Drone surf videos enhance footage shot on, in, and above waves
If additional evidence were needed to demonstrate the eye-popping improvements drones have made to filming the world’s best surfers carving waves, two recent videos have provided it by capturing perspectives that would have been impossible to capture otherwise.
The new videos were posted independent of one another and taken in spots that demonstrate the complementary and contrasting photographic capacities that drones offer surf footage. Whereas earlier approaches used still or movie cameras shooting riders from the beach, in hovering helicopters, or from boats – all relatively static positions – UAVs can follow surfers as they advance on and respond to the continued changes peeling waves throw at them.
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Perhaps better still, drones can maneuver into a variety of angles permitting clear, tight shots of surfers tucking into the grip of some spectacularly powerful breakers,…