Drones and camera stabilization technology changes at a furious pace. It wasn’t till 2011 when FreeFly introduced the Cinestar which is the older brother to the Alta, and in 2012 DJI introduced the Phantom that you could buy a capable/pre-built UAS. Before then it was a cottage industry of custom built one offs. But the unsung hero if the entire process was the introduction of LIPO batteries which made drone flight possible, These paradigm shifts have forever changed movie making and we’ve been involved since those early days. The FreeFly Cinestar pictured above, with its mechanical gimbal was ours.