Sony shows footage made with Airpeak drone and Alpha 7S III

Electronics manufacturer Sony is working hard on the release of the new Airpeak drone, which is aimed at professional filmmakers and aerial photographers. In a new demo, shows a number of images taken with the new drone, in combination with an Alpha 7S III full-frame camera. For the occasion, it was fitted with the recently presented FE 14mm f / 1.8 GM lens.

Sony shows footage made with Airpeak drone and Alpha 7S III

The demo was recorded during field tests with the new drone on the Japanese island of Iriomote. A prototype of the upcoming Airpeak drone was used to make the images, in combination with a Gremsy gimbal and a Sony Alpha 7S III with the recently announced bright FE 14mm f / 1.8 GM wide-angle lens.

The images show how the drone is being steered through a number of relatively tight settings. It is unclear whether the drone itself monitors the environment to prevent branches from being hit, or whether the pilot is fully in control. In addition, there are a number of shots that are made abundantly clear by means of a dual operator setup, where the camera is controlled by a second person separately from the drone.

According to Sony, a lot of feedback has been collected from the target group in recent months, in order to improve both the hardware and software. In addition, tests were conducted under challenging conditions, such as simulated high winds. The company is also looking for professional drone operators in the US and to obtain further feedback.

Sony Airpeak and AI

The Sony Airpeak is to be the smallest and lightest RTF multirotor drone capable of carrying a Sony Alpha camera. During the announcement, Sony underlined the application of AI () in the platform, but it is not yet clear how this is reflected in the control of the drone.

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This article first appeared on dronewatch.nul and is written by Wiebe de Jager who is also a DroneXL contributor.

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