Frequently Asked Questions
Professional Drone Video Production
At 2020 DRONE VISION we have the experience and expertise to deliver the highest quality images and the post-production capabilities to finish the job right!
Click below for answers to some of our most common questions regarding capturing professional drone aerial footage.
UAV is an acronym for ‘Unmanned Aerial Vehicle’ that has the general public referring to them as drones. In Canada any remotely controlled aircraft, regardless of size, is considered to be a UAV when used commercially.
UAV’s and Drones are as safe as the operators controlling them. At 2020 DRONE VISION, safety is paramount. Every operation is planned and executed following a specific safety and quality checklist to ensure all systems are operating in perfect working order. All ‘flights’ are coordinated with a ground supervisor, flight supervisor, and two pilots.
The Inspire 1 has tilt, pan and roll correction with gimbal stabilized on all 3 axis.
Single operator set up:
Method of pan is accomplished by the pilot by turning the aircraft left or right. The pilot controls aircraft flight and tilt. Roll is automatic level.
Dual operator set up:
Recommended, a dual pilot set up allows for one pilot to control only the aircraft and the camera operator to control the independent camera mount with 360 degrees of pan and 180 degrees of tilt independent from the pilot. The dual operator set up is for more complex shots such as when a shot is following behind a moving subject then swings around to be in front of it. A good example is race cars on a track which is a complex move that requires two operators.
While the Inspire 1 can fly to a height of 14,000 feet and 1.7 kilometers away, government regulations require a maximum altitude of about 300 feet and a maximum horizontal distance of about 750 feet. If operated within a chase vehicle this distance can be greatly increased to thousands of feet. It is very important and also a government regulation that the UAV is always within line of sight.
We will be glad to reschedule your shoot for another day subject to availability.
Clean, quiet and battery powered, approximate flight time is 15 minutes. We have multiple batteries to fly again with a reload time of only about two minutes. Furthermore, we have generators to re-charge batteries on site, allowing us to go all day.
Two simple wall outlets 110 volts or we can supply a gas powered generator. Recharge time for a single battery is 90 minutes. For large amounts of flying wall outlets are much preferred.
Yes to both. For customers who want a complete aerial video package from A- to Z we can handle that as well.
Yes we can, in large unobstructed areas such as gymnasiums or arenas however, we cannot fly over people.
Yes, with a SFOC license that we can apply and get for your needs.
About 5 to 10 minutes.
The Inspire 1 is GPS Enabled with position hold and fly to way point ability all viewable on a map with preflight planning and mission simulation via google earth. Full coverage includes altitude, speed, distance and other relevant data.
We can operate safely about 10 feet of an actor or subject in optimum location and wind conditions.
About 15 foot by 15 foot flat hard surface is recommended without dust.
Yes we have dual monitors on the ground. One is delegated for the client/director/cam operator and the other for pilot.
We have operated successfully in 25 MPH winds but that is not ideal, we recommend filming in less than 10 MPH winds.
We use a moving vehicle (car or boat) where the pilot controls the helicopter following the subject.
While we can fly to up to 14,000 feet and 1.7 km away, we do not fly above 500 feet to keep line-of-sight visuals with the UAV; to avoid manned air traffic and to maintain video quality. Weather conditions also factor into producing quality video, so we don’t fly in winds above 30kph, in low fog or low visibility or rainy conditions, and temperatures below -20 degrees celcius.
First and foremost it is illegal for recreational flyers to fly for the purpose of commercial operations. A Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) is required by Transport Canada if the flight conducted is for commercial purposes. While most hobby grade drones utilize a GoPro or similar camera, they lack a 3 axis gimbal stabilization system that the Inspire 1 provides. Furthermore, the Inspire 1 has gps accuracy, video monitoring, 360* panning, zoom and tilt in a 4K camera. There is really nothing comparable to going professional. Don’t make the mistake of paying for inferior hardware and skills. At 2020 DRONE VISION we have the experience and expertise to deliver the highest quality images and the post-production capabilities to finish the job right!
It is a government regulation to fly commercially with a minimum of $100,000 insurance, however, 2020 DRONE VISION provides 10 times that with $1 million liability and property insurance.