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Hover 2 camera drone -- tracks you automatically

Hover 2 camera drone -- tracks you automatically

[13:23 tue,18.December 2018   by ]    

A small folding drone for filmmakers is currently finding great support on Kickstarter. The Hover 2 should offer extensive, AI-supported autonomous flight and filming capabilities, such as obstacle detection and various tracking modes.

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For auto-framing you can choose between four preset image sections (Waist-Up, Full-body, Backdrop, and Birds-eye), the rest is done by the drone. Also available as Preset are some Flight Paths, which imitate classic "cinematic" tracking shots. The Omni-Follow mode should not only let the Hover 2 follow from behind, but also allow recordings from the side or from the front. The drone flies sideways or backwards and should still be able to avoid possible obstacles.

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For this purpose, the drone is equipped with "Optical Radar", a rotating stereo sensor for spatial depth detection, supplemented by techniques such as SLAM 3D Mapping or VIO (Visual Inertial Odometry). A Snapdragon processor is responsible for the calculations. The maximum flight time of the 490g light Hover 2 is 23 minutes, a distance of up to 5Km should be possible with a BlastOff Controller (only included in some package configurations). In addition to a mobile app, there is also a small, optional remote control for operation.



By the way, the camera itself doesn't stand out with any special features; the maximum speed for filming is 4K/UHD 30fps (or 2.7K 60fps or FHD 120fps) with max. 100Mbps. A 1/2.3" CMOS sensor with a f/2.2 optic, whose focal length corresponds to 28mm Kb, is installed. The (only) 2-axis gimbal is supported by an electronic stabilization.

Until 30 December the Hover 2 on Kickstarter with the usual crowdfunding risk can be pre-ordered, the cheapest package currently costs 449 dollars. The camera drone is supposed to cost 699 dollars later; it is based on the Hover Camera Passport drone, which was also developed by ZeroZero via Kickstarter.



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