Believe it or not, this was the first time that we have touched base with online retail giant B&H Photo during any of our trade show expeditions and, having done so, I'm regretting that I didn't do it sooner. I knew that B&H moved a lot of drones and drone accessories, but I was still somewhat surprised when I walked up to their booth and saw the United Nations of drones right there on the display tables.
I have never seen a Phantom sitting side-by-side with a Solo and a Typhoon and an ALTA – and a Horizon Hobby Inductrix 200, just, well, because they can, I guess. Anyway, I recognized right away that working with all of those manufacturers in a commission-free sales environment would give them a pretty unique perspective on the overall industry – and I thought Christian had some interesting insights as a result.
Oh, and the toys! I thought that those Lume Cubes were really cool – I can't wait to get a few of them and cause even more UFO sightings around the neighborhood than we already do, and that Mimic gimbal control system from Freefly was amazing. I'm not an aerial cinematographer – or any kind of cinematographer, actually – but it really seemed to me like that would open up some amazing potential in terms of intuitive, fluid camera control.