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School Mash-Up: Matterport, 3DVista Virtual Tour Pro and Drone DanSmigrod 3 1 dayPickChuck (200): @peakeagle This is fantastic. So well done and I am sure it will save them a ton of time and help everyone all around. Chuck
Drone Pro Academy?? thereal360 13 9 daysthereal360 (248): studying from it right now. I will et you know when i take the test.. how good it was i guess... lol.
VIRTUAL>Commercial UAV EXPO Americas | 15-17 Sept 2020 - Are you attending? DanSmigrod 4 13 daysDanSmigrod (22979): Open thread to view post.
Commercial UAV EXPO Americas | Virtual | 15-17 September 2020 DanSmigrod 1 21 daysDanSmigrod (22979): Promoted Events Post -- UAV EXPO Americas Website | Register 2020 Commercial UAV Expo Americas to Take Place Virtually Next Week 
[15-17 September 2020] UAS Solutions Providers and Thousands of End-Users will Gather Online Sep 15-17 for Expo and Conference Focused on Commercial Drones Portland, ME –...
Commercial UAV EXPO Americas | Virtual 15-17 September 2020 | Exhibitors DanSmigrod 1 27 daysDanSmigrod (22979): Promoted Events Post -- UAV EXPO Americas Website | Register 43 UAS SOLUTIONS PROVIDERS HAVE SIGNED ON TO EXHIBIT AT 2020 COMMERCIAL UAV EXPO AMERICAS VIRTUAL UAV professionals can visit and connect with exhibitors for free at the sixth annual event Portland, ME, September 2, 2020 – 43 of the world’s...
Used Gear for Real Estate Photographers: Drone DanSmigrod 1 1 monthDanSmigrod (22979): Hi All, Above was posted to the WGAN Private Group: Buy-Sell Used Matterport Cameras (and Related Gear) Join this WGAN Private Group: Buy-Sell Used Matterport Cameras (No charge for WGAN Basic, Standard and Premium Members whom can Private Message me - @DanSmigrod - to be added.) Dan
Commercial UAV EXPO Americas | Virtual 15-17 September 2020 | Keynotes DanSmigrod 1 2 monthsDanSmigrod (22979): Promoted Events Post -- UAV EXPO Americas Website | Register Keynote Lineup for VIRTUAL Commercial UAV Expo Americas 2020 includes Leaders from FAA, CISA and The White house --- Virtual Exhibit Hall is Free | Register Here --- Portland, ME – August 12, 2020 – Steve Dickson, Administrator, FAA;...
AerialSphere 360º Aerial Mapping: It's Like Google Street View in the Sky DanSmigrod 1 2 monthsDanSmigrod (22979): Video: Aerial Sphere 360° Mapping | Aerial Sphere Vimeo Channel | 2019 Hi All, The AerialSphere 360º Aerial Mapping - real estate marketing platform – will blow you away! I saw this demoed a few years ago at a conference. Inman 11 August 2020) Startup AerialSphere takes 360-degree 3D IDX search to 26 new markets "In a previous Inman article, [AerialSphere cofounder DJ] Vegh explained the process of creating each...
Video: First Ever School Campus Interior Cinewhoop Drone Fly-through DanSmigrod 3 2 monthsPaulM (69): impressive - I can see a drone shot like this being mapped out then flown but they got me when they went through the window of the gym into the basketball court - how'd they do that?
Looking for an Aerial 360 platform to tie Matterport together.. tomjones2787 5 2 monthsWingman (1431): 3DVista and Pano2vr will let you build it the way you want. You can just create a single panorama tour in either of them and it will be your aerial 360. Then you can create a hotspot on a ground and link a Matterport tour to it.
Drone-maker Skydio Secures $100M Series C To Grow In New Markets DanSmigrod 2 3 monthsEaglePrecision (70): Many are impressed by the new technology and capabilities. But for commercial photo work (360 & 3D particularly), I rely on: 1) proven platform & technology(documented history and recommendations in photogrammetry applications) 2) proven reliability and support from multiple sources 3) a variety of software available from manufacturer and 3rd party (for instance, Litchi, Pix4D, etc). For that reason, I stick with a DJI...
How to use a pole for an "aerial" shot in lieu of a Drone or No Fly Zone DanSmigrod 5 3 monthsDanSmigrod (22979): Longest INVISIBLE Pole for Insta360 One R & GoPro MAX - #270Pro Backpack S Review & Tutorial | Video by CreatorUp YouTube Channel | 6 July 2020
Digital Area Mapping for Crime Scenes Garnetwest 2 3 monthsViews4D (28): People are creative
The 3 Best Drones For Beginners DanSmigrod 4 3 monthsEaglePrecision (70): I assume the question is: "Best drone for photographers to begin flying to get aerial shots?" Arguably the easiest drones to start with are the DJI Mavic series. One could argue that you should not invest a lot in your first drone but you still need a decent camera. So, with those criteria, I would suggest a Mavic Air or the new Mavic Air 2 which is getting good reviews. You can get all your equipment for under $1,000. However,...
Should you - could you - use a drone to capture video INSIDE a space? DanSmigrod 3 3 monthsaerialpixels (204): Most typical residential homes dont need a drone. even a mavic mini there is still the issue of noise... and even if u are semi pro, flying thru narrow halls or doorways can still be a little challenging, and make your shot slow and jerky unless you are not a top notch drone pilot. What you need is a gimbal. But you can get away with using the drone's gimbal in the home also...though it might look silly for you to carry the drone in your...
Video: How to Shoot Real Estate Videos | Basics DanSmigrod 4 3 monthsDanSmigrod (22979): @Fmodjr1913 @EaglePrecision I started a new WGAN Forum discussion using your two posts here: ✓ Should you - could you - use a drone to capture video INSIDE a space? Best, Dan
Staging 360 Drone Panoramas with ThreeSixty Tours? ahagert 6 4 monthsGETMYVR (550): is excellent.
Drone videography - beginner 8643d 7 4 monthsandreabortolot (187): I'd suggest you to do a lot of practice as I did. Shoot several short videos around the property and then import into software for editing. I'm using Davinci Resolve, I know it has a learning curve but it will give you a lot of satisfactions.
15 hours to become a certified drone pilot DanSmigrod 6 4 monthsDanSmigrod (22979): Grab: eBlast received Friday, 22 May 2020. Enroll Now – Get $107 off Drone Pilot Ground School --- If you see this WGAN post after Friday, May 22, 2020 at 11:59pm PT, Private Message @DanSmigrod for a WGAN Affiliate Promo code
Videos: DJI Launches Mavic Air 2 DanSmigrod 7 5 monthsExpertise (456): I f you PM me, I would be happy to give you some editing tips.
Recommendationsfor best drone for interior real estate videos angusnorriss 7 5 monthsandreabortolot (187): I flew inside a large factory with Mavic Pro 2 and beside that you need to change several settings it's pretty difficult and you gotta be carefull. The drone becomes very large inside and the flight is taken x cm not meters. I'd suggest you a Mavic mini with propellers guard and Atti mode on.
Video: Skydio 2 Full Beginners & Setup Guide DanSmigrod 1 5 monthsDanSmigrod (22979): Skydio 2 Full Beginners & Setup Guide | Video courtesy of Billy Kyle YouTube Channel | 19 April 2020 Hi All, From the Billy Kyle YouTube Channel: Topics covered: (00:24) 1. Aircraft walkthrough (02:52) 2. Skydio aircraft & app set up (03:40) 3. Remote walkthrough & pairing (06:36) 4. Beacon walkthrough & pairing (08:29) 5. Firmware update (09:13) 6. Understanding the Height...
Drone Pilot (FAA Part 107) Wanted: Los Angeles DanSmigrod 2 6 monthsDanSmigrod (22979): This opportunity has been handled. Thanks, Dan
Creating tags (links) on aerial video martel 2 6 monthsMeshImages (1051): You will probably have to use 3DVista for this.
Aerial Drone Photographer Wanted: Mykonos, Greece DanSmigrod 2 7 monthsDanSmigrod (22979): This opportunity is still available, as of 9:30 am ET Monday, (16 March 2020). Thanks, Dan
Aerial Drone Photographer Wanted: Athens, Greece DanSmigrod 2 7 monthsDanSmigrod (22979): This opportunity is still available, as of 9:30 am ET Monday, (16 March 2020). Thanks, Dan
Commercial UAV Expo Americas Announces 
Big Support for 6th Annual Event DanSmigrod 1 7 monthsDanSmigrod (22979): Sponsored Post --- Commercial UAV Expo Americas Announces 
Massive Early Support for 6th Annual Event PORTLAND, MAINE - USA, February 19, 2020 – Organizers of the 6th annual Commercial UAV Expo Americas, the leading commercial drone trade show and conference in North America, have announced an impressive list of hundreds of supporters for the 2020...
How to Mash-up an Aerial Land Map with 3D Tours, Video & Driving Directions DanSmigrod 3 8 monthsHome3D (2314): @GlennAronwits - The Stillpoint Lodge project is fabulous. Congratulations Glenn. A spectacular job. I'm curious as to your shooting of the cabins in Matterport. Did you use MP Pro camera or Z1? Or both? I see direct sunlight on some panos and dusk / soft light on others. These small MP tours of the cabins are really beautifully done, so I hope you'll share tips regarding your methodology shooting them. I found the full tour link -...
Need example(s) of video flythru + drone + logo + music angusnorriss 8 8 monthsHome3D (2314): Adobe Premiere Pro will do all of this as well. No need for After Effects, though it's also a great application. The top window of my current website has a video of a Matterport walkthrough - clickable text Walkthroughs can easily be "video-ed" by connecting downloading completed tours to Matterport Showcase, connecting the iPad to a Mac computer with a USB / Lightning cable, and then using Quicktime's "New Movie...
Skydio 2 Autonomous Drone: Full 360º Collision Avoidance of Everything DanSmigrod 4 8 monthsDanSmigrod (22979): 25 Things to Know About the Skydio 2 | Video courtesy of Billy Kyle YouTube Channel (22 January 2020)
Billy Kyle Video: Autel Evo II Series Hands On First Impressions - CES 2020 DanSmigrod 5 8 monthsDanSmigrod (22979): Autel Evo II Video Comparison - DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom | Video courtesy of FlyPath YouTube Channel (21 January 2020)
UAV Coach: Autel Evo II Outpaces the Mavic 2 Pro in Key Areas DanSmigrod 2 9 monthsDanSmigrod (22979): Autel EVO 2 vs DJI Mavic 2 vs Skydio 2 | EVO 2 is the new King? | Specs comparison | Video courtesy of Young360 YouTube Channel (12 January 2020)
Video: How to create 360 photos with Mavic Mini DanSmigrod 2 9 monthsWingman (1431): Will be it more smarter from a business point of view just to get mavic pro instead of mini? Mavic Pro and some other drones have an automatic mode for taking images for 360 and it takes much less time. I believe with a mavic pro it can literally take 2 minutes from a takeoff to landing. So while one guy with a mavic pro can do it automatically, pack their drone and move fast to the next thing another one doing it manually will be still...
Nathan Cool>50% of Real Estate Photographers are FAA Certified Drone Pilots DanSmigrod 3 9 monthsDanSmigrod (22979): @KeithMitchell That's cool! (That would be a pun :cool: ) That's cool that you participated in the Nathan Cool survey and that you like Drone Pilot Ground School. Happy holidays, Dan
Video: How to Shoot Four Fake Drone Shots Using Only a Selfie Stick DanSmigrod 4 9 monthslilnitsch (1788): The Osmo Pocket has also worked in a pinch with the wifi base and a tall monopod
Video: DJI Introducing Mavic Mini DanSmigrod 20 11 monthsDanSmigrod (22979): DJI Mavic Mini Full Beginners Guide | Video courtesy of Billy Kyle YouTube Channel (19 November 2019)
What drone(s) should I look at for getting started with Drone photography? Samkhalil 30 11 monthslilnitsch (1788): @Wingman for a starting out drone though, it is really hard to argue with the price and quality of what you get with this new little Mavic Mini. Especially, with a fly more combo
32% Increase in Attendance at Commercial UAV Expo Americas 2019 DanSmigrod 2 11 monthsHome3D (2314): Having attended (as a rep for WGAN, thanks to Dan) I must say that this show and the commercial drone industry represented there felt very much like CES, back when it still fit into one convention hall. This is an industry still in training wheels - it is going to explode exponentially. It’s like automobiles in 1910, or TV in 1950. I was reminded of the feeling I had attending the first “Digital Day” at the Directors Guild of America...
How to pricing aerial photography/videography DanSmigrod 2 11 monthsWingman (1431): It depends on who you are and what you do. If it is a big tour, some client wants an aerial 360 I may offer it for free. For a small tour it can be up to $150 AUD assuming I am allowed to fly above a client's site. If not, I won't do it all. For aerial video, I do not do not have any great experience in video editing. However as far as I know prices can have a huge difference. My friend used to do a real estate videos including aerial...
What drone should I get to learn how to fly a drone? (Knowing I will crash) Samkhalil 13 11 monthslilnitsch (1788): I believe the first round or two of this drones will be on backorder fairly quickly as, I believe there will be a pretty big run on them. Being under the 250grams opens quick a few doors here in the US, Canada, & abroad.
Commercial UAV Expo Americas 2019: Keynotes include NASA and UPS DanSmigrod 3 11 monthsDanSmigrod (22979): @VTLV Thank you for attending the Commercial UAV Expo Americas 2019 next week (28-30 October 2019) and reporting back to the WGAN Community about relevant news for real estate photographers that fly drones. I am particularly interested in the following drone meets ... ✓ residential and commercial real estate for sale ✓ AEC ✓ construction documentation ✓ 3D modeling ✓ FAA Part 107 training ✓ Drone Training ✓ Insurance...
FAA National Drone Safety Awareness Week: 4-10 November 2019 DanSmigrod 1 11 monthsDanSmigrod (22979): Promoted Post --- ‘Drones are Now’: UAS Industry Leaders Partner to Kick Off FAA National Drone Safety Awareness Week Commercial UAV Expo Americas, DroneResonders, National Press Photographers Association, Sundance Media Group, and others to host special October 29 [2019] event in Las Vegas LAS VEGAS, NV – Leading organizations within the...
A Guide to Drone Regulations in Canada DanSmigrod 2 1 yearArchimedStudio (583): In other words, don't try flying your drone in Canada. Hire a professional company (like, I don't know, Archimed Studio :D ) who has all the authorizations, registrations, license, insurance, etc... Jokes aside, the advanced exam is so advanced, you almost need a plane pilot training to pass it! How hard is it to get a license in the US?
Free Exhibit Passes to the 2019 Commercial UAV Expo Americas | Las Vegas DanSmigrod 2 1 yearDanSmigrod (22979): Hi All, Good news ... Three WGAN Members will be reporting relevant news to the WGAN Community from the Commercial UAV Expo: Americas 2019 (28-30 October 2019) in Las Vegas: 1. Los Angeles Area based Kevin Dole ( with 2. Los Angeles Area based Eric Dole ( with 3. Las Vegas-based Michael Madsen (@VTLV) with Virtual Tours Las Vegas As regular readers of the We Get Around Network Forum know, Kevin...
SPAR3D: GeoCV taps drones and smartphones to merge indoor and outdoor views Jonathan_GeoCV 5 1 yearVTLV (2175): @Pau - Live in the states in Las Vegas, Nevada. The site does not yet show pricing or an ability to immediately purchase the product. It's been active in New York for quite some time. I'm not sure if I would want to blindly purchase until pricing and other details are confirmed by the company. I don't completely believe in leaked information on pricing or coming soon details. Matterports coming soon showed virtual staging in the pipeline 5...
How to receive free full credentials to Commercial UAV Expo Americas 2019 DanSmigrod 8 1 yearDanSmigrod (22979): Hi All, Good news ... Three WGAN Members will be reporting relevant news to the WGAN Community from the Commercial UAV Expo: Americas 2019 (28-30 October 2019) in Las Vegas: 1. Los Angeles Area based Kevin Dole ( with 2. Los Angeles Area-based Lenny Schway (@LennySchway) with Cinema Aerial 3. Las Vegas-based Michael Madsen (@VTLV) with Virtual Tours Las Vegas Kevin writes in his request for two free full credentials...
Commercial UAV Expo Americas 2019 | 28-30 Oct 19 - Las Vegas DanSmigrod 4 1 yearDanSmigrod (22979): For a free expo pass or to save $100 off the conference registration, please private message me. Or, as of Tuesday, 28 May 2019, automatically receive the promo code when you join the free WGAN Forum.
Commercial UAV Expo: Americas | Las Vegas | 28-30 October 2019 DanSmigrod 6 1 yearDanSmigrod (22979): For a free expo pass or to save $100 off the conference registration, please private message me. Or, as of Tuesday, 28 May 2019, automatically receive the promo code when you join the free WGAN Forum.
How to receive the free use of a Drone Marketing Video with Your Logo DanSmigrod 8 1 yearrzphotoman (1466): Thanks for creating these for us. I had the other one pinned to the top of the feed for the last few months. I just switched to this one the other day. Another great benefit to the membership.
Forbes: The Best Drones For Beginners 2019 DanSmigrod 1 1 yearDanSmigrod (22979): Hi All, Forbes (14 August 2019) The Best Drones For Beginners 2019 Your thoughts? Best, Dan P.S. Drone Pilot Ground School FAQs
New Selfie Drone: Mantis G from Yuneec DanSmigrod 1 1 yearDanSmigrod (22979): Mantis G from Yuneec | Photo courtesy of Yuneec UAVCOACH (11 September 2019) Yuneec Expands Mantis Series with New Selfie Drone: Mantis G "Yuneec announced Mantis G at Interdrone last week in Las Vegas. The new drone is an upgraded version of the Mantis Q (launched last year) with a new integrated gimbal for smoother videos and sharper...
Open Architecture 3D Tour via Home3D, DroneDeploy, GeoCV, & WP3D Models Jonathan_GeoCV 3 1 yearrpetersn (1998): Great work, as usual, from the Home3D team! Thanks for sharing. :)
Forbes: The Best Drones of 2019 DanSmigrod 6 1 yearadamhenry (8): and hope become soon.
Question of the Day? Do you offer Aerial Photos and Video? DanSmigrod 7 1 yearchermle (4): I primarily offer drone still photography using a DJI Phantom 4 Pro
FAA-Certified Drone Pilot Wanted: Ashburn, Georgia DanSmigrod 2 1 yearDanSmigrod (22979): This opportunity has been handled. Thanks, Dan
Commercial UAV Expo Americas 2019 | 28-30 Oct 19 - Las Vegas DanSmigrod 3 1 yearDanSmigrod (22979): Grab: eBlast
Video: (How to) Beginner Tips for Drone Mapping - My Workflow (Billy Kyle) DanSmigrod 1 1 yearDanSmigrod (22979): Beginner Tips for Drone Mapping - My Workflow | Video courtesy of Billy Kyle YouTube Channel (29 July 2019) Hi All, Here are Billy Kyle Drone Mapping Videos: ✓ Beginner Tips for Drone Mapping - My Workflow ✓ DroneDeploy Live Map Feature: Benefits and Shortcomings ✓ What is the Best Drone for Mapping? ✓ How to Create a 3D Model Using DroneDeploy ✓ How to Create a 2D Map with Your...
WGAN-TV How to Make Money with Matterport Meets AEC Space for Newbies DanSmigrod 11 1 yearDanSmigrod (22979): Hi All, A WGAN Member writes (and my reply) ... Dan --- Hi Dan - Looking to grow my business and expand into the AEC space (have construction background and a few good contacts in the architectural world). I would love to get started, but I don't have a good handle on what currently is being done, who the clients are, what services are being know, the whole enchilada! Do you know of someone working in that space who would...
MatterView / NodalPort anyone? Home3D 2 1 yearDanSmigrod (22979): @Home3D Cool mashup of: ✓ Matterport ✓ NodalView ✓ WP3D Models WordPress Plugin (Single Property Website) ✓ Aerial Thanks for sharing, Dan
Video: How to Make Google Earth Fly-in Mashup with Drone Footage DanSmigrod 3 1 yearDanSmigrod (22979): @DouglasMeyers Yes! Exactly! (And, I'd like that lake view too!) Dan
Drone Insurance: A Step-by-Step Guide to Liability & Drone Hull Insurance DanSmigrod 2 1 yearDanSmigrod (22979): Hi All, From one of my favorite blogs ... PFRE (4 July 2019) Drone Insurance–Are You Fully Covered? Happy July 4th weekend, Dan
Lynda Course: Learning Pix4D Drone Mapping with Matterport Pro Paul Tice DanSmigrod 1 1 yearDanSmigrod (22979): Grab courtesy of | Learning Pix4D Drone Mapping Hi All, If you are creating 3D tours with Matterport, GeoCV, Cupix and iGuide – and are an aerial Pro – you likely want to learn how to use Pix4D to create maps for Architects, Engineers and Construction (AEC) clients. ✓ | Learning Pix4D Done Mapping with Matterport Service...
How to use a drone to create a web-based map (and make money) DanSmigrod 1 1 yearDanSmigrod (22979): How to Make Money Idea of the Week --- Glacier Rail Park During Construction, Kalispell, Montana | Video courtesy of City of Kalispell, Montana YouTube Channel How to use a drone to create a web-based map (and make money) Hi All, The Founder of Drone Pilot Ground School sent me this article about how an aerial photographer got started with creating web-based maps: ✓ Mapping Big Projects...
List: Top 100 Drone Companies in 2019 DanSmigrod 1 1 yearDanSmigrod (22979): Hi All, This list was compiled by the Founder of Drone Pilot Training Academy: ✓ Top 100 Drone Companies in 2019 Best, Dan
Drone Insurance provider or General Insurance that includes Drone Coverage? DouglasMeyers 5 1 yearDouglasMeyers (1046): Got Full Frame yesterday... thanks all..
Question of the Day>How do you compete with non-Part 107 FAA Licensed Pros? DanSmigrod 3 1 yearDanSmigrod (22979): Yeah. I had a character limit on the headline so Photographers became Pros; unfortunately Dan
Master List of Drone Laws (Organized by State & Country) DanSmigrod 2 1 yearChemistrydoc (1368): Yes, our local municipalities in Coastal Alabama are trying to outdo one another in being the strictest in laws that restrict commercial flights. On top of that, we have many real estate photographers that don't even have a Part 107 license! Many laws, no ability for consistent enforcement. I point out the liability consequences to every realtor who will listen, but they still hire the unlicensed photographers. The City of Orange Beach has...
Video: "The DJI Mavic Air is STILL One of the Best Drones in 2019" DanSmigrod 2 1 yearHome3D (2314): I have personal experience with only one drone, yes, the Mavic Air. It has been outstanding. I carry 4 batteries which fly it about 20 minutes each. I also carry a charger in case more time is needed (sometimes it is) and if I cycle drained batteries onto the charger as they are used, I encounter no down time waiting for a battery. True, I have no other comparison as this was my first drone, but it's been great for over a year now.
5 Things to Know About How Drones are Being Used in Construction DanSmigrod 1 1 yearDanSmigrod (22979): Grab: Image courtesy of Commercial UAV News Hi All, Please let us know if you find this free report helpful from Commercial UAV News: ✓ 5 Things to Know About How Drones are Being Used in Construction in North America It's from Commercial UAV News – the same company that produces Commercial UAV Expo Americas ( Commercial UAV Expo Americas (...
Commercial UAV Expo: Americas | Las Vegas | 28-30 October 2019 DanSmigrod 1 1 yearDanSmigrod (22979): Promoted Post --- Hi All, Are you going ....? ----- For a free expo pass or to save $100 off the conference registration, please private message me. Or, as of Tuesday, 28 May 2019, automatically receive the promo code when you join the free WGAN Forum. ----- Commercial UAV Expo Americas ( is North America’s leading trade show...
17 Aerial Videography Training Tips DanSmigrod 1 1 yearDanSmigrod (22979): 17 Aerial Videography Training Tips Hi All, Here are 17 Aerial Videography Training Tips from the founder of Drone Pilot Ground School. Got a tip to add? Dan P.S. To save $50 on Drone Pilot Ground School, please Private Message me for the WGAN Promo Code.
Video: DJI Mavic 2 Pro versus DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 DanSmigrod 3 1 yearWingman (1431): I do not believe you can get anything good from a thermal camera and a drone for $3000 in total . A flir camera with 640x480 alone is about $5000. You are probably talking about their cheap thermal camera with 160x120 resolution. You won't be able to do much with such a small thermal sensor.
Drone Video to 3D Engineering-Ready Reality Meshes & Digital Surface Models DanSmigrod 2 1 yearangusnorriss (720): Amazing. How does topcon carer for built up areas? We can’t just chuck a UAV in the air over any town in U.K. or Europe for that matter.
Video: 10 Unique Features of the DJI Inspire 2 DanSmigrod 3 1 yearJwbuckl (337): The low light capabilities of the Inspire 2's optional X5s and X7 cameras are far and away better than that of any of the other DJI offerings. The X5s is a micro 4/3rds sensor and the X7 is a Super 35 sensor. You can (and I have) film Hollywood films with this drone. The Inspire 2 is likely overkill for most real estate photography/videography and besides, it grabs an audience in the sky when maybe you don't really want to draw too much...
SPAR3D White-Paper: Using Aerial Mapping to Grow Your Business DanSmigrod 1 1 yearDanSmigrod (22979): Hi All, You can receive a free white-paper – Using Aerial Mapping to Grow Your Business - Via SPAR3D. Example – Roofing "The current way of gathering information for quotes is time-consuming and cost-ineffective. A roofer makes four in-person visits per day to inspect and measure for repairs or maintenance. That’s typically a one- to two-hour...
Standard Members: Free Use of Custom Drone Video When You Pass FAA Part 107 DanSmigrod 4 1 yearDanSmigrod (22979): WGAN Member Anthony Carter (@ Convrts) with ConVRts in Liverpool, Merseyside UK
Video: "DJI Spark 2 What Can We Expect?" DanSmigrod 4 1 yearWingman (1431): Not really, since my drone is not from DJI there is no geofencing implemented for my drone. The jobs I have mentioned can only be done breaking some rules. Some are deneatelly in no fly zone being 2kms from Brisbane City(planes fly paths, hospital helipads around) and those that may be lucky to be in a fly zone in metro area are still breaking other rules(no flying in highly built in residential area or above people). That's why I have...
Blog Post: Drone Photography: A Guide to Capturing Images DanSmigrod 2 1 yearJonJ (1735): Here is a recent twilight photo of a stunning island property.
What is the learning curve for shooting GeoCV 3D Aerial? DanSmigrod 6 1 yearConvrts (240): Thanks Dan, that looks fantastic and an amazing solution! I know a number of clients who will love this as a way of putting their tours together
Example of a "Passion Project" - How to "FLY" your MAVIC through a house DanSmigrod 3 1 yearJune (411): Fantastic!
Article: "Want to make six figures? Try being a drone pilot" DanSmigrod 2 1 yearCFster (271): Only if you’re doing thermal imaging or LIDAR mapping, and have laid out some serious change on equipment. For real estate photos - I don’t think so.
How to choose a safe and legal location to fly Your Drone DanSmigrod 1 1 yearDanSmigrod (22979): Hi All, " How to choose a safe and legal location to fly Your Drone" is from UAV Coach (17 April 2019): the company that offers Drone Pilot Training School. Did you find this helpful? Best, Dan
Tip: License aerial video to real estate agents (for the listing) DanSmigrod 1 1 yearDanSmigrod (22979): Hi All, In the UAV Coach Forum – same company that runs Drone Pilot Group School for the FAA Aeronautical Knowledge Test ( FAQs) – is this excellent post: ✓ Licensing Media for Real Estate – Are you doing it? Here's a short excerpt: "If you work in an area where properties are bought and sold repeatedly, you'll want the opportunity to license that media to the next realtor who's picking up the listing. It happens...
Video: 5 Tips For How To Shoot Cinematic Drone Real Estate & Buildings DanSmigrod 2 1 yearrzphotoman (1466): I've seen a number of this guys videos and also purchased one of his products. He has a lot of good info and examples that are well worth investing some time and money into, especially for beginners. Just wish I knew someone with a castle that I could video.
How to Video: 5 Key Aerial Shots for Real Estate to get with your Drone DanSmigrod 3 1 yearArt (11): Brad's 5 Moves were great. Succinct and to the point. Art Clark
5 Tips For Beginner Drone Pilots DanSmigrod 10 1 yearCFster (271): The most important tip is (if you’re in the U.S.) to get your FAA Part 107 license if you intend on making any money whatsoever from flying. Really, if anyone makes money from it.
Drone Mapping CFster 4 1 yearWingman (1431): There is nothing to navigate with in a 3d mapped model. It is just a 3D model and there is no way to walk through it. It can be used in architecture and 3d design and it also provides volumetric measurements of anything captured. Technically you can measure a pile of dirt on a ground that will help your customer to estimate how much trucks they need to move it from a site. And it is different from Matterport as in 3D mapping GPS coordinates...
Drone Pilots! FAA Webinar about National Airspace & Airspace Authorizations DanSmigrod 1 1 yearDanSmigrod (22979): Hello Drone Pilots, Free! Register here Questions about the FAA webinar, email Best, Dan P.S. Thanks @Tosolini for alerting me to this news relevant to the WGAN Community ... ...
Demo and Discussion: GeoCV versus Matterport DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsMetroplex360 (9290): GeoCV is a bit too bright and saturated. Matterport is a bit too dark and undersaturated. Nodal View is yellow and has an old fashioned UI with a strangely placed spinning dollhouse (how did that get there?) There's no perfect one, but between the two 3D tours -- with GeoCV, you have the option to download your imagery. If you wanted to, you could darken the tour a bit and desaturate it and end up with something pretty spot on.
Aerial 3D Models with Drone Deploy for GeoCV Metroplex360 18 2 yearsMetroplex360 (9290): The custom HTML code is great. With Mattertags, you are limited to the vendors provided by While does have an exhaustive list of providers, few actually solve the problems listed by Anton above. Pins are great!
DJI Introduces DJI Terra To Capture, Visualize And Analyze Drone 2D/3D Data DanSmigrod 5 2 yearsizoneguy (462): Yeah, I have been on mac since 2006. Got tired of the BSOD and re-building hard drives. Maybe PC's don't do that anymore? LOL
Pix4D versus DroneDeploy DanSmigrod 6 2 yearsWingman (1431): Pix4d has a capture app that can make an orbiting fly path around a property but it may be better just to do it manually. And to do it manually there is no need in any of these apps. I agree with FunN4Lo these apps and services mostly for 3d mapping with drones and they are not cheap. If somebody still wants to create a 3D model of a property you can try this software ...
Video: What's in my Drone Bag? 2019 DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsahojman (186): Ronin of course
FAA require drones to display registration numbers externally DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsizoneguy (462): I figured it out - good through 2020....
GeoCV 3D Tour Example That includes 3D Aerial (Spectacular) DanSmigrod 6 2 yearsDanSmigrod (22979): @808virtually @lucadeal @rzphotoman Contact: Can you ask your question a different way? Best, Dan
Tip: How to create a 3D aerial fly-in with DroneDeploy and GeoCV DanSmigrod 7 2 yearsAntonYakubenko (686): I doubt it would work. As I described above, shooting for 3D model extraction from aerial images using photogrammetry requires many images all around the house taken with large overlap. I doubt externally sourced imagery would be sufficient. Moreover we require regular images, not 360 panos for 3D model extraction. 360 panos though could be used as Highlights and Fly-through in addition to 3D scan.
Question of the Day: Business use of Pocket-Size Drones like these? DanSmigrod 4 2 yearsrzphotoman (1466): Would not recommend for any business use. Poor quality images.
Google Earth Studio whereareweat 3 2 yearsHugoPerez (28): Amazing!!!
Matterport-Photographer-Videographer-Drone Pilot Pro Wanted: Charlotte, NC DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsDanSmigrod (22979): This opportunity has been handled. Thanks, Dan
Indoor Scanning with a Drone + Ricoh Theta V DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsDanSmigrod (22979): Hi All, Related WGAN Forum discussion: ✓ We're being replaced ... Best, Dan
Tip: 24 Foot Painter's Pole for "aerial" 360º Photos/Video DanSmigrod 9 2 yearsDanSmigrod (22979): @pcollart Can you talk more about the business use case for "assist with roof inspections and extract "good enough" dimensions"? Thanks, Dan
Coming to CUPIX: Drone + 360º Video Camera + Videogrammetry Made Easy DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsDanSmigrod (22979): @Chemistrydoc Great question about how to mount the Ricoh Theta V to a drone. I elevated your question to its own discussion: ✓ How to mount a Ricoh Theta V to a drone? And, great tip ... I elevated it to its own discussion ... ✓ Tip: 24 Foot Painter's Pole for "aerial" 360º Photos/Video Best, Dan
How to mount a Ricoh Theta V to a drone? DanSmigrod 1 2 yearsDanSmigrod (22979): Hi All (drone pilots), How do you mount a Ricoh Theta V to a drone? Which gimbal mount is designed for this purpose? The question came up in this related WGAN Forum discussion: ✓ Coming to CUPIX: Drone + 360º Video Camera + Videogrammetry Made Easy Thanks, Dan
Drone Pro Wanted: Plymouth, CA (East of Sacramento, CA) DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsDanSmigrod (22979): This opportunity has been handled. Thanks, Dan
DJI Mavic Pro 2 Versus Phantom 4 Pro: an in-Depth Comparsion DanSmigrod 1 2 yearsDanSmigrod (22979): Video: Mavic 2 Pro vs. Phantom 4 Pro In-Depth Comparison | Video Courtesy of Parker Walbeck YouTube Channel Hi All, Thinking about buying a drone? This article may be helpful ... ✓ DIY Photography (11 September 2018) DJI Mavic 2 Pro vs. Phantom 4 Pro In-Depth Comparison Which do you prefer and why? Best, Dan
GeoCV 3D Tour Mashup with Drone-Captured Models DanSmigrod 13 2 yearsron0987 (1481): @DanSmigrod I have used Pix4d and the end product does not have as clean lines with the vertical and horizontal meshes, this sample is again some of the best I have seen with clean lines about as good as you can without ground level 3D scanning that does have a clean look.
RUMOUR: DJI Mavic 2 Inbound - ZOOM - "See the Bigger Picture" Metroplex360 3 2 yearsDanSmigrod (22979): @Metroplex360 Thought you would enjoy this ... ✓ GeoCV 3D Tour Mashup with Drone-Captured Models Best, Dan
Question of the Day: which drone do you recommend for a newbie? DanSmigrod 4 2 yearsMetroplex360 (9290): As a newbie with some pretty nice drone photos from my past six months, I'm pretty bullish on the DJI Mavic. I find that it's portability is nice and handy and makes for a very quick setup. It handles amazingly and handles well even with quite a lot of wind!
Aerial Videographer Wanted: Richmond, VA DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsDanSmigrod (22979): This opportunity has been handled. Thanks, Dan
Aerial Videographer Wanted: Draper, Utah DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsDanSmigrod (22979): This opportunity has been handled. Thanks, Dan
Drone Pro Wanted: Ardmore, OK & Thackerville, OK (Between OKC and Dallas) DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsDanSmigrod (22979): This opportunity has been handled. Thanks, Dan
SPAR3D-How to Make Money with PIX4D and Your Drone DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsDanSmigrod (22979): @Matt19 I recall seeing posts by WGAN Forum Members using PIX4D. That's why I did the interview :cool: Best, Dan
Drone Photographer Wanted: Burlington, Ontario Canada DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsDanSmigrod (22979): This opportunity has been handled. Thanks, Dan
Video: How to Shoot Aerial 360ºs without a Drone DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsimad (178): Another nice solution i found was a Painter pole .. 8M/24ft Height to Creat a drone shot without a drone. DocaPole 6-24 foot Extension Pole - Multi-Purpose Telescopic Pole//Light Bulb Changer//Paint Roller//Duster Pole//Telescoping Pole for Window Cleaning, Gutter Cleaning, and Hanging Lights Source:...
Best way to scan hotel with many buildings?! advancedhdr 6 2 yearsrpetersn (1998): Hi @3dvirtualview - Thanks for the message. If you are using a custom domain, or subdomain, within ThreeSixty Tours you should see some of that SEO value return to your primary domain. This is especially true if you are able to create/submit an XML sitemap to Google, letting them know the whereabouts of these URLs that are now under a domain you own. With WP3D Models, much of this happens automatically (thanks to the use of a...
What are people using for External 3d reinspimg 7 2 yearslauks (19): I do not think its crazy, I fully support this idea.I only see that MP is relying mostly on structured light to create the mesh, not photogrammetry. I am not sure they have all the resources to do it, as it is a totally different domain. Months ago I spoke with guys of Zephyr that they should get in touch with MP. But MP wasn't interested. Either they don't get the importance, or they have a plan B :-) Cheers Luc
Do you auto pilot your drones? Metroplex360 12 2 yearsmori (772): Is there a recommended Drone-SDK for e.g. flight path generation available which could also take advantage of realtime image recognition during the capture process? And has anyone already experimented with attaching a LIDAR device to a drone?
What iPad Models are good for drone control? ParkPrince 3 2 yearschermle (4): Hi, I've been using an ipad air 2 for about a year. It's probably the largest one you can fit into the controller cradle. I use the same thing for Matterport scans. Regardless of what you buy, I would strongly suggest you purchace a sunshade for the monitor. Viewing the monitor on bright days can be really tough. The shade probably won't resolve the viewing problems, but it'll help. I think you can get them for around $15. USD
Skydio R1 "self-flying camera" Drone Review DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsadvancedhdr (220): Technology doesn't come cheap.. Watching the video, this is a fantastic solution for autonomous drone, " Follow Me " mode.. I have owned a Inspire 1, and three Mavic Pro's and others.. there IS a place for this fully autonomous drone, eg. flying inside a cave while its following you, or between buildings whereas the Mavic Pro, Air any drone will collide. PERFECT for wedding! But, who need a follow me drone? Seriously... Not for...
Satellite Panoramas rzphotoman 8 3 yearsrzphotoman (1466): @DanSmigrod I'm not really blaming anybody and after thinking about it a little more, even if the first one you buy isn't exactly what you need, more than likely you could use it and probably not a bad idea to have a second and maybe even a third angle, especially for projects that aren't single family residences. If that's the case it's still less expensive than to hire a drone photographer. I still think a preview would be a good idea. ...
Matterport scans & Drone videos rzphotoman 10 3 yearsfrstbubble (604): @FlightMedia THis is not my sight I saw it while looking at other stuff and saved it because I kinda liked the layout and might use some ideas from it in future. I had tried video backgrounds on my site before but it was hosted on GoDaddy at the time and load time was way to slow. I do use an Inspire 1 for video though. We have 2 Inspire 1's with regular Zemuse x3 cameras, a Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K, and a Parrot Bebop 2. We have used the...
ThreeSixty Tours Example by @Bycha Buxton DanSmigrod 11 3 yearsDanSmigrod (22979): Using ThreeSixty Tours with 2D Photos or Tour Maps with ThreeSixty Tours is the topic for WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm EST | GMT -5) on Friday, 23 February 2018.
Aerial Photographer Wanted: Hartford, CT DanSmigrod 4 3 yearsDanSmigrod (22979): This opportunity has been handled. Thanks, Dan
DJI Mavic Air Foldable 4K-36 MP Panos-IR 3D DanSmigrod 8 3 yearsimad (178): That was really informative thanks for Sharing mori.
Hangar 360 App>Ariel Capture/Process/Deliver DanSmigrod 10 3 yearsSnap (187): Thank you so much for the tips @DanSmigrod. I passed along the info to the drone company.
No monkey needed! frstbubble 2 3 yearsShakoure (312): @frstbubble ...HAS TECHNOLOGY TRULY BENEFITTED THE AVERAGE JOE? This is an increasingly interesting subject that you're touching on here. While machine learning/A.I. is really amazing and gaining traction, many people are getting concerned about the changing landscape of our work force and employment rates, i.e. employers are replacing human employees with robots and AI programs, leaving the average person with ever shrinking opportunities for...
Vivitar 360º Follow Me Drone Dual GPS $180 DanSmigrod 4 3 yearsDanSmigrod (22979): :cool: I was at a NYC photo show where they talked about reinventing the brand to be known for quality. Looks like that branding hasn't caught on with you :cool: For $180, you could use them as client gifts ... Best, Dan
ThreeSixty Tours + 360º Camera + Drone? alsangio 10 3 yearsfrstbubble (604): @DanSmigrod I guess I'm a slow reader. But under 100 emails alerts left! Next will be to work on catching up on the Live at 5's. Think I will be listening to Vimeo while driving for a while!
Creating Aerial Panoramas from Google Earth DanSmigrod 1 3 yearsDanSmigrod (22979): How to Create Aerial 360º Panoramas from Google Earth Hi All, If you would like to create aerial panoramas from Google Earth, here are two articles on this topic: ✓ How to Create an Aerial Panorama from Google Earth (Source: Digital Urban) ✓ Examples: Creating a panoramic image with Google Earth™ and panokml (Source: Stephan Loh) Or, you can simply order a Satellite 360º Panorama from SatellitePanoramas for $99 each....
Video of the Week: 3D Interspace Solutions DanSmigrod 2 3 years3dinterspace (10): Thanks for the plug Dan! We thoroughly enjoy flying drones through million dollar homes.
Drone usage & VR tours Briski2208 7 3 yearsBriski2208 (147): Cheers @Helen @THRHHI @pointcloudvr great example of aerial 360 panos with integrated 360s and tours. I really like the work and it's inspirational, hopefully to try to reach that level. Are you placing on any tutorials? Kind regards
Aerial 360 panorama in an iGUIDE tour Chris_iGuide 6 3 yearsnat_vanveen (598): @Chris_iGuide Super cool! Thanks for sharing :)
Drone video editor suggestions? pixelray 5 3 yearsRGO (100): Hi, we edit our own High End real estate videos. We are about to work for a global company to record expensive villas. We shoot it and they will edit. Here are a couple of our edited videos: Thanks rgo
Scanning by humans is so 90ies mori 1 3 yearsmori (772): Autonomous scanning - for this I am sure it will happen - the question is when? DIY Gear for this: SDK: If there´s anyone out in the area of munich/germany or amsterdam/netherlands who is...
Cost for General Liability Ins. with Drone? hometakes 6 3 yearsgrmngrl (936): I am using on demand drone insurance. I don't know why I would need to pay a big sum upfront. I am also able to customize my coverage according to the project size. Coverage starts with only $10 for $1000000 liability.
Looking for few great drone photo forums. AndrewWilliam23 7 3 yearsFlightMedia (75): @AndrewWilliam23 Not sure if these help. Laurence does a good group for phantoms clickable text He also does a good online training video series the facebook group is linked to training side, teaches you lots of interesting techniques. Lynh Phan has a big group with loads of information. clickable text Another for the phantom group again a big one is clickable text 107 Commercial sUAS business - clickable text If you...
Drone Photographer Wanted Wappinger Falls NY DanSmigrod 3 3 yearsDanSmigrod (22979): As of 11:30 am ET Tuesday, 30 May 2017, this opportunity is still available. Thanks, Dan
Drone Photography Help srennick 10 3 yearsHelen (763): @srennick Why would he even need the images that large? Does he know or is he just pulling numbers out of the air? They do not need to be that big for brochures and certainly not for the web.