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  1. I've been flying my Mavic Pro Platinum for close to 50 hours and have heard that's about when I should look into maintenance. DJI's website doesn't offer much in the way of good information about how long various of the components are likely to last. I haven't had any problems with the Mavic --but want to do something a little more proactive than waiting until it falls out of the sky. What sort of experiences have people had sending it in to DJI for a tune up and oil change? Cost? What's the turn around time? Should I be checking out DJI's care/refresh program? Thanks
  2. I don't believe you need permission to fly there --but keep an eye out for planes that might be using that field.
  3. Hey, reporting back. The editing program that my wife picked up w the new computer is Cyberlink Power Director 17. With a couple hours playing around with it --doesn't look too bad, but I'll still probably end up getting Premiere. Anyone have any experience with Power Director?
  4. Very nice film. What are you flying? What software did you use to edit?
  5. Thanks for all of the good advice all. I may go with Premiere just because I'm already using Lightroom and Photoshop --but my wife just ordered me a new wizzo computer to help with the video editing, and it comes with two video editing programs (for like 75 bucks) and she had them add those. IDK. I'll report back....
  6. I may give Filmora a go. I was also looking at Adobe Premiere Pro. Anyone have any thoughts on that one?
  7. Hey Chuck, Thanks for the info. DaVinci Resolve is probably a bit higher end than I was looking for. I'll be doing some video for a large real estate development and will need to edit together at least several short videos and put it to music.
  8. Several months back I got some good advice from a number of you on photo editing programs. I settled on Lightroom CC and Photoshop. Now I need to look into a good basic video editing program. What are your recommendations? Thanks much!
  9. Greetings, Derrick I'm more is the KISS school of thought on this (keep it simple, stupid). I use a UAV Pilot Logbook from Parhelion Aerospace. It's about 9" x 5" and slips easily into my drone carrying case so it's with me whenever I'm out flying. The logbook has spaces for everything you mentioned --though of course you can't download drone files into it. Bill
  10. Thanks. That was helpful. Never thought about dropbox.
  11. Thanks for the info, Joey. So if you aren't uploading the photos to MLS, except for the one client, is it the norm to email them to the agency that hired you? Or is some other format (maybe burn to CD or put on a thumb drive?) more the norm?
  12. Thanks for the info Chuck. There's a lot of good material in that link and I appreciate the Lightroom recommendation.
  13. Hey all, I had a few questions regarding real estate photos and couldn’t locate answers by searching the archives so thought I’d try starting a topic here. I’m a new drone photography business owner and happy to do some drone photos for real estate agents while pursuing other clients. One prospective client asked if I could size the pictures correctly and then upload them to MLS. So far I haven’t gotten very far by trying to contact MLS. What I have gotten is pitches to join various real estate photo companies… Conflicting opinions on what the best photo editing software is… …and not much else. So hey, guys and gals who do real estate photo shoots, what would be a good photo editing program to get? Is there a standard file size etc. that MLS wants or does it vary by region? Beyond editing the pictures/video, do I need anything special (besides an agent’s log in) to interface with MLS? Are there any other questions I haven’t asked because I’m too new to this? Thanks!
  14. Hi Isaac, The company I first mentioned (BWI as the broker with a policy through Global Aerospace) is providing 1 M Liability as well as covering my drone (also known as hull insurance).