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Eric Cheng
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underwater photographer, tech guy, publisher, cellist
underwater photographer, tech guy, publisher, cellist

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I wrote up some thoughts about DroneDeploy's new volume measurements feature. Drone-based photogrammetry is powerful (and fun!)

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The latest +DJI Story is called "Live Broadcast From a Volcano," and is the behind-the-scenes video from our live volcano flight with Good Morning America​ and Ginger Zee​. It features Ferdinand​ / Skynamic​ and me flying Inspire 1 units over an Icelandic volcano in the winter, and what it took to pull the expedition off. We also had prototype Phantom 3 units with us, and took advantage of the trip to capture 4K footage for the Phantom 3 launch videos you might have seen.

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I'm enjoying playing around with the Ricoh Theta m15 spherical camera. I attached it to a DJI Inspire 1 quadcopter this morning and went on a flight near the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay! Click through to the theta360 image for a full, interactive version.

Aerial 360 of the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, taken from @djiglobal#inspire1 and Ricoh Theta m15 https://theta360.com/s/lxHUhbvghpbwVdMhg0re0qGrA

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The most enjoyable interview I've done was with Nico Pitney from Huffington Post. It's just about life.

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Any NBC Press:Here fans? I was on it this morning, talking about ‪#drone‬ regulation. The topic was very timely, as the FAA's NPRM (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking) dropped for small UAS / drones, this morning. The best way to follow what is going on today re: NPRM is via Twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23nprm&src=typd

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Screengrab from a video of +Ferdinand Wolf and me flying #DJI #inspire1  quadcopters over the Holuhraun volcano eruption in Iceland for Good Morning America last week (broadcasting live from the Inspire 1 HD FPV feed). It looks so sci-fi fake! This was from a rehearsal flight the day before the broadcast. #gma #abc
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Trey and Kai take the Inspire 1 out for a spin in Hong Kong! Trey is giving away an Inspire 1 on the DigitalRev website: http://bit.ly/DJIinspire (leave a comment there prefixed with "I would like Trey's drone and this is what I want to do with it:")
Flying a Quadcopter with Kai on DigitalRev! Just comment to win a free one!

This was a really fun show with +Kai Man Wong and +DigitalRev in Hong Kong a few days ago. I was quite worried that Kai would fly the quad right into our crotches, but he had sweet nerves of steel! Haha this was so fun… Kai is a really great guy and his whole team there was just fantastic!

After this show, I went back over and flew the quad all over the other part of Hong Kong too and got a ton of photos… so fun :) I absolutely love using the camera on there, the incredible fine control you have to aim the camera exactly how you want… like XBox-Controller Photography!

More info on how to win the free quadcopter at http://www.stuckincustoms.com/2015/02/11/two-ways-to-win-a-free-dji-inspire-1-quadcopter/ 

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Strangely, one of my favorite pictures of the Holuhraun eruption from the Good Morning America volcano trip was one I took out of the truck window while driving towards it. This was our first view of the Holuhraun volcano eruption on a field of snow during winter in Iceland.
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