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Aerial Photography and Videography Using Drones by Eric Cheng

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Chapter 3. Aerial Stills Photography

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Virtually every camera drone is capable of capturing both video and still images, and some can even shoot both stills and video at the same time. The drone industry changes quickly, but most camera drones can be reliably placed into one of two categories: drones that use integrated cameras and drones that use third-party, stand-alone cameras.

GoPro HERO action cameras are by far the most popular stand-alone cameras used in aerial imaging; their performance-to-weight ratio is excellent, and they can be carried by quadcopters that fit into backpacks and small cases. Larger cameras, including point-and-shoot models, ...

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