THE HEXO+ ““ THE AUTONOMOUS FLYING CAMERA1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
The Hexo+ is yet another autonomous flying system that’s getting very close to being shipped: it’s scheduled to be available in September. The project started off as Kickstarter campaign and raised over $1.3m US, funded by more than 2,000 backers from across the world. It was so successful it’s ranked in the top 20 most successful Kickstarter campaigns. The Hexo+ received rave reviews at CES 2015, winning best Drone of CES by Videomaker and Best of CES by iPhoneLife and Showstopper.
The Hexo+ is capable of auto-following and auto-filming the subject, and can be controlled by using gestures on a smartphone. This autonomous, hands-free process gives the individual the opportunity to be able to film themselves. Although primarily aimed at the action sports crowd, the Hexo+ could be used by filmmakers who want a simple way to get their camera airborne. For news and documentary shooters who want to get an aerial perspective following a subject or a reporter, the Hexo+ looks like it will offer an alternative solution to the popular DJI Phantom series.
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