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GPS-Controlled Camera-Copter Flies Itself

Posted in August 18th, 2010
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You’re the photographer: Imagine being means not only to travel around your subject, but to drive yourself divided as well as fire from anywhere you choose, however tall your want, similar to James Cameron running his practical cameras in Avatar. With Anthony Jacobs’ brand-new unconstrained camera-copter, you can.

The brand-new supply is the supplement to the HD video-camera we saw swept into a skies of New York by a remote-controlled quadrocopter final year. Jacobs, a photographer as well as firmly established tinkerer at the back of which setup, is back, and this time he’s using GPS as well as light video-shooting DSLRs into a air. Jacobs is pitching this brand-new platform at photojournalists, and here’s because:

Say you have been on the belligerent during the healthy mess site (or maybe BP’s heavies have been trying to forestall you from grabbing your shot). You glow up the four-rotor copter as well as fly your camera into position. Hit a switch and a GPS-control kicks in. Combined with a fundamental fortitude of a quadrocopter as well as the gyroscopes, a height stays just where it is, even in breeze.

The photographer can right away drop the remote and concentrate upon taking photos or video. A live video-feed is sent behind from the camera to an 8-inch LCD-screen for combination, as well as the three-axis gimbal, controlled by another remote, allows a camera to be swung independently into position. This allows the photographer to constraint shots otherwise impossible to get, or too dangerous to fire by palm. It could also give extraordinary perspectives on sports games (although you theory it could all be brought down by an detrimental football).

And when you’re finished, you only strike the “home” button as well as a camera will fly itself right behind to you. But there’s some-more: Are you an indie-filmmaker seeking to supplement a little costly looking boom-shots as well as fly-bys to your film? Check this out:

With a single chairman piloting as well as the alternative working the camera, this is the lot cheaper than renting a helicopter. For the photojournalist working alone, the whole thing packs into the single Pelican box, creation it moveable and difficult enough to take anywhere. As Jacobs says in a email he sent me, “I hold this [...] would have the lot of readers drool!” He’s passed right.

Canon 5D Mark II Aerial Drone – Autonomous GPS Position Hold [Perpective Aerials. Thanks, Anthony!]


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