4 Great Drone Offerings this Month

Drones in filmmaking are a relatively new, but already widely used piece of kit that open up a new world of possibilities for filmmakers working on a smaller budget. In the past, the only way to effectively achieve impressive overhead moving shots was through the use of a helicopter. Obviously, helicopter rental is prohibitively expensive, not to mention difficult to arrange, for a filmmaker on a tight budget. Drones not only provide beautiful shots, they also allow for a level of creative control for aerial shots that would have been unachievable prior to the invention of the technology.

At BorrowFox, we want to foster every user’s creativity. As such, we offer a range of drones at a range of affordable prices that can help elevate any filmmaker’s next project.


DJI Phantom 3 Standard — £20 a day

The DJI Phantom 3 standard is a great quadcopter for beginners. An excellent three-axis gimbal keeps the built in camera, which shoots with 2.7k resolution, stable. The controls are especially intuitive and easy for beginners to master. This drone makes perfect sense for a filmmaker with little to no experience with drones who still want to harness the creative possibilities of the technology.

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Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K Drone — £30 a day

The Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K Drone is another great option for filmmakers with beginner to intermidate drone operating skills. The camera on the Typhoon is outstanding. It shoots in Ultra HD 4K, takes 12 megapixel photos, and can even shoot in slow motion. The rig is exceptionally light and easy to carry, and the controls are perfectly responsive and easy to grasp.

Watch footage here


DJI Mavic Pro Drone — £50 a day

The DJI Mavic Pro Drone is another great offering from DJI. Besides its stellar video quality (it shoots in Ultra HD 4K) the Mavic, unlike many other quadcopters, is exceptionally portable. It can fold for easy transportation and the simple yet intuitive and effective controls can nearly fit into a pocket. It is a great option for filmmakers who do not want to sacrifice quality for portability.

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DJI Inspire 1 Pro Drone with operator — £650 day

The Inspire 1 Pro Drone boasts some impressive specs. The copter comes equipped with 12mm Olympus ZUIKO F2,0, which shoots 4K or HD in MP4 and MOV formats.  On BorrowFox this impressive tech comes with a drone operator who has hands on experience flying quadcopters. This deal is perfect for the filmmaker who wants incredible drone footage but does not want to bother, or does not feel confident enough, to learn how to operate the tech themselves.

Watch footage here


Whatever drone you might choose to rent from BorrowFox for your next project,  a quadcopter is sure to enhance the finished cut.


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