Putting a RED Cinema Camera on a 100mph First-Person Racing Drone

As drones become better and better at everything they do, it's only natural photographers and videographers alike start pushing the boundaries of what's possible. This particular boundary push is not for the faint of heart, however.

I'm reasonably new to the drone world. While I'd been keen to dip a toe for a long time, I had been waiting for commercial applications to justify the acquisition. Thankfully, I found a window and jumped right through it.

While I've been really impressed with the DJI Mavic 2's image and video quality, as photographers and videographers, we're hardwired to wonder what can be achieved by pushing this, or tweaking that. I would love to have a drone I can mount even a mirrorless ILC to. This video by Potato Jet is some way above that as they attach a RED cinema camera (which cost a small fortune) to a huge, octocopter. You need some real confidence in you ability to pilot a drone to put that much money into the air.

My main takeaway from this video, however, is that first-person view racing drones are the sort of fun I need to be having. It's tantamount to playing the computer game Wipeout in real life, and that I'm keen to try.

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Robert K Baggs is a professional portrait and commercial photographer, educator, and consultant from England. Robert has a First-Class degree in Philosophy and a Master's by Research. In 2015 Robert's work on plagiarism in photography was published as part of several universities' photography degree syllabuses.

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Wow. He has incredible skill.