DJI has been leading the aerial drone industry for several years already, and now they have really set themselves apart from the competition. Featuring one of their newest products, the DJI Mavic Air is one the most portable, ergonomic, and strategically built aircraft to take to the skies.

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Harness the power of Canon’s powerhouse flagship cinema camera, the Canon C200. The Canon C200 comes fully loaded with a super 35mm CMOS sensor, Dual Pixel CMOS AF Technology, and Dual DIGIC DV 6 Processors.  In addition, it shoots in 4K and in UHD 1920 resolutions at 59.94/50/29.97/25/24/23.98p & 120p in HD frame rates.

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Though it’s not the newest piece of gear on the market, it’s solid, and it is reliable. The Odyssey 7Q+ is an industry standard 4K video recorder and monitor that has been used by professional film makers for several years. Toted as the best ProRes and Raw video recorder on the market, the Odyssey 7Q+ is a feature rich professional recording monitor. Some of the most notable features are the multiple SDI inputs, HDMI inputs, and the HDMI and SDI outputs, allowing it to connect quickly to different cameras and devices.

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We all know the importance of using a good camera. When the right moment comes, you need a camera that is reliable, high quality, and going to be something that you are proud of. The Sony A7s II fits this bill. If you can afford this camera, coming in at just under $3000, this full frame camera is going to deliver a powerful image. With 12.2 megapixel images, and BIONZ X Image Processor, the images this camera produces are maintain crispness, as well as detail.

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Power is an important aspect when shooting a scene away from standard outlets or civilization. What is important to realize is that while batteries the best source for being able to power equipment in remote places, batteries do have their own limitations. For one, they eventually wear down and need to be recharged. So, what do you do when your batteries are nearly spent and your hours away from a place where you can recharge?

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The Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration announced major changes to drone regulation, including commercial use of aerial footage. This is been long forth coming as we have been waiting for permission to use this new technology for business purposes. The FAA originally required all drone operators to obtain a pilot’s license at it’s lowest, legal level. The new rules take effect in August following a lengthy battle between UAS operators and regulators.

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My friend and I recently got some new toys. I bought the GoPro Hero 4 Black edition, and my friend got the DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter. We decided to put these new cameras to work and the outcome was absolutely incredible. I will do another post later on about the footage from the GoPro Hero 4. The quadcopter had excellent stability running multiple satellites using GPS coordinate for precision navigation.

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Recently I had the privilege to observe the future of video production, the Sky Jib.  A growing trend these days is remote control video helicopters that shoot high definition quality video footage.  Bringing a brand new cutting edge technological advancement, the Skyjib is the open road to unlimited angles, shots, and motion.

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