Ever wondered what lava looks like from up close? I mean, really close? Well, Victor of Sunsets Sweden touched it with his drone so you don’t have to. And what’s more, the drone survived touching the scorching mass to bring back to its owner and deliver some great footage.
They say that the “Universe works in mysterious ways,” but we’ve all seen that the odds are not always in our favor. After a freak snowboarding accident, Rob Corbett was left paralyzed. Still, he managed to find a way to fly again, this time using a drone. And with his inclusive project “Flight Takes Many Forms,” he wants to make drone flying accessible to those living with different kinds of disabilities.
With the recent announcement of the new DJI Mavic 3, one of the big selling points was that new dual-camera system. The main camera is a 20-megapixel 4/3 CMOS sensor with a variable f/2.8-11 aperture and a 24mm equivalent focal length. The secondary camera is a 12-megapixel 1/2″ CMOS sensor with a 162mm equivalent lens and a fixed f/4.4 aperture.
DJI combines these two cameras allowing for a hybrid zoom system. But is it really all it’s cracked up to be? Especially when that second camera only shoots jpg and not RAW or DNG? Well, the folks at DroneXL posted a video that shows how it really looks to zoom on the DJI Mavic 3. And, it’s not amazing, but it’s pretty impressive.
We’ve seen quite a few close encounters between drones and active volcanoes. Some drones survived, some didn’t, but this little DJI Mini 2 has quite a strange fate. It entered an active volcano and survived filming it without any trouble. But then, on its way back – a tree almost finished it off.
This is a quick tip for drone pilots shooting boats. Rather than looking at the screen on your controller to see what altitude your drone is at, look at the horizon.
If you’re photographing boats with a drone it is very important to know how high you are above the wet stuff. Too low and you risk clipping a wave, not high enough and you could run into the boat you’re shooting.
We can’t dive down a waterfall, especially if it’s the tallest one in the world. But thanks to technology, we can see what it would be like from the safety of our home. Drone pilot Ellis van Jason sent his FPV drone down Angel Falls in Venezuela, the world’s tallest waterfall, and ended up with some impressive footage that he shares in his latest video.
The eruption of Iceland’s Fagradalsfjall volcano attracted thousands of spectators this spring. Naturally, there were many photographers and filmmakers among them, so we’ve seen some epic footage and photos of the event. But Joey Helms’ aerial video is probably the closest we’ll ever see an active volcano. Joey flew his drone so close to the volcano that he literally crashed it into the exploding lava.
Every now and again, a piece of content comes up, whether it’s a photo project or video or whatever that just makes your jaw hit the floor. And you wonder, after you watch it, just how they could follow up from something so epic and amazing. One such piece of content was the video we saw recently from drone pilot Jay Christensen.
In it, he flew a drone through a bowling alley with such skill and finesse that it even caught the eye of James Gunn (who now wants him to come shoot on Guardians of the Galaxy 3). Well, now, he’s done it again, with an amazingly choreographed flight through the Mall of America. And it’s even more epic than the bowling alley!
I’ve heard of cyclones, I’ve heard of reindeer, but a reindeer cyclone? This is totally new to me. But it’s a thing, it looks incredible, and a drone pilot managed to capture this phenomenon from above. Science girl posted the video on her Twitter account, explaining what stands behind this unusual behavior.
Videos of erupting volcanoes and molten lava have always fascinated me, ever since I first saw them on TV as a kid. And thanks to drones, we can get closer as never before to this incredible force of nature. Bjorn Steinbekk risked his beloved drone to bring us this incredible footage that takes us on a flight right over an erupting volcano!