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FAA Drone Regulations for Dummies

Note: Since posting this article, there have been several minor changes to regulations including new commercial drone laws. rones have been in the news lately for all sorts of reasons, good and bad. As you might remember, a drone crashed into the White House lawn last year. They have also been getting a lot of publicity for their potential harm to...

Google Timeline: How to View (And Turn Off) Your Location History in Google Maps

Have you ever wondered if your phone is tracking you? If Google Maps is installed on your phone (which is likely the case for iPhone and Android users), the answer is probably yes! Google Maps has a feature most users are not aware of: Google Timeline. This built-in feature was added about a year ago, and allows Maps to keep a very detailed...

Must Have Apps for the DJI Phantom Drone

There are many applications that extend the uses for your drone. The DJI Go app is okay, but it leaves much to be desired. These apps help your drone reach its full potential (also be sure to check out the Must Have Drone Accessories): Quick note before we get started: While all of these apps below are great, the quality of your drone footage...

Color Correcting / Grading Drone Footage

There is no doubt drone footage is great, but colors always seem bland. The raw video is usually low in contrast, low in saturation, and too high/low exposure. How do you fix this? By using a video editor to color correct/grade. These two terms are often misused. Color correcting is fixing the colors to how they really should appear. Color grading...