VIDEO: Incredible drone footage makes Sheffield look like a miniature town

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This video shows Sheffield as it has never been seen before.

Captured by licensed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) pilot Didier Soulier, the video shows the city centre from above.

Park Square roundabout as seen from a drone

Park Square roundabout as seen from a drone

The tilt effect used in the editing process makes buildings, roads, and vehicles appear like models.

Didier, who owns a video production company called One Day In My Life, filmed the fascinating footage on a recent visit to Sheffield.

UAVs, or drones as they are also known, are becoming an ever more popular 'boys toy', but Didier stresses that there are strict guidelines on how and where they can be operated, especially when fitted with camera equipment.

He said: "There are specific proximity requirements when undertaking what is referred to as ‘surveillance’.

"This generally relates to aerial photography or film making, which is a feature of most UAV activities."

A person in charge of a UAV must not fly the aircraft in any of the following circumstances except in accordance with a permission issued by the CAA:

Over or within 150 metres of any congested area (defined as any area of a city, town or settlement which is substantially used for residential, industrial, commercial or recreational purposes); this is reduced to 50m for UAVs in the 7kg and below category;

Over or within 150 metres of an organised open-air assembly of more than 1,000 persons;

Within 50 metres of any person, vessel, vehicle or structure which is not under the control of the person in charge of the aircraft (during take-off or landing this may be reduced to 30 metres or less if attendant persons are under the control of the person in charge of the aircraft).

The person in charge of a small unmanned aircraft must maintain direct, unaided visual contact with the aircraft sufficient to monitor its flight path in relation to other aircraft, persons,

vehicles, vessels and structures for the purpose of avoiding collisions (noted in the regulations as no more than 400ft vertically and 500m horizontally from the pilot).

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