Our Preferred Aerial Cameras
Red Epic Dragon 6k
- 19 Megapixel DRAGON™ Sensor
- 6K RAW (2:1, 2.4:1), 5K RAW (Full Frame, 2:1, 2.4:1, Anamorphic 2:1)
- 6144 x 3160 pixel Resolution
- Native 800 ASA sensitivity
- 16.5 stops of latitude
- Record 1-100fps in 6K
- Record 1-120fps 5K, 4.5K
- Record 1-150fps in 4K
- Record 1-200fps in 3K
- Record 1-300fps in 2K
We can carry the Epic or Dragon safely with the MOVI MR or MOVI M15 gimbal. We can also carry a pair of REDs with our custom built 3D rig. Please contact us directly for more info on flying a RED.
Arri Alexa Mini
Uncompromised image quality for specialized shots
The overwhelming advantage of the ALEXA Mini is that it marries such a compact and lightweight form factor with the same unparalleled image quality that has made the ARRI ALEXA system a gold standard for the industry. Combine the Mini with any other ALEXA camera and you will have perfectly matched images. Please contact us directly for more info on flying the Mini.
The Panasonic GH4 is the world’s first mirror-less camera with 4K video recording capabilities. The GH4’s imaging sensor has been extensively updated over the GH3, and while it has the same 16 megapixel resolution, the new Digital Live MOS sensor features wider dynamic range with an expanded ISO 100. The GH4 should is significantly better at handling rolling shutter in both stills and video with up to a 96 frames per second in 1080p. The GH3 blew us away with its video recording features, and now the GH4 provides higher resolution video, both Cinema 4K (4,096 x 2,160) and 4K Ultra HD (3,840 x 2,160), but also drastically increased video bit rates practically across the board compared to the GH3.
Canon 5D Mark III
While best suited as a stills camera the 5D Mark III is also a nice video camera. With a useable ISO around 6400 this is a good camera for low light video shoots. Up to 26000 for stills! For video, there’s support for 1080 at 24/25/30p or 720 at 50/60p and utilizing the Magic Lantern hack, we can capture RAW video in 24 and 30p
Blackmagic Production 4k Camera
Shooting Ultra HD 4K with the Blackmagic Production 4K Camera. This camera has a Super 35 sensor with global shutter and supports EF mount lenses. It records in high quality, visually lossless compressed CinemaDNG RAW and Apple ProRes 422. Combined with the MOVI MR gimbal, this is a great setup for film makers.
If you need slow motion action shots, this is the camera of choice. With its Super 35 sensor the Sony FS700 can capture bursts of beautiful full resolution HD video at 240 frames per second and up to 960 fps at slightly lower quality. The FS700 is also our recommended solution for aerial sports coverage with an available servo zoom lens and clean digital wireless video link.
DJI X5 and X5R Camera
The Zenmuse X5, the world’s first mirrorless, compact Micro Four Thirds camera made specifically for aerial photography and cinematography. Designed to work with the DJI Inspire 1, the Zenmuse X5 packs a powerful sensor that captures 4K video at up to 30 fps and capturing stills at 16MP. It is equipped with a Micro 4/3rds interchangeable lens mount allowing full wireless remote control over focus, aperture, and more.
DJI X3 Camera
DJI’s Zenmuse X3 is designed to work with the DJI Inspire 1 and has a 1/3” sensor that captures 4K video at up to 30 fps and capturing stills at 12MP. It is our most affordable camera solution.