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BY MARY GARRISON
Production crews with Mossy Oakâ€™s media division are about to have a new tool in their arsenal when it comes to outdoor footage. Staffers are working out the bugs on the DGI Phantom, a device which can navigate intricate aerial shots from as high as 6,560 in the air in high definition.
It could be a significant change in the way Mossy Oak produces its 104 yearly 30-minute episodes for programs aired on the Outdoors Channel and Pursuit TV.
â€śIt gives us the opportunity to video the sort of shots that previously required thousands of dollars and helicopter rental,â€ť said Kevin Tate, vice president of Mossy Oak Media Productions. â€śItâ€™s impressive. This isnâ€™t just a regular remote control helicopter. It tracks through GPS (Global Positioning System) ... Itâ€™ll be nice getting (good, quality shots) above the trees and bodies of water.â€ť
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