|Northern VA||Washington, D.C.||Maryland|
|Octocopters = 8 blades||Hexacopters = 6||Quadcopters = 4 blades||Tricopters = 3|
Helicopters are generally cost prohibitive for aerial video production and photography as they can cost several thousand dollars per hour and carry many extra or hidden costs. Due to this, we generally use multi-copters which are a cost-effective way to get high-quality stable aerial video for our clients. Mostly we use quadcopters or hexacopters for our aerial productions which offer high-stability, an ideal weight ratio, and a more efficient operating platform.
|Events & Sports||Expos & Tradeshows||Action Sports/Extreme|
|Weddings & Celebrations||Documentaries||Golf Courses & Resorts|
|Film & Theater||Commercials & TV||Automotive Reviews|
|Races & Aerials||Search & Rescue||3D Tours & Mapping|
|Tourism||Reality Shows||Family Videos|
Speak to one of our consultants about your desired final result including: length, style of video (commercial, event coverage, action sports, tourism, etc), and other important factors to receive a quote. Our edited drone footage will be color corrected for you and optimized to provide the best visuals possible for your video.
Our finished product will be purely the aerial video you want and not all of the extra footage such as take-off, landing, in-air adjustments, etc unless you specially request this.
It is critical that we always have a line-of-sight with our drones for safety reasons of potential by-standers, traffic, physical property, and of course our equipment as well.
As far as height we are able to fly roughly 500 feet vertically due to safety reasons and some aviation regulations.
As far as bad weather, it will depend on the circumstances. Our aerial drones are able to fly in rain, fog, and wind under 30 MPH. Wind under 12 MPH is recommended for the best footage.
Certain circumstances like high-dust may require us to cancel/postpone a shoot as it can harm our video equipment. Please speak to our aerial videography consultants in detail prior to the shoot about the location, expected conditions, and other related factors to ensure a smooth shoot without delays or problems. In certain low-visibility situations we are able to operate our aerial videography drones with pre-programmed GPS routes so that the UAv can film along several way-points even when our operators are having difficulty seeing the aviation equipment.
To recharge batteries all we need is a wall outlet (preferred for extended fly time) or mobile power generator, it can take around 1-2 hours to fully charge our batteries.
This may be required for locations that a drone cannot reach such as extreme heights or longer distances. Some camera equipment may not be able to be flown via drone and will require a helicopter, generally for major film or commercial projects.
Double drone operators are used in certain circumstances when advanced flying and camera operation are needed to get the right shots. An example of this can be moving areas of focus such as in races or action sports where the camera needs to change focus and tilt while the camera operator is busy following the subject.
- Canon 5D Mark II, III, III
- Canon EOS/Rebel Series, T2i, T3i, T4i, T5i, 70D, 60D,Sl1, and many more.
- RED Epic & Scarlet
- GoPro HD Hero 1, 2, 3
- Sony NEX 5,6 7
- Many other Popular DSLR, Prosumer, and Handheld cameras including smartphones