FPV drone is becoming more and more popular in the field of film and photography. If you haven't driven a drone yourself, you must have at least seen the video taken with a drone. Consumer drones like Dajiang make aerial photography and film production popular, and almost everyone can use them.
These FPV drones are usually built with photography or Filmmaking (as opposed to leisure or flying sports), allowing the operator to focus on the shooting aspect rather than the flying UAV itself. It gives filmmakers the freedom to put their cameras anywhere in 3D space and move in close range without complicated equipment settings and drills.
With that freedom, independent filmmakers and photographers began to add drones to their tool belts. However, these commercial drones cannot fly over narrow corners and are not as agile as racing drones. That's where the movie FPV drones, or cinehop, came out.
So, what is cineloop?
Cinehop is usually a 3-inch miniature four axis first person view (FPV) UAV used to carry GoPro. It is optimized to capture movies shot by UAVs, which usually fly slower and are more stable for freestyle or FPV racing UAVs.
Cinehoops usually have a pipe or prop protection to make it safer to fly around people or small gaps and holes. These tubes can also provide more thrust to help it carry the extra weight of GoPro.
Robert McIntosh operates a drone in spike Jonze's 2012 movie "pretty sweet," one of the first films to install a Panasonic G5 on a full-size drone. Robert later co founded reelsteady, a popular GoPro stabilization software. By 2020, we will see events such as WWDC, which are famous for their high-quality products, using UAV shooting to promote their narratives.
From Dajiang inspire to the Alta 8 UAV used in Hollywood, the UAV has become more and more complex, and is helping filmmakers create new visual vocabulary in the field of cinematography.
At the other extreme is an active FPV drone competition community, which is the key to the innovation and construction of DIY customized UAVs. Bigwhoop team invented a palm sized UAV called tinywhoop. This is a small quadrilateral, you can fly very fast, you can make sharp turns, you can go through small openings and gaps. However, if you want to shoot with GoPro, it's too small to carry GoPro. Paul nurkkala and Andy Shen changed that by creating what we know as cinewhoop.
Since then, you've probably seen some amazing photos taken by Johnny FPV and Sam kolder.