Aerial Video

DJI Googles release date announced.  You'll be able to order DJI's much-anticipated FPV Goggles May 20 - for $449 US. And, based on what we've seen, you're going to want to. TDC had a first, quick preview of the devices following the...
From the first movie ever shot in Hollywood in 1910 (In Old California, a silent directed by the legendary D. W. Griffith), creators in the American film industry have pushed the boundaries of filmmaking technology and techniques. They've gone...
Whether shooting the next Hollywood blockbuster or an ad for a local business, all content creators want to achieve the very best final result. Obviously budget and equipment (and talent!) play a major role in the final product. However, ensuring the recording...
The new Inspire 2 drone from DJI is, as many of you know by now, a powerful machine. It features new motors allow it to travel up to 58 mph and fly vertically up to nearly 20 ft/s, a...
Here at TDC, we have become big fans of Foster Visuals. The small Canadian company is run by cinematographer/photographer storyteller Brent Foster and his wife, Tammy Foster. Though the bread and butter of their business are commercial work, they also...
We had the great pleasure of speaking with aerial (and ground) cinematographer Rob Anderson earlier this week, when we discussed his amazing work on volcanos while filming the Werner Herzog documentary Into the Inferno. The 33-year-old shot with the...
DJI's small foldable Mavic Pro was recently used in extreme weather conditions during heavy rains and floods in the San Francisco Bay area. It made the local news, and also possibly a bit of history in the process. Last week was...
Michael Rochford has always been an early adopter. Whether it was cameras, computers, hardware or software, he's always been one to stay ahead of the curve. As a professional visuals guy, he was looking for a new perspective long before ready-to-fly...
If you follow any of the drone forums, you'll often see discussions around using ND, or Neutral Density filters on aerial cameras. TDC tester Pawel Dwulit recently purchased a set of Polar Pro filters, and we thought this would...
An Australian environmental advocacy group called The Wilderness Society has launched a crowd-funding campaign to purchase DJI Phantom 4 drones to monitor what is being described as a deforestation "crisis." The campaign is called "SkyScout: Drones Against Deforestation" – and...

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