BY MARY GARRISON
Production crews with Mossy Oak’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.
“It gives us the opportunity to video the sort of shots that previously required thousands of dollars and helicopter rental,” said Kevin Tate, vice president of Mossy Oak Media Productions. “It’s impressive. This isn’t just a regular remote control helicopter. It tracks through GPS (Global Positioning System) ... It’ll be nice getting (good, quality shots) above the trees and bodies of water.”
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