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Freefly CineStar 6K RED EPIC DRAGON AerialFreefly, who makes all sorts of stabilized aerial copters for cameras (and who is now better known as the creator of the MōVI), just got their hands on a 6K RED EPIC DRAGON, and the first thing they did was take the little guy into the sky. The team put the camera on one of their 8 rotor CineStar copters, and the resulting footage is about the smoothest you’re going to see with an unmanned vehicle. Check out the gorgeous video below, which was filmed with the Tokina 11-16mm lens: More »

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Great aerial footage seems simple enough to capture in theory, but there is often a team of people or years of experience backing up the terrific shots. In the post below, we have Andrew Wonder to take us through his process of capturing aerial footage of a female rugby team on the Sony F55.

This is a guest post by Director/Cinematographer Andrew Wonder.

If you were at NAB, then you already know that 2013 was the year of the drone. You could barely walk around the convention floor without the risk of getting a haircut by someone’s spin on the aerial rig. Though they look like toys, it’s easy to forget that operating a drone is an art that should be carried out by professionals. Like a Steadicam, you can’t just pick one up and expect cinematic results. Understanding how to balance and control these crafts is the difference between that perfect shot and ending up in the river. More »

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We’ve posted about cameras attached to RC helicopters before, but unlike that fraudulent Kickstarter campaign, there are legitimate companies pursuing the marriage of camera and RC helicopter.  So, here’s the lowdown — folks in Germany and Finland have attached RED Epic cameras to remote controlled octocopters in a devious attempt to blow our minds.  I’ve embedded two videos below.  One shows the RED Epic being epically flown whilst attached to an octocopter.  The second has ninjas.  To be honest, the only thing that would have made this more internetishly savory would been if the ninjas revealed they were actually cats.  All goofing aside, the stability and smoothness of the footage is pretty remarkable: More »