Take A Look At Our 360 Video Aerial Drone
360 Video or as some call it 360VR is continuing to make an impact in 2016, as it offers end users unique viewing experiences as if they were there. But what we have developed is the ability to enable users the sensation of almost flying. We have worked with our sister company, M7 aerial to develop a 360 aerial drone capable of carrying our 360 cameras whilst the drone and cameras are stabilized and safe.
We have opted for GoPro Hero4 Black Cameras, as they work best in a cluster of 6 beneath the drone. We have adapted the lens slightly to give a greater overlap for better stitching. We have also mounted a top camera which captures directly skywards. This is critical as we use this to mask out the drone from the final edit. (See our other post sorting the Men from the Boys)
There are several new consumer based cameras coming to the market, but these tend to be too heavy or simply don’t have the quality of resolution provided from a 6 GoPro plus rig. It is all about working out the optimum weight which the drone can lift safely and the quality of the end result. We have also worked out the ideal length of the pole which carries the 360 Camera underneath the drone.
The 360 video technology is constantly evolving which is why we are beta testing and working directly with third party developers. With M7Aerial we have two options of drones available for our 360 capture; a large heavy lift drone 7kg-20kg and a smaller sub 7kg rig which is ideal for indoor flight and gives greater flight capabilities within CAA controlled airspace. The smaller airframe gives us the ability for international travel and freight.
The UAV/Drone Aerial business is fairly similar to that of 360 video. If you own a drone you are not automatically an aerial cinematographer, we guess this the same for 360, buying a 6 GoPro camera doesn’t make you a VR specialist. The team at M7 have won awards for both their aerial work and Virtual Content, with years of expertise in both areas.
M7aerial is a licensed CAA and insured drone operator based in the North Wales, UK. It provides aerial imaging, video and surveying. M7Virtual is a leading 360 video capture and production company with global coverage.
Setting up 360 Aerial Drone Shoot on Golf Course, UK
Drone 360 Video – Aerial Experts M7Aerial