By David Poulson
Students in MSU’s JRN 472 have been practicing shooting video and still images from a drone in WKAR’s Studio A.
The craft has a high definition camera that points outward and another camera that points directly below.
The unmanned aerial system is operated from a smart phone that displays what the craft “sees.” Images can captured on the phone for later upload to YouTube or stored on an onboard USB drive.
The exercise is part of a Knight Center for Environmental Journalism course on the use of remote sensing for journalism and that is called News eye in the clear sky.