For another installment of our customer videos, we've got Rich, hailing from Middle Earth, err, New Zealand. Enjoy his video (which he edited) and take a look at his take on AirDog the short time its been in his hands.
AD - What were your first impressions while using AD for the first time?
Rich - I was like a kid with a new toy when the box arrived and I opened it up! Like with any new technology there is a bit of a learning curve and AirDog is no different. But once it is up an running WOW what a cool piece of kit! As a film-maker I can see endless possibilities for capturing so epic images with AIrDog.
AD - Were you surprised by anything?
Rich - Obviously as we are in the Beta testing phase and there have been a few unforeseen technical, hardware and firmware issues that the team are working hard to fix before the product hits the market. I am sure this is SUPER frustrating for all the backers out there, but reckon it is worth the wait.
AD - What will you use AD for?
Rich - I am a freelance cameraman so will use AirDog to capture cool pictures that tell a story, be it in action sports, documentary or corporate world, I am excited about the possibilities.
AD - How would you describe the feeling of using AD?
Rich - It is definitely a bit of a rush using AD. It is early stages so find myself always looking over my shoulder to make sure its still there! It's cool to see the video when I get back to the office and can see how tweaking altitude, angle could improve the shot for next time out.
AD - How easy was AirDog to operate?
Rich - It certainly takes a bit of calibration and tweaking to get it working, but there are some great tech videos the AD team have put together that make the process way easier. I think once I understood the GPS process and why errors occurred it became like yeah of course that won't work because 'XYZ' hasn't been calibrated correctly.
AD - What are your thoughts on the quality of footage?
Rich - I think the quality of footage is great and can only improve with firmware updates to the tracking system.
AD - Any reactions from people around?
Rich - Everyone is pretty stoked on the technology...especially my 8-year-old son!
Rich also had this to add -
"I would like to thank everyone at AirDog for all the hard work they have put into making their dream a reality. It is super cool to be backing such an innovative product. Keep working on those updates and hopefully everyone on the backer list gets their AD for Christmas. I am sure you are getting a bit impatient with delay after delay, but hey as I said earlier a fully functional AD is worth the wait."
AirDog in New Zealand