You have never seen before: crazy shooting first-person

I think no one will argue with the fact that now anyone and no surprise. Extreme athletes have learned to shoot first-person the coolest tricks, climbers and travelers show highest peaks of the world, modelers have fixed cameras on everything that moves in three-dimensional space of our world. We saw the earth from the air and from under water. What may be the next step? We found some videos that just stagger the imagination and make you think about the reality of what is happening on the screen. However, it is a reality!

Surprise on YouTube

Before I start the story, remember that the last time really surprised you saw? To simplify the problem I will not even limit the range only YouTube and other similar sites.

I think that to answer at once will be difficult. Even filmmakers can’t come up with something really amazing. Everything is going the way of evolution, but not revolution. The picture quality is growing, new techniques appear, but it is limited.

This is very frustrating and leaves only hope for the emergence of a video that will make us open his mouth to get stuck on it and forget about the skip. At least for a time equal to the length of this movie.

Beautiful videos on YouTube

Not so long ago in our working chat there was a video that made me approach as described above. Everyone I showed this video agreed with me, after which he revised more than one such video.

Speaking in a very broad sense, it’s a regular video with a camera, to which we are accustomed, with one small but important exception. The rollers are removed than usual, though a good copter, and sports a small FPV copter.

What is FPV copter

Definition of technology FPV drones lies in the name of this type of aircraft. FPV is an acronym that stands for First Person View (first person).

Drones working in this format, a lot, from low-cost models with low quality signal and pictures, flying several tens of meters, up to professional solutions.

One of the main selection criteria should be the frequency at which the management apparatus, and the type of signal. The simplest and low-quality variant will be broadcast on the 2.4 GHz frequency. If you use the management at this frequency, the transmitted image will be low quality and will go with a delay. Furthermore, terrestrial interference due to congestion of the band can interfere to control the copter or even completely deprived of control over it.

The more expensive and professional models use frequencies of 900 MHz, 1.2 GHz, 1.3 GHz and 5.8 GHz. They are not so overwhelmed and allow you to control the copter more accurately, with minimal delays and at a greater distance. Of course, even the 5.8 GHz frequency will not allow the pilot to see the picture perfect quality, but this is not necessary. Instead, he gets out like he’s sitting inside the cabin of the Copts and manages them directly without delay. Good picture, the camera will record to your storage device, and the pilot then it will download. In addition, it is not necessary to fork out a cool video transmission system. After the accident, which happens often, they will be very sorry.
An example of what the pilot sees while flying:

Additionally, as a safety measure, low-quality video recorded on the memory card with glasses of the pilot. This is done to facilitate the search for the copter in case of crash or emergency landing. Except for emergency situations, for emergency landing can lead and lack of energy. Racing drones flying just a few minutes (2-5 minutes), so you need to shoot fast and not to forget to control the total time of flight.

How to shoot beautiful videos with the drone

For shooting video, which inspired the writing of this text, will not fit the standard copters like the DJI Phantom. They are too bulky and need for another. Their objectives are to remove the picture high quality from the operator and give a good video from the air.

To shoot something more interesting, you not only have professional sport Quad, but to be able to manage it. Sports apparatus is necessary because of the fact that it has small size, high speed and high maneuverability. Only he will be able to carry the camera so that the audience will capture the spirit. A good pilot is necessary in order that the first flight did not last. A great example would be the following video where the drone flies between the trees as if the video is not removed, and painted.

Because of the need to have skills, sport flying, a good reaction and a sense of quadcopter, the authors of these videos be former or current members of the racing drones. The fact that the racing drones have no stabilization systems. If you release the sticks it will just fall. Therefore, on the apparatus needs constant monitoring and training is necessary to spend a lot of time. To remove such a video could literally a few dozen people in the world and do not underestimate the complexity of such flights.

There is no doubt that the emergence of such a fantastic video, which is becoming more and more, gradually result in a whole new way of shooting. Shooting with drones in the competition looks at one go, but the idea is to combine this area with shooting the action scenes, without exaggeration, is a new word in the development of the industry.

What you need for shooting video with a camera

To make a video, about which we are talking today, but the desire and basic skills will require three things:

  • sports Quad
  • FPV glasses
  • a good action camera

On the second point, no questions. Glasses are needed for greater control and conditional the presence of the pilot in the thick of things. The camera is also more or less clear. It is needed for really good pictures. You can use the camera mounted to the copter, but ready-made solutions from the market leaders, like 7 GoPro Hero Black Edition and DJI OSMO Action, will shoot still better. Will just have to mount the camera on the case.

But what to do with the copter? If you have no experience with these aircrafts, you can try from the beginning and to stop the choice on inexpensive models for a few thousand rubles. You can buy them already assembled or in kit form with detailed Assembly instructions.

However, in this case, it is necessary to understand that such a camera would not last long and will soon want to change it to something more advanced. You can just buy something better, but in this case we must be prepared that the device is a few tens of thousands of rubles can be broken, dragged a camera.

Before buying any copter, or other aircraft, we must remember the Golden rule! If you’re buying a quadcopter, you take the model that you will not be sorry to lose. Mission is to bring joy and not be filled with thoughts about how not to break equipment is too expensive.

In the end we can only add what is in the copter, which will allow to conduct such a survey. Among the main components will be:

  • Frame (typically carbon)
  • 4 motor
  • 4 speed control knob (a Motorboats and current)
  • Fpv camera (for control)
  • Action-camera of good quality (for the main video)
  • Video transmitter
  • Signal receiver with the remote
  • Control Board (e-brains)
  • Antenna 2.4 GHz for remote control
  • Antenna 5.8 GHz for video transmission