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If you watch the U.S. Open golf tournament this year, some of the soaring views of the course you’ll see will be provided by an Austin-based company that specializes in using drones for aerial footage, reports tech news website GeekWire.

Despite the small size of the camera-equipped drones, the company in question — Heli Video Productions LLC — will be bringing a hefty amount of gear to the event. According to broadcast tech website TVTechnology, the company will bring upwards of $1 million in equipment and four staffers to operate the aerial camera platforms.

In the video embedded below this article, you can see a sample of the views that the company is able to capture with its drones.

According to GeekWire, Heli Video Productions LLC is one of a half-dozen companies that have a coveted exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly drones for commercial purposes.