A Storm is coming. Some drones are for casual fans wanting to try out the world above the clouds. Others, however, require the hands of a professional to truly use it to its potential. DJI’s newest drone, the Storm, requires more than a recreational approach.
DJI Storm Incoming
What is so important about the DJI Storm, you ask? Well, to start off, it is a massive device with supreme capabilities. The Storm can lift close to 20 kg of cargo. Using its massive rotors, it can lift that amount easily, while still managing its tasks while flying. So is this a delivery drone then? The answer is an absolute no. What will it carry then, if it can handle that heavy of a cargo? Well, a filmmaker’s camera rig fits the bill. Yes, it can carry that weight to create perfect shots in the air. It is a professional cinematographer’s ultimate tool – the flying camera stabilized and ready to launch.
Tools of the Trade
The camera rig is not the only item included with the Storm. Believe it or not, it actually comes with its own professional crew (and a transport truck!) Yes, DJI will send their own team of specialists along with the drone should you be interested to rent one. While it sounds a bit of an overkill, the very notion of a drone having its own ‘posse’ tells you all you need to know about its significance. A powerful camera drone, it can make quick work of cinematography in the field. It offers stabilized shots, powerful zooms, and a drone that can fly for a long period of time.
Those interested may have to burn through their bank accounts to get a taste. The DJI Storm can cost you thousands of dollars to rent, which may not be that attractive for most amateur filmmakers. What do you think? Is a powerful drone – backed by its own professional crew – worth the price tag?