Monday, December 8, 2014

SNAPePHOTO, Reaching New Heights! (Quadcopter/Drone)

It is with great pleasure, that we at SNAPePHOTO, announce the purchase of our first UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), in the form of a Quadcopter/Drone, for the sole purpose of capturing digital still images and video footage.  That being said, we carefully selected the unit that provided the best all-around options, for what we wanted to achieve.

In order to be exempt from Transport Canada's rigorous regulations, a UAV must have a take-off weight of less than 2.0kg.  Ours weighs in at a mere 1.3kg, leaving us room to spare for a few options, like a retractable landing gear.  Yes, once the image/video quality aspect covered, it did play in the decision-making factor of what unit to select. More information on the regulations surrounding the piloting an UAV, governed by Transport Canada, can be seen HERE and the Exemption Requirement details HERE

Drone Specs:     JDI Phantom 2 Vision+ (Quadcopter)
                          Plastic & Carbon Fiber construction
                          700M-1100M range (depending on antenna upgrade or not)
                          FPV (First Person View) with iPhone, iPad or Monitor
                          25min Flight time (approx.) / battery

Camera Specs:   3-Axis Gimball Head
                          Anti-Vibration Pad Mount
                          14 Megapixels RAW File Still Images
                          1080p 30FPS & 720p 60FPS Video

With the addition of our new state-of-the-Art unit, we're looking to provide aerial services in both photo & video formats. We'll be offering views otherwise impossible, or highly improbable.

Whether it be during a festival, outdoor sports, cultural event, a private party, wedding, or even real estate, we'll be glad to help gain the added visibility and assist you in showcasing the desired results.
Think of the possibilities & exposure this type of imagery could provide you, and your project...

Once several projects completed, we'll be posting a few examples on our website, as well as on the SkyPixel Quadcopter community site.

WEBSITE - Drone Section

Meanwhile, sample DJI Phantom 2 Vision videos > HERE