The Brand New Phantom 3 Standard Drone for $799

Phantom 3 Standard Drone

DJI just released a brand new drone called the Phantom 3 Standard for $799! While it isn’t better than the Phantom 3 Professional, it looks like a really nice upgrade from the old Phantom 2 Vision+. This model seems to be aimed at those who want a more simple flying experience without all the pro features of the Phantom 3 Professional and Inspire 1.

Notable features include:

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Video of the week: Dronie in a Hidden Beach

dronie hidden beach mexico

Check out this incredible dronie from Tarsicio Sañudo of Post and Fly. Tarsicio told me that this secret beach is located on the Marietas Islands, which are a couple of miles away from Punta Mita in the Mexican state of Nayarit. In order to get to this spot Tarsicio traveled via a little boat to the island, anchored down and then entered the beach by swimming through the cave with his drone in a floating waterproof case.

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Interview with Drone Photographer Amos Chapple

Interview with Amos Chapple

Amos Chapple is a New Zealand freelance photographer who has traveled through 67 countries. He is a regular contributor to the Guardian, The Atlantic, and Italian Vanity Fair.

I first came across Amos’ stunning work last year when several major news outlets shared photos from his drone project Air. I remember being in awe of his unique subjects, lighting and composition. At that time his aerial photography easily stood out from the majority because it was done with such great finesse and care. Read More

How to Do Time Remapping or Speed Ramps in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Here is a quick video tutorial on how I do variable speed changes using the time remapping (speed ramp) technique inside Adobe Premiere CC.

Instagram videos I reference:

 A video posted by Dirk Dallas (@dirka) on

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  You can download a free trial of Adobe Premiere Pro CC here.

Video of the week: Stunning Views of Iceland Captured From a Drone

Shot over the span of several months, filmmaker Garðar Ólafsson brings us captivating time-lapses and drone footage of some of Iceland’s most stunning landmarks.

You can view more of Garðar Ólafsson’s work over on his website.