Earlier this year, the BBC aired two shows about drone safety. DJI has formally filed a complaint against the BBC in an open letter, calling them out for “sensationalist” and “biased” program about drones.
Light painting is typically done one of two ways. Either you have a flashlight and wave it around your scene from behind the camera to light up your subject over time or you have the light source actually in the scene and you’re creating a long exposure of its movements. But there are many light sources besides flashlights that you can use for light painting. In this video from COOPH, we take a look at five ways to paint with light.
In most countries, it’s illegal to drink and drive. But in Japan, it has now been proclaimed illegal to fly a drone while drunk. A new law has banned drunk droning, and the offenders could end up in prison for up to one year.
I didn’t expect another new product announcement from DJI so soon after the Osmo Action, yet here we are. They’ve recently announced a new drone (that apparently nobody’s allowed to buy) and now they’ve released a new teaser for an announcement coming at some point on June 11th.
The teaser’s called “Learn to Win”, which suggests some kind of competition, and the only competition I can think of when it comes to drones is racing. And the teaser is a little reminiscent of one of those Formula 1 TV shows.
Transport Canada recently introduced new rules for recreational drone users that could land you with fines up to $5,000. One of YouTube’s most popular Canadians, Peter McKinnon talks with drone pilot friend, Gabriel in this video about the new regulations that have come into force, and what it means for Canadian drone pilots.
When you film even the most ordinary stuff with a drone, it gives them a completely new perspective. And sometimes, we see drone footage that combines this new perspective with both unusual subjects and a whole new level of skill. The latest work by filmmaker Robert McIntosh is exactly like that! Using one of his custom-made tiny drones, Robert takes you through dinosaur skeletons in this mesmerizing video from a Natural History Museum of Utah.
According to the BBC, the US government has issued an alert warning that Chinese-made drones may pose potential cyberespionage risks to American businesses. They say that the warning does not specifically name DJI, however, in September last year, Skylogic Research’s 2018 Drone Market Sector Report lists DJI as having an estimated 74% market share.
This isn’t the first time the US government has aired concerns over DJI products. The US Army dropped DJI drone use citing “cyber vulnerabilities” in September 2017. And they were accused of spying for the Chinese government just a couple of months later.
The Federal Aviation Administration has just released its 20-year forecast predicting what may happen in the world of aviation between now and 2039. It covers a number of topics from international and domestic travel to commercial aircraft and UAVs.
Of particular note is that the commercial drone market appears to be expanding rapidly. In fact, they expect it to triple in size by 2023. They also say that consumer drone demand has “slowed considerably” and that they expect it to continue doing so.