Category: Aerial Cinematography

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Eartec Ultra Lite Headsets Review

As a drone company, we must always be in complete communication with our team members during the duration of each drone flight.  That’s why we use Eartec headsets. This entails myself as the pilot to talk with my gimbal operator while being able to communicate with my visual …

Variable ND Filter for Aerials

When shooting aerial cinematography, controlling the amount of light that enters your lens can be accomplished simply with a ND (neutral density) filter or a variable ND. Those of you who don’t know, a ND filter goes in front of your lens via a matte box or depending on …

Show and Tell Drone Gear – FB Live

We always receive a lot of questions about what drone gear do we use when out in the field.  Folks also like to ask how do we have our drone gear setup. We went ahead and broadcasted a Facebook Live session recently showing everyone a general overview of our …

MoVI Controller Setup

Most aerial companies that I have found always mount the MoVI controller to either a tripod or a camera cart. A lot of times when we’re flying our drones, we need to remain mobile. It seems that half of our aerial shoots entail hiking down some mountain ravine …

Maximize Full Range with MoVI Controller

Some users have complained that once they get their drone airborne, they only get around 500-600 ft of range before the MoVI Controller loses connection. From our extensive testing, folks should be getting between 1000-1200 ft, LOS (line of sight). There are two main factors you need to …

Use a Jetpack with Red Weapon On MoVI

There are a lot of reasons why you need to use a Jetpack module with a Red Weapon camera on a MoVI gimbal. Here are three of the more important reasons. Snagging Cables. When using the I/O module, all of the cables plug straight in horizontally. This takes …

MoVI Pro is here!

Freefly announced on November 2, 2016 their latest piece of camera movement gear… the MoVI Pro. Freefly went to town on the amount of improvements they made on this new gimbal. Now the MoVI Pro is going to replace the M10 and M15. Freefly is still going to …

Drone Tools when “Out in the field”

As you probably know by now, flying and maintaining heavy lifter drones out in the field can be a complex and sophisticated job which does require many “drone tools.” Over the years as pro aerial cinematographers, we have accumulated many drone tools and spare parts that helps provide …

How to Become a Drone Remote Pilot

Excitement is buzzing throughout the drone industry since August 29, 2016! The FAA has finally launched their new drone laws under Part 107. So what does this mean? The simple answer is, folks can now become a “remote pilot” and fly drones commercially (for money), without needing a …

Custom Power Charging Station

When flying drones, you’re always going to need a charging station to recharge your LiPos when out in the field. When we’re on film sets, we’re not always near electricity, so you’ve got to supply your own. A lot of companies typically bring a small generator to charge …