Safely taking video at sporting events is hard for many reasons:
- The subject is constantly in motion with no pre-determined path
- We must avoid flying over people
- We need to avoid obstacles such as trees and flood lights which can be very inconveniently placed
If you are watching where you are flying then you really can’t keep an eye on the action and tend to lose sight of the ball. This does not make for interesting footage.
The alternative is to hover in place and hope that the action comes to you. Murphy’s Law is very clear on this last option. “Only once you move from a location will the action on the field move to the location you were just at.” I can personally attest to the validity of this law.
This has meant that taking video of sports is a two person job and requires a drone with dual controls. Until now…
Working with Laurence Seberini of the Phantom Filmschool we created a technique called the Sports Railcam. This amazing shot means you can be 100% certain that your drone will stay on a pre-defined rail, avoiding obstacles, people etc. while still allowing you full control of the camera direction and angle.
Finally, a single operator is now able to safely take shots of any sporting event safely while still getting great shots!
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