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Colin Guinn doing for drones what Colin Quinn did for comedy

Discussion in 'News' started by jondrew, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. jondrew

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    Funny, I never even heard of this guy till last week. Now I'm consumed by him. He's like a combination of Bobby Flay and Chef Robert Irvine for Drone nerds. Found this article. What a difference a year makes.

    http://www.austinmonthly.com/AM/January ... ght-Ideas/



    Colin Guinn was working at a marketing firm for custom-home builders when he noticed a missing link in the realm of architectural photography. “We’d have a photographer hanging out the back of a helicopter with a camera—the whole thing seemed ridiculous to me,” he says. Figuring there had to be a better way, Guinn investigated other options. “I had seen some people around the world building their own helicopters to carry cameras,” he says, “but it’s a four-to-six month process to get this Frankenstein rig to hold a camera and fly.” Guinn reached out to China-based company DJI, which creates autopilot systems for remote control helicopters, and stepped in to run the American line of a high-performance, unmanned aerial system called Phantom—basically, a drone with photographic and video capabilities. The original Phantom could run for 8 to 12 minutes on batteries and was designed to mount a high-definition action video camera, such as the GoPro. But the new Phantom 2, released in October, comes with a built-in camera and can fly for a full 25 minutes on a lithium polymer battery. The device is linked to a standard remote control, as well as a smartphone app, that shows what the camera sees in real time from 1,000 feet away. Guinn wants to continue making the systems more capable by increasing fly time and designing them to be lighter weight, lower cost and user friendly. “We want to make aerial photography accessible for anyone who wants to put a camera in the air,” he says.
     
  2. jerryflah

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    Re: Colin Guinn doing for drones what Colin Quinn did for co

    According to a youtube video which came up when I searched for "Colin Guinn" he has filed an injunction against DJI restricting their exporting Phantom products to the USA until the case is resolved. Am I the only one who heard this??
     
  3. Bluecrab

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    Re: Colin Guinn doing for drones what Colin Quinn did for co

    There is a topic right after this one in the news section