It’s not everyday you get invited to Sir Richard Branson’s private Island, Necker, so why not film it? That’s exactly what Chris Anderson and his team from 3D Robotics did… and the footage is amazing.
Check out this spectacular video of Niagara Falls, taken by pilot Matt Quest from his DJI Phantom.
This is a tiny high quality cube-shaped camera, called the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera. It’s specifically designed for remote shooting and at $995 it’s a serious option for Aerial UAV Cinematographers.
The Blackmagic Micro records to SD card and although there’s no built-in monitor there’s a full-size HDMI port so you can attach one to see what you’re shooting.
An ‘expansion’ port that will allow the use of PWM and S.Bus remote controls that are usually found in model aeroplanes and drones. Different functions can be mapped to different channels: for example iris, focus and record start/stop can all be controlled via remote transmitter.
Visit the Blackmagic website for more.
Straight up; this is an ad from Ford promoting their F-150… but for us UAV enthusiasts, is’s basically p0rn. Watch as the professional UAV pilot flies his octocopter and attempts to land on the back of the Ford… while it’s moving… at night. Ballsy.
The guys from TBS (Team Black Sheep) have done it again – pulled off some amazing (and arguably illegal) FPV flying to bring us amazing shots of the San Francisco port area and skyline.
Don’t try this at home folks… unless you know a good lawyer.
You can check out the TBS Discovery Pro here.
Aside from the amazing footage, these crazy pilots risk thousands of dollars getting their DJI S900 so close while flying so high.
Check out the video below.
Is it possible to fly a DJI Phantom with a DSLR attached? Eric Harris, aka DJI Guy, will show you in this video if it is possible to attach a Digital SLR camera to your DJI Phantom.
Film maker and mountaineering instructor Rob Johnson captured this extraordinary footage using a DJI Phantom quadcopter with GoPro camera. The results are spectacular.
Check out Rob’s website for more inspiration.
The lads from TBS show how a thermal camera could be setup on a UAV to identify lost survivors in bushland. True thermal cameras are still relatively expensive, so it’s probably not something most of use would have access to right now. However, we’re seeing more an more Kickstarter campaigns around thermal imaging and it’s only a matter of time before thermal cameras are in reach of the average drone enthusiast.
Sebastian Jern traveled around the world for 6 months with his drone, a DJI Phantom 2 with GoPro camera. He’s put together this beautiful highlights real showing the locations he visited including Philippines, Hawaii, Indonesia, Vietnam, Sweden and Thailand. So awesome scenery in this clip.