The Mumbai Indians (MI) media management team has taken the innovative measure of introducing drone cameras to cover team practice seasons with an aerial view. The drones are similar to those used in the fields of army and intelligence. The drones used by MI have Go-Pro cameras fitted on them, which captures team training sessions. Indian Premier League 2015 schedule
The initiative was introduced to enhance the fan experience by giving them an insight into team happenings. The footage captured by the drones are then delivered to the many fans of Mumbai Indians by means of social media sharing. According to gulfnews.com, the drone camera technology is all set to replace the spider-camera in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Mumbai Indians in IPL 2015: Rohit Sharma’s men approach upcoming season with renewed vigour to regain lost glory
The spider-cams, which also provide aerial shots, works with cameras attached to a network of cables. The wires are said to cause a hindrance to players and the drone cameras which are wireless will prove to be an amazing replacement. The drones at the MI camp are remote controlled by two-man team.
According to Mumbai Indians spokesperson Leeladhar Singh, the footage captured from the drone cams have already attracted plenty of eyeballs on their Facebook page as well as the website. “Mumbai Indians have roped in a two-man professional team to handle all the content and we have to be innovative when it comes to fans. They always want to know what’s happening on and off the field and it is a better medium to interact with the fans and keep them updated on the players’ day-to-day activities,” Singh said.
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