The CineStar octocopter drone might look like some menacing robot predator from the future—I wouldn't want one hovering outside my window—but the footage is produces is gorgeous. It's also tough enough to fly an HD cam through snow.

Aerial imaging expert Tabb Firchau captured the drone's eery winter flight at 300 frames per second, so you can watch each flake fall as the CineStar zooms past with its Sony FS100 HD payload. The video captured on both ends is incredible—the drone in motion is fantastic to behold, and the snowy treetop action is sublime.

The same team also hooked up a RED camera to the rig, but it doesn't look like they could (or would) loft is as high. I'd be a little nervous too. [Tabb Firchau]