Heavy lift Octocopter Drone
Aerial drone technology has significantly advanced over the past few years and has led to some extremely capable platforms for lifting heavy cameras such as the Red Epic, Arri Alexa, Sony F55/F5 and others. Multi-role gimbals allow for rapid changes of camera/lenses, which in turn makes for a very flexible platform for high-end professional aerial drone cameras. Our aerial drones are designed to provide the best all-round performance and flexibility in the sub 20kg category. The regulations that govern the use of a heavy lift aerial drone are a little more stringent than drones in the sub-7kg category, but rest assured, we understand the regulations extremely well and are experienced in dealing with the requisite authorities to ensure we can deliver the best aerial photography and filming results whilst maintaining the highest safety standards at all times. This professional aerial drone is configured for 2-man operation only.
Medium lift Hexacopter Drone
The medium lift Hexacopter is our most popular fly cam for aerial drone photography and film as it provides the best combination of weight (sub-7kg), endurance and camera performance. The unmanned aerial drone vehicle carries the amazing Panasonic Lumix GH4 4K digital camera, which delivers broadcast quality aerial video output and 16-megapixel photos when required for aerial drone photography work. It can also operate at 96fps at 1080p which, coupled with very large bit rates, provides stunning slow motion results! The GH4 sits on what is often regarded as the best, stabilised gimbal available today in this category producing amazingly stable aerial photographs and aerial drone filming; even in gusty conditions. This fly cam is extremely maneuverable and can also be operated indoors if required. Being relatively lightweight with folding booms, it can be carried to remote locations and deployed quickly. This aerial drone is configured for 2-man operation, but can be operated by a single UAV pilot/camera operator when required.
For an example of this drone and camera in action check out our showreel which was filmed entirely with this!
Multi Purpose Drone
Our smallest aerial drone is the extremely lightweight and portable DJI Inspire 1. It carries a stabilised gimbal with the proprietary X3 4K camera, which delivers incredible quality aerial drone filming and photography for small screen or web based applications. Being so small and light, this drone can be carried and deployed pretty much anywhere and has unparalleled manoeuvrability for fast paced aerial drone filming. It is also equipped with optical sensors for improved indoor filming and photography.
Handheld Stabilised Platform
In addition to our aerial drones, our DJI Ronin 3-Axis Brushless Gimbal Stabilizer provides a fantastic handheld platform for the delivery of super stable ground based filming. This platform is extremely complementary to aerial drone filming as it adds a different perspective on the subject and as you’ll need consistency in footage this provides the most professional option for our customers to create broadcast quality filming material.
The Ronin can carry most cameras and can be set up, balanced and deployed in less than 30 minutes. This makes for huge time saving on set and works extremely well in conjunction with larger and more traditional rigs. The Ronin can be operated by a single person carrying the gimbal or with a 2-man team with a remote camera operator with full pan/tilt control over the camera.