A videographer has used a DJI Phantom quadcopter to capture a stunning aerial footage over Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls have the largest flow in the world, despite not being among the highest waterfalls in the world. Either way, they are one of the best tourist attractions in the United States along with the Grand Canyon and others.
Spectacular Niagara Falls views captured using DJI Phantom quadcopter and GoPro Hero 3 camera
The three waterfalls are a great view, but a YouTube user has other things in mind. Self-entitled Questpact has decided to use a popular quadcopter, called DJI Phantom, to capture aerial footage of the landmark. The results? Well, they are pretty impressive and worth the watch.
The videographer is using this video to enter a special competition by DJI Innovations, which encourages people to record great videos using its quadcopters for a chance to win special prizes.
Since Niagara Falls can provide some spectacular views, Questpact has decided that he would have a better chance at winning the contest thanks to these waterfalls, so he set up his DJI Phantom and GoPro Hero 3 camera, then went to the Niagara River.
Every journey has its bumps, but Questpact managed to overcome them
The river is actually serving to drain Lake Eerie into Lake Ontario, but none of that mattered as an overcast day threatened to ruin the video.
Unfortunately, the sun was almost refusing to show up, while the clouds were not particularly beautiful. In the end, our beloved light-giving star has decided to show up, thus contributing to superior footage.
Just when things were going well, Questpact’s seventh channel level “thought” that it would be nice to break down. Luckily, a screw driver fixed the problem and the videographer managed to continue his recordings.
Now that the footage has been submitted to DJI Innovations’ contest, it is a matter of time until we find out the winner. Be advised that entries are open until July 30 and the laureate will be revealed shortly after that.
DJI Phantom quadcopter with integrated camera still a “no-show”
Meanwhile, we are still waiting for the DJI Phantom quadcopter with a built-in 14-megapixel camera to be released on the market.
The manufacturer had previously announced that the device will become available by the end of Q2 2013. However, we are already in the third quarter and there is no sign of the new version.
The latest piece of information says that the new DJI Phantom aerial drone should go on sale this July, but this remains to be determined. Until then, the regular DJI Phantom aerial drone is available for $679 at Amazon.