Views on H520 for creative photography?

Discussion in 'H520 Hexacopter' started by ThisWayHenry, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. ThisWayHenry

    ThisWayHenry New Member

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    I know it's aimed at more professional and industrial use. But would a H520 be a good choice for photography and creative standpoint? I currently do creative videos for hotels and restaurants and was looking at investing in one
     
  2. HarveyH54

    HarveyH54 Active Member

    Interesting question, but it really depends on your goals for the end product. You'll have to be more specific about what you have in mine, and what sort of experience you have. I don't have 520, just a Q500, which works just fine for my needs and usage, lot less to learn to fly, compared to the 520.

    Art and creativity, aren't usually limited by the tools and materials available. Better tools can make it easier to achieve your goals, but you still need the skills to use them. I think there is some natural talent involved as well. Some people can scribble something out in a few seconds, that works from an artistic point of view, the conveys the thought and emotion intended. Were others could take an hour, still most would have to ask the purpose. It's still something most can learn, just comes easier for some, than others. Tools can only help so much though.

    Regardless of the drone you choose, you still have to tell it what you want it to do, and learn what in can do for you
     
  3. ThisWayHenry

    ThisWayHenry New Member

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    Thanks for the reply!

    I use the Q500 too at the moment. However we are expanding our drone services, and I'm hiring a few new people. Now for my needs so far, the Q500 is fine, I'll admit I'm a bit new to this industry. So I'm ordering around 4 new drones, and I was wondering if the H520 provides some sort of benefit I don't see right now, but would find useful later down the line when I become more proficient at it and require more from a drone.

    I'm a videographer by career, but I'm no drone expert!
     
  4. Jagerbomb52

    Jagerbomb52 Well-Known Member
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    Reading different forums about the 520 most people are not very pleased with it. Some even feel ripped off. The new Thphoon H Plus with the 1" sensor might be a better way to go if you are not doing any industrial work. It might be more suited to your needs. Just a guess on my part as I do not own either but just from what I have read.
     
  5. Edward Meijer

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    Interesting all these replies are by people that do not own a H520, go figure well we are a professional drone company and we have owned several drones over the last years including Phantom 3, phantom4 P+, Yuneec Tornado H920, Yuneec Typhoon H and finally the H520, if you a professional go with the H520 you will not be disappointed, and oh yes we work for CBS sports check out World Challenge racing that is who we do a lot of videos for. If you like more info you can contact me at Edwardmeijer@kxpn.com here is one of our many videos we have done
     
  6. Gerald mcGivern

    Gerald mcGivern New Member

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    I was an early adaptor of the H520 and to be honest one year on I am still extremely disappointed in the machine and Yuneecs inability to update it's features to what they advertised day one, and yes I'm one of the people that feel we got ripped off. It is basically a featureless machine, it can do very basic mapping and that's it. Although I don't own a H plus it would seem a better option
     
  7. Jagerbomb52

    Jagerbomb52 Well-Known Member
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    You might be a professional drone company but you seem to know very little about how people feel about the 520 and what was promised from Yuneec.
    I am very happy you have found it to be to your liking but you do not have to be a owner of brand X to offer an opinion if you have done your homework and read reviews.
     
  8. HarveyH54

    HarveyH54 Active Member

    I really don't know what all is involved in producing professional drone video. I always figure an individual could produce some nice videos, but a whole lot of work, maybe a little luck. A team could do it a whole lot easier, with a pilot, someone to work the camera. a spotter/director, a post-production guy. Seems like a lot of stuff to learn, just to be functional, doesn't seem to be much room for creativity. For me, when I'm flying, that's pretty much all I'm focused on. On occasion, I may try to work my way in closer, or attempt to keep some subject in frame, but still my number one thing, is flying. I just hope I got what I wanted in the video. Only featured I wish I had, was a pan-tilt-zoom camera, where I could find a safe place to hover, and just work the camera.

    For me, creativity will never be about the price of the tools, how new or complex, it's about how the artist uses what he has to work with. I never ventured in to commercial art, was never a 'professional' artist, since I never sold anything, just gave them away, to those who really liked and wanted, with few exceptions. I enjoyed making it, and someone enjoys looking at it, was a bonus. I'm sure there is a huge difference between art, and commercial art, since the focus would be more on what will sell best, not necessarily what is artistically the best.

    I'm not a rich guy, so not so quick to be the first to buy a new model of anything. I like to see what other people get out of it first, before I start get serious. Can't trust reviews anymore, doubt the majority are from normal consumers anymore. Positive reviews are basically paid, people get the product 'free', and will continue to get free stuff, if they play nice. Negative reviews, have no specific issues, just negativity, or suggest an alternative brand. Forums are a great place, since you get plenty of questions on how to use stuff, how to fix things, or what's going on. Plus a lot of show off stuff, see what it can do stuff.
     
  9. ThisWayHenry

    ThisWayHenry New Member

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    I've read that a lot of people were disappointed with the H520 as well, but mainly due to value for money. In my instance money is not an issue as we will be getting a pretty big client to purchase the drones for us as an upfront investment. That's the only reason I'm even considering this.

    I didn't even consider the H Plus, is it better than the H520? Or are you just saying that because Yuneec let us down with the H520?
     
  10. Gerald mcGivern

    Gerald mcGivern New Member

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    I didn't even consider the H Plus, is it better than the H520? Or are you just saying that because Yuneec let us down with the H520?[/QUOTE]

    On paper the H+ appears to have better features for less money
     
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