Consumer Drone Uses Inmarsat To Enable Journalists

Posted on Jul 3, 2015 by Alex Fice

A 400g Parrot Bebop drone was used to show how journalists can send footage through Inmarsat’s global satellite communications network using H.265/HEVC encoding and Quicklink’s Midi Backpack.

The Quicklink HEVC Midi Back pack has been used recently to demonstrate high-quality H.265/HEVC aerial footage with the Parrot Bebop drone at the Paris Air Show in France.

 Quicklink's HEVC encoding back pack. Quicklink’s HEVC encoding back pack.

The video was encoded with the H.265 / HEVC Midi Backpack, transmitted via the Inmarsat BGAN HDR service. The video and audio output was then decoded by the Quicklink standard playout server solution.

Our 400g Bebop drone with a digitally stabilised HD camera was showing amazing live footage during this air show. This was made possible thanks to the efficient Quicklink HEVC encoding/decoding solution, key technology to keep high quality video while using such low bitrate connection” said Yannick Levy, VP corporate business development at Parrot


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