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Dancing With The Stars Intro

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by phantomi, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. phantomi

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    For those who have the opportunity to see last night the intro of the new season of this popular show may have recognized immediately the skill performance of a UAV operator to film that intro. I really enjoy it and at the beginning of the dance, and only for a few seconds. the UAV shadow can be seen in the backgrond.
     
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  2. Mad Medic

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    That was a truly awesome shot! NO BREAKS! Amazing!
     
  3. Ray of Light

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    I wonder if it was a dual pilot operation (one controlling the bird and one controlling the camera)
     
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    Yes, no doubt a dual bird. There is no way a person can keep the camera that steady while flying that precise pattern. I thought it was a really incredible shot!
     
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    Indoors on the runway it might be a zip line for some shots as it looks like a lens with some zoom action was going on too. I don't see any tell-tale braking where a drone would rock during braking in a fast stop.

    Outdoors, I wonder if it is Autopilot running in its cruise control as the pattern looks scripted other than the need to keep POI centered which I think that program does or some tap to center thing. That or a very skilled flyer along with a good editor.
     
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    Wow, very talented pilot and camera operator. It looked manually controlled to me as there were sometimes minor fixes in heading. I wonder how many takes it took to get that right.

    For the indoor shots I have no doubt it was all boom rigs, cable cams, shoulder mounts, etc.
     
  7. Huskerfan

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    There was more discussion about it on a Facebook page I"m on. Said they ran the course 40-50 times and did 2 final takes.