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Last April a Phantom 2 quadracopter using a Hero3+ Black Edition was flown into fireworks. No one is sure how impactful this particular feat is however on the 4th of July quite a few drone videos were made.
video shot april 2014
One in particular went viral, shot by videographer Jos Stiglingh who was presented with a unique opportunity to film fireworks up close, also used a Phantom 2 and Hero3+ Silver. 2014 may become known as the year of dronography and fireworks credited with fully catching the public’s eye. [ the video ]
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Here are two companies seemingly designing products for each other. [ gopro ] manufactures high-definition personal cameras, often used in extreme action video photography. They are known for being compact, lightweight, rugged, wearable or mountable in unusual places such as outside planes, cars, boats, bicycle and motorcycle helmets, army tanks and drones. The cameras capture still photos and/or video in HD through a wide-angle lens and can be configured to work automatically with minimum intervention and/or remotely.
[ dji ] as of 2013, manufactures micro air vehicles (MAV)s for aerial survey / surveillance. With it’s relative ease of use and affordability, these unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are also popular amongst aerial photographers for aerial photography and videography.
new phantom 2 vision+ and hero 3
GoPro lists the Phantom ‘for everyone’ on their website and also has an ‘expert’ product link which points to the new Spreading Wings S1000. A fully loaded Phantom 2 Vision+, $2,500 usd; Spreading Wings S1000, $6,000 usd.
[ drone perspective ] [ gopro goes public ] [ getting started in dronography ]