You’ve seen quite a few drone videos of Iceland’s Fagradalsfjall volcano over the past few weeks, especially the last one where the drone ended up melting down and falling into the volcano’s boiling vent. However, there is another video that we would like to share with you, captured by a drone with a 360-degree 8K camera on board, during which you can look literally in all directions.
8K 360º drone footage of Fagradalsfjall volcano
Fagradalsfjall erupted on March 19, 2021. It wasn’t long before drone pilots were able to capture incredibly beautiful aerial photographs of the volcano, in part because of the good accessibility of the crater. In addition to videos, no less beautiful photos of this natural phenomenon were also taken.
So, when there is plenty to choose from, you can always select the one — the best shot, and today we are happy to share an interesting video from the famous Icelandic photographer Ragnar Th. Sigurdsson, founder of Arctic Images, who, together with drone pilot Arnar Þór Þórsson, made this vision a reality. Namely, this professional tandem came up with the idea to shoot a 360-degree video from a drone in order to immerse the viewer in the ongoing natural action as much as possible and allow him to choose where to look. The project is supported by the Perlan Museum, which is dedicated to the unique geography of Iceland.
Insta360 Pro 2 and Matrice 600
For recording, an Insta360 Pro 2 camera was used, suspended under the DJI Matrice 600 drone. A special suspension was used to prevent the camera from swinging. Despite the very high temperature of the lava that the drone flew over (1240°C), both the drone and the 360º camera remained unscathed.
Video in 360º format was recorded with a resolution of at least 8K. The resolution in which the video is played depends on your browser and internet speed. For the most complete immersion, this video is recommended to watch in VR glasses. On other devices, you can control the viewing direction: mouse movement, rotation of the device (such as a smartphone), as well as the keys on the keyboard “A”, “W”, “S”, “D”. Happy viewing.
Other related videos
These are the latest drone videos, some of which have become part of the Fagradalsfjall volcano forever.