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17
Dec

Amazon Drone Makes First Delivery

The Amazon powerhouse successfully completed their first drone delivery last week. In released video of the Amazon drone delivery, the company successfully delivers an Amazon Fire TV stick to a customer’s backyard in Cambridge, England. Amazon drone delivery testing is occurring at their Cambridge facility. According to CNET, the Amazon drone delivered the item within 13 …

29
Nov

Short Film Shot Entirely by Inspire 2

A new short film by Academy Award-winning cinematographer Claudio Miranda (Life of Pi, Oblivion, Tron) demonstrates the potential of the new DJI Inspire 2 drone. The 13 minute short, about a father reuniting with his estranged son in Depression-era America, was filmed entirely with the professional drone and X5R camera. The film’s director, Sheldon Schwartz, says …

16
Nov

DJI Announces Inspire 2 and Phantom 4 Pro Drones

DJI announced two new drones on Tuesday: The Inspire 2 and Phantom 4 Pro. The drones each come with new features and improvements over their predecessors. DJI CEO and founder Frank Wang says the drones were made with professional filmmakers and photographers in mind, wanting to give them the tools to achieve their visions. “Our …

15
Nov

Discovering Iceland: End of the Trip & Drone Photos

Jason Lee and his family wrapped up their trip in Iceland travelling through Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Hellu, Laugarvatn, and Þingvallavatn before heading back to the capital for their flight home. During their last few days in the country, Jason and Natalie were able to witness the Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights, before flying back down south.  "We stumbled ...
8
Nov

Discovering Iceland: Ice Fields and Storms

Jason and his family continued their trip driving around the East Coast of Iceland and eventually down to the village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur, staying along the Ring Road. The popular road brought them up close to Iceland's largest glacier, Vatnajökull. "It's pretty cool because when you're driving around you can see it from the road," Jason says. "The glacier is ...
1
Nov

Discovering Iceland: Farm Houses & Empty Roads

Jason Lee, his wife Natalie Lee, and their daughter continued their trip through Iceland, visiting Mývatn, Fardagafoss, Seyðisfjörður, and Höfn.  Their continued journey brought them upon more swimming pools, which the Lee's have described as being closer to mini water-parks. The pools are a huge part of Iceland's culture, Natalie says, with kid friendly sections and ...
27
Oct

Discovering Iceland: Waterfalls & Volcanoes

After an exciting stop in Denmark,  Jason and his family began their trek through Iceland arriving at Keflavik's airport. To get around Iceland they rented a camper style van and got on the road. "After a stop at a grocery store and brew-pub style restaurant in Reykjavik, we finally left the city and really began ...
16
Sep

DJI Reports Drones Improve Search and Rescue

While not surprising, DJI, Ireland’s Donegal Mountain Search and Rescue, and the European Emergency Number Association (EENA) have found that drones assist in finding lost persons quicker than previous tactics. They found that five-person rescue teams need an average of two hours to find their target in one square kilometer (about 247 acres). Meanwhile drones could find …

7
Sep

Paris Hosts Drone Festival with Race and Lessons

This past Sunday, Paris hosted its first drone festival at the Champs-Elysses boulevard. The festival included a drone race through an obstacle course, drone demonstrations, and educating attendees about drone safety. The Champs-Elysses closes to cars on the first Sunday of every month (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). The closure provided a safe opportunity for the drone …

31
Aug

Drone View of the Northern Lights

Icelandic photographer, Oli Haukur, captured gorgeous video of Iceland’s northern lights and to our great delight shared it with the world on his YouTube page. The video showcases the green lights over lighthouses and rocky shorelines. It’s a sight to see! Haukur captured the video using the DJI Matrice 600 drone, a Sony A7sii camera, and a Sigma 20mm …

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