Flying Big Heavy Cinema Cameras is a Cinch for Freefly's New Alta 8 Drone
At this year's NAB, Freefly brought along their new drone, the Alta 8, which is designed with big, heavy cameras in mind.
Andy Zou stopped by the Freefly booth to talk to Justin Brown about the new drone. Even though the Alta 6 and Alta 8 are relatively similar, the 8 was designed with 8 motors and 8 collapsable booms, can handle a 20 lb. maximum payload — and with that max payload, it can sustain about 12 to 13 minutes of flight time — and has a quick-release for the top handle that comes standard.
Brown also discussed some of the new features included in the newest MōVI firmware, Akira, like time-lapse and target mode, as well as hyperstabilization, which by allowing the MōVI to communicate faster with the motors, gives users the freedom to use longer focal lengths and getting more precise images.
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