Volcano Drone ; DJI Phantom 2 Vs. Volcano


A companion piece to the first DJI Feat, which takes viewers on a journey close to the active lava eruptions of the Bardarbunga volcanic system in remote Iceland. Footage was captured with DJI Phantom 2 quadcopters using Lightbridge for wireless, high-definition remote video.

DJI’s video of the week takes you to the “Lighthouse of the Mediterranean”, Stromboli in Italy. We take you up close with these erupting volcanos with the S800 and GH3. Footage provided by muviag from Italy.

Join DJI and ABC’s Good Morning America in Iceland as they live-broadcast a flight over the Holuhraun volcano eruption in the Bardarbunga volcanic system to 6 million GMA viewers.

Using out-of-the-box Inspire 1 quadcopters, DJI’s Director of Aerial Imaging Eric Cheng, and ace pilot Ferdinand Wolf brave the harsh winter in Iceland, joining an offroad, super-jeep caravan for many hours before arriving at the eruption site. From there, Eric and Ferdinand work with ABC live-broadcast engineers to connect the Inspire 1 to a satellite broadcast system, enabling a real-time view into the volcano in high-definition video.

The trip to Iceland also provided a great opportunity for Eric and Ferdinand to pilot prototype Phantom 3 quadcopters over the volcano to capture 4K footage for the Phantom 3 videos recently released as part of the product launch.

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