Aerial drones are already in use in film studios to capture aerial footage without the need for expensive manned helicopters or planes, thus making high-quality aerial shots available to more than just major studios.
Airborne drones allow photographers to capture beautiful images of nature from perspectives that used to require expensive helicopter crews and camera equipment.
Real estate companies are already using aerial drones to capture imagery of houses on the market as effective marketing tools. A sweeping drone video of a house from hundreds of feet in the air provide s a dramatic and effective view of the property as a whole to help sell the house to potential buyers.
Broadcasters of sporting events use drones to capture dramatic aerial angles inside stadiums all over the world. The small sizes of the vehicles used allow for camera operators to get closer to the action without intruding on the events themselves.
Long-range aerial drones are extremely useful for surveying areas for maps. They can be deployed almost constantly to keep track of changing landscapes and provide a detailed source of current data for researchers working around the world.