If you use iMovie to edit your videos using your iOS device or Mac, you can really make some cool movies with the DJI Phantom 4 Camera Drone developed by DJI Technology. Ben Popper, The Verge, gives this drone camera a 9.0 score and writes, “With the Phantom 4, DJI is pulling farther ahead of the competition. It’s the first to market with serious autonomous features, and the implementation works really well. The addition of obstacle avoidance, tap-to-fly, and subject tracking make this the drone I would recommend to total beginners, but one which can also help professionals capture more interesting and risky shots.”
The new Tap-to-Fly feature allows you to use an iOS or Android device in addition to the remote controller making it so easy to fly that Ben Popper’s three year old son managed to fly the drone. It has built in obstacle avoidance making it the safest drone for beginners to use. Another feature, called ActiveTrack, allows you to draw on your iOS device a box around people (or bikes or cars) in the app, and the Phantom 4 will keep its camera trained on them, even as they move.
To give you an idea how incredible this drone camera works with an an iOS or Android device, this short video explains:
Geoffrey A. Fowler, Wall Street Journal, says, “Operating a Phantom 4 has a lot in common with those luxury sedans that moms and dads coo over. There’s serious horsepower in there: In the intimidating sports mode, it can zoom up to 45 miles an hour and rise 20 feet in a second. Yet like the latest lane-keeping and self-braking Volvo, the Phantom 4’s real star is tech to save us from ourselves.”
c/net says, “DJI has made one of the smartest drones available with the Phantom 4.”
SmashingDrones says, “The DJI phantom 4 has managed to compete with other fantastic drones in the market due to its great features.”
The DJI Phantom 4 starts at $1,399.00. You can purchase on the Apple Store.