The Drones Of The Future
The drone industry is fast changing. Even just a years ago it wasn’t commercially possible to purchase a drone capable of HD filming. Aerial video was reserved for production companies with custom modified helicopters and million dollar budgets. However, with the changing tide of consumer driven camera equipment, with the likes of GoPro bringing video production to the masses. The price and accessibility of camera equipment has worked its way from the professional to amateur market. DJI have been one of the market leaders behind this shift. They produce drones to match amateur and professional budgets. Even their most basic models still however include advanced features, such as auto-stabilisation, gimbals and 4K cameras.
Drone footage has led the way in aerial shots. Drones are much easier to operate and allow teams to shoot much closer to the action
So much is the quality of this new equipment, that most people will not even have noticed drones making their way into many popular productions. As an example, between the 1st and 2nd series of Planet Earth. Drone footage has led the way in aerial shots. Drones are much easier to operate and allow teams to shoot much closer to the action in tighter spots. DJI produced the short film ‘The Circle’ entirely on the latest Inspire 2 to show the cinematic quality of their cameras.
As Drone technology advances, we are seeing new features making their way into the market with terrain detection, obstacle avoidance and return to home flying all in the latest DJI Inspire 2.
In the Above TED Talk, Rafaello D’Angelo talks about the flying machines of the future and how we can expect to see drones make their way into our daily lives. It’s an exciting piece of viewing with some fascinating bits of equipment.
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