Just spent about half an hour outside playing with one of these babies:
That’s a Phantom 3 Professional quadcopter, with a 4K camera on a goddamn gimbal, meaning you can swoop past things at an angle and the image stays smooth and level. The shots look outstanding; I haven’t pulled them from the SD card yet to check them out at full-res, though. I did make a dumb mistake where every picture I took shows my address, so you don’t get to see any of my footage yet, but I’ll keep fiddling with it this weekend.
It’s not mine, sadly. We bought it with the last of the grant money last year, and are going to use it for our media productions class– the camera is that good. But someone had to learn to fly it first, so I demanded first right of geekdom and brought it home. It costs roughly $usedcar, so I need to be damn careful I don’t screw it up. But damn, was that fun.