DJI Stories – Live Broadcast From a Volcano

DJI Stories – Live Broadcast From a Volcano

Join DJI and ABC’s Good Morning America in Iceland as they live-broadcast a flight over the Holuhraun volcano eruption in the Bardarbunga volcanic system to 6 million GMA viewers.

Using out-of-the-box Inspire 1 quadcopters, DJI’s Director of Aerial Imaging Eric Cheng, and ace pilot Ferdinand Wolf brave the harsh winter in Iceland, joining an offroad, super-jeep caravan for many hours before arriving at the eruption site. From there, Eric and Ferdinand work with ABC live-broadcast engineers to connect the Inspire 1 to a satellite broadcast system, enabling a real-time view into the volcano in high-definition video.

The trip to Iceland also provided a great opportunity for Eric and Ferdinand to pilot prototype Phantom 3 quadcopters over the volcano to capture 4K footage for the Phantom 3 videos recently released as part of the product launch.

— Credits —

Good Morning America broadcast footage courtesy ABC / Good Morning America

DJI / Creative Director: Sheldon Schwartz
DJI / Producer: Eric Cheng
Inspire 1 Pilots: Eric Cheng & Ferdinand Wolf (Skynamic)
Editor: Keith Kuramoto

Iceland Team: Einar Erlendsson, Ragnar Sigurdsson, Vilhjalmur and Elisabet Vernhardsson (Fjalladurd, Modrudalur), Bjorn Oddsson, Icelandic Logreglan Team (Dreki Hut), Icelandic Rescue Team

Special thanks to Bartley, Faruna, John, Kevin, Ginger, Maria, Liz, and Morgan, from ABC.

— More Information —

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