The Traveling Nerds brought a drone to CES -- here's the video

The best way to see CES is by drone flyover. Take a look.

Chris McBeth, drone operator and Traveling Nerd, brought his DJI Phantom quadcopter to CES and captured some stunning aerial footage

Chris McBeth, drone operator and Traveling Nerd, brought his DJI Phantom quadcopter to CES and captured some stunning aerial footage

With over 2 million net square feet of exhibit space, this year's CES is bigger than ever. It's easy to feel overwhelmed, knowing there's always some exhibits you haven't seen. Unless, of course, you can get a drone's eye view with a flying camera.

Drone enthusiast Chris McBeth of photography startup Traveling Nerds launched his DJI Phantom quadcopter over the Las Vegas Convention Center to grab some panoramic perspectives of the world's largest consumer tech trade show.

The Phantom flew up to about 500 feet outside the central and north halls, including a fly-by of the neighboring monorail track. Its GoPro Hero3 camera filmed the exhibitors in the parking lot and gives you a sense of the overall sprawl of CES 2014, where DJI is showing off its Phantom 2 Vision, an upgrade that comes with a built-in camera, as well as the eight-rotor S1000, which can carry a digital SLR camera.

See the video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZYTEmhNj94

Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, McBeth has also used his Phantom to film a promo vid of installers working on rooftop solar panels. Check out some of his other drone videos on his Vimeo page.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags consumer electronicsCESTraveling Nerds

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Tim Hornyak

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?