One thing, though remains a strong point for UAVs – capturing news from high angles.
Last Friday was say one of the world’s beautiful Yacht’s go ablaze and burn down. The 110 foot, $24,000,000 Polar Bear was doing maintenance works in a dry dock at the San Diego-area shipyard, and welding works that went terribly wrong burned the vessel completely.
Captain and film maker Kurt Roll, was running a DJI Phantom with a GoPro nearby and took footage of the event. I am not even sure if it makes me admire the photography or cry in pain. It is not every day that you see $24 million dollars burn down.
While drones do cause headache for some, they are probably still the best way to get footage from a scene on a low budget.
P.S. Boat owner Larry Jodass told NBC that he was not angry: “Am I angry? No. Anger is not the right word, It was my toy, my wonderful, beautiful piece of equipment. I think it’s the most beautiful boat that ever has been built”