NAB Video: CineChopper on Modifying the DJI Phantom
If you thought you were safe from more NAB videos, well, you were wrong, as we’ve got a few additional interviews from our friends over at FreshDV. The DJI Phantom has certainly brought down the cost of entry for getting great-looking aerial footage — especially with cameras like the GoPro HERO3 — but right out of the box, there are some modifications that can be done to improve the steadiness. Here is Chris Newman from CineChopper on his modifications:
It’s pretty remarkable that the built-in GPS can take the copter back to you if you lose sight of it. For someone like me who knows little to nothing about flying these, that feature would likely be a lifesaver on more than one occasion. If you haven’t seen it before, here are some of the things Chris has been able to accomplish over at CineChopper:
For more information about Chris and the company, head on over to his website.
What do you guys think about the current state of aerial video? Is this just the tip of the iceberg? Does anyone own a Phantom? If so, how do you like it?