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January 21, 2014

UNTV employs DJI Phantom drones for broadcasting

UNTV has just announced that they will actively employ drones to help them in broadcasting and news reporting. The station claims to be the first one to use them for taking videos to use in their daily broadcasts.

Based on their report it looks like UNTV is using the DJI Phantom for taking aerial footages.

They’ve used the same drones in taking videos in the aftermath of typhoon Yolanda and during the procession of the Nazarene. UNTV is also using drones to get videos for their traffic reports.

Using drones make more sense and is cost-effective compared to renting helicopters and flying cameramen over to take videos.

Last month, the Department of National Defense also announced they will be acquiring drones to assist them in surveillance, security, and search & rescue operations.

Hat tip to @jasonmoy.

33 Responses to “UNTV employs DJI Phantom drones for broadcasting”

  1. TESS PINGA says:

    Dios mio, cno ngsulat nito?! Nakakaloka ang grammar!

  2. Limiter says:

    Nice one! A flying drone? So cool!

  3. Gman says:

    A flying drone ngayon, coming soon: underwater drone at rescue drone. Wow grabe, superb! ito talaga ang paggawa ng mabuti without hypocrisy. Kung ginagamit ito ng iba sa masama, dito sa UNTV, bubuti lahat ang intensyon ng paggamit. Talagang public service

  4. arsjsn says:

    Anong tv station kaya ang unang GAGAYA sa untv? hmm..

  5. Easy E says:

    ABS CBN used a drone with go pro in their anniversary celebration coverage last year.

  6. Xtine says:

    Ay bonggang innovator talaga ang UNTV. Sila din ang nauna na magkaron ng News and Rescue team na rumoronda araw araw. Ginaya lang ng iba pero di nila magawa arawa araw.

  7. aaron says:

    @Easy E, yes they may have used it once but not for daily broadcast

  8. jhapoy says:

    @Easy E yes gumagamit sila para sa kanilang sariling pakinabang.. hindi naman tayo nakinabang lahat, ang UNTV sila ang unang gumamit ng drone na mapapakinabangan mo, ikaw, at ako.. naghahatid ng balita. at tama si aaron, isang beses lang sila gumamit sa hindi naman mahalagang bagay para sa laaht.

    • wew says:

      GMANews used a drone to cover the feast of the black nazarene.

    • Sikinisipepito says:

      Si Raffy Tima ng GMA 7 gumamit din nyan kaso mga late December pa lang December (23, 2013). Siguro napanood nya yung Drone ng UNTV sa Yolanda.

  9. Lala says:

    sa anniversary ginamit ng abs-cbn Walang kwenta tapon nyo nalang yan laruan nyo walang pakinabang sa bansa

  10. notnaiaguy says:

    What does CAAP have to say about this? :)

    • Robert
      Twitter: bobreyes

      I do not think CAAP has something to do with drones and flying toys, not unless you will use and fly them past 200-400 feet within the aerodrome of the NAIA.

  11. Epol says:

    Now this one’s an awesome way to use technology. Very unlike others, concept is unique and beneficial to people. Keepirrup UNTV!

  12. felix
    Twitter: geekydreams

    actually this is a Phantom 2 Drone

  13. vince
    Twitter: Vincent

    imagine if meron drones noong ampatuan massacre. Kahit barilin meron live pictures ng mga gunmen

    • wew says:

      tamq pero parang imposible naman nun, d naman pedeng drone ng media kase d naman nila alam na mangyayare un d naman pedeng mga ampatuan kase magkakaebidensya.

  14. androidfreak says:

    pwede na talaga mangyari na yung iphone at ipad ay lumilipad.

  15. Sikinusipepito says:

    Si Raffy Tima ng GMA 7 gumamit din nyan kaso mga late December pa lang December 23, 2013). Siguro napanood nya yung Drone ng UNTV sa Yolanda.

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  18. Hen-Sheen says:

    A flying drone for a TV broadcast? Hold on a sec… The next thing we know that all forms, kinds, & types of communication media will be used to eavesdrop on unsuspecting locals….. Guns of the Patriots anyone?

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