At 60 Frames Per Second, It Feels Like I'm Riding This Drone As It Races Down a Mountain

If there was ever a good reason to fullscreen a video on your computer, this is it. The third episode of Team Blacksheep’s Long Term Paradise series, featuring some of the best drone pilots in the world, might have you experiencing vertigo if you’re brave enough to watch this footage running at a full 60 frames per second.


If you deal with motion sickness, you’re probably going to want to avoid this one. The nimble movements of a drone are amplified through a first-person view of its flight path, and when the footage is running at 60 frames per second, twice the speed of the TV shows you’re used to watching, your eyes are more easily fooled into thinking you’re actually riding along.

[YouTube via IEEE Spectrum]



What animals are those running up the mountain at 1:36??? Ibex???

Also those barriers at 2:23, are they for protection against avalanche, rock slides, or keep average Joe from falling???

It’s videos like these that make me want to save my pennies to start flying a FPV drone, besides it seems less expensive than getting into wingsuit flying.