Computer system turns drones into cinematographers

When drones are used for aerial shots in movies, there's typically one person remotely operating the aircraft, while another remotely controls its camera. Thanks to new research from MIT and ETH Zurich, however, it may soon be possible for drones to autonomously follow along with an actor, keeping their face framed "just right" the whole time – while also avoiding hitting any obstacles... Continue Reading Computer system turns drones into cinematographers Category: Drones Tags: Drone photography ETH Zurich Filmmaking MIT Tracking Related Articles: How VR is rewriting the rules of storytelling Snowden: Criminal or patriot? Oliver Stone’s new film takes no prisoners Cirque du Soleil and ETH Zurich collaborate on human/drone performance DJI Ronin 2 takes the camera gimbal to a new level

Computer system turns drones into cinematographers

When drones are used for aerial shots in movies, there's typically one person remotely operating the aircraft, while another remotely controls its camera. Thanks to new research from ...

Thu 18 May 17 from Gizmag

MIT drone camera can move around to get the right angle

MIT researchers have developed a camera-equipped, autonomous drone that can maintain a shot's framing - which figures or faces appear where - as people move and avoid collisions.

Mon 22 May 17 from Daily Mail

Camera-equipped drones preserve framing when shooting video

At the International Conference on Robotics and Automation later this month, researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and ETH Zurich will present ...

Thu 18 May 17 from Eurekalert

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