We have the latest in drone photography technology. Our aircraft can capture everything from stills to 4K footage at heights of up to 400 ft. They are equipped with live camera view and GPS positioning, which allows us to frame up your shot at the precise altitude you request. With multiple drones, employing multi-camera setups, we can create 360-degree views and high-resolution images.
Drones have been used for the common good for a multitude of things. From packages, food, and alcoholic beverages, drones can bring a smile to people’s faces. But one company is using drones to deliver blood and deliver it fast, saving many lives in Africa.
Zipline, a company out of Silicon Valley, has teamed up with Rwanda’s health ministry to deliver more than 5,500 units of blood according to a report in The Guardian. These drones have cut the delivery time from the average four hours to thirty minutes.
Delivering to 12 hospitals in the eastern part of the country, this company has raised over $41 million from investors and has covered a total of approximately six million people. The main reason why these drones are so much more efficient is that they can reach a speed of up to 60 mph. When the drones are arriving, the doctors in Rwanda receive a text, and the drone then drops off the package.
This service is so important to Rwanda because of their Malaria epidemic. Despite global efforts to eradicate it, scores in sub-Saharan Africa continue to suffer and die from the disease. Burundi has now declared a malaria epidemic after nearly 800 people have reportedly died this year. This disease can cause some related symptoms, including anemia, heightening the need for blood transplants and infusions, and much more.
The use of these drones also helps when it comes to wasting precious life-saving blood because blood spoils quickly. This project from Zipline might be a pioneer in the use of drones in medicine and many other facets of our daily lives. Here at V-Drone, we are a Louisiana drone company that knew the growing potential of drones long before they started buzzing overhead. If you are looking for the leading company for drone photography in Louisiana, V-Drone has produced stunning photography and videos for our clients to show the world the full view of what they have to offer.
It’s no secret that we are living in the future in 2018, and drones are becoming utilized in many industries from film, production, data collection and entertainment. Dolce & Gabanna sent a fleet of flying drones down its runway during the house’s fashion show in Milan on Sunday. Audience members were asked to turn off Wi-Fi on their phones as well as any personal hot-spots. With the show being delayed 45 minutes, we now know that the implementation of drones was a huge play in the delay.
This is a sign of the rapidly changing usage of drones in the retail industry. Jon Ollwerther, vice president of a drone service company, believes that drones are on the verge of altering the landscape of retail.The only hurdle facing the industry is how the Federal Aviation Administration determines to change aviation law. You can’t fly drones beyond your visual line of sight which prohibits a lot of drone delivery in America. Even with the roadblocks, retailers like Amazon are already thinking about ways that drone delivery could enhance their offerings. Drones could also lower the cost of delivery from dollars to cents all while speeding up the delivery timeline. Instead of a person hand-carrying and hand delivering each package to a door, you can organize the structure of that delivery quite differently.
As far as boosting brands, drones can effectively enhance a label’s branding by capturing imagery of a runway show. Brands are already utilizing drones to enhance their content and present a different perspective on the world. As a successful drone company, V-Drone is always looking forward to the next trend. If you are looking for drone rentals, drone production, or any drone service, V-Drone has everything you are looking for! As we monitor drones slowly being implemented in all industries, we are so excited to be a part of the growth.
Organisers of the 2018 Winter Olympics will reportedly use “drone-catching drones” to intercept any potential safety threats via air in Pyeongchang amid concerns the devices could be used to interrupt competition.
These drones will catch other drones if one is detected approaching an event via radar by deploying a net to inhibit any airborne craft that encroaches upon the events in Pyeongchang, although more rigorous measures-such as helicopters-are also available.
The main fear is that terrorists may look to use the remote-controlled machines to carry bombs towards crowd members or athletes. The security is said to be 60,000 strong including 50,000 South Korean soldiers and a SWAT team.
As drones become more readily available, the technology has caught the eye of public safety officials who see them as a new tool to keep first responders and the public safe. As growing interest among law enforcement and emergency medical providers in using unmanned aircraft systems has prompted an aviation technology group to develop some best practices and spread the word about what is happening.
Drones are already widely used in transportation departments, law enforcement, and other agencies. They include dealing with active shooters, documenting crime scenes, monitoring crowds and assessing the damage caused by natural disasters.
Large events like the Winter Olympics can get out of hand at a fast rate. To use drones for commercial purpose, the pilot must have a license and insurance from a drone specialist. These specialists possess their FAA license and are acquainted with all the rules and regulations established by FAA and know what weather is safe for flight. A licensed drone pilot can also be the middleman between you and a lawsuit. Most pilots have liability insurance and leave no stone unturned for your project.
If you are looking for a highly qualified drone company for your event, whether it be for safety, photography, videography, or surveying: contact V-Drone. We have a team of highly skilled individuals that can take your event above and beyond your wildest dreams.
Amazon has asked the Federal Aviation Administration for an exemption from the rules prohibiting the use of drones for commercial purposes. As of right now, the rules have only been relaxed so the company can conduct additional research and development of their Prime Air concept. Amazon has successfully tested their drones inside their research and development lab in Seattle, but there are still aspects of the idea that need to be worked out.
Although it’s been years now since Amazon revealed its plan to begin using drones for delivery and have been refining it, Amazon has been granted a patent on tech that allows its drones to self-destruct in the event of an emergency. The patent is designed for controlled destruction of drones. For example, if Amazon can detect a disruption it is an operation, the drone can safely break into multiple pieces and avoid injuring anyone or any property.
Because of this patent, Amazon is seeking drones that fall apart more easily. This allows the company to spend less money purchasing the drones while making more money. As the drone goes about its business, onboard systems and the drone fleet’s mission control center would be on the watch for potentially hazardous conditions such as inclement weather or equipment malfunctions.
Although these drones will be delivering Amazon packages, there are drone deliveries being made all over the world that are saving lives. In Rwanda and Tanzania, drones are delivering medical supplies such as blood and vaccines to remote areas. The government expects to save lives thank faster delivery of medical supplies, and Rwanda has already completed 1,400 similar deliveries. Tanzania will open four drone distribution centers with Silicon Valley startup Zipline, that will provide more than 100 drones and 2,000 flights a day.
While drones begin to find a wider range of applications, V-Drone is staying ahead of the industry. Our film and photo services make it possible to capture shots from an aerial perspective in 4k resolution. If you need aerial photography for your next project, event or race call V-Drone today!
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In the past, the only way to produce any aerial video or shot would be to rent a helicopter and a licensed pilot for your video shoot. Drones are being utilized more than ever for everything from weddings, commercials, and music videos. Many musicians are taking advantage of the many creative aspects of drone footage, primarily because many music videos can be shot in one take with the proper drone equipment and the professionals that use them.
Producing a video isn’t cheap but very important to an artist’s identity. With a bit of planning, drones can capture all of your footage on the same day as the rest of your production and will save you time, money and a headache from organizing all that you need to get the aerial shots that you want.
Full HD Quality
Drones are capable of offering aerial videos that produce remarkable results. Drone and video technology have improved over time and are now capable of producing 4k footage. This presents the ability to swap out different cameras depending on the type of footage that you are looking to capture.
Aerial video can provide a distinctive view of a setting, and it is ideal for showing a complete bird’s eye point of view. A musician can enhance their overall appeal by using aerial video and will attract their audience’s attention.
With a drone team, as soon as you arrive at the site of your shoot, you can be up and flying around in about 5 minutes time. Also, if inclement weather starts to affect your shoot, you can simply land a drone and wait out the storm until the next window of opportunity arises which is not possible with a helicopter or plane.
Since drones are compact, they can provide unique video angles that are not possible with a manned aircraft. Drones are also able to fly through a window or around a room which can provide an awesome view-point for the audience.
A popular pop band, OK-GO are well known for their innovative and creative music videos and recently shot a music video using a drone and has recently gone viral. This video serves as a perfect example of why drone shot music videos are the next big thing. Here at V-Drone, we have the latest in drone photography technology and a professional team that has the skills, creative eye, and knowledge to produce music videos that are truly unforgettable. If you are a musician looking to make your next video a viral sensation, V-drone is ready to take you there.
Drones have changed the way moments are captured and shared. Just a few years ago, the only options for aerial photography was to hire a helicopter pilot or find your way on top of the highest rooftop. With drones, now the photography and video footage can give you a 360-degree view from new heights. Weddings, sports events, and concerts have already begun to utilize drones heavily, but the newest industry to take notice of the advantages of aerial footage is Real Estate.
Marketing a real estate property is one of the most difficult things to do in business today. This is because the competition is brutal because online listings generate most of the leads. Almost every property buyer today begins their search online. Differentiating property listings through high-quality photography and video pays huge dividends. Dramatic camera drone photography and video tours in online listings can set a property apart from the rest.
Real estate agents claim that drones are the most important new technology to enter real estate marketing since the internet. Photographers are producing sweeping shots of landscapes, ocean and mountain vistas, and seamless fly-arounds of gorgeous home exteriors. Camera drones and glidecams are being used to tour the inside of a home, and create flowing, whole-house motion tours in ultra HD that can rival a Hollywood movie.
A camera drone can fly into a home and our the front door and travel throughout every room. This creates a more natural virtual tour than a station-based photographer can produce. Real Estate agents are also utilizing these virtual tours as a way to tell the story of old historic properties. With drone footage, more of the property features can be highlighted such as landscaping, pools, paths, and backyards. These drones can even show an aerial view of the nearby parks and schools for those that are looking for the perfect neighborhood for their family to settle down in.
Real Estate agents that are staying ahead of technology shows prospective sellers that they take advantage of every opportunity to make your properties to look awesome: especially in the luxury market. Also, it’s important to also think about commercial real estate for buyers who are looking to start their own business.
V-Drone has the latest in drone photography technology with aircrafts that capture everything from stills to 4K footage at heights up to 400 ft. From aerial event photography to producing brilliant marketing campaigns: V-Drone can do it all. If you’re still up in the air about whether you should include aerial photography and video footage in your marketing plan, allow V-Drone to show you how we have taken our clients to new heights!
It’s no secret that as social media becomes more and more powerful and such a large part of our lives that photography has become more popular. From events like weddings to modeling and fashion: photography is changing all around us. 2018 is predicted to be one of the most exciting years of photography yet. Here are the five photography trends to look out for this year.
Instagram has risen to the most powerful photographic platforms in the world but for the professionals, getting images onto the social network from a DSLR is still a process. Professional grade cameras can’t yet directly upload to Instagram, but soon they will be able to do the next best thing: automatically transfer images from their camera to a phone through Bluetooth. Bluetooth can also be used to pair mobile phones with digital cameras and initiate image transfers.
You may soon be able to return from a shoot with a memory card full of images, drop them in your card reader and have artificial intelligence detect which pictures are the best. From watching you work, this software can also edit your images will know how you like your skin tones, your sharpness level, noise reduction and more elements.
The film is hot again, but most of the analog activity is focused on instant film and cameras. While there have been some promising developments around new or resurrected 35mm film stocks, there hasn’t been as much new film hardware. Kodak’s long-awaited Super 8mm movie camera should finally be ready to purchase soon, and this will jumpstart the film camera trend.
The Electronic Shutter
Electronic shutters bestow several other advantages over their mechanical counterparts. They’re completely silent, so you won’t be heard clanging away as you shoot. Since there are no moving parts, they won’t produce shaky photos. The electronic shutter will enable faster and quieter burst modes.
A technology called blockchain will help photographers prosecute image thieves. The blockchain is a tamper-proof digital record that proves you own a given file. Blockchain won’t make image theft impossible, but it will make it easier to authenticate an original and prosecute those that steal photos.
It’s important to stay on top of the newest trends in the marketing industry. V-Drone knows that photography is all about perspective. We take tired marketing campaigns to new heights with drone photography, and our team of experts is waiting to take your brand to new heights.
Virtual Reality is the new hot technology that every company wants to get their hands on in their attempt to be at the front of this new trend. As virtual reality enters the mainstream, prompting the arrival of virtual reality storytelling, it’s important to know the already present power of storytelling marketing.
Storytelling has been a part of our culture since ancient times but is now utilized as an essential content marketing technique that is a necessity in a content marketing strategy. A robust storytelling strategy needs a strong focus on what people want to hear and share and shift away from the traditional ways of marketing. Your audience needs to have an experience and follow your brand’s story. Warby Parker Eyewear demonstrated storytelling marketing by explaining the concept behind their company through a story:
“Every idea starts with a problem. Ours was simple: glasses are too expensive. We were students when one of us lost his glasses on a backpacking trip. The cost of replacing them was so high that he spent the first semester of grad school without them, squinting and complaining. The rest of us had similar experiences, and we were amazed at how hard it was to find a pair of great frames that didn’t leave our wallets bare. Where were the options?”
This implementation of storytelling marketing lets the audience know that the company execs are just average people that were looking for affordable and trendy eyewear once too and that the entire idea for the Warby Parker company has affordable eyewear in mind.
Until now our media has been constrained to a two-dimensional world with newspapers, TV’s, and computer screens. Virtual Reality storytelling allows it to be immersive and puts the user directly there. Reactions to this experience are more emotional and evoke more profound responses. Film festivals have been showcasing many innovative stories in VR as well as Industry trade shows, and technology company corporate events.
The key to developing more great virtual reality storytelling relies on the adoption of this medium by consumers. As long as things like VR headsets and VR phones aren’t commonly sold, acceptance by the masses will be a challenge. The fastest growing combination in the consumer drone market this year was drones combined with VR headsets. Drone racers have used VR goggles since drone racing became a reality and people love that they can control their drones with a VR headset. V-Drone knows how fast technology changes and how important it is to stay ahead of trends. Our proficiency with drones and virtual reality set us apart from traditional companies, and we take tired marketing campaigns to new heights. If your brand has a story to tell we can make sure your story has a happily ever after.
2017 was a year that many of us in the US watched natural disasters devastate parts of the country. If anything, this past year has taught us that we are stronger together and that even the worst natural disasters are not enough to stop the resilience of people. Most of the footage that those of us on the outside of these disasters watched were filmed with one of today’s most useful machines: the drone. However, the drone helped in more ways than you could imagine this past year. Here are the ways that drones helped in the recovery process after Hurricane Irma and Harvey.
In the days after Hurricane Harvey, the Federal Aviation Administration issued 137 airspace authorizations for drone-related recover efforts in the Houston area. Shortly after, the FAA issued 132 airspace authorizations in the Florida area after Hurricane Irma. Hundreds of drones were used for hurricane recovery efforts: for surveys, helping with insurance claims, restoring power, and more.
Search and Rescue
In Houston, a team from Texas A&M University flew 119 drone flights in eight days between Aug. 25th and Sep. 4th. These drones monitored levees and measured damage in addition to spotting people in need and rescuing them during this difficult time.
ABC and CNN aired drone footage to show viewers what the areas looked like before and after the storm. This spread awareness to the actual devastation by giving viewers a birds-eye view of the landscape. Since people were able to see the effect of the storm, more and more people and companies pitched in to help financially, resourcefully, and emotionally.
The National Guard used drones to perform an aerial survey to show an aerial view of the disaster and determine which areas needed to be prioritized for assistance.
The U.S Customs and Border protection used drones to map areas in Key West, Miami, and Jacksonville. This allowed them to inspect infrastructure such as power plants for the federal emergency management agency.
The Texas railroad company used drones to survey damage along a major rail line.
This is a really important one. Airbus Aerial is using drones to help insurance companies handle insurance claims. Airbus Aerial technology allows insurers access to its archives of data to see what a given area looked like before a storm. These drones can gather data, and paired with manned aircraft and satellite data can give an image of sites before and after the hurricane. This helped insurance companies prioritize the hardest hit areas and efficiently deploy their on-site adjusters to the places they were needed most.
The Jacksonville Electric Authority in Florida used drones to restore power after severe outages that affect 6 million residents. Within 24 hours of the storm, these drones were able to assess the damage.
Drones are becoming an integral part of disaster relief efforts. The view from above is key for humanitarian response, which explains why satellite imagery has played a pivotal role in relief operations for almost two decades now. Here at V-drone, we are strong proponents of community-centered approaches to humanitarian resources. A community is key when it comes to recovery after a disaster. From all of us here at V-drone, we hope that you all have a safe and Happy New Year and that everyone has learned how to remain strong no matter what life throws at us. Goodbye 2017, and welcome 2018!
If you have been to a music festival, it’s a blast. It’s a time to eat food, watch your favorite musicians, and hang out with your friends in the great outdoors. However, if you happen to lose your friend in the crowd or you are trying to meet up with friends you know the struggle of not having phone service all too well. Being cut off from your friends at festivals could be a thing of the past thanks to US telecommunications company AT&T, which is proposing the use of drones to boost phone service in areas of high usage.
The company hopes to kit out drones to provide coverage that can be deployed at large events or in rapid disaster response situations. These devices will be called Flying COWs: cell on wings. These drones will provide enhanced LTE wireless coverage at any packed event so that you and thousands of others can simultaneously send photos and videos to share the moment.
Drones are also very useful for unique event photography from sporting events to small and large music festivals. AT&T’s projected technology could come into opposition with a recent patent awarded to Apple.
In addition to music festivals, AT&T has used their COWs to service something much more important: Puerto Rico. 48 percent of cell sites are still out of service after Hurricane Maria. Although the drones are not a permanent fix for Puerto Rico, it is providing instant wireless connectivity in an area of up to 40 square miles. This makes for the first time an LTE cell site on a drone has been successfully deployed to connect residents after a disaster. One of these drones can provide coverage to up to 8,000 people simultaneously, depending on equipment and network actors.
This makes the AT&T drone extremely versatile from being used for unique event photography, disaster relief, and could even give wireless data to you in remote locations. It might be time to say goodbye to your phone troubles at large events. For whatever drone needs you have, V-Drone has it all: from special events to filming and photography we have you covered. Come see why V-Drone is your destination in Louisiana for Drone services!