Long gone are the days when movie and commercial budgets would be blown out of proportion because they needed a helicopter and a cameraman to film scenic shots that show the beauty of the landscape. With the coming of camera drones, the work of getting landscape and overhead shots has become easier by the day. There are even professional job titles such as “drone operators” who specifically specialize in drone shots.
Just like any other important purchase, a proper budget needs to be done. This means that you’ll have to compare what you want with the amount of money you have. There are premium drones that cost up to 3000 US Dollars, and there are basic drones that cost around 500 US Dollars. All the gadgets are dependent on the brand, specifications and also the additional features. Once you know your financial capabilities, you can settle for something within your reach comfortably.
Some drones such as DJI are known to have excellent clarity when it comes to capturing video. The parameters of measure you should look at are; frames per second, the number of megapixels and also the stop capabilities. If you settle for a camera with all the best features, you will get a crispy clean video of up to 4K video capabilities.
There are drone features such as subject lock-in, flight time, pre-set flight path and autopilot. These extra features come at a premium, and some are updated on firmware once you purchase the latest software in the market. They should be among the top of your consideration list because they have an added advantage in the efficiency of filmmaking.
Just like any prized possession, you are always advised to seek a gadget that has a warranty. It ensures that you are guaranteed of repair or replacement, incase the gadget spoils or suddenly stops working. Also keep in mind that he warranty is only usable over some time. This reassures the customer that the product is of good shape and cannot easily break down.
Some people are loyal to brands because of their sentimental attachments to the brand. Some may like DJI, Alter Aerial, Cheerson, Drocon, Force 1 and maybe Hubsan, to mentions a few brands in the market. It all depends on personal taste.