We shot this video to demonstrate the capabilities of our OMCOPTER drone. It showcases its ability to fly into buildings, close to actors and into high altitudes. Our thanks go out to Christian Pfeil and Ralf Haeger! Notice: The clip only has two cuts!
First flight with the DJI Phantom quadcopter in wind (12-16 MPH with gusts to 20 MPH). I was really impressed with the quadcopter's stability in such high winds. I also tried to isolate the GoPro 3 mount using Sorbothane, which was a big failure; I had even more rolling shutter effects than I did without the modification. The rattling you hear is the GoPro mount shaking back and forth, I think. It went away after I changed how much Sorb I put under the mount. Special thanks to Josh Anon for taking me to the Berkeley Marina, and to Mark for hosting us for lunch at Pixar, afterward.
Video footage taken with a DJI Phantom quadcopter with a GoPro HERO 3 Black camera shooting at 1080/60p, medium FOV. All footage is straight from camera transcoded to 720/30p. A few short fragments are slowed down 50% to match the 30 fps playback speed. No stabilization or rolling-shutter removal in post.
DJI Phantom mods: balanced Graupner 8x5 carbon fiber props, and a two tiny strips of Sorbothane placed underneath the GoPro mount (the contact surface between the GoPro mount and the Phantom wasn't quite right after removing the mount a few times, and it was rattling around).