Without a shadow of a doubt, drones have come a long way in recent years.
Currently, drone usage is protected under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations pertaining to recreational and hobby uses as long as the drone is under 55lbs.
As you can see from the clip above, commercial aerial surveillance can be enhanced via the use of drones.
Similarly, drones can also be used by filmmakers to gather footage thanks to their ability to maneuver into locations that cable-suspended cameras cannot reach.
While traditional aerial shots have classically been captured using helicopters, cranes, or other objects that could capture footage from an aerial point of view, drones can now be used for these purposes.
In the past, it has often been difficult to get certain angles because of the large size of the airborne object used to capture the video. Difficulty stabilizing the camera used in airborne objects was also common.
Since drones are small in size, it is easy to squeeze them into tight spaces and control the drone so that it can be used to capture unique and complex angles in full 4K video. Furthermore, by using drones, fluid movements can also be captured.
Moreover, drones used in filmmaking often contain a gimbal. This is a stabilizing device that keeps the camera horizontal no matter the motion used to capture video.
Ultimately, drones are not just used for filmmaking purposes though. Many private individuals, companies, farmers, small businesses, and so on have also started using drones. You can learn more about some of the different enterprises that make use of drone technology by checking out the DrDrone website.
To elaborate, nowadays, drones can carry sensing equipment to assist with geological surveying, agriculture, and archeology. Additionally, several other industries can benefit greatly from the myriad of sensors that can be packed into a drone.
Needless to say, the future for drones seems to be very exciting indeed.
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