In Brief

The DJI Phantom 2 commercial drone offers sky-high possibilities in the realm of storytelling

When most of us think ‘drone’, we think of warfare: precision weapons that put the hurt on baddies while “our team” remains untouched at home. Yet, advances in drone technology have made the devices cheaper and more reliable, opening them up to civilian and commercial applications. Like the DJI Phantom 2.

Despite the Call-of-Duty-evoking name, the Phantom 2 is a civilian-use quadcopter you can program with up to 16 waypoints to record digital video from perspectives even the most talented and motivated cameraman simply can’t pull off.

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