Frequently Asked Questions



What about photo and video rights / copyrights?

© Photography rights:

Florida Drone LLC gives permission to our customer to use his/her (Florida Drone LLC personnel) likeness in any photographs, videos or other recording media for personal use only unless agreed to between the parties involved.

Likewise, all individuals and the customer that is gathered in our photography gives permission to Florida Drone LLC to use their (and other attendants) likeness in any photographs, videos or other media for our own marketing purposes.

However, our pictures, videos, written content and all website content is copyrighted and are NOT to be used on any other website, by any individual, or any company for profit purposes or for advertising other products or services. Stealing our website content, photography and/or video for commercial purposes will not be tolerated and will dealt with legally. Florida Drone LLC and all of it's digital works are protected by the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) enacted in 1988 and U.S. Copyright laws. All photography and content on our websites is copyrighted and Florida Drone LLC retains the copyrights. We do not specifically and/or intentionally photograph or video any persons or property without authorization from our clients. If other persons (not part of our intended project) are mistakenly photographed during recording, we will delete that portion of the recording as soon as possible.

What does all this mean to you? It means that we have rights as well as you. When you buy our photography works, you get to use it only for the reasons that we agree to. Florida Drone LLC still keeps the "rights" to the recording to use at our professional discretion. Also, as an example, if we are hired by you to record during an event with the public, you as the hiring business, must advice the public attending the event (before they enter) that video recording will be taking place during the event from a drone and for what purpose (such as "For a TV Commercial").

Florida Drone LLC also operates in full compliance with Florida Drone rules. To see information on Florida's Drone Laws, go here.

© Note: This applies to ALL digital content on and off our network of websites and social media connections.

We want everyone to enjoy the pictures, videos and written content that we provide, but we will not tolerate people and/or companies stealing our stuff.

Where else can we find Florida Drone LLC on the internet?

Florida Drone Videos works with MANY local businesses including Wedding Planners, Realtor, Real Estate Agents, Construction Companies, For-Sale-Buy-Owner homeowners, Event Planners, and more..

We are very social: Look toward the bottom of this page!!!

What locations do you provide services?

We are centrally located in East Central Florida but we can travel ANYWHERE. Travel fees may be associated with job assignment depending on distances from our home base.


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What drone services do you provide?

Reasons to Use Us
An FAA Licensed Pilot / former FAA Air Traffic Controller is at the controls of our drones and/or ground filming equipment during EVERY film shoot.

An FAA Licensed Pilot / former FAA Air Traffic Controller is at the controls of our drones and/or ground filming equipment during EVERY film shoot.

Applications for Photography and Video

  • Music Videos
  • Weddings
  • Advertising
  • Golf Course Ads and Marketing
  • Special Events (not over crowds)
  • Beach Patrol (Shark Lookout and Search and Rescue)
  • Storm Damage
  • Crane Inspection
  • Power Line Aerial Inspection
  • Cell Phone Tower Inspection
  • Roof damage Inspection
  • Solar Panel Inspection
  • Bridge Aerial Inspection
  • Insurance Companies
  • Any drone video or photography application requiring aerial video or still photography via remote drone

More Reasons to use Florida Drone Videos:

  • Aerial and Ground Videography & Cinematography For Film & Television
  • Dronevertising (advertising with drone aerial footage)
  • Aerial Photography
  • 360° Aerial Panoramic Photography 
  • Marketing
  • Live Televised Broadcast HD
  • Replacement as platform for full scale aircraft
  • Event or news live video transmissions.
  • Aerial Survey
  • Infrastructure inspection in areas with difficult or no access
  • Marketing / Advertising
  • Building Contracts
  • Construction
  • Land Development
  • Real Estate
  • Insurance
  • Tourism
  • Land Appraisal
  • Business Inventory
  • Wildlife Management
  • Forestry
  • Archaeology
  • Aerial Data Collection
  • Resorts and Recreation
  • Legal / Forensic Data Collection
  • Fire Control
  • Golf Course Planning
  • Auto Dealer Inventory
  • Retail Site Planning
  • Personal Property Documentation
  • Estate Photography
  • Private Investigation
  • Law Enforcement
  • Insurance Damage Assessment
  • Video Surveillance
  • Structure and Barrier Inspection
  • Earthquake Damage Inspection
  • Video Production
  • TV News / Commercials

How long can you fly?

 

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Flight time per battery is up to 22 minutes and we carry about 4 fully charged batteries for every drone that we bring. The flight time per battery can vary greatly depending on how active we are with the flight controls, power and camera. When in flight, the remaining battery power is shown live, letting us know how long we can continue to fly. Advanced algorithms calculate the distance to the drone and estimated time to return home, letting us know when it’s time to fly back.


The battery reports the voltage of each cell, the total lifetime charges and discharges, and the overall health and battery status. All of our equipment, along with our batteries, is checked fully before we leave the shop.

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How much flight time does it take per job?

Anywhere between 10 minutes and 4 days. The angles required, area of the sun, shadows, brightness of the sky, your business hours and customers (if you have them), and even high or low tides can have an effect on how long it takes. If it's a big production with multiple film crews, it make even take weeks.

Can you play the video stream directly onto the internet?

Yes, we can and we do quite often. Florida Drone LLC believes that the world would like to know what we are doing with our drones and we, as a "transparent" company want to show them. And besides that, it's fun to watch! Florida Drone LLC has fed a live stream of video to Youtube.com, Ustream.com, Facebook.com and Google Plus accounts.

Please go to our Live Video Drone website for more information.

Do you fly indoors?

Yes, we can fly indoors and we do.

vision positioningBut we don't have to. We also have ground filming equipment. A few of our drones are capable of flying indoors, low to the ground, and in GPS-free areas with Vision Positioning technology. Visual and ultrasonic sensors scan the ground beneath our drones for patterns, enabling it to identify its position and move accurately.

If we do need to fly indoors, we consider this as "high risk" and the price of your photography and video may go up. We are highly trained drone pilot professionals, but even for us, flying indoors is VERY risky business. It puts people, pets, objects and our drones at risk.

The more open area inside, the better. If anything can move due to a strong wind, it WILL move with our drone flying around inside, so ensure EVERYTHING is put away, tied down, or is heavy enough to not move. Normally in smaller inside areas, we like to use our professional hand-held cameras and video equipment when possible.

Be aware that if we do fly indoors, we cannot be held responsible for broken items.

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Do you fly drones at night?

Yes and No

The circumstances of the job (and they are all different) are very important when considering night flying a drone. First of all, we must keep our drones in sight (as much as possible) at all times with our own eyes. This is important due to FAA rules concerning drone operations, and because we simply want to see with our own eyes exacly what our drones are doing. Night time makes that much more difficult.

Consider how hard it is to run through the woods at night and NOT get hit with even a small twig from a tree. It only takes one leaf to bring down a drone.

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What resolution do your cameras record in?

drone camera1Here are the specs on one of our cameras:

Total Pixels   12.76M
 Effective Pixels  12.4M
 Image Max Size  4000x3000
 ISO Range  

100-3200 (video)
100-1600 (photo)

 Electronic Shutter Speed  8s - 1/8000s
 FOV (Field Of View)  94°
 CMOS  Sony EXMOR 1/2.3”
 Lens  

20mm (35mm format equivalent)f/2.8 focus at ∞
9 Elements in 9 groups
Anti-distortion

 Still Photography Modes  

Single shoot
Burst shooting: 3/5/7 frames
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7EV Bias
Time-lapse

 Video Recording Modes  

UHD (4K): 4096x2160p24/25, 3840x2160p24/25/30
FHD: 1920x1080p24/25/30/48/50/60
HD: 1280x720p24/25/30/48/50/60

 Max Bitrate Of Video Storage  60 Mbps
 Supported File Formats  

FAT32/exFAT
Photo: JPEG, DNG
Video: MP4/MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)

There are no laws in Florida that prohibit the use of drones for commercial purposes.

Florida Drone Videos operates all drone activity below 400 feet (normally under 150 feet), never within 3 miles of any major airport, and always within visual range. We do not specifically photograph or video any persons or property without authorization from our clients.

An FAA Licensed Pilot and/or former FAA Air Traffic Controller is at the controls of our drones during EVERY remote control aerial service flight.

FAA - Florida Drone LLC operates in full compliance with all FAA guidelines and rules along with Academy of Model Aeronautics guidelines, and also complies with "safety guidelines of a Nationwide Community-based Organization" as required by federal law.

Florida - Florida House Bill 119, called the “Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act,” went into effect on July 1, 2013. The bill restricts law enforcement drone operations and prohibits evidence obtained in violation of the act from admission to court. There are exceptions in cases of imminent danger. July 1, 2015, the State of Florida enacted more drone laws that fall under the "Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act". As interpreted, Florida Drone LLC does not do "Surveillance" and we do not work for private investigation. When "Law Enforcement" needs our help, that's another story. Florida Drone LLC is in full compliance of Florida Law concerning the use of drones.

We know the state and federal laws and we abide by ALL of them. As a network of professional drone operators, owned by Florida Drone LLC, we are even safer than is required by the FAA.

How do I pay for your drone services?

To pay Florida Drone LLC for our services, please use the Paypal button below.

 

PayPal supports a large number of credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, Diner's Club and EnRoute.

PayPal protects your financial information with industry-leading security and fraud prevention systems. When you use PayPal, your financial information is not shared with the merchant. Once your payment is complete, you will be emailed a receipt for this transaction.

After you click the "Pay Now" button, just fill in the amount due and follow the instructions. After the sale is complete, you will be directed to www.floridadronevideos.com.

Where can I buy a drone for myself?

We have a drone store right here on our website. You can have your very own drone just for fun or even ATTEMPT to do what we do.

Click here to go to "The Drone Store". 





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