On Wednesday, April 20, NAB will host a session entitled “Drones: Opening New Vistas to Content.” Produced in partnership with the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG), the program will focus on how drone-based production differs from traditional methods; and key factors that need to be considered when arranging and executing drone shots.
The Aerial Robotics and Drone Pavilion, which includes an enclosed flying cage, will offer several sessions: “Heavy Lifter Drones” will feature commercial network television directors of photography who will describe what type of drone technology they are currently using; “Drones in Live Broadcast” will discuss how best to use UAS to augment live broadcasts; and “Drones on the Big Screen” will host aerial producers who will share behind-the-scenes stories of drone cinematography and the gear they use.
“FAA Section 333 for Commercial Drones” will explain the recent FAA regulations concerning the commercial use of drones.
A Broadcast Engineering Conference session, “Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Management, News and Engineering” will focus on the safe use of drones in broadcasting as it pertains to newsgathering and tower maintenance.
Post|Production World will feature “In-Depth: Best Practices for Producing Video from UAV/Drones” and “Innovations in Aerial Videography” will take a look at how drones can best be deployed in network television production.
UAS-related exhibitors at NAB Show include: 3D Robotics; Amimon; Autel Robotics; DJI; Eclipse Rover LLC; EHang; Freefly Systems; Intuitive Aerial Inc.; Multicopter Warehouse; Prodrone Technology (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd; Roxy Drones; Shenzhen Wingsland Technology Co. Ltd; Stampede; UAB My Research; Yuneec USA; and ZEROTECH.
Sounds like some great content – a year’s worth of experience and experimentation is definitely showing in the sophistication of the topics. Interesting list of exhibitors most of whom (if memory serves) were not there in 2015. But not a whole lot more either.