Drone Photography and Filming Guidelines
Aerial filming and photography with drones can give fantastic results. Choosing a day with good visibility is important for optimum results. Strong winds and rain will stop work. My DJI Inspire 2 drone has an excellent 4/3 sensor camera gimbal mounted. Lenses are interchangable to acheive a certain look or get a closer look at a subject. Video can be captured in 4K.
The Inspire has two cameras, the video/photograph and the drone FPV which are relayed to the 9.7 inch screen on the controller.
The average length of a video on a website or YouTube for general viewing should be around 2 to 3 minutes, any longer viewers click away. The DJI Inspire 2 has a flying time of around 20 minutes allowing for a little reserve in the batteries. A video lasting a few minutes could require 30 minutes or more flying time especially where artistic results are needed. On the other hand twenty minutes of filming a roof would cover a good sized area. Whilst the Inspire 2 could reach over 50 mph it's "go slow" facility is more useful for filming most subjects.
Regulations limit maximum flying height to 400 feet above ground level and require the remote pilot to keep the drone within visual sight. Filming in heavily populated and built up areas requires special considerations. Safety is paramount and a thorough risk assessment is essential at the planning stage.
DJI Inspire 2 with Zenmuse X5S Camera
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