Small is Beautiful
Here at Skylark Aerial Photography we are always reviewing the latest technology with regards to aerial filming. The aerial platform (drone) is a means to deploy a camera to provide quality filming, survey, inspection or search and rescue (SAR).
Skylark Aerial Photography deploy a variety of drones, over the past 12 months we have found that the smallest drone has clocked up more operational hours than any other of the fleet.
Although the camera may not be as good as the high end drone, what it delivers is more than enough for 90% of the work. It is our belief that drones will continue to decrease in size and the cameras used will increase in quality.
At some point there will be a drone the size of a DJI Mavic that can deploy and film with the same results as the Inspire 2. The current Mavic can provide excellent results in the right hands, high light levels and a suitable editing suite to provide a quality result.
Skylark Aerial Photography has used the DJI Mavic to great success throughout the Lake District for TV Shoots and survey work. The DJI goggles have also been used by a camera operator to achieve excellent results.
A smaller drone can be flown with ease within confined areas and places with a lot of obstacles such as woodlands. An example of this is the Sony TV shoot carried out earlier this year of a presenter walking through a section of woodland beside a lake.
The DJI Mavic 2 Pro will be the next step to deploy with a small drone and a much improved camera. The added advantage of the the smaller drone is that it can be carried with ease, better endurance, more capable in higher wind speeds, very stable.
DJI Mavic 2 Pro with what appears to be a 1″ sensor
Smaller drones with high quality camera systems on par with micro four thirds systems.