Category: TRICKS & TIPS

How to fly a drone from a moving ship

In this post I show you how to fly a drone from a ship along with some of the steps you can take to make sure you don’t lose your drone in the process! My Experience I’ve been flying drones commercially since 2015 and in that time I’ve faced quite...

Mounting a monitor on the Sony FX3

In this post I discuss a better way of mounting a monitor on the Sony FX3 using a selection of accessories by SmallRig. Sony supply a cold shoe adapter that can be screwed to the handle itself which works fine if the camera is on a tripod however it’s totally...

Sony FX3 – Fixing the top handle!

I’ve been shooting with the Sony FX3 for a few weeks now and I’m really liking the camera. It’s obviously a big upgrade from the a7siII for many reasons and I’ll talk more about that when I do a full review of the FX3 in the coming weeks. There is...

10 Dinge die deinen Kopter retten könnten

Click here for the English version of this post. Falls du dich für Kopter interessierst, wirst du zweifellos all die spektakulären Crashes auf Youtube gesehen haben und darüber gehört haben, das Kopter eigenständig weggeflogen sind. Kopter, wie die DJI Inspire 1 oder die Phantom 3, sind hoch komplexe Gebilde, die...

10 things that could save your drone

Click here for a German translation of this post. If you’re interested in drones you will have no doubt seen all the spectacular crashes on YouTube and heard about drones flying away by themselves. Drones like the DJI Inspire 1 or Phantom 3 are highly complex devices that rely on various systems to...

Inspiring Panorama’s – Shooting panoramas with a drone

The great thing about shooting pano’s with the Inspire 1 is that due to it’s ability to lock position using GPS it pretty much works like a tripod in the sky allowing you to rotate through horizontal pans at various pitches without the camera slipping position too much. The Inspire is...

Learning to fly – First flight

With the Inspire one updated to the latest firmware it was time to take it out for it’s first flight. There are however some really important things to consider before doing so and just to clarify those I’m going to run through them. Know how to fly This seems a...

Using markers as visual sync guides in FCPX

  here’s a quick tutorial showing how I use markers in FCPX to give me a visual indicator in case any audio syncing issues crop up due to a mistake using the magnetic timeline. Although the magnetic timeline offers many advantages when editing, I find that it’s very easy to...

My FCPX Location Workflow

It’s been a while since I’ve shared my location workflow and since the release of FCPX 10.1 it’s now a useful tool for ingesting in the field so I thought I’d take a bit of time to detail exactly how I go about managing data when working overseas. Firstly i’ll list...

Motion tracking in FCPX with CoreMelt TrackX & SliceX

I was recently invited to try out the TrackX and SliceX FCP plugins from CoreMelt. I’ve needed to use motion tracking on a few jobs in the past and have always relied on After Effects for the task. The TrackX and SliceX plugins from CoreMelt offer up the ability to...