NAB 2015: A New Quadcopter from 3D Robotics
Steven Gladstone, of B&H Photo, discusses the exciting new Solo Quadcopter with Colin Guinn from 3D Robotics. Arguably, the Solo is the first drone to feature a true aerial imaging-centric autopilot system. Many multi-rotors before it, of course, have had failsafes like return home, hover modes, and orbit modes. But what the Solo adds is a linear tracking mode call Cablecam, and Selfie mode, which starts with the camera tight on the subject, then pulls back for a dramatic reveal. It also features Follow Me, a mode seen already on the IRIS+, but which is still very useful to the videographer.