Connex Antenna Upgrade – FB Live

During this Facebook Live session we discussed Connex antenna upgrades to improve the overall range of the Connex system. I wanted to mention that we have tested both Teradek and Paralinx HD downlink systems, and for the range, the Connex system is the way to go for aerial drone platforms. …

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 where we …

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 be aware …

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 up more …

Red Weapon Start/Stop with Freefly MōVI Controller

Now Freefly offers some great start and stop cables for most of your cameras including Canon C series, Black Magic Cinema, Panasonic GH4 and several more that works directly with their MōVI Controller. Now Freefly also offers a special cable for trigging Red Epic or Dragon. Now since Red has …

What Does a 2nd AC Do?

When people ask me what I do for work, I tell them I’m usually working as a Multirotor Safety Officer or a 2nd AC. As you can guess, that typically doesn’t help them much. What in the world is a 2nd AC? What Does 2nd AC Mean? For most people, …

Overcranking Versus Undercranking

In this video, there are examples of “overcranking” in this comedy bit we did with Jamie Costa. You may have heard the terms “overcranking” and “undercranking” before in relation to frame rate. But what do these terms mean and where do they come from? Well, the answer is actually pretty …

Understanding Bitrate

Bitrate can be a tricky thing to understand. When you start throwing numbers into the mix, technical specs can get kind of overwhelming. So what’s a simple explanation of bitrate? A bitrate is essentially a numerical value of the amount of data contained in each second of audio or video …