How to Make Sure Your Drone Video Doesn’t Suck

proDAD’s products for video stabilization and CMOS, fisheye, and rolling-shutter correction are legendary among videographers, filmmakers, and broadcasters around the world for their ability to transform unusable video into cinematic gold. Until recently, proDAD’s Mercalli® was a Windows product so we’re proud to unveil Mercalli SAL Mac, a full-featured, stand-alone macOS native application. Mercalli SAL Mac delivers theRead more…

Toronto Drone Film Festival – One Month Countdown!

The Toronto Drone Film Festival (TDFF) aims to highlight the best in aerial cinematography, offering an international platform for filmmakers from around the world to showcase their work in front of industry professionals, the drone community and an extensive media network.  Winners will be rewarded with cash prizes and giveaways from our event sponsors – a prizeRead more…

Draganfly Innovations Case Study “Drill Pad Footprint Analysis”

  Introduction: This paper examines the benefits and cost savings of conducting a drill pad footprint analysis by Starscream Aerial Services, using the Draganflyer X4-P drone and photogrammetry Pix4D post-processing software in contrast to traditional methods. With the Draganflyer system, capturing aerial data with the correct image overlap required and processing the data is veryRead more…

Drone Video Showcases Uptown Oakland’s Best Murals

Earlier this year, Oakland resident Myles Fenwick started posting beautiful drone videos high above The Town. His videos peeked down at the scenes around Jack London Square, West Oakland, and the Lake Merritt region, to name a few. As he told SFGate.com, “you just get a whole new perspective on everything around you. You can see things that you would never knowRead more…

Insitu, FireWhat, Esri Join Forces in Fighting Wildfires With Eyes in the Sky

COSTA MESA, Calif., August 10, 2017 – Insitu, a leading information services company with more than one million operational unmanned aircraft systems flight hours, today announced its partnership with FireWhat, and Esri, the world leader in spatial analytics. Through this partnership, aerial reconnaissance for fighting wildfires will be provided by Insitu’s INEXA Solutions, comprised ofRead more…

Amazon Patents Mobile Drone Repair and Launch Workstations from Trains, Trailers, and Shipping Containers

Amazon’s commitment to delivery drones hasn’t diminished. The silicon valley giant has recently filed a patent for ground-based mobile maintenance facilities for UAVs.The patent covers a broad swath of possible locations in which the mobile maintenance facilities can be attached to such as locomotives, container ships, road tractors. The facilities will double as launch andRead more…

If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them: Helicopter Service Centers Add Drones to the Fleet

Leading commercial drone manufacturer MMC is a recognized innovator in drone tech – and now they’re changing the way the drone industry does business.  MMC are partnering with helicopter service centers and other providers across the globe as they expand their game-changing One Stop Drone Rental centers. Now in Asia, India, and Germany MMC plansRead more…

Aerotenna Offers Next-Gen Drone Collision-Avoidance Solutions Powered by mmWave Sensors from Texas Instruments

Lawrence, KS Aug. 3, 2017. Aerotenna successfully demonstrated collision detection and avoidance in drones with the IWR1642 mmWave sensor from Texas Instruments (TI), and announced its commitment to feature TI mmWave sensors in its next-generation collision-avoidance solution, uSharp Patch D1. As a leading provider of autonomous flying solutions for drones, Aerotenna sees TI IWR1642 sensor real-timeRead more…

DJI and Gap Wireless to Demonstrate Enterprise Drones at the Big Drone Show

TORONTO, ON – Aug 8, 2017 –  The Big Drone Show attendees and media will get a glimpse into the newest industrial drones from DJI, the world leader in unmanned aerial technology, in partnership with Gap Wireless, a leading distributor of commercial and industrial UAV solutions.   Announced earlier this year, DJI’s Matrice 200 series drones are purpose-builtRead more…

Fly Kittyhawk, Log the 100,000th Flight, Win a DJI Spark!

San Francisco – August 4, 2017 – Kittyhawk, the drone operations platform of choice for enthusiasts and commercial pilots, is about to cross 100,000 flight logs in the coming weeks. To celebrate this milestone with our growing community, Kittyhawk is giving away a DJI Spark and a lifetime Kittyhawk Plus subscription to the pilot who logs the 100,000thRead more…

3DR Site Scan Processing Now Powered by Pix4D

Lausanne, SWITZERLAND, 02 AUG 2017. 3DR, makers of Site Scan, one of the leading drone data platform for engineering and construction, announced they have integrated the Pix4D photogrammetry engine as their core processing software to enable customers to get processed data 3X faster. Site Scan customers can now process 5X more photos at once—2,500 in total. The additionRead more…

Most Innovative Flight Zone in Europe, Startup Session and the First Drone Pioneer Award for Young Entrepreneurs at IASEXPO

Berlin/Karlsruhe, 01 August 2017. From 26 to 28 September 2017, the international UAV sector will be demonstrating its potential at INTERAERIAL SOLUTIONS in Berlin. Europe’s largest drone show will form part of INTERGEO, the world’s leading trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management. IASEXPO has the clear aspiration of becoming established as the number one industry gathering forRead more…

PolarPro Expands Library of Video Editing Solutions with Helios Cinematic Light Effects

Costa Mesa, C.A. – PolarPro, developer of products inspired by adventure, announced availability for its newest software offering, the Helios Cinematic Light Effects. These simple-to-use effects can easily be dropped into any video composition to help streamline post production workflow.  With effects ranging from light leaks and lens flares to light transitions, Helios offers a variety of colors,Read more…

World’s Largest Business Accelerator Competition Looking for Women-owned Startups in Unmanned Systems

SYRACUSE, NY – GENIUS NY – one of the world’s largest business competitions focused on unmanned systems – is seeking woman-owned startups to participate in the second round of the year-long business accelerator. The program will invest nearly $3 million in six finalist companies, including three grand prizes valued at up to $1 million, $600,000Read more…

International Drone Film Festival Coming to Toronto

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – July 31, 2017) – The Sky Guys Ltd. (“The Sky Guys”), Canada’s leader in drone technology and Cambridge House International, will be hosting Canada’s premier Drone Film Festival, The Toronto Drone Film Festival, this fall at the Second Annual Big Drone Show. The two-day conference and trade show will be taking flight inRead more…

FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta to Deliver Grand Opening Keynote Address at InterDrone

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 31, 2017 — BZ Media LLC today announced that Michael P. Huerta, Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, will give the Grand Opening Keynote address at InterDrone, September 6 at 10:00 am. He will be joined at InterDrone by a high-level lineup of commercial drone thought leaders who will frame the stateRead more…

World’s Largest Business Accelerator Accepting Applications for Unmanned Systems

SYRACUSE, NY – GENIUS NY – one of the world’s largest business competitions focused on unmanned systems – is accepting applications for the second round of the year-long business accelerator. The program will invest nearly $3 million in six finalist companies, including three grand prizes valued at up to $1 million, $600,000 and $400,000. ApplicationsRead more…

CNN Receives First-Ever Part 107 Waiver for Closed Set Drone Operations

CNN Aerial Imagery and Reporting (CNN AIR) is pleased to announce that CNN has become the first organization to be granted a Part 107 waiver by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) over people for closed-set motion picture and television filming.  CNN previously received the first-ever waiver granted byRead more…

OcPoC with Xilinx Zynq Supports PX4 Autopilot

Aerotenna announced this week its OcPoC™ with Xilinx Zynq® Mini flight controller now fully supports the PX4 autopilot. Being one of the smartest, most powerful and versatile flight controllers on the market, OcPoC has driven many revolutionary drone applications, agriculture dust spray, long haul transportation, and more. The support for both AMP and PX4 autopilotRead more…

DFS Launches Free App to Support Safe Drone Flights

Berlin, July 26, 2017 – With the “DFS-DrohnenApp”, German aviation authority DFS launches a new app that shows hobby drone pilots where they can fly their drone at any time and any location in Germany. It also provides comprehensive information on the applicable rules, regulations and restrictions. The free app is available for both iOS and Android devices in theRead more…

From Amazing Artistry to Protecting Wildlife to Improving Business Outcomes: Explore the versatility of drones in the July issue of Drone360 magazine

Waukesha, WI – (July 25, 2017) – As drone technology and its applications continue to evolve, Drone360 magazine provides an in-depth look at the many facets of life that are being impacted. The July/August issue is on newsstands and in mailboxes now, offering practical advice and a big-picture exploration of UAS (unmanned aircraft systems) forRead more…

Promising Results from Drone-Based Powerline Inspections in Norway

In many regions of Norway, access to powerlines is difficult, so helicopters are often deployed to inspect the grid. But power utilities are increasingly becoming aware of the potential of drone-based inspections as a cost-effective and powerful method of obtaining data about the condition of the grid – especially when the software to store, shareRead more…

Little Arms Studios Launches New Zephyr Drone Simulator & Controller Bundles

MANASSAS, VA – July 24, 2017 — Today, Little Arms Studios, a leading developer of professional-grade simulation solutions, announced three new product bundles which package its acclaimed Zephyr Drone Simulator with multiple controller options to meet the various preferences of both its individual and institutional customers. The release also updates the simulator’s compatible controller optionsRead more…

Removing the Barriers to Drone Technology: The One Stop Rental Solution

Leading commercial drone manufacturer MMC has introduced their One-Stop Rental Solution for industrial drones in India and Asia.  The company plans to expand the program across the globe, opening centers in the United States, Australia, Canada, Europe, South America, and South Africa. MMC  is the industry leader in providing innovative commercial and industrial drone solutionsRead more…

The Drone Racing League (DRL) Builds The Fastest Racing Drone

NEW YORK (July 14, 2017) – Today, the Drone Racing League (DRL), the global leader in professional drone racing, tested the fastest racing drone, and set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Fastest ground speed by a battery-powered remote-controlled quadcopter. Hand-built by DRL’s Director of Product, Ryan Gury, and DRL’s team of expert drone engineers, the drones fly at unprecedented highRead more…

The Drone Racing League (DRL) Builds The Fastest Racing Drone

NEW YORK (July 14, 2017) – Today, the Drone Racing League (DRL), the global leader in professional drone racing, tested the fastest racing drone, and set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Fastest ground speed by a battery-powered remote-controlled quadcopter. Hand-built by DRL’s Director of Product, Ryan Gury, and DRL’s team of expert drone engineers, the drones fly at unprecedented highRead more…

FlytBase Launches World’s First Internet of Drones Platform

Palo Alto, July 11 2017 — FlytBase, Inc., a startup building developer platforms for connecting intelligent drones, today announced the release of industry’s first Drone-API as a Service offering. While most modern businesses run on cloud-based applications, connecting drones to the cloud has been quite challenging. FlytBase plans to change that with their FlytBase CloudRead more…

MMC’s 2nd Generation Hydrogen Fuel Cell Offers Drones’ Flight Time Up to 4 Hours

Chinese company MMC, an industry-leading commercial and industrial drone manufacturer and the innovators behind hydrogen fuel cell technology for drones, have introduced the 2nd generation of their H1 – fuel cell – increasing flight endurance to an impressive 4 hour flight time. Overcoming LiPo Battery Limitations The H-1 Fuel Cell is a drone agnostic solution,Read more…

Drone Film Festival Australia & New Zealand 2017

2017 will see Drone Film Festival Australia and New Zealand screen across 11 major cities in ANZ including Darwin, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Hobart, Adelaide, Brisbane, Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington during 15 September – 05 November. DFFANZ will officially kick off during the Darwin International Film Festival, with activities, workshops and the official selection ofRead more…

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