The advent of the modern drone promises changes across all industries. From visual effects and film to package delivery and agriculture, the possibilities are endless. The applications for drone-usage will only grow as widespread acceptance increases and users worldwide experience the benefits drones have to offer.

Film and Reporting

When it comes to the film and journalism, the drone is a valuable tool. By flying overhead, video technicians can obtain overhead shots on a budget without hiring an expensive helicopter or resorting to stock footage. However, this technology isn’t just for the creative directors of the world. Reporters will also come to rely on this technology, as it provides a means of capturing aerial footage at a reduced cost. Clearly, drones change the way we approach video, as both an art and a tool.

Visual effects and Video Games

Photogrammetry is a powerful technique in which artists translate a real-world object into a computerized 3D model. They can then use this 3D digital copy in video games, special effects, animation, and more. The hard part about creating a 3D model of something is that it requires photos of that object from all angles. Luckily, drones can help alleviate the stresses of this project, especially with large structures. Professionals in these industries are already using drones to create 3D copies of real-world objects and landscapes for games, simulations, and presentations.

Delivery

It’s no surprise that drones are revolutionizing the way we deliver packages. Many major vendors already provide the option of delivery-by-drone to select areas and consumers. It’s more efficient and only promises to become a worldwide success for anything from pizza delivery to online retail.

Real Estate

One of the most difficult tasks of selling homes is accurately showing off the building and surrounding land. Providing aerial footage can make a huge difference in whether or not potential buyers want to visit the property. Real estate agents typically provide overhead video by hiring expensive helicopters, if they can afford it. For smaller-scale operations, obtaining footage by drone is a more affordable means of advertising homes to potential clients.

Agriculture

For farmers with a lot of land, keeping track of problems is a time-intensive process. Whether looking for lost sheep or checking for signs of drought across acres of crops, drone technology offers a cost-effective solution. Farmers could conduct faster surveys of their property without wasting time or energy physically searching the land. This is especially true for environments that are difficult to traverse by foot, horse or tractor. Overall, drones promise to make big changes in the agriculture industry.