3D Robotics (3DR) is making it rather a lot simpler for the house owners of its Solo drones to take precisely the video they need. The corporate is introducing a few new features for its drone (and particularly the smartphone apps that management is) at CES this week.
Probably the most fascinating one in every of these might be 3DR’s new multipoint cable cam. As an alternative of getting to create a flight plan within the app after which testing it out a number of occasions earlier than you get precisely the shot you need, this new mode permits you to fly to a sure level, body your shot after which mark that within the app. You then fly to the subsequent spot, body the shot once more and set a brand new keyframe in your video. You are able to do that as typically as you need.
Whenever you’re finished, you merely inform the drone to fly and it’ll mechanically go from keyframe to keyframe and easily transfer between them (and transfer and tilt the digital camera as wanted, as properly).
You should use the cellular app to save lots of your flight plans, too.
The opposite new function 3DR is introducing is “Comply with with Freelook.” With this, you’ll be able to have the drone comply with you, however you’ll be able to nonetheless management the digital camera on the drone. When you’ve gotten a quick, randomly shifting object that you simply need to monitor, having the software program transfer the digital camera can typically be a multitude. With this, an operator can merely take over the digital camera perform whereas the drone continues to be nearly leashed to no matter it’s monitoring.
As well as, 3DR can also be introducing a brand new flight sim mode for its Solo app that may permit new pilots to study the fundamentals earlier than they ever put their funding within the air.