There are many benefits to using remote quadrocopters when filming or for taking photography. First off they can access places that a full size helicopter cannot. They can capture low altitude images or HD video, they are battery powered and better for the environment, more agile to capture that perfect shot. Also the DP may be present during all shots and can direct the pilot and camera the way they want and view what is being shot via a live video down link LCD. PLUS you get your media on the spot after we land! NO WAITING for a real helicopter to go back to the airport to see what you got!