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Using Drones within the Media Industry

This guide is for Media for people who wish to use unmanned aerial drones to express their creativity. This will cover basics you will need to know about using drones in Media covering Journalism, Filmmaking and Wedding Photography. If you're looking to fly a drone to express your creativity in media, or you're planning on hiring a third party company, we can help with that and give you all the tips you need. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us



Media Journalism

Aerial news footage used to require dispatching expensive helicopters, but in today's time you can do all this with a DJI Phantom. A Journalist can carry a DJI Phantom around in their backpack or vehicle, then they're ready to go whenever they feel is a great aerial shot. If the situation requires higher quality images, then we would recommend the DJI Inpsire 2 Series and the DJI Zenmuse X5s camera, this gives the journalist a huge 16 megapixel images to work with, as well as clear 4k video. If you require the drone to connect to your broadcast systems, this is available natively on the Inspire and also through an add-on on the Phantom, to allow you to broadcast aerial footage live across the world.

News reports on the ground will traditionally take static shots or have to use or be limited by heavy equipment and no simple means to provide image stabilisation. Journalists can use the DJI Osmo to follow the story as it moves or take viewers through the scene while maintaining smooth and clear video footage. Like the DJI Inspire, the Osmo can be upgraded with the Zenmuse X5 camera for higher imaging quality.

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Media Filmmaking

Developed for the film making professional, the DJI Ronin series are a powerful set of handheld camera stabilization systems that use custom sensors, powerful motors and advanced algorithms to put world-class precision in the hands of film makers. Designed for elite level of film making and able to carry a wide range of cameras, from the Micro Four Thirds, through DSLR cameras, to the full production cinema grade cameras like the RED EPIC and ARRI ALEXA Mini provided that lenses are within weight and balance limits.

Created for high-G environments, the Ronin-MX is carries a similar range of cameras as the Ronin-M, but is optimized to withstand G forces. It is ideal for smooth footage from moving vehicles and even the DJI M600 heavy lift aircraft.I

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Media Wedding Photography

Photographers will understand capturing an important event will require you to be on point with your shooting ability, as you will only receive one chance to do it. As the photographer it's important that you have a wide range of tools to work with, aerial shots can capture the real beauty of a scenic location. When photographers take on weddings they need to choose a location where they are able to capture real beauty, like a moment they've never captured before.

A degree of discretion is vital to the success of any project where one will need to achieve a balance of getting the right shot while not interfering with the wedding experience. Quick setup and portability are fundamental to keeping up with a dynamic situation such as a wedding. The Phantom line or even the Mavic strikes the right balance between portability and capabilities, being ready to fly in minutes of taking it out of a box. For ground based shots, the DJI OSMO offers handheld stabilization with MFT camera in a uniquely small form factor, allowing great flexibility while not sacrificing performance.

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