As the amazing singer Jessie J sings, "It’s all about the Money (shot) ..."

OK, so she didn’t, but the point is that using unmanned vehicle camera systems isn’t just about getting a ’Money shot’; yes, fine, they can be used for this purpose and we offer services that can be used to provide imagery for marketing materials, inc. architecture competitions, landscapes for product awareness, and filming for specific, bespoke broadcast. We even process imagery, both stills and film and can provide a finished article, with a stylisation to boot if you’re that way inclined.

For us though, all imagery is just ‘another dataset’ and of course “Money shots“ are one which many people are familiar with, as it’s in front of us all the time, and it’s all something we can relate to. But it's more than that, it's all about the quality ...

There are many other applications and use cases that go unnoticed to many, from using imagery to count cauliflowers in lush vegetation fields, to measuring material stockpiles on commercial sites; they’re all valuable datasets to sector specific customers, and they ensure efficiency is being met and discrepancies are noted etc. in these areas.

So, from our point of view, understanding exactly what data is to be collected for our clients is absolutely key. Armed with this, we can ensure that we collect data as cleanly as possible, process it, and make sure that it is displayed in such a way, the client can make use of it, in order to recognise the cost savings and workflow efficiencies it provides.

So, you see Jessie, it's actually all about the 'Quality shot'!

Next time you take a Money shot, have a think about what it means to you and what it may mean for someone else.

Stay safe out there!


We posted an initial comms with regard to operating currently, which you can find here;

The general landscape has changed a fair amount since this initial comms and so we thought we should post an update.

We’ve continued to review our operating procedures to ensure we protect all when ‘on site’ and are still in many cases, able to complete operations, as long as site access is available and we can complete within the government guidelines.

We will continue to review the daily advice given from government and in the case of aerial work, from our regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority, to see how we can fulfil our client needs safely and legally.

If you need anything at the moment we’d be pleased to take a look at it with you and see how we can help. Some applications of drone use may well be easier currently than under ‘normal circumstances’, and it could as simple as you want to ’get eyes’ on a facility you’ve not been able to see for a while.

Keep safe out there.


With the advent of #COVID-19 #Coronavirus, we thought we we'd provide an update as to how we are currently adapting to the new landscape we find ourselves within.

We have been updating our operational procedures to cater for additional checks and process we feel is necessary during this time; to protect clients, ourselves, general public and our kit; and we are still currently able to operate 'as normal'.

Ironically, operating an unmanned vehicle (#UAV) naturally means that separation requirements are something we have to deal with day and out for safety purposes. It is just the nature of the job, ensuring we avoid close proximity to other people, sometimes for long periods of time, to operate safely.

So the main changes at the moment for us is around project planning stages. We ordinarily meet face to face to discuss requirements, however we are happy to use video conferencing calls via our Google Hangouts account or a Skype session if clients are happy to do so.

If you are unable to visit your sites (#construction, #demolition, #agriculture, etc) due to staff unavailability/being under resourced and need imagery to review progress or report on specifics, we can help.

Additionally to our normal clients, we are extending our reach out to other #Drone operators and #Media #Production companies at this time -- if you have a current project that you cannot fulfil due to self isolation or need backfill, please get in touch to see how we may be able to help you provide your service to your end client.

Lastly, we are also almost always available to chat to via our live chat session via our website, so if there's anything you need to know, or would like to run something past us to see if it is still viable in these new times we find ourselves, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Take care all.


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