic authorization coming soon" as noted on AirMap. I applied for authorization on DroneZone and rather than waiting 90 days... I received authorization within 48 hours and they even expanded my request parameters a bit. What a great feeling! Anyways, thanks again for sharing your awesome work and experiences!
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    Yes, you need to have an external BEC or ESC with a built in BEC in one of the output ports to provide enough power for the servos. If I recall you can do this but since you are simply passing the signal from the receiver to the AUX output you may as well just connect the receiver directly to the servo. For example in the case of retractable landing gear I wanted to have the flight controller deploy it when performing a RTH but at the same time I wanted to have a switch on my Taranis also be able to deploy it manually.
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    Hi, I find these pictures really beautiful I hope you will share other. ShowBox Tutuapp Mobdro
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    What he says.. I don’t own a P4 so this is second hand news, nor do I think it really matters. I’ve heard the camera on the P4 described as a mechanical shutter and a global shutter which are not necessarily the same. Many of the applications you can overcome rolling shutter in part by cranking the shutter speed. However the rule of thumb for professional results is shutter should be twice the frame rate. None of these drones are going to provide you with a professional system as compared to the higher end professional cameras like the ARRI Alexa Mini. That doesn’t stop lots of people from using them in a professional application and the endless comparisons. Just keep in mind that there are people who argue a GoPro is good enough in the hands of a professional. It really depends on how your going to use it. I don’t think you can beat the I2 with the X7. If you don’t get hung up in needing ProRes Raw license and additional drives etc, then the price isn’t that bad. At least not compared to an ARRI.
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    Hi @Andrew 124C41, Welcome to the UAV Coach Community Forum! @JBR LIFE Photography did a good job explaining many of the great features on the Mavic 2 Pro. The Mavic 2 Pro is a great drone and is a very popular drone because of all the features it packs in such a small drone. I personally own a Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian and it has been a great drone. I prefer the Phantom drones and I think it has more to do with how cool the Phantom drones look. I think its larger size also holds up to stronger winds better, based on what I have seen. This is just my opinion, but you really cannot go wrong with either of them. The Inspire 2 is an incredible drone, but like you said it is very expensive. If you are trying to get the best bang for your buck, I would choose either the Mavic 2 Pro or the Phantom 4 Pro. A big difference between the Mavic and the Phantom is the shutter mechanism and the FPS (Frames Per Second). The Mavic uses a rolling electronic shutter, whereas the Phantom uses a mechanical shutter. The rolling electronic shutter will not provide crisp and clear images while in motion like the Phantom will. The mechanical shutter on the Phantom is much better in terms of clarity while taking images in motion. This may not be a concern for you if you are more interested in cinematography compared to photography. I just wanted to make sure I noted this difference. The FPS is something you would be more interested in if you are working on cinematography projects. The Mavic can only shoot 4K at 30 FPS, the Phantom can shoot 4K at 30 FPS and 60 FPS. They both have their advantages and disadvantages, I hope this information will make your decision easier. We also have a Drone Buying Guide if you would like to check that out: https://uavcoach.com/drone-with-camera/ Best, - Chase
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    This property was a bit tricky due to the trees, but the Mavic 2 excels in tight quarters. Editing tip: I shoot with the Mavic in h.265 DLOG with sharpness at +1, contrast and saturation at -1. I then use the DJI LUT to pull the colors out in post. This works extremely well about 95% of the time.
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    As a retired law enforcement officer (California) I can tell you your drone footage would not be admissible evidence and it is certainly not a good idea to appear as you are spying on your neighbors. No, you most likely would not get thrown in jail, but you should let the police handle the situation by telling them you could see the possible stolen item from plain site and let them investigate further.
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    @Mike CoddingtonI just found out about this new challenge that you might find interesting. https://www.cnydrones.org
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    Thats probably why people shouldn't take the advice coming from Twitter seriously. Its a "mine is bigger than yours" kind of thing. The majority of productions shot on 4K are delivered HD and there's not meaningful place to distribute 60Hz anything let alone 4K. I'm guessing the majority of the tweeters complaining about this live in their grandmothers basement...