best drone for filming

Best Drone For Filming

Best Drone For Filming

I’ve had a few people asking me to recommend them the best drone for photography and filmmaking. The fact is, if you are looking for the best drone to record stunning footage, first thing you need to do is to cross off all the quadcopters with less than $200 price tag from your list of options. There are a couple of factors you must have in mind before buying a drone, but before I explain, bear in mind that there is no such thing as “Best Drone For filming” in the market. I’ll tell you why;

Mainly, there are two types of drones designed for aerial photography. The drones with camera mounts, in which you can add your GoPro or other models of camera, and the drones with built-in cameras.  So, what you need to do is, firstly, to decide whether you want to use your own camera or to buy camera-ready drones.

Next thing is the concern of the gimbal. having the right gimbal with your drone can make a big difference. Even if you buy the best camera, as long as the gimbal could not hold the camera properly there would be no guaranty of taking smooth videos. Watch this short video for your better understanding of the importance of gimbal.

So, you definitely don’t want this. I assume that you already know the differences among 1 axis, 2-axis, and 3-axis gimbals. The 3-axis gimbal manages all the three dimensions; pitch, yaw and roll of the drone during the flight and, with no doubt, it is the best choice to produce smooth footage.I don’t say 1-axis and 2-axis gimbals are horrible but you may the quality of the video may not be what you expect if the video is taken windy weather. Based on my research, Zenmuse and Tarot, the two examples of popular brand names for gimbals.

Update: Checkout Inspire 1 Pro with  Zenmuse 5 series here, i guess for now, they are the best gimbals in the market.

 

Last but not least, if you are ready to invest for an expensive drone, you must check for the skids. Some of these drones are not really well-designed for professional cinematography. The problems is, when you tilt or pan the camera, you may have the skids or the props blocking the view. DJI have Already come up with a solution with it’s Inspire 1. The drone moves up the skids during the flight for clear view.

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