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Helicopters/drones for filming

PostPosted: 01/23/2017, 10:30 am
by shephard101
Hey everyone, newbie here :)

I would like to get into ariel filming a little bit.

I have been looking at drones (multiple rotors on 4/6 sides) and RC helicopters as well. Has anybody tried this kind of stuff? what should I look for? I know heli's can be hard to fly, but the drones look much easier. Budget up to 1000$

p.s. I have researched a lot and seems like it is a tight race between P4 and Mavic. Inspire is out of my budget range. So are many of the expensive models from this list.

Re: Helicopters/drones for filming

PostPosted: 03/10/2017, 4:47 pm
by Dmaroc
Definitely go with the Mavic.

Re: Helicopters/drones for filming

PostPosted: 03/11/2017, 12:26 am
by Guitarboy2828
Just be aware of the laws in your area for flying drones!!!!

Mavic is great as it's small. Camera is like iphone quality. It's good enough for most stuff.

P4 pro is bigger, bulkier, but camera quality is MUCH better!

Re: Helicopters/drones for filming

PostPosted: 03/11/2017, 10:35 am
by Dmaroc
Well from my experience and reviews I've seen, the cameras are exactly the same, same quality, same lens etc.

Re: Helicopters/drones for filming

PostPosted: 03/11/2017, 11:33 am
by Guitarboy2828
Dmaroc wrote:Well from my experience and reviews I've seen, the cameras are exactly the same, same quality, same lens etc.


Really? I've flown both. Mavic is definitely not on par with the 4 pro.

Re: Helicopters/drones for filming

PostPosted: 03/11/2017, 1:21 pm
by Dmaroc
Strange, how much different is it for you?

Re: Helicopters/drones for filming

PostPosted: 03/12/2017, 1:38 am
by Guitarboy2828
I love Casey's honesty in stuff, I think he nails it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsycuxfou6Q

Basically says everything I've found too.

Re: Helicopters/drones for filming

PostPosted: 08/7/2018, 12:49 am
by dronesecurity
Can I use the same filming drone for drone security and surveillance purpose? I am going to open that service with my filming service. For drone security and surveillance software, I am using FltSecurity.ai