While putting together a family video for a family birthday celebration BBQ at the San Diego bay, I had a chance to capture pretty extraordinary footage. In addition to getting shots from my Canon DSLR, my buddy Steve brought his DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter which allowed us to get some incredible perspectives that you could never get before.
The DSLR shots were taken with my older Canon T2i and edited on my Mac. It’s amazing how you can create some pretty professional looking productions with a little practice some basic photography principles.
The DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter seemed to be fairly easy to fly. The flight in this video was the 5th flight for the owner of the Phantom 2. He navigated the quadcopter with the controller while I took charge of the 14MP camera, controlling it with my smartphone via the DJI free app.