BBC uses FPV drones to show rainforest like never before – Video

Check out this short video in which the BBC explains how they use FPV drones to show the rainforest like we’ve never seen before.

The amazing footage is captured with that are equipped with GoPro cameras. Flying in between the branches and leaves can be very tricky and sometimes the drones crash.

“We are using an awesome little drone here, called an FPV drone that can fly in between the trees through tiny little gaps. They can fly almost in limitless ways,” says Louis Rummer-Downing Assistant Producer from the BBC. “You can fly them and right up and sweep back down around trees. There’s nothing else that you can use to get these kinds of shots, so it makes them really special and gives us a whole new perspective on the rainforest.”

Also shown in the video is the very special way in which they safely land the FPV drones high on an observatory tower in the middle of the rainforest.

Andrew Lawrence FPV drone pilot explains the complexity that is involved in capturing the drone footage.

“Just trying to plan some sort of route in and through the canopy which is quite difficult because there’s only a few spots that really sort of stand out,” he says.

FPV Drones used for The Green Planet

The FPV drone footage of the rainforest is captured as part of Sir David Attenborough’s ‘The Green Planet‘ series from the BBC.

“This drone provides a look that we’ve never seen before in any films and that perspective is brand new. It gives us the ability to put the camera right in the world of the plants and fly through it in a really immersive way so we’re really happy,” says Rummer-Downing.

Bbc Uses Fpv Drones To Show Rainforest Like Never Before
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