A pattern trending in today’s recreational drones is their ability to follow their targets. For bikers, runners, or simple campers; having a drone follow you around autonomously while recording footage is great. You get to do your routines while you get photos and videos of it happening. The best part? You do not have to hold a camera, or even drag around and set up your instruments.
A drone can simply lock on to you and follow you around no matter where. Once the battery runs out, it returns to you for recharging. It is a simple, elegant solution for people who are always on the go. Think of these homing drones as your own personal cameramen. Always there, never interfering, to capture your best moments in film. And what I think the best part: steady camera capture. When people record things, you often see shaky cams and indiscernible footage.
Introducing the BW-Space Aqua Drone:
These camera drones cover land and air footage. But what about underwater?
For swimmers, divers, and sea explorers out there, we may just have what you are looking for. Introducing, the BW-Space drone.
The BW-Space concept is from the minds of a Chinese startup called Youcan Robot. The drone is still in its early stages, with a Kickstarter being the primary source of funding. But based on what Youcan Robot can tell us, the drone is going to be amazing.
The BW-Space drone does exactly what a sky camera drone does. It tracks a target, and follows it underwater while recording footage. Imagine those Animal Planet shows where the hosts go underwater to interact with the marine life. But this time, a drone follows the target around, not a cameraman.
The drone can go to depths beyond 300 feet. It can withstand pressure while still being able to swim to any direction. It can also become a light source that can illuminate the depths. This makes video recording underwater much easier. At the end of the day, you also get better quality footage, with the steady cam (even against harsh water movement) and lighting. The lighting is brilliant because the drone can detect the brightness levels underwater and adjusts automatically.
The technology really allows the swimmer or diver to ignore the camera while doing something. The drone is capable of making different decisions on its own, as well as making sure they get the shot you want.
But as I mentioned earlier, it is still in its early stages. People who do pledge their support at Kickstarter can get the drone for themselves at around October this year. All for the price of $659. Do you think it is worth the wait and the price?
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