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Chapter 6. Getting Started with Aerial Video

The first aerial photograph was taken in 1858 by French photographer Gaspard-Félix Tournachon, from a hot air balloon. Since then, aerial perspectives in imaging have remained elusive to those without astronomical budgets. Historically, photographers have used just about everything to get cameras up in the air, including balloons, birds, kites, rockets, airplanes, and helicopters. In the last few years, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) have improved so much in performance and reliability that they have started to creep into the mainstream as the best way for (most) people to capture aerial images and video. These ...

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