Visual Perceptions from Above

Three days ago, I received my DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus from Drone Camps in North Carolina. I have flown the RC Helicopters for years, but have just recently become interested in doing photography and video from a flying platform. Although this morning a cold front was moving through and the wind was picking up, I decided to try out the HD video and gimbal setup on the Phantom by making a quick morning flight. I plan to do many more videos and photos with this little gem, but this was my first and it is very short, but you get the idea. I think the gimbal kept the video relatively stable considering the wind. In addition to video, the camera takes 14 mp stills and can shoot in Jpeg or Raw. You can see what the camera sees with an attached smartphone and control the gimbal remotely. The quad flies well in the wind and in GPS mode it will maintain its position well.

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