Drones are taking over every trade show I attend. It wasn’t surprising to find them everywhere at CES — drones have been making inroads into the consumer electronics market for a while.
NAB was no exception: drones were everywhere again, with a full pavilion and enclosed cage to fly in. It’s hard to say how much of their spread is due to novelty. The use of drones is very attractive in the Pro AV market for capturing live events along with footage from superior angles. It is remarkable how far they have come in terms of options that are inexpensive, reliable and easy enough to use for any average person. It looks like they are here to stay and will definitely create a need for new AV distribution methods.