The New Emerging Phase of Aerial Drone Videography in Video Production

It goes without saying that the drone videography and aerial photography industry are the primary reasons for drones to have entered mainstream popularity.

Video Production Companies have been making aerial videos for quite some time. Now, they need more substance to entice audiences to watch, engage and share their video content. The majority of people have undoubtedly seen video from a camera drone, and drones are featured in the news almost every day. It's no longer enough to show videos that don't have a compelling narrative or have an interesting subject.

We, at HappyClips, understand that and keep reinventing ourselves to experiment and achieve more with drones. We use drone videography and photography in documentaries, micro-budget filmmaking, wedding & other events, and so on.

How Drone Videography Is Done?

The process starts with filming aerial video using a drone setup. Drone Videography requires 3 drone components:

  • UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle)
  • Camera
  • Gimbal

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Unmanned aerial vehicle technology encompasses the drone's aerodynamics, manufacturing material, chipsets, circuit boards, and control software. Its system has two components, the drone itself and the control unit. To improve survivability, most unmanned aircraft are made of light composite materials. These highly complex composites are engineered to withstand vibration and reduce reverberation.

UAV drones are fitted with a range of cutting-edge technologies, such as infrared cameras, GPS, and so on. Remote ground control systems (GSC), also known as a ground cockpit, are used to control drones..

Apart from that, DJI Mavic 2 consumer drones have omnidirectional obstacle sensing as a vision device that combines vision and infrared sensors.

Camera

The main goal of a drone camera is to encapsulate a broader picturesque and immersive first-person view. The latest 4k video drones, such as the DJI Mavic series, are specifically designed for drone filming and aerial photography. With a 4K camera and super-wide vision, the drone can capture breathtaking visuals.

Gimbal

To capture high-quality aerial images, video, or 3D imagery, gimbal technology is essential. The gimbal causes the camera to rotate while flying, resulting in interesting angles. The gimbal, additionally, decreases camera vibrations.

Post-Processing / Editing of Aerial Videography

It's important to have high-quality video tools for post-production. A built-in video editor in DJI GO, a cloud-based video editing and sharing app, allows for fast selection and clipping of desired videos. Following that, the editor can use templates in this video editing software to focus on timeline layout and music selection.

Editors are also using techniques like speed ramps, main framing, and zooming/repositioning the shots during the post-production stage.

Mostly, the editors do more considered, high-quality cuts later in the post-production. However, aerial videographers may want to cut and share a fast edit of their flight, especially for live streaming. DJI Go editor is a great tool for that.

The DJI GO editor eliminates the need for a full-fledge computer and instead offers a fast way to post to Skypixel or save to the Camera Roll for later uploading to social media/sharing platforms.

Wider Applications of Aerial Photography with HappyClips

There can be even more uses of camera drones from what we mentioned earlier. Aerial photography is also used to take high-quality images of power plants, high voltage poles, historical places, nature, and events, among other things. Drone photography and videography is a common technique for event coverage, tourism promotion, real estate advertising, and other uses, and we can do it all! Contact us today, and get a customized drone videography package for your needs.