- Drone designs – e.g. quadcopter, octocopter, fixed wing aircraft
- Camera types – e.g. GoPro, X5, Red Epic, Alexa Mini or Tau thermal camera),
- Operator experience – e.g. photographing houses, shooting TV commercials, asset inspection, crop analysis and forest survey.
As an example, for an operator to perform Film or Television work, the operator is likely to require a high-end 4K camera such as an Alexa, be able to work effectively with a Director of Photography, and be skilled pilot who can fly very smoothly and get the drone into the right position for an optimal shot.
As another example, to carry out a more technical survey or mapping work, the operator would need to understand how to capture and manage data sets to ensure that the final result is accurate.
Ask your drone operator to demonstrate that they have experience doing specifically what you are asking for. Operators should be able to demonstrate this by showing you their sample images and videos and data sets/ 3d models.