Drones now offer broadcasters an enticing option for live coverage of sports, weather events, natural disasters, and hazardous areas of interest. Drones literally deliver a new angle on the Big Story.
There are two approaches toward producing drone-based live video transmissions:
The first features on-board hardware systems that are integrated into the drone itself, creating an all-in-one solution. Our drones can broadcast to social media platforms such as Facebook and video hosting sites like Youtube. This new service is a great way to take full advantage of the virality of LIVE feeds within sites like Facebook, allowing you to notify your followers and show your LIVE viewers what is going on at your event right at that moment.
The second approach connects external hardware providing the same video transmission capabilities, but users are not locked in to a particular drone. Plus, once the transmission is complete, the external hardware can be used for other assignments using other video cameras.
Broadcasters have a choice of methods for drone footage transmission, including cellular, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, microwave, or satellite. With readily available technology, reputable operators and the loosening of restrictions, many industry experts believe drones will quickly become an essential part of the event coverage and broadcast process.. not just a technological novelty. Essentially you can take any event big or small and broadcast it live all over the world from a great new cinematic aerial perspective.
All our drones are fully maintained, regularly updated and built in house. From an 8 year background in electro technical maintenance and systems we are confident in our machines. This also means we can re rig from the ground up unlike many operators who have had their units built for them.