Check out this awesome 4K UHD aerial video of Thailand, shot with a DJI Phantom 3 Pro can shoot
Stephan Jukic – December 27, 2015
Nathan Bartling is a young professional videographer with a love of shooting some fascinating video sequences in 4K ultra HD with the help of his drones. In this particular case, the video in question involves some stunning aerial footage of the enchanting landscapes of Thailand in 4K ultra HD through the use of a DJI Phantom 3 Professional drone with its included native camera.
According to Bartling, he’s been travelling all over Thailand for the past three months doing freelance videography work and along the way decided to take some of his own personal drone shots.
Furthermore, the young videographer claims that in shooting his 4K footage, he actually prefers to use the native 4K camera of the Phantom 3 Professional drone (the only model in the Phantom 3 line which comes with its own 4K camera) instead of the also commonly used GoPro Hero 4 Black 4K UHD camera because the DJI shooter offers what is in fact a superior caliber of video and image quality.
In another interesting little twist, toward the end of the following cool video segment, the viewer can see a motorcycle driving down the road and then note as the drone view pulls up above the treeline. Shortly after this segment, the Phantom 3 drone used in the footage slammed into a tree branch and fell a bit less than 100 feet back down to the road, getting smashed completely beyond repair.
In other words, the following video shows this particular little drone’s last flight before it suffers its end. If you’re watching this from a 4K monitor or a 4K UHD TV, be sure to set the YouTube video resolution option to full 2160p 4K
As for his thoughts on the Phantom 3 drone’s crash Mr.Bartling takes a philosophical view of it: “The drone is really expensive and in just one moment it was totaled. At the end of the day, however, it is just another piece of equipment to help me tell stories, so I went and bought a new drone and kept flying and getting better. I am a paid professional to push new limits and make new exciting footage, so it is understandable that accidents happen”.
Not a bad attitude to take with the destruction of a $1,300 piece of equipment.
Bartling also offers some quick tips for would-be drone flyers who’d like to create some of their own spectacular 4K ultra HD aerial shots:
“Anyone who is wanting to learn to fly drones MUST learn how to fly safely. Never fly over people. Never fly near the airport. Never let the drone leave your sight as you fly, you should always be watching the drone and not your screen”.
In any case, above is the excellent video captured by this particular DJI Phantom 3’s last honorable flight. It’s definitely worth taking a look at. The 4K resolution (if you can enjoy it through a 4K ultra HD PC monitor or 4K TV via its YouTube app) is an excellent medium for seeing Thailand from the air without actually being there in person.
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