CNET First Look
3DR Solo drone flies and films for youThis smart drone can be set up to capture cinematic sequences or even selfies with a few simple selections.
One of the main reasons to buy a drone is to get cinematic awesome footage when you fly but learning to fly and shooting at the same time can be hard, that's where the 3DR Solo comes in. It's a regular looking drone but has a couple of cool features when you're flying it. You can do things like selfie mode, follow mode, or even orbit around a particular structure. So in a satellite view here on the app, you can select a structure you want it to orbit around, and simply start the process. It will automatically film it for you. There's also another option called Cable Cam. This is where you can set multiple different key frames during the flight, and select each particular one that you want, and then all you need to do is simply choose a starting and end point, and anything in between will stop the drone flying, and it'll automatically make a pretty cool little film of that particular flight. Just like you've got a little cable camera doing all the work for you. Also, the controller itself is pretty simple to use. There's a couple of different buttons, like A and B buttons. Kind of like you find on a video game controller, that's kind of what they based it around. You have pitch and yaw control, of course, as well as a fly button, which you simply need to press and hold to start takeoff, and a return to home button. There is also a pause button, so if there's something going on during your flight, you need to pay attention somewhere else You can simply press pause and the drone will start hovering mid flight, so you don't need to worry about it. The 3dr Solo is compatible with a gimbal that is available for GoPro mounts and it is $999. However, the gimbal And the goPro costs extra. If you want to find out more about the 3DR Solo visit CNET.com. [MUSIC]