Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 GPS Flight recorder hands-on

Jan 6, 2013
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Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 GPS Flight recorder hands-on

Parrot is showing off some new features of their newer AR.Drone 2.0 remote-controlled quadricopter here at CES, and one of the new products they have on tap is a GPS "flight recorder" that video-records all your flights, and the accompanying iPad app lets you make edits to the video, like color adjustments and stability improvements.

It's a pretty nifty little gadget, and it plugs into the AR.Drone 2.0 copter at the top via USB, and is strapped in with a simple velcro strap. It has 4GB of storage, which doesn't seem like a lot at all, and we're thinking that the company could've definitely stuffed in more silicon to boost up the storage limit.

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In any case, there are some cool features that users can take advantage of, including Director Mode, which lets users "program pre-registered and automatic movements", like traveling, pan movements, and crane. This is to ensure that users shoot exactly the video they want, and allows for full control, just like a movie director.

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The GPS dongle also comes with an extra battery, which allows for 18 minutes of extra flight time. The iPad app, in particular, offers stabilization features and post-processing capabilities to allow complete editing control and provide your friends and family with the best possible viewing from the sky.


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