Here are some news from the construction industry: real estate aerial photography services are now provided by camera drones (or “quadcopters”, as they are also known).
Those drones were once primarily used to record videos and take pictures of roofs, to make sure that their condition was good, and to detect at a lower cost any difficulty that may appear (leak, excessive foam, broken tiles…) without having to send someon to physically climb onto the roof (which is pretty inconvenient when the buildings are two storey mansions or other tall structures).
In particluar, those companies can be useful to market real estate properties.
To publicise a luxurious residence, such as, for instance, a large mansion with a garden, it is quite spectacular to use nice aerial shots taken from a light, highly manageable quadcopter. With this original method, it can be useful to please customers with an artistic mind, thus differentiating them from their competitors. And, again, no need to rent an expensive helicopter crew!
Recent advances in camera, flight and battery technologies mean that those UAVs are now capable of obtaining footage of a high quality that is comparable to that attained by manned aircraft. Combined with the fact that UAVs can be used closer to the ground and nearer to people than manned aircraft, this suggests that they are becoming an incredibly adaptable resource for filmmakers across a wide variety of genres.
It seems that the most utilized drone is the “DJI Phantom”, which is capable of carrying a small compact camera or something like a GoPro.
The use of drones for aerial photography can also help small businesses for a wide range of advertising strategies. It can be used to display breathtaking video footage or outstanding pictures on websites, brochures or other marketing tools.
The drones are usually highly sophisticated technology devices, that have often been enhanced by adding a stabilizer, so as to ensure that the pictures and videos are as neat and precise as possible. It is more often than not possible to record high-quality videos and pictures, as quadcopters can be flown fairly close to any target so as to make sure that the best possible shot is taken, and the most detailed picture is obtained.
In addition, the footage and/or pictures can be reviewed after each flight so as to make sure that you are fully satisfied with the pictures you obtain.