Radio Controlled Aerial Cinematography

NAB Show 2013

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Last week we went to NAB to check out some of the best stuff in the industry. Not only are we RC geeks, but we are also a bit obsessed with film production. That said, this post is about all the cool stuff we saw at the 2013 NAB show in Last Vegas.

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Radio Control Aerial Cinematography and Photography is exploding. We actually met Emanuel Previnaire, a guy who has flown shots for many major motion pictures as well as winning an Oscar for his work as a pioneer in Radio Control Aerial Cinematography. Below is a photo of one of his special setups. He has gone on to sell them. So if you have $500,000 extra to spend, you can be outfitted with 2 complete setups.  Image

Next is the new FreeFly MoVI M10. It’s a revolutionary 3-axis gimbal that takes camera stability and control to a whole new level. It has brushless direct drive motors with multi axis gyros and accelerometers to ensure a smooth and stable image. They began taking pre-orders with an expected delivery of 3Q 2013. For the hefty price of $15,000 it will be interesting how many people end up purchasing them through their exclusive US distributor QuadrocopterImage

The star of the show? I think it was the RED Dragon. You can walk around the entire show….and what do you see? RED. Everywhere. They setup a mobile lab where they began upgrading cameras with the DRAGON sensor and brain. Below is a shot of the modular onsite ultra clean upgrade lab. For around $9,000 you can have your RED EPIC upgraded to a 6K RED DRAGON.

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And of course there is FLYSAFE. Our Banner was at the DROIDWORX booth. On May 17-19 here in Minneapolis, we will be putting on the very first ARIA FLYSAFE workshop in conjunction with some major players in the RCAP industry. Come check it out at www.FlySafeTraining.org

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