DJI and BMW Motorsport have agreed an official partnership to present the BMW M8 GTE race car and the work of BMW using drone filming techniques.
The move is a first-of-its-kind in that it sees DJI become BMW Motorsport’s first media partner.
“DJI is thrilled to embark with BMW Motorsport and their racing team for the WEC 2018,” said Martin Brandenburg, managing director of DJI EMEA. “As their official media partner, we will bring the best of our technology and creative crew to support the BMW Motorsport Team and deliver amazing images and content for the BMW M8 GTE race car and the WEC series, including the 24 Hour Race of Le Mans”.
DJI has released a short film showing off the car during development work at night at the Paul Ricard racing track near Marseille, France. The film was done in the run-up to the first race of the car at the 24 Hour Race in Daytona, Florida.
For the video, DJI used its Inspire 2 drone, able to reach a speed of more than 90km/hour. It was used in combination with the DJI Zenmuse X7 camera and its inter-changeable lenses to get closer to the car for dynamic shots even in low light.
In order to enhance the video further, the DJI video team also used a DJI M600 with a lighting system mounted on a DJI Ronin-MX, to improve the lighting effects of the shoot. Using a DJI Ronin-MX also allowed the team to control the lighting of the scene remotely.