In this breakthrough session, we will look at the capabilities and use cases for flying camera rigs of all shapes and sizes, from the most compact and lightweight drones to large drones that can lift full-size digital cameras, to complete helicopter rigs. We will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each category of aerial cinematography gear and identify ideal use cases for each type of rig. With this information you will have a better understanding of which tool to fly that will give you the best results for the type of shot you are planning to capture.

Presented at the GSCA 2021 Virtual Conference. Organized by the GSCA Innovations Committee, co-chaired by Michael Daut, Michael Daut Productions, and Christian Fry, CVF Productions. Presenter: Aidan Kelly, XM2