I really wish I knew about this sooner. Well, I’ll be there next year. Check out the demo reel: people are doing some amazing cinematography with drones.
Here’s an amazing project where David Windestål uses a weather balloon to send a remote control airplane up to the edge of space and then pilot it back down to earth using FPV (first person video). Impressive. Most impressive. Project details are online, if you’re curious about the details.
FliteTest has a video on how to build your own Micro 5.8Ghz FPV camera setup. It’s really amazing the innovation that’s going on in this space.
Here’s a great infographic I found on Twitter.
Photogrammetry uses photographs to measure distances between objects. It can also be used to make 3D topographic maps out of drone footage. Watch the crew at Hak5 make it happen.