For the XXIII Winter Olympics the International Olympic Committee partnered with Intel to create amazing light shows, action footage and behind-the-scenes videos. Fitted with cinema-grade cameras, the rugged Intel Falcon 8+ drones were a great choice as they had to perform in heavy winds and harsh conditions like in PyeongChang. And fans from around the world saw the results: stunning landscapes, dramatic aerials, and unique perspectives of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games all shot with the Intel Falcom 8+ drone system.
Using both the Intel Falcon 8+ System and the Intel lightshow Shooting Star swarming drones, Intel continues to deliver the excitement of the Olympic games.
A World’s Record
More than 1,200 drones lit up the sky at the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics. That’s a Guinness World Record for the most unmanned drones flown simultaneously, beating the previous record of 500 in Germany in 2016. Both records involved Intel’s Shooting Star drones.
The 1,218-drone light show in South Korea was pre-recorded. Still, 300 of them made a live appearance at the opening ceremony, forming the shape of the Olympic rings. Each of Intel’s foam and plastic drones is equipped with LED lights that can create more than 4 billion color combos. The fleet is controlled by one computer and one pilot.