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avidcanonuser
14th of September 2010 (Tue), 02:35
Sorry for the double post...I should have shared this info here in the video section...I just think this is soo cool. Is there a way to embed VIMEO so that the player is viewed within this post?

Very beautiful footage captured with a drone equipped with 5D and 7D bodies..

http://www.vimeo.com/14894869

whitesell
14th of September 2010 (Tue), 08:37
Wow, I WANT ONE OF THOSE!!!

Regards,
Jim

RWatkins
14th of September 2010 (Tue), 09:14
Just another accessory to lust over.

Ghostrider86
14th of September 2010 (Tue), 10:47
Wow amazing footage, so versatile! Much can be done with this!

How fast can it move? are 50 mph speed shots possible?

dagwag77
14th of September 2010 (Tue), 11:20
How much do those things cost? Looks awesome! Better have some good insurance though...

avidcanonuser
14th of September 2010 (Tue), 13:54
Yes, pretty amazing..even if some of the footage isn't perfectly smooth, you're still able to grab footage impossible to achieve by any other means not to mention we're talking about a very small platform floating on air so you're forced to fight wind etc. They mentioned the state of the crumbling ruin and the terrain..no way you'll be able to bring in and easily setup a boom under these conditions.

eric.brown
14th of September 2010 (Tue), 13:57
Pretty cool....I need one or two of these :)

Zumba
15th of September 2010 (Wed), 05:21
These are the guys that make such toys:
http://www.mikrokopter.com (http://www.mikrokopter.com/ucwiki/en/MikroKopter?action=show&redirect=FrontPage)

Here is their demo/functional video:
http://vimeo.com/6194911

... but be prepared to shell a minimum of 689,95€

I want one, but I need to win the lottery before that can happen. :-(

avidcanonuser
15th of September 2010 (Wed), 10:32
I researched these craft extensively and there are others such as Microdrone (http://www.microdrones.com/en_md4-1000.php) which sells for about $50k and Draganflyer (http://www.draganfly.com/) which sells for $30k. The problem with all of them including mikrokopter is they have limited payload. None of them will be able to fly around with a 5D Mark II with Zeiss glass, not to mention the the weight of a camera mount. If you read around some of the forums there are some pretty upset people who shelled out the money for the expensive ones because of poor video performance. I think the one in the video is specialized? Either way I WANT ONE

Zumba
15th of September 2010 (Wed), 10:42
The mikrokopters have a payload of 1kg, which is more that a 5D2 with some L glass.

this guy has made a few good videos with the mikrokopter
http://www.vimeo.com/11477709

avidcanonuser
15th of September 2010 (Wed), 10:57
The 5D alone weighs 850 grams. The minimum weights of an L series are 650g for the 24mm 1.4 or the 35mm 600g that's about 1.5kg camera and glass now you need a camera mount which is another story..the ones I've seen that are able to carry a 5D are a minimum of 600-700 grams wow that's a total of around 2.1kg!

The mikrokopters have a payload of 1kg, which is more that a 5D2 with some L glass.

this guy has made a few good videos with the mikrokopter
http://www.vimeo.com/11477709