Around the world in 8 4K drones (video)

26 Mar 2016

Travel around the world and see it through the eyes of drones in impressive 4K

Never before has the world’s beauty been so accessible than through the eyes of the latest sophisticated drones capable of shooting video in high-definition 4K.

The upsurge of drone technology has been dramatic to observe but it is the actual quality of video, the dramatic sweeps and the intimate feeling of seeing things so clearly, thanks to the impressive array of cameras from GoPro and drones from DJI, that captures the imagination.

The key to this is the quality of footage enhanced by the stabilisation systems in the drones themselves.

The wonderful thing about it all is that it is allowing us to see the world in a new light and go to places we’ve never dreamed possible.

This gorgeous world awaits

Christian Grewe’s amazing capturing of the world through the eyes of a DJI Phantom 3 provides breathtaking views during an aerial world tour that includes Dubai, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Europe and south-east Asia.

Best 4K drone views of the world

If that last video captures the rugged beauty of remote places, this one by the Art of Travel capturing 4K aerial footage of some of the world’s most beautiful cities will stun you with its clarity.

Ireland by drone in 4K

This video by team Holly Coakley, her husband Matt and daughter Cecilia was filmed with a drone in Ireland, shot on a GoPro Hero4Black, mounted to a DJI Phantom 2 with a Zenmuse H4-3D Gimbal and was shot during 10 days of driving through the Irish countryside.

New York in 4K

Around the World 4K invites you to join them on a unique trip around the world in 4K and what city does not capture the heart more readily than New York, the Big Apple, in glorious HD.

San Francisco by drone in 4K

The team also filmed this mesmerisingly pretty film of San Francisco by drone in 4K. Be sure to follow their adventures as they traverse the American states on their epic travels.

Drone vs McLaren in Dubai

If rugged, beautiful landscapes aren’t your thing, perhaps some high-octane action as a racing drone takes on a Police MacLaren 650s and races through the city of Dubai.

Las Vegas in 4K

Las Vegas either makes or breaks the heart but there is nowhere else like it in the world. This video by Around the World 4K captures the city in all its strange and lavish splendour.

Fly over the Grand Canyon in 4K

A visit to the Grand Canyon should be on everyone’s bucket list, but if you can’t make it, this Around the World 4K video shot by drone over the natural wonder gives better views than actually being there.

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