Inexpensive, capable, consumer drones have 'taken off,' creating what can only be described as drone mania amongst a diverse range of potential users. Because camera-carrying drones still really only exist on the edge between hobby and the mainstream, there is still a lot of confusion about what these small drones are capable of doing. This video is for anyone who wants to learn how to capture photos or videos from the new perspectives unlocked by freedom of camera movement in the vertical dimension.
After watching the video, users will know how to safely operate a drone and will be guided in the basic training necessary to become an accomplished operator. They will get best-practice techniques on topics such as gear, pre-flight preparation, maintenance, camera settings and capturing, flying basics and controls, flight modes, cinematic shooting, and much more.
The video is wrapped in a unique interface that allows you to jump to any topic and also bookmark individual sections for later review. The unique Watch & Work mode shrinks the video into a small window to allow you to work alongside as you view the video. A pre-flight checklist and links to videos are included on the disc. At the end of every lesson, you can test your knowledge by taking interactive quizzes.
Duration: Over 1 hour
User Level: Beginning/Intermediate
Closed-Captioning in English
Mac OS X 10.6, Microsoft Windows XP, or higher
2 GHz processor or higher
4 GB RAM or higher
1 GB free HD space (does not include lesson files)
• This DVD-ROM can be viewed only on your computer. It will not play in a DVD-Video player software or a DVD set-top player
About the Author
Eric Cheng is an award-winning underwater photographer, aerial imager, and publisher. He is the Director of Imaging at DJI, the company behind the popular Phantom quadcopter. He is the publisher of Wetpixel.com. He is an accomplished underwater photographer and writes about aerial imaging at http://skypixel.org.His underwater images have won contests such as the prestigious Nature's Best Photography magazine’s photo competition, which has placed some of his work in the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum.
Jeff Foster has been producing traditional and digital images, animation, motion graphics, and visual effects for digital video and film for over 25 years. He has also presented Adobe After Effects CC (2014 release) Learn by Video, conducted training seminars, and been a featured speaker at national conferences such as Photoshop World, AdobeMAX, and NAB.