Dji Inspire 2 drone with camera

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), commonly known as "drones", have become wildly popular over the last 10 years. This is largely due to the fact that they make it incredibly easier and quicker to solve multiple problems for which rare and very expensive equipment once was necessary.

Cinema and television have now adopted the drone as a mean to take aerial shots and more, making it an essential piece of equipment, complementary to the camera.

Using a drone - which is equipped with a highly stabilized camera - means both dropping and renewing many of the machines and techniques of video shooting: airplanes and helicopters, dollies and steadycams used to take panoramic shots, aerial shots, and sequence shots.

Why are drones important in TV and Video Studio Production?

Drones have become increasingly important in TV and video studio production for several reasons. Mainly, because of the new perspectives and possibilities that they bring into play in such environments.

Aerial Shots are the main strength of these devices, as they are able to move nimbly in the air, thus offering a much wider variety of perspectives, as opposed to the usual customary shots in studios. These types of shots add a somewhat cinematic quality to the video production, and make easily possible something that was quite difficult to achieve before (when one had to use helicopters or cranes).
For this reason, drones are also much more cost-effective.

Drones are also advantageous in that they can be carried around easily, as they are compact and portable.
Some drones are equipped with live broadcast enhancements, meaning they can offer a breathtaking live streaming experience while in the air. This type of experience adds a completely new feel, and it is precisely what both audiences and producers are increasingly looking for.

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