Video shooting just gets better with technology, and the Japanese news giant NHK is responsible for the most recent development: the Balloon Camera created to take better aerial footage.
Although vulnerable to strong winds, the Balloon Camera allows for easier shooting of bird’s eye views, since the invention scratches out the need for a crane. It works perfectly on about 30 to 50m altitudes, the most common aerial shot height, but the balloon can rise up to 300m.
The camera attached to the balloon is stable enough to shoot videos without shaking, thanks to a four-axis gimbal which works to keep the camera’s direction immovable. A toy helicopter’s remote control is used to control the motion of the camera and its gimbal.
Balloon Camera is also cost-effective and work-efficient, since it can be installed easily without much space needed. The Balloon Camera is seen to be useful in capturing shots for daytime news and sports programming.
via DigInfo TV
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