Kerry at the NAB: Update #2 - The Show is Buzzing with Quadcopters!

Imagine being able to capture stunning aerials of your city, your landmarks, and the beauty of your region?

Drone photography has opened up an entire new way of seeing things, because until now, most people couldn't afford to hop in a human-size chopper when they got the urge to snap some aerials!

At the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas, I had a chance to take a look at the demo area set up by the most popular drone-maker, DJI, which has recently unveiled two quadcopter models.

Watch the video below to visit the DJI exhibit with me!

And what about using drone footage in your organization's next amazing video? Not so fast: the downside to drones is that, due to FAA rules, it's not legal to pay someone to capture drone footage for you (or, if you're the drone pilot, to charge someone for shooting drone video or photos for them), so if you use the footage in a project, it needs to be truly free video that is given or received without charge.

The FAA is developing rules and has a still-complicated paperwork process that allows some people to fly for charge, but until its sorted out, you'll need to keep it free.

But it seems totally doable to find a drone enthusiast in your community who can capture awesome aerials who's willing to give your agency the footage just for the recognition alone!

What do you think: will you use drone footage? Let me know in the comments below!

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