It's a miracle that ESPN somehow talked technology-averse FIFA into letting them rig up the Skycam, the zooming overhead camera, over the matches. As we wrote in an earlier post, Skycam requires quite a bit of set-up involving cables and CNC spools.
Then we come across this: RC pilot and videographer Eric Austin has rigged up Heli Video, a remote-control helicopter with a gimbal holding a Canon 5D or 7D which can downlink live video to a shooter on the ground. The results are absolutely stunning:
(If you work in an office be sure to turn the audio down on your computer, these videos have an extremely loud soundtrack.)