There are drones that many of us enjoy flying from time to time (like the Hubsan), and then there are drones that we would give our right arm to fly just once in our lifetime. The Aerial Heavy-Lift Aerigon Drone holding the Phantom Flex4K is one of those drones. Sadly, we don’t have $250,000 to test on this drone, but if you do and need a new best friend, I am here for you!
Brain Farm is a production and entertainment company that creates film, TV, and digital commercial content. Brain Farm’s most recent creation is the first ever drone that shoots 1,000 frames per second and 4K resolution video. This is truly an amazing feat, and Brain Farm talks about how difficult it was:
The Phantom Flex4K is one of the worlds most dynamic slow motion cameras. Until now, the images captured by the Phantom Flex 4K have been limited by the camera’s weight. Simply put: It’s too heavy for most drones to carry. For 5 years, Brain Farm’s CEO, Curt Morgan, dreamt of ways he could capture the same super slow motion images from the sky. The solution came when Brain Farm and Swedish drone manufacturers Intuitive Aerial joined forces to create the first UAV capable of carrying the heavy weight of the PhantomFlex4k.
Okay, let’s see how amazing this drone really is! If you have a device capable of displaying 4K video, be sure to change your video settings to allow 4K resolution.
Mind=Blown. This drone truly sets itself apart. This is the first aerial video that I’ve watched in 4K and I was amazed by the slow motion footage the drone was able to capture. It seemed I was able to see every drop of water in the air as the truck was driving thought the water.
This drone will blast new life to cinematography with endless possibilities. I can only image how Discovery Channels’ extraordinary show Plant Earth will look when they start using a drone like this! However, with any great creation comes a list of concerns, one of which is its cost. At $250,000 dollars, you better hope your pilot is a pro, as one wrong move could be a expensive disaster.
Do you think Brain Farms’ drone will change cinematography enough to justify the cost? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.