Commercial Real Estate and Drones
There’s no denying that aerial video and aerial photos are absolutely stunning to look at! Studies show that high quality images can make or break a real estate sale or leasing decision!
We were hired by a prominent Florida based property management company to make a promotional video for two strip malls that they run on the outer ring of Jacksonville, FL. They asked us to fly in a safe manner so as to not endanger any customers, and to fly on a weekend to capture the large number of people that visit the area. We were given very specific instructions as to the shots that they desired and asked to do the flights and edit the video within 2 days. Not a problem for Veuwr Aerials!
The Day Of The Flight
It was a crisp Florida morning with temperatures staying under 60 degrees. Our home page is located around 2 hours away from the location of the shoot and therefore we got an early start to our morning and left our office at 8 in the morning after grabbing our DJI Phantom 4 Pro and 12 batteries. Typically a battery lasts us somewhere around 26 minutes and we knew we had a lot of ground to cover. We jumped in my Camaro and sped away on backroads and the I10E.
After a quick stop at Sweet Theory Baking Company in Jacksonville (Their Vegan donuts are absolutely perfect. Must have on every trip to Jacksonville) we were all sugared up and ready to fly.
We started off with the Western side of the mall as the shadows were just perfect and used up 7 batteries on just the first part of the shoot.
Worry started to roll in with limited battery runtime remaining, what else could go wrong? Since this was the perfect time for things to go wrong, our Phantom 4 Pro decided that our MicroSD cards were simply too slow to write 4K video to (hint = they’re not).
Luckily there was a Best Buy next door and 15 minutes later we were back in the air! It was a little tricky to get all the shots that we wanted to get without flying over any people or cars (“little tricky”) but by 4pm we had captured all the footage that we needed.
Aerial Video Editing
With the shoot wrapped up it’s time to rest up, right? Nope… With the easy part done it was finally time to load up the video clips in Final Cut Pro X on our video editing computer and start editing.
How’s it going? Hard at work rendering 4K video as I type this up 🙂