Saturday, January 11, 2014

Real Estate Drone Wars?

So yesterday we told you about a CTV story that promoted two local struggling realtors who were turning to drone videography to sell real estate.

So we took a look around at what is already out there.  As we mentioned yesterday, if you are putting together a 'commercial' video, you need a Transport Canada special permit.

But if you're just having fun. You don't.  Check out this four minute aerial tour of Vancouver by Quadrotor Dragonfly filmed using a Hornet class hexarotor mark 3 equipped with camera gimbal and first person view (FPV) electronics.

Here's a longer 12 minute clip from the same group with stunning views over Stanley Park, Lions Gate Bridge and around Vancouver.  Video footage is not as polished, but the range of use is apparent:

And here's an aerial video for 660 Holmbury Place in West Vancouver done by Lofty Media.

Here's another aerial videographer explaining his gear and how his target market is real estate:

We get the feeling the Mcnab brothers may a little pre-mature with the 'optimism' about their new venture. We suspect competition in this field may get somewhat intense.


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1 comment:

  1. As in their real estate pitches over the last year, last horse out of the barn. This technology has been in use for a couple of years and before that using miniature helicopters for the same types of advertising.

    They may want to get real jobs, just sayin'...