Anyone using a drone for aerial shots / shoots - other than for real estate pics or golf courses
Interested to hear your feedback if you are.
Saw a demo for the NuvAero MovieCopter last week (a $17k octocopter). Very impressive in the hands of the two trained operators - one flying the rig, the other operating the camera. Couldn't imagine one person flying the rig and
shooting quality moving footage however, despite the fact that with a GPS on board and autopilot the air frame can be programmed to fly to/between various waypoints.
Shooting still images is probably doable by a single person (using the fact that the drone can be flown to a point and made to stay there), but far safer/more productive I would imagine is to keep the two roles (pilot/imager) separate - especially in built up areas - one of these going out of control could do some serious damage.
Lots of different models out there - from $50 to $25k+ , but not a whole lot of information available outside of DIY robotics forums. Had a chat with one of the operators, and he said to watch out for 3D printed parts on many of the lower-end rigs (basically, anything under $15k). Wouldn't want to sling your RED Epic onto one of those!