I observed the power cable to the drone for at least some of the examples, so that challenge must have been handled. But I also observe that the drone is quite loud, meaning that it would certainly impact the mood in a lot of photoshoots. Also that noise would prevent it from being used in situations where the picture taking was not the main activity, such as weddings and press conferences.
AND the pictures that we were shown certainly did not show much benefit from flexible lighting methods. An assistant could be far more intuitive in positioning the lighting.
BUT it is an interesting concept, probably good for security applications.
This is a cool invention and a far cry from the days many years ago when I worked in video production and lights would have to be set up painstakingly. Waiting around for proper lighting was half the time of the shoot. I'm sure this will be a boon for the video/film industry once perfected.
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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