In terms of drones. There are several companies making drones from all price ranges that have cameras built into them., It’s amazing, compared to ten even five years. Ago., The accessibility to take aerial photos is way cheaper and way more accessible, now., So we’re really living in a great time where we can go, get a drone and easily fly it. And that’s one of the cool things about drones.. Jetzt, even just five years after the first drones really came on the market for consumers is that they are easier to fly than ever.. So specifically, we recommend the DJI brand. They are the main brand of professional drones out there. And they’ve continued to revolutionize this market.. They have several models at different price tiers that will hopefully allow you to get a drone in the future.. So they have this spark, they have the Mavic, They have the phantom and then they have the Inspire and then they also have some other systems where you can put a full, DSL or or professional camera on it. But most of us are going to be using one of their drones that has the camera that’s built in., wie der Funke, the mavic or the Phantom.. The inspire Is a tear up and that’s right now between 2000 und 3000, and one of the cool things about that drone is that you can actually operate the camera via a second remote., So one person can be flying and the other person can be manning.
The remote the camera and the drone that we are going to be using in this class is the Phantom 4 pro.. So they are all kinds of different models. They’Re still selling the Phantom 3 on their website. They’ve got the Phantom 4 and then they’ve also got the Phantom 4 pro and then, depending on what package you get, you might get a remote that has a screen on it. Builtin or you may have to use a tablet or your own mobile device as the remote control viewer here’s, the phantom Pro 4 plus remote, which has the screen built in which is one of the best things that has come to drones. We’ve used the inspirers we’ve Used the Mavics – and it was almost a little annoying to have to connect your phone every time and waste your phone’s battery. Now this is all built in and the screen is super high resolution, it’s very bright. So when you’re out in the field, it’s super easy to see this even on a bright sunny day. In terms of the differences between a model like the Phantom 4 and one of the lower tier models like the mavic and the spark. There are a few main differences. One is the camera itself, with the Phantom 4 pro you’re, getting a 20 megapixel camera.. So remember back in our camera anatomy section with: Will you covered the camera sensor size and resolution. That’s? What we’re talking about 20 Megapixel.
With the Spark and the Mavic, the current models, have a 12 megapixel camera., Still an amazing camera that will allow you to take amazing photos, but it doesn’t have the quality of the Phantom and they won’t have that dynamic range. The ability to capture the darks and the highlights, as well as something like The Phantom., The phantom pro, also has a longer flight time so per battery. It has about 30 Minuten Flugzeit.. The other models have between 15 und 20 Minuten. Normalerweise, a flight time. es ist, not a big deal if you purchase multiple batteries but it’s nice to have that extra bit of flight time. So you don’t have to be constantly swapping out. Batteries and paying for extra batteries as well.. You also have obstacle avoidance with the Phantom 4 pro, which is an awesome feature that makes it easier than ever to fly.. If you get too close to something it’s going to warn you and eventually it’s going to stop., So it’s more difficult., I wouldn’t say impossible, but it’s more difficult to fly this thing into a tree like I’ve seen many people do search YouTube for drone fails. es ist. Pretty hilarious. Kind of sad actually., The other thing you get with the Phantom 4 or the DJI Inspire, which is the bigger drones. Is you get more stability? Your shots are going to be a little bit more steady, which makes more sense and is more important for video, which all of these cameras have the capability of doing, but with something like the spark and the mavic.
If it’s a really windy day, you’re going to be a little bit more wobbly and shaky and you might not even want to test the waters or test the air anyways and fly in a windy day.. But with the phantom pro, I was comfortable going out to the beach on a windy day and it was still very steady. And then just speaking of video itself, all of these cameras do come with the video option.. We don’t really cover too much of the video in this class because it is a photography class., But you can shoot amazing video in the air. With these drones you can shoot high quality for cave video in slow, motion. And it’s as smooth as butter.. In terms of other brands that you can check, aus. GoPro is really the only other brand that we would recommend right now. They make the karma, which is a cool sort of really compact drone that fits in a small bag. And with any of these drones, you Can buy backpacks that sort of you can fit them in and haul them around.. Definitely with the phantom pro it’s, not as compact as something like the Mavic, the Spark or the karma., So check it out at DJI.com or go to GoPro.com to check out the karma.. Und, Natürlich, if you have a friend or if you could rent one of them, that might be the best option, because you can play around see what the settings are and see how you like it before actually making that investment.
wie auch immer. If you have any question about the equipment itself, let us know in the questions section or the comments section of this class and we’d be happy to help. You out.