Just when you thought you've already seen the coolest drone footage ever, some guys come along with a 30 pound unit and pro camera equipment that supports 4K resolution at a staggering 1,000 frames-per-second. While the content itself is somewhat awe-inspiring, it's incredibly impressive from a technical standpoint as well.
Most people who hange a camera like a GoPro from the bottom of a drone, wind up with a complete system that weighs just a couple of pounds. The folks at Brain Farm didn't just want to take things a step further - it's safe to say they've scaled the entire staircase. The camera chosen for the build is the Phantom Flex 4K, a super high-performance video machine that retails for about $100,000. Yes, that means that over $100,000 floats in the air, at the mercy of of the drone, the elements and God only knows what else.
You can see from the shot below that this is no ordinary drone. A custom chassis had to be built to support the weight, and of course make sure that the camera was as secure as possible -- and then it had to just leap into the air with the greatest of ease. Nothing to it.
If you're rocking a 4K monitor or television, you can watch the short video (which is a combination 'making of' and sample footage) below in native resolution. Interestingly, despite the fact that the footage was recorded at 1,000 FPS, YouTube doesn't even give a 60 FPS option. Either way, what's seen here looks amazing.
If you want to learn more about the work that went into this, and also get some additional shots, you can check out the related post at Brain Farm's website.