Purpose: Cinema, broadcast, high-end commercials, bespoke payloads
Camera: From DSLRs to RED Epic & Dragon, Sony FS5, FS7, F55 etc.
Flight time: 6-10 mins
Moviehook is our flagship machine. It’s a heavy-lift, co-axial octocopter made by industry leaders Aeronavics.
It’s big, mean, and extremely stable.
It runs a large brushless gimbal similar to the Movi M10, which allows space for the large, high-end cinema cameras.
We’ve used it to lift the big cameras, but also to fly unusual payloads like in our Halfords Advert.
If you’re working top-end, or your job which requires something a little different, Moviehook is the one for you.
Purpose: TV, corporate, online content, surveys, property
Camera: Sony A7s / A7Rii / A7Sii, Panasonic GH4, other DSLRs
Flight time: 7-10 mins.
X-8 is our workhorse, and was built entirely in-house. Like Moviehook it’s a co-axial octocopter, but has a much lighter weight overall.
Lifting cameras in the DSLR range, it’s perfectly suited to our Sony A7s camera, which produces an outstanding image.
Its 3-axis brushless gimbal can be easily configured to hold other cameras.
We’ve flown it outdoors, indoors and underground in adverts, music videos, venue marketing, and TV programmes including our Channel 4 series ‘Drones in Forbidden Zones’. If you want a reliable job done with a proven camera, ask us about the X8.
Purpose: Online content, TV, surveys, inspection, property
Camera: DJI X3 & X5
Flight time: 12 mins
The Inspire represents how far UAVs have come in the past 4 years. All equipment comes from one manufacturer, ensuring compatibility. It all fits into one single case, so transportation is a doddle. Camera operation and aircraft tuning all runs through our iPad. It shoots HD or 4K video, and camera settings can be changed mid-flight.
We prefer to work it as a 2-man crew, but its simplicity also enables single-crew operation.
It’s an extremely versatile aircraft – in its first week of service, we used it to film for a TV series, conducted a roof survey, and covered a major infrastructure project for Network Rail.
If you need to cover a lot of shots in a day, reach remote locations or you’re on a tight budget, Inspire is the way to go.