What is a drone?
An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, unmanned aircraft system (UAS), or by several other names, is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard.
What are they for?
Drones have become a lot more popular in recent years due to the ability to get another angle on filming. Particularly with action sports and adventure films where the landscape in context is especially beautiful. Drones offer the ability to follow the subjects and show them in the terrain. Since the availability of aerial photography and Google Earth, people are used to seeing images of landscape from above but filming with a drone gives more control over what to capture.
The following drones have been recommended to me:
DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone - best all round drone
Flight system automatically keeps the Phantom 3 Standard in the air.
2.7K HD videos and 12 Megapixel photos with the integrated aerial camera.
Gimbal stabilisation improves video image results.
Live video feed gives 720p HD real-time view of what your camera sees on your mobile.
25 minutes on a one charge. Battery reminder.
DJI Inspire II - best higher end drone
DJI Mavic Pro - best compact drone