Small camera drone carries big video punch

What newspaper wouldn’t want a helicopter to get aerial shots of breaking or ongoing news events for its print and online editions?Telegram hopes to use quadcopter to capture breaking news video for website. Imagine the added value to readers of high-angle videos posted to a newspaper’s website.

At The Telegram, while a real helicopter is probably not in the budget, the newsroom has purchased a new quadcopter to eventually — if the appropriate permits are granted — cover events from the air.

The quadcopter is hardly intimidating. It is only about 18 inches square in size, and just over five inches high. It has a dedicated GoPro camera mount on its underside, and the craft and camera combo weigh less than 27 ounces. … (Read more)

The Telegram