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Portable Cameras, Drones and More Tech That Made 'Planet Earth II' Possible

2/17/2017 12:45 PM Eastern
A snow leopard. Photo by David Willis.
Planet Earth II producers Liz White and Mike Gunton speak to IndieWire about some of the technological feats that allowed them to capture unprecedented shots for the new nature documentary.

"Cameras are so much smaller — you can now have them on a kind of handheld gimbal, you can put cameras into remote boxes and leave them up a mountain," said White. "Even filming Frozen Planet five or six years ago, the size of the cameras was massive. Mostly it was tied to a tripod. So with this you could be much more free to move and free to send a camera up in a tree with a rope. It’s just so much more portable."

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