Drone Videography

The popularity of aerial videography has grown in recent years among estate agents, developers, marketers, PR practitioners, facilities managers, public sector departments, engineering firms, and consumers.

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Working with View3D - one of the country's leading teams of professional drone videographers

Taking videos from the air puts a building, an area of land, or an important event like a concert or business convention into a wider, more stunning context.

But drone videography offers so much more than traditional videography. In addition to detailed and often breath-taking visuals, drone videography can also add real depth of data and analysis to a scene.

Many associate aerial videography with weddings, marketing luxury property, and Google Earth. However, this view of the technology really only scratches the surface of the possibilities it offers.

Drone videography can guide construction companies, architects, and developers from the initial planning stage right through to completion and handover.

Drone videography can help farmers become more efficient, renewable energy plants to generate more electricity, and it allows facilities managers to assess maintenance requirements in hard-to-reach locations without putting staff or contractors at risk.

Whatever your project and whatever the outcomes you want, get in touch with View3D about our drone videography services.

To get in touch, please click here to email us or call our marketing team on 07483846036

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Below, six ways our drone videography service helps estate agents, advertising and PR agencies, concert promoters, and the travel and tourism sector.

If your office premises, warehouse, factory, retail space, or trading estate could be the place for ambitious firms planning rapid growth, showcase it and its location to prospective tenants and purchasers with stunning aerial videography.

Bring your luxury and large properties to life in a way that your own camera, no matter how good, can’t. Great quality drone videography shows potential purchasers the grandeur of the building and the magnificence of the surrounding space.

Take the advertising collateral and public relations collateral you produce for clients to a whole new dimension with stunning drone videography. Demonstrate the scale and aspiration of your clients to their target audiences and media contacts.

What better way to record and relive memories from your most special day with crisp, clear, sharp, and warm drone videography? Capture quality images of your guests, where you’re getting married, and where you’ll be celebrating your marriage.

Create amazing imagery from your business conferences, sports, events, festivals, and more. We provide aerial videography services to concert promoters, corporates, sports clubs, music publishers, event organisers, marine clients, and more.

Drone videography makes your hotel or venue stand out from those of your competitors by showing its scale and beauty in context. Tourism and travel boards can demonstrate how amazing their cities, towns, and open spaces are with stunning imagery.

Working with View3D

First, please get in touch with our drone videography team – please click here to email us or call us on…

Every job is different and unique. We take the time needed to understand your requirements in full so that we can provide you with a bespoke written quote for your job.

When you decide to proceed, we’ll then agree the best day and time to carry out the work however this may be affected, on some occasions, by weather conditions.

Upon arrival, we’ll carry out a risk assessment and then start the flight. If you wish to monitor our work when it’s in progress, you’ll be able to see live images on our client laptop or tablet.

Back at View3D’s offices, we’ll then edit the images and the data to meet your requirements. When payment for the work is made, we’ll provide the images and data you’ve ordered via a secure download portal.

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2D and 3D imagery and mapping

We provide drone videography services supported by 2D/3D imaging and mapping to developers, architects, surveyors, quarries, farmers, and more.

Planning permission

With high resolution drone videography, planning officers can visualise your completed project, its elevations, and its wider angles in context with its future surroundings making approval more likely & reducing the risk of post-completion remedial work.

Risk assessments

Carry out thorough risk assessments of hazardous, difficult-to-reach, or potential dangerous areas within your estate without putting staff in harm’s way or spending money on scaffolding or access equipment. Competitive prices, quick turnaround.

Quantity surveying

Capture all relevant data of the land you’re surveying with down-pointing RGB/multispectral sensors and LIDAR. Then knit together the aerial videography taken at the same time to generate highly accurate survey data and high-resolution imagery. 

Stockpile monitoring

Use drone videography and data to measure current stockpile volumes, compare current volumes to previous surveys, and to track individual site progress. Ideal for supply chain management, financial forecasting, and worksite operational efficiency. 

Development tracking

From planning, foundation laying, topping out, to completion, monitor the progress of construction developments over time with aerial drone videography. 3D meshes can be created from imagery and used in your CAD and project management software.

Precision agriculture

In recent years, drone videography and surveys have significantly cut farmers’ costs, improved profitability, and enhanced efficiency. Work with View3D to monitor irrigation systems, livestock, spraying accuracy, crop health, estate mapping and more. 

 

Maintenance and damage inspection

Drone videography assists property owners, government agencies, renewable energy suppliers, and more to protect and maintain buildings, assets, and the environment.

Roof and building surveys

Using radio controlled quadcopter drones, we specialise in high-level aerial building inspections and surveys including roofing, chimney structures, and towers. We can also inspect/survey PV solar panels on roofs as part of a maintenance plan.

Flooding and flood risk

Developers and insurers face different types of risk from actual and potential flooding. Developers need sellable land to build residential and commercial property on and insurers need to cost the likely financial impact of flood-related claims.

Forest management

Drone videography and surveys can collect detailed data and imagery from forests quickly and accurately. Owners can continually assess the impacts of drainage, road construction, harvesting, tree health and condition, ground condition, and more.

Wind turbines

Use regular drone inspections to create 2D and 3D maps of wind farms and individual turbines and for regular inspection. With drones, you can detect minor problems before they become major defects. Our drones can get as close as 3-10m from a turbine.

Solar panel farms

Drone videography combined with EL imaging and thermal imaging can identify faulty solar panels, identify panels in need of immediate maintenance, and measure individual panel output performance. Regular solar farm drone inspection is recommended.

Environmental erosion

Drone videography is replacing the use of light aircraft in erosion monitoring, particularly in coastal areas where erosion is a greater concern. Drone outputs are also at higher resolutions and quality than satellite imaging. Contact us for more information.

Drone Videography FAQs

Drone videography (or aerial videography) captures images and video by a remotely operated drone. It has become one of the most popular methods of obtaining a location or product video that would typically be impossible to achieve.

A good drone video takes the viewer on a unique journey and shows them a side of it they’ve never seen before. Great drone videos include stand-out features such as slo-mo shots, pan-in & outs, cool fly-by shots, sound effects, and music resulting in an eye-catching, dream-like video.

Drones are used for almost anything in today’s marketing world. Have a new product you want to be captured uniquely? Or maybe you provide a service or event you want to be shown in a new and exciting way? Drone videographers take your existing product, service, event, or location and transform it into a magical experience.

You want a professional with outstanding examples – both drone video and images. Look for sellers with the highest-quality drone equipment and 4k video. They should be fluent with editing software such as Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop. And they should have a wide variety of drone clips.

Prices of drone videography services will vary depending on several variables such as how long your video is, the number of photographs you want, number of locations, delivery time, and how many revisions it takes.

Yes – we have a licence to provide commercial operations to clients from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

The enhanced operating permissions granted to us by the CAA means that we’re able to fly, take off, and land closer to people, properties, vehicles, and vessels over which we have no control.

The skills needed for drone flying take time to master but, to become a top performing drone pilot, you need to do more than just direct a drone to the required destination and point the camera in the right direction.

Most drone pilots have the basic A2CofC qualification. They’ll be trained to use drones like the DJI Mavic Pro or the DJI Mavic Air – all of these models are steps up from a beginner’s model like the Mavic Mini. 

The A2CofC qualification is very useful because it teaches pilots to think about basic aerial photography skills and basic video skills like shooting property from a distance.

To do more than this, drone pilots need to study and pass their GVC drone training qualification.

The GVC courses teaches pilots skills like property flyovers, inspection work, television/cinematic techniques, and photogrammetry. Pilots train using heavier, more high end drones like the DJI Phantom 4 Pro, the M200/300 series, or Inspire 2.

This is, of course, just the beginning. To be able to offer services of the quality offered by the team at View3D, drone pilots need to log plenty of flying time to become instinctively good at what they do. 

Knowing how to get the best drone shots when on a job takes practice and commitment. It also means moving away, on many projects, from using a camera’s automatic mode to taking account for variances like light, position, shutter speed, and weather using manual controls to ensure the highest image and associated data quality.

For more technical work like photogrammetry, mapping, and precision agriculture, flying drones is just one of the skills a pilot needs to offer the best service to clients.

Other than a skilled, experienced, and knowledgeable pilot who knows exactly what it is that you want to achieve, we must ensure that we choose the best drones for each individual project we work on.

The actual model used by your drone photographer will be guided by the eventual outcome you want. For example, DJI drones (particularly the DJI Phantom 4 Pro) and the Mavic Pro are especially good for photogrammetry. For photogrammetry work, the best drone will feature a quality gyroscope, controllers, IMU, stabilisers, intelligent flight modes, and, if needed, waypoint navigation to capture land mass and shape in a structured way.

Your operator will prepare and carry out, based on instructions given by the View3D colleagues who perform the site survey, a pre-flight checklist prior to being in the air.

Natural light is very important in securing the optimal outcome on a daytime project. Your drone videography will make every effort to avoid lens flare when in the air. On the subject of lenses, a circular polarising filter is better for handling sunlight bouncing off objects or mirror reflections from water.

A lack of shadows, particularly long shadows, is a huge advantage on any project as they can become baked into imagery and other outputs from drones. The time of day at which a shoot takes place is of particular importance.

The work we do for you on site should be completed in as short space of time as possible to minimise lighting, object, and other inconsistencies particularly when your assignment involves our team stitching photographs together. 

On standard aerial photography, we generally capture images at intervals or between 8 and 14 degrees whereas, on aerial photogrammetry, we may recommend capturing images at 1-2 second intervals. When working for geological surveying clients or when creating digital elevation models, we may take thousands of photographs to achieve the level of detail and data needed.

We may recommend making three or more revolutions around individual sculptures and objects of interest, particularly if they are complex in form and/or they are located in hard-to-reach areas.

We then take the raw material back to our offices sending you the materials you ordered generally within a 5-7 working day period.

Please note that we never use a brand new drone with which we’re unfamiliar on a client’s projects. 

We test all drones prior to deployment on a job to ensure that they are suitable for the types of work clients want us to do for them. For still and video cameras (and sensors) which appear suitable for attachment to a drone for a particular type of job, we also test them and their camera settings before using it on a client shoot.

When we conduct the original site survey prior to quoting you, we make extensive notes for the pilots on the specs of the job including hazards like power lines.

When on site and depending on the complexity of the assignment, your pilot will then often program in a flight path taking account of hazards and other factors which may positively or negatively impact the performance of the drone.

Even for high end drones, battery life is always a consideration and we always ensure that we take spare batteries to every shoot.

Pilots manually operate the drone used on your project by remote control during flight time but how can they be sure that it’s taking the right images or video or recording the right data?

Most drones we use on clients’ projects deliver FPV (first-person view) imagery streamed directly to our pilot’s virtual reality headset. For example, if one of our drones was following a racing car on a track travelling at speed, your pilot would be able to see the shots the camera is taking live and make adjustments if necessary.

You’ll be able to see what your pilot sees on our project laptop or tablet if you’re on site when we’re carrying out the work.

Yes. We can capture high quality drone photography and video footage in low light conditions, at night-time, and on early morning shoots. Please let us know what you’d like us to do when you contact us.

To tell us more about your aerial photography project, please click here to email us or call our marketing team on 07483846035

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