DJI Phantom Field Test: Keywest Vlog

The DJI Phantom is an impressive little quad-copter, and the Key West team is excited to now have one in our possession!

DJI Phantom Field Test: Keywest VlogKey West Video recently acquired a new toy. Well, it’s a bit more complicated than child’s play. More expensive too. But well worth the cost. Our videographer Chris has a fun time taking our DJI #Phantom out to a nearby park just the other day, along with our #GoPro to test it out.

The #quadcopter can get quite high off the ground, thus allowing for some pretty impressive shots. The opportunities for more dynamic shots are definitely increased with this addition to our equipment roster. Along with our sliders and Steadicams, the #DJI Phantom will aid in bringing our clients videos to a higher production value.

Whether it be for an establishing shot of our client’s location, to b-roll around their facility, or intricate walking shots, there are a variety of uses for this production tool. We already have a few ideas in mind, and are plotting out how we can integrate it into some of our upcoming shoots.

Check out the video below which showcases the DJI Phantom in action!

Here’s what others had to say about the DJI Phantom:

It’s so fun to fly! Seriously, it’s one of the coolest toys I’ve ever played with. Ever. Everybody who tried it came away grinning. Once it’s all set up, it’s really pretty easy to fly, as long as you don’t get carried away and go to fast/high. The GPS features are all fantastic and may be a literal life-saver. The Wi-Fi repeater is a really smart idea, and being able to adjust the camera with your phone is fantastic. The JPGs it takes are fine, but if you don’t mind tweaking your photos later, shooting in DNG is really nice. The POV stills embedded in this post were all shot in DNG and then tweaked in Adobe Lightroom.

-Brent Rose, Gizmodo

DJI’s Phantom quadcopters are the first I’ve flown that really open my eyes to the potential of RC and autonomous drones. It combines a mix of technologies–gyroscopes, GPS, Wi-Fi, smartphones–in just the right way to make it much more than the sum of its parts. The flying experience really feels magical; it’s something you may have to fly or see in person to appreciate. But I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it if you’re in the market for a prosumer RC quad.

-Norman Chan, Tested

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