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Communications Tower - First Video Edit

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by acherman, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. acherman

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    This is my first attempt at editing video. We ere doing some antenna work on a communications tower (removing two 900 MHz grid dishes and one UHF omni). Tower is 90m (300').

     
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    that's sweet. so many thoughts come to mind..

    1.) think of the range I could get from there

    2.) aren't you supposed to be spotting homeboy?

    3.) you just made your job inspecting towers get replaced by UAVs

    seriously, that's a sweet place to fly nice vid
     
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    I just liked your video in the other thread.
    That's a crazy job! climbing up that ladder.
    Great stick skills. Congrats!
     
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    Thanks guys. Been doing tower work for about 17 years, and the P3 is the first I've used a quad for filming towers. I did a long range flight from another tower site, next to a fire lookout, so quite high up), and got to 3.5 km out before chickening out and coming home. Probably could have gone another km, had full signal all the way.

    @saylor
    2 - I was, see the video.
    3 - just made it easier. That's what I will be doing this summer every time I visit one of our sites.
     
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    Pre- retire, I contracted a UAV company to fly towers, capture pics of serial numbers and even verified connection on the equipment... Much more cost effective than a climb and even more important was the Safety aspect

    BTW - there was this link of an Inspire pilot who has been working on using the Inspire to optimize a stadium in UAEi. Here is a Nokia release about using drones...

    http://networks.nokia.com/news-even...rones-for-better-network-planning-faster-opti
     
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    I'm not sure I'm comfortable flying close enough to get serial numbers from antennas. ;)
     
  7. mad in nc

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    purpose built w zoom lens...
     
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    Cool ac !!! Hope the support cables not like tree limbs :eek:

    Nice save :cool:
     
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    I was a little worried about the the guy wires. Paid really close attention while going under/through them. Depth perception at 60+ feet is tough, I hit the brakes a few times to make sure I wasn't close.
     
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    What video editing software are you using? Great video.
     
  11. cghobbz

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    I used to climb towers too. Most of ours were 180'. I did climb a couple 300' ones though. It is amazing how heavy the rope gets when you are climbing that high.
     
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  12. acherman

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    Photoshop CS6. It's limited on the transitions, but my knowledge of it is more so. My wife is a semi-pro photographer, quite good with PS and LR, I need her to teach me more.
     
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