Droning on!

As you may be aware from our other blog posts, we are using a Brinno camera for timelapse videos but we also have Ring set up. Brinno works really well for say a weeks worth of footage, simply because you need to get the ladders out, take the camera down and download from the memory card, and we are a bit lazy! We can’t really be bothered with doing this every day so ring works really well with quickly downloading snippets of footage from the event history then speeding up the videos within edit on our phones. Super quick and easy and works well for insta and fb stories!

Now to the point, I kinda thought we had enough camera related options, pretty much covered all angles however Andy decided to try out a drone as well to get a higher angle. The first one was £35 and not worth the money, it kept crashing into things and we ended up losing it in a neighbours tree! I was then of the opinion that you probably need to spend alot to get one that can be controlled easily and get some good footage. However after some research we bought this one for £80 and it is really good!

https://www.dronesdirect.co.uk/p/a1cp.pt.00000210.01/grade-a1-ryze-tello-drone-powered-by-dji

It hovers well, camera footage is good quality and it does pretty much what we need it to do. The only negatives are that the range doesn’t seem great but we will play around with it and see if we can improve that. The camera is also fixed so you can’t film straight downwards.

Fab being able to get shots like this and use paint to show positioning!
Snippet of footage!

We would recommend this drone, if you are self building and would like some footage from above it works really well and gets you some great clips!

Selfbuilddreamers

Caz and Andy x

Published by Cazandandycoy

Mid thirties couple from Doncaster, UK, embarking on our first self build home in a small village, taking on as much work ourselves as we can

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