Each drone is controlled by its remote controller. The controller either has a built in monitor or connects to a mobile device to access an app that acts as the viewfinder and heads-up display to control the settings and control the drone in the air.
When using handheld cameras for a production, a stabilizer will help hold the camera to keep it steady and reduce unwanted movements. These typically involve mounting the camera to the stabilizer and have it lean against the photographer’s body.
The camera that attaches to the drone is small in size and itself attaches to an apparatus known as a gimbal which attaches to the drone. The gimbal allows the camera to freely tilt up and down and sometimes pan left and right to smoothly capture the shot.