Even the pros sometimes experience a drone crash. That doesn’t have to mean, however, that you’ve wasted a day’s – or a week’s – work. Whether you are an enthusiastic amateur or a seasoned professional filmmaker, following some basic guidelines can limit your risk: and a few emergency methods can help you get your data back in case of a dramatic landing.
David Zimmerman, CEO of the data recovery company LC Technology, has helped some of Hollywood’s most well-known producers recover their footage after losing it to a drone crash on set. We got Zimmerman’s top tips for protecting – and recovering – drone footage.
- Avoid water landings. Unless the drone is certified waterproof or an underwater model, avoid water at all costs. “Saltwater is especially damaging to storage cards and drives. If your card does get wet, immediately rinse