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Snap Is Fueling Our Selfie Obsessions With a Flying Camera

WIRED

Snap is mostly known for its sticky social network consisting of fleeting messages and legitimately impressive augmented reality filters. But every so often Snap, which calls itself a "camera company," produces new hardware. Things get a little weird. This is one of those times. During its annual Snap Partner Summit today, the company showed off a flying camera, the type of device otherwise known as a drone.


GoPro unveils HERO10 Black Bones FPV drone camera

ZDNet

GoPro, a company known for its quality action cameras, has released a new camera designed to be fitted onto First-Person View (FPV) drones. This lineup of aerial hardware fits a variety of enterprise photography and video use cases. Called the HERO10 Black Bones, this is a cut-down, ventilated version of the Hero10 specifically designed to fit onto a drone. Weighing in at an incredible 54g, the HERO10 Black Bones brings with it all the benefits of the full-sized GoPro -- 5.3K 60FPS video, HyperSmooth stabilization, 1/2.3-inch Apart from the smaller size and weight, the biggest change with the HERO10 Black Bones is that it doesn't contain a battery.


Even drone newbies can pull off cinematic shots with Skydio's new mode

Mashable

Flying up and forward was hard enough for me as a first-time camera drone pilot, so when Skydio, a consumer autonomous flying drone company based in the Bay Area, reps suggested I could take movie-like shots I laughed it off. But with the recently released Skydio 2 drone, it actually is possible for an unskilled pilot like myself to pull off an advanced shot. At the CES tech show earlier this month Skydio unveiled KeyFrame, which automates one of the more mind-bending challenges in drone photography: nailing your chosen spots and angles in three-dimensional space with cinematic flourish. I tried out this new skill, and while I didn't capture the most riveting content while learning the ropes, I saw how it makes flying between different shots possible. Before KeyFrame, even the most skilled pilot would struggle to direct the drone to the exact same vantage spot or fly smoothly in reverse the same way it had previously flown.


30X Optical Zoom 1080P with Object Identification and Tracking Gimbal Camera for Drone UAV

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SEEKER-30 AI-TIR supports dual sensors object identification and tracking based on deep learning algorithm and ECO tracking algorithm. It has an AI object identification and tracking module, with which SEEKER-30 AI-TIR can realize car, human automatic recognition and tracking by choosing the corresponding tracking mode. SEEKER-30 AI-TIR can be controlled via sbus, serial port. Functions like target tracking or pseudo-color pattern switching can be realized via sbus control. SEEKER-30 AI-TIR supports Max.128G storage.


Drone Technology Information, Working & Uses - Global Tech Gadgets

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Drones became the most loved gadget nowadays. Drones are getting huge demand in the market. Amazing aerial photography is the main reason drones are used by photographers, businesses for spectacular shots. Drones could be extremely helpful during rescue operations in the mountains and in the forests. Just imagine how many lives they can save with timely delivered medical supplies or simply a bottle of water!! Drones were used mostly by the military in the old days.


Get a drone packed with two cameras, GPS, and auto return for under $60

Mashable

TL;DR: The Dual HD 4K Camera Drone is just $59.96 at the Mashable Shop with code GREEN20 as of Dec. 16. Not because of lack of options, but because it's tough to see every deal online without snagging something for yourself. It's ok to treat yourself, though. After all, you had one helluva year. And you don't have to spend a fortune, either.


All the best drones equipped with cameras

Mashable

Are you looking to get into drone photography? Drone photography is now the ultimate flex for hobbyists and professionals alike. Aerial shots were a headache when drones first flew onto the scene, with users needing to combine photography prowess with the thumb dexterity of video gamers. Now, manufacturers have released camera drones that everyone can master. There are many factors to consider when shopping ffor a drone, but image quality should be high on your list of priorities.


Take to the skies with the best drones for everyone

Mashable

Drones and quadcopters have become increasingly accessible in the last few years. As the cost of designing and manufacturing a good quality drone has gone down, more people have been able to get into drone flying as a hobby -- or to up their photography game. There are different types of drone-based fun --from aerial photography to FPV racing -- plus regulations you need to know about. Here are the basics to get you started before spending any cash. One of the most popular gadgets of recent years -- not to mention an occasional headline grabber thanks to their role in military and security tech -- drones are remote-controlled aerial vehicles.


DJI Mavic 3: The iPhone of drones

ZDNet

So, the Mavic 3 is DJI's latest prosumer drone that builds on the company's long heritage of building drones. The Mavic 3 is a follow-on to the widely successful and highly acclaimed Mavic 2 Pro. It brings a raft of new features to the platform, including all-round obstacle detection and a dual-camera array. Now I have a few hours under my belt; I'm able to share my thoughts and feelings on this drone and, more importantly, whether I think it's worth the eye-watering price tag that DJI has put on this drone. See also: DJI Mavic 3 unboxing and first impressions. The model I've been using is the Mavic 3 and not the Cine version.


DJI's Mavic 3 packs dual Four Thirds and telephoto cameras

Engadget

DJI is best known for drones, but it's possibly the most inventive camera company right now. After unveiling the outrageous full-frame Ronin 4K camera/gimbal last month, it has now launched the $2,200 Mavic 3 drone with not just one, but two innovative camera systems. As rumored, there are two models in the Mavic 3 family, the Standard and Cine models, along with a "Fly More" combo that bundles more accessories. The main difference is that the Mavic 3 Cine has a built-in 1TB SSD and supports Apple ProRes 422 HQ video recording -- highly desirable for professional film productions. The latter is also considerably more expensive, as I'll discuss shortly.