Author: DJGutts

Drone vs. Drone

When I pre-ordered my new Skydio 2 drone in late October last year, my intentions were to fly all summer long and collect loads of stock footage for use with building websites, making videos, and so on. As soon as I received my order number, my Phantom 4 Pro and my Mavic Pro went up for sale on Kijiji and it did not take long to sell them. I stashed the money away so I would have the cash once Skydio production caught up – sadly, COVID hit and Skydio shut down their California operations

Rebooting the audio for my podcast.

Sorry about the quick F Bomb at the beginning! I tried to edit it out in Anchor before posting… still there. Opinions and feedback wanted. Please have a listen to 1 or 2 of my podcasts before listening to this one. I have made a trade for some pretty high end microphones and I am hoping to delete the Rode PodMic and the boom arm that always has to be within 5 inches of my mouth for consistent sound. I have mounted a pair of AT4073A microphones above my main LED panel and they are

So far behind, But catching up!

I have been a writing fool lately! We have 2 new podcasts waiting to be released, and I am currently scripting a 3rd and sourcing some video for that. New gear reviews are forthcoming as I am also way behind on those. Coming up soon: Drone VS. Drone. My reviews and other info on my Parrot Anafi Work, my DJI Mavic Air 2, as well as comparisons between those 2 flying masterpieces (each are awesome for different reasons). I have another exciting project which has swallowed up a massive portion of my writing time and

Rebooting! This Crazy Ride Podcast is now in full swing.

New TCR Episode released Sept 13 2020. COVID 19, life, and work all threw big curve balls at me for a while and I was completely distracted from my work here. Lately, things on the COVID front have calmed down a little. Work?? What is that? – there is no such thing in Canada for people in my line of business. I have a new studio, some new gear, a newfound drive to REBOOT and I am ready to go! previously… before the shit hit the fan: All of the equipment purchased, the studio has

iPad Pro Gen 4 – LiDAR

I finally had a chance to try the greatest feature of the new Gen 4 iPad Pro machines, and I am not left disappointed. I took about 5 minutes to scan 2 rooms, the entry and a staircase using the RoomScanLiDAR app and these are the results. I did not spend a lot of time trying to get details behind or under the furniture, or into corners, etc. as it was meant to be just this… a 5 minute test. The potential is amazing – I have been working with 3D data for years and

After a 9 Week wait! iPad Pro 12.9″ Gen 4 with LiDAR

OK, this thing has seriously taken a long time to get to me, but now that it is in my hot little hands… I am so excited! Stay tuned to learn more about how this iPad Pro will be integral to the success of my new business. Updates to follow once I get a little hands on time in the field, so thanks for having a peek and I promise I will add more to this in the coming days. Coming up: Testing the LiDAR with measurement apps, 3D and 360° software suites, utilizing this

Skydio 2 – An update from my end

Well, I ended up cancelling my order for my Skydio 2 – for a few big reasons! After reading much about the newest drone coming out from Skydio – the incredible specs, the amazing AI built in for obstacle avoidance, ability to fly nearly autonomously, and so on, I placed my deposit for the Skydio 2 on October 27, 2019 knowing that it would not be available for delivery until Q1 or Q2 of 2020. So you know, in this day and age, 8 months is an insanely long amount of time to wait for

Microphone showdown – unbiased opinions on Podcast mic setups!

Are you ever skeptical when watching a YouTube video comparing microphones when the sound quality of the production is sub-par? How about when the comparison criteria is skewed in favor of a mic that the host is clearly promoting? Here is my unbiased opinion on all of the microphones that I have actually tried myself – no speculation about any others. I am not being sponsored by anyone, nor am I swayed by anything other than what my ears hear when listening to the recordings. My requirements may differ from yours… I have started a