1. Aerial footage of Burning Man 2014. Shot with DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter, Zenmuse H3-3D gimbal, GoPro HERO 3+ Black, with DJI Lightbridge and Lilliput monitor as FPV and livestreaming solution. Some of this footage was streamed live to Burning Man's Ustream live webcast during the event.

    If you're interested in what it was like to fly drones at Burning Man, check out this writeup: skypixel.org/post/96527622904

    Music: The Gaslamp Killer - Nissim (with permission)

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  2. Aerial footage of surfers at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz, California. July 21, 2013. Footage taken with a DJI Phantom quadcopter, GoPro HERO3 Black edition camera, Rotorpixel HERO3 gimbal (rotorpixel.com), ReadyMadeRC FPV transmitter, receiver, and remote monitor, and modified DJI Phantom radio. Footage captured and edited by Eric Cheng (echengphoto.com). Special thanks to George Krieger, David Merrill, and Jeff Honda for hanging out for the morning!

    Full information about the setup is here: skypixel.org/post/59236289144

    Music: "May" by Marcel Pequel (last.fm/music/Marcel%20Pequel)

    Edited in about an hour using Final Cut Pro X with Magic Bullet Looks.

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  3. A short aerial film showing the beauty of Cape Town and its surrounding area, including Lion's Head, Table Mountain, Cape Point, Hout Bay, Simon's Town, and Seal Island. Footage includes great white sharks from above at Seal Island, an aggregation of spotted gully sharks / sharptooth houndshark (Triakis megalopterus) in the surf near Cape Point in Table Mountain National Park, and a brown fur seal surfing in the waves.

    Shot with DJI Phantom 2 / Zenmuse H3-3D gimbal / GoPro HERO 3+ Black.

    00:03 Lion's Head
    00:34 Lion's Head dronie
    00:44 Table Mountain
    00:57 Cape Point kelp
    01:20 Cape Point shark aggregation
    01:36 Fur seal scares sharks
    01:45 Fur seal surfs
    01:51 Buiker Island
    02:11 BOSS400 crane barge
    02:21 Animal Oceans dronie
    02:33 Seal Island
    02:55 Great white sharks
    03:27 Simon's Town approach
    03:46 Credits

    Thanks to Jean Tresfon, Chris and Monique Fallows / Apex Shark Expeditions, Steve Benjamin / Animal Ocean, Tim Conibear / Waves for Change, Brian Lam, Julian and Ildi Cohen, Aey Komson, Mean Mora, and Phil Sokol for making the time in Cape Town so wonderful!

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  4. A single flight over the Holuhraun eruption in the Bardarbunga volcanic system in Iceland on Feb 1, 2015 with two stock DJI Inspire 1 quadcopters. Footage is almost all raw from camera and cuts between the two viewpoints (slight grading on the chase camera in a couple places—it was set to auto exposure, and needed some correction).

    Flight by Eric Cheng of DJI (lead camera), and Ferdinand Wolf of Skynamic (chase camera).

    More details: In February, Ferdinand Wolf (with Skynamic.net) and I had the great pleasure to heading to Iceland with Good Morning America to live broadcast from the air using DJI Inspire 1 quadcopters (BTS video is here: youtube.com/watch?v=Pav-10YEIEE). During that trip, we also tested prototype Phantom 3 quadcopters with 4K cameras, capturing footage for the Phantom 3 launch, which ended up in most of the promotional videos as well as the video, Fire & Ice (youtube.com/watch?v=IklXmQkynXM). You can also see a short clip showing the Phantom 3 flying over the volcano: vimeo.com/124682124

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  5. Aerial footage taken with a quadcopter in Tonga, September, 2013. Huge thanks to Julian and Ildi Cohen and the crew of the S/Y Bella Principessa for their hospitality (I used the catamaran as a launch platform). GoPro HERO3 on a DJI Phantom quadcopter with gimbal.

    # vimeo.com/74350051 Uploaded 7,155 Plays 14 Comments

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