Winter Olympics 2018 drone show was "secretly pre-recorded"

USA viewers tuned in to a tape-delayed broadcast on Friday night that showed rehearsal footage from December, when Intel's light show broke the Guinness World Record for flying the most drones, 1,280, simultaneously. You can read an in-depth explanation of how Intel made everything work, setting a record for the "most unmanned aerial vehicles airborne simultaneously", here.

The opening ceremony showed the unification of countries by lighting up the sky with drones and fireworks.

"And while more drones does provide a broader canvas, it perhaps more importantly affords a better sense of depth".

In addition to the drone show for the opening ceremony, Intel designed and developed custom animations keyed to different sports for the Olympics' nightly victory ceremonies.

The drone performance was put on by Intel, which has been delivering similarly impressive drone-based light performances over the last few years.

Israel Downs Iranian Drone Strikes Targets in Syria In Retaliation
According to Manelis, Israel struck deep in Syrian territory, targeting the trailer from which the drone was launched. The official said the Israeli raids hit a base in the country's central area, and called it a "new aggression".

This convergence of technology and art broke records according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Hot of the back of a drone display at CES in Las Vegas, they are using the drone displays to begin conversations about their technology and are even showing off the future of connectivity with a 5G demonstration at the Olympics Winter Games.

Intel is among the corporate sponsors for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang that are taking the opportunity to promote its products and services before the global audience. The fleet of drones is controlled by one pilot.

Each drone weighs about as much as a volleyball and is fitted with LEDs that can beam any shape with 4 billion color combinations.

Because Intel's drones had never flown in such cold temperatures, members of the drone light show team ventured to the Alps to test how they would operate in minus-10 degree Celsius weather.

Intel is the official drone partner of the Olympic games.

Related Articles

  • Two Ohio Police Officer Killed Responding To 911 Call

    Two Ohio Police Officer Killed Responding To 911 Call

    According to the Cincinnati Enquirer , someone called 911 from an address in Westerville around noon then hung up. Joering was pronounced dead at the scene, while Morelli was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital.
    Police Officer Killed, Two Others Shot

    Police Officer Killed, Two Others Shot

    But while trying to serve the warrant, an altercation broke out, according to the sheriff, and all three officers were shot. The suspect was killed by one of the officers, the GBI said. "It is a very emotional time for the Henry County community".
    India to seek lower oil rates from Saudi Arabia, US

    India to seek lower oil rates from Saudi Arabia, US

    Most importantly, perhaps, the report showed that production exceeded 10 million barrels a day for the first time. Thus a real pain-trade has not yet hit the oil market", said Bjarne Schieldrop, head of commodity strategy.
  • Eagles OC Frank Reich Emerges as Favorite for Colts HC Job

    Eagles OC Frank Reich Emerges as Favorite for Colts HC Job

    After Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels backed out of the job, Indianapolis' front office went back to their search. He helped develop Carson Wentz into a star and turn Nick Foles into a quality starting quarterback.
    Trump's undying support for men accused of abusing women

    Trump's undying support for men accused of abusing women

    The White House declined to comment Wednesday when asked about Kelly's knowledge of the allegations against Porter. Kelly was aware of the allegations well before they were publicly disclosed.
    Germany deal faces chorus of criticism

    Germany deal faces chorus of criticism

    CDU delegates will get their own chance to vote on the coalition deal at a party congress on February 24. This had prompted unrest within Merkel's conservative ranks.
  • Swansea City attacker Andre Ayew declares himself fit to face Burnley

    Swansea City attacker Andre Ayew declares himself fit to face Burnley

    Swansea have only lost once since the arrival of Carlos Carvalhal and are unbeaten in their last eight matches (W4, D4). Swansea City continued their resurgence under Carlos Carvalhal with a vital win over Burnley on Saturday afternoon.
    Canada shed 88000 jobs in January

    Canada shed 88000 jobs in January

    She cited the full-time job gain, faster wages and a low unemployment rate as signs of a resilient labor market. Compared with the year before, average hourly wages for permanent employees expanded 3.3 per cent.
    Rahul Gandhi says UPA never hid details of defence deals

    Rahul Gandhi says UPA never hid details of defence deals

    He said, NDA government felt that MGNREGA should be continued for larger interest and UPA was never able to spend 40 thousand crore rupees sanctioned for the scheme.
  • At least 19 dead in Hong Kong bus crash

    At least 19 dead in Hong Kong bus crash

    A spokesman from the bus company, The Kowloon Motor Bus company, said HK$80,000 (£7,300) would be paid to each victim's family. The police said that they will need to expand the road blog and send more personnel to the scene for the investigation.
    Federal government to reopen after House passes budget deal

    Federal government to reopen after House passes budget deal

    This Bill is a BIG VICTORY for our Military, but much waste in order to get Dem votes. The debt ceiling will be raised by the appropriate amount until March 2019.
    UK Mirror rates new Super Eagles' jersey as the best

    UK Mirror rates new Super Eagles' jersey as the best

    Meanwhile, the away kit is a classic two-tone red and white effort alluding to the Three Lions' 1966 World Cup victory. They are expected to wear the jersey for the first time when they face Poland in a pre-World Cup friendly on March 23.