Today saw an interesting first in the world of baseball, as the Sugar Land Skeeters (independent; Atlantic League) featured an all-drone broadcast from Constellation Field to wrap up the regular season.
“The Game of Drones” didn’t come off quite as planned, but not due to any shortcomings on Sugar Land’s part or issues with the drones. Thanks to President Donald Trump’s visit Sunday to Houston with India Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, flight restrictions forced the drones to remain in place for the first hour of the game. The drones went into flight at the 1-hour, 20-minute mark of the YouTube broadcast.
The logistics, according to the Skeeters: three drones flew around Constellation Field concurrently to capture game footage from various angles. DJI Inspire 2 drones, which specialize in aerial cinematography, were used to capture the drone footage around Constellation Field. iSky Professional Drone Services provided the drones for the broadcast and had pilots set up on the roof of Constellation Field, piloting the three drones.
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