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DJI Phantom X Concept Video Imagines the Future of Camera Drones

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Want to see where camera drones are headed? DJI made this 3-minute video that shows a concept drone called the DJI Phantom X. It’s a look at what camera drones may soon offer for capturing both daily life and high-end productions.

“We all loved the 1980sā€™ sci-fi visions of the future ā€” the way drones zipped around, blending in as a natural part of everyday life,” writes DJI. “What if we told you the predictions made in these sci-fi classics are now reality?”

“With the DJI Phantom X, we turn wide-eyed dreams of future possibilities into fact with multi-angle shooting, AI, obstacle avoidance and free-flight object tracking.”

The video features appearances by a number of notable people in creative industries, including Adobe Senior Creative Director Russell Brown.

The DJI Phantom X
The DJI Phantom X
Throw and shoot.
Throw and shoot.
Syncing drone cameras with a smartwatch.
Syncing drone cameras with a smartwatch.
Monitoring live feeds from multiple camera drones.
Monitoring live feeds from multiple camera drones.
Multiple camera drones autonomously following one subject.
Multiple camera drones autonomously following one subject.

Some of the technologies seen have actually be demoed by startups and researchers. The Lily drone is the world’s first throw and shoot camera, and MIT recently showed off a drone that can weave through trees at 30 miles per hour.

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