Regulatory issues are key to the deployment of drones and the need for a more uniform set of rules has been acknowledged by regulators in the US and UK. While a more streamlined and relaxed regulatory environment would benefit filmmakers in the US in particular, the driver is undoubtedly Amazon
Drones have revolutionized the way filmmakers approach aerial work today, allowing anyone to get incredible landscape shots without the need for hiring out a helicopter and pilot, which can be expensive. With a multitude of new production techniques available, however, come new challenges in the world of post production.
DJI has timed a raft of announcements for CES including a new aerial mapping app, a limited edition Phantom 4 drone and a prototype ultra-bright monitor developed specifically for outdoor aerial imaging operators.
Having already revolutionised the professional video and cinematography sectors, drones are now expected to also impact image capture in the B2B video world, due to the potential cost savings, improvement in safety and increases in efficiency within agriculture, the energy sector and emergency services.