CBI enlists the expertise of Cawley & Davis Legal Service

In today’s climate every business needs to ensure that they follow the law. Cloudbase Images are pleased to announce they have enlisted the expertise of Cawley & Davis Legal Service.
Any friends with a small business or fellow drone pilots, check out Cawley and Davis. They offer unlimited legal advice to small businesses. Staffordshire based and very knowledgeable. £199 per year is small price for peace of mind that they can help with any legal issues you might encounter.

 

 

 

 

 

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Cloudbase Images – Welcomes the DJI Inspire Pro

The latest version of DJI’s outstanding prosumer drone, the Inspire 1 has had a significant upgrade with the inclusion of the X5 camera. Cloudbase Images can now offer clients even more impressive results with the 16 megapixel, Ultra HD 4K camera. It has eliminated the often controversial fish-eye effect, which was the standard offered by the X3 and GoPro cameras. Instead the X5 uses the industry standard Micro Four-Thirds (MFT) format with the ability to inter-change between lenses.

We have been on-site this morning conducting agricultural inspections and surveys of freshly planted crops. The DJI Inspire 1 Pro offers the ability to view in real-time, High Definition images of what the aircraft can see. It also has upgraded motors and satellite positioning technology, which has proven to be extremely impressive in terms of the aircrafts stability and handling.

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Embracing The Future – 3D Survey & Design

Embracing The Future – 3D Survey & Design

We have spent the summer getting to grips with all of the amazing tools which Pix4D™ has allowed us to bring to bear. Here are some images which provide examples of what we are now able to provide to our clients.

1: 3D Modelling – Stafford Castle – A model which can be used to fly around and inside the subject. It provides the ability to measure lengths, areas and volumes. Perfect for Architects, Surveyors and to promotional videos.

2: 3D Modelling – Cannock Chase – This image shows a second 3D model but over a much wider area, nearly 100 acres. The software allows us to stitch together any number of smaller datasets to create large-scale projects. Ideal for land surveys.

3: Orthomosaic and Index Maps – We have been following the progress of a local mixed use farm. Here we have used the software firstly to create a high resolution orthomosaic of a field designated for a wheat crop (left). We than converted it to an RGB multi-spectral image. Using the results, the farmer could confirm the extent of a weed incursion and make tactical use of weed killer to treat the problem, reducing the cost of treatment.

4: Our teams deploy 2-3 people for an average time of 4 hours. The price includes all pre and post flight duties, risk assessment, liaison with landowners, software licence fee and delivery of the final datasets in the desired format.

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Another innovative use for drones – 3D advertising.

Today we can announce the roll-out of another new and innovative product. Using Pix4D’s powerful software, we can now produce detailed 3D flyby/walk-throughs of any building, golf course, quarry, landmark…you name it! Show your customers the most interesting aspects of your estate before they arrive or use this technique and add it to Google Earth, this provides significantly better results than satellite imagery. See our gallery page for an example of a  video made for Stafford Castle using this technique. Also on our Youtube channel:

 

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“Attractive Aerial Photography Business Seeks Partner”

“Since striking up a successful relationship with the long-established and well known midlands based agents; Robert Oulsnam & Company, we are looking to attract similarly progressive estate agents who are interested in offering innovative aerial photography solutions to their clients. We have a proven record of customer service, cost-effective products and turn-around times. Contact us to arrange a trial of our services.”

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A first for Cloudbase Images

Lark Solar Commercial - rooftop installationThis week, whilst the sun was shining, we spent time in North Staffordshire at one of the manufacturing plants of F Ball & Co. Lark Solar Commercial are at the forefront of the solar energy sector and have completed one of the UK’s largest rooftop solar panel installations on this state of the art facility. Here is a short (and for now silent) video of a part of the shoot: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCINRuPmNslPHLKFP7vF7u9Q

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