The Real Estate Connect® conference put on by Inman News was held last January 15-17 in NYC.
This is a video of a session at last January's Real Estate Connect titled, Why the real estate industry has been an early adopter of drones. The session is by Matt Murphy of Boston Virtual Imaging,
First of all I can't help commenting on the fact that the sooner we all quit using the term Drone for these devices the better. The process of regulation of these devices is going to be difficult enough without using the same term for them that we use for shooting people. Call them UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) or RCMA (Remote Control Model Aircraft) or model airplanes. It's in everyone's best interest to STOP calling them Drones.
The reason I wanted pass on Matt's little presentation is several fold:
- Agents are all being educated in the aspects of RMCA and there huge potential in real estate photography and videography. This kind of talk at conferences is clearly building a big demand for aerial photography videography.
- Matt shows the the three general sizes of RCMA. We've had discussions about the pros and cons of medium size vs large RCMA.
- Blade Nano: As Matt points out using a little guy like this to build up your expertise without putting more expensive gear at risk. This doesn't even carry a camera. It's just for getting flying practice.
- DJI Phantom 2: The medium size RCMA that carries a GoPRO.
- DJI S800 EVO: The upper-end RMCA that will carry DSLRs.
With these kind of presentations being given at Real Estate Connect you can see why agents are getting RCMA themselves and demanding that RCMA aerial video be a part of their videos.