Shooting from a helicopter. Need your advice :) - Page 2 at

Go Back   DV Info Net > Most Recent Additions... > Flying Cameras

Flying Cameras
UAV, Helicam, and all other aerial videography topics.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old November 18th, 2009, 07:40 PM   #16
Regular Crew
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Dayton Ohio
Posts: 69
Originally Posted by Jeff Kellam View Post
A side note:

Although it will only work on a few select types of shoots, I am seeing some RC hellicopter footage that is really good and vibration free. It seems like the capabilities of these video mission specific helicopters is steadily increasing and is already at an amazing level of sophistication. Pan, tilt, remote monitoring of the footage, remote operation of the camera, 15 minute endurance, etc.

While they have their specific missions, of course they don't take the place of a full size helicopter.

Unfortunately there are few companies flying them and the cost is about the same as a full size helicopter.
It's nice to see someone who understands where the RC helicams fit into the picture. We are one of the leaders in this area and it is always a struggle to quote work because people want to directly compare price and capabilities against full size aircraft. They are similar but very different tools. It's best to think of the helicam as a telescoping jib with a 300 foot radius.

Don't expect the prices for this to every come down much. A real professional who actually has liability insurance will have an enormous investment in time and money to provide good stable footage and must charge accordingly. This rigs are actually much harder to fly than their larger brothers.
Wendell Adkins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 19th, 2010, 05:59 AM   #17
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: spain
Posts: 1,170
What about if decide to bring a monitor on board to give the pilot a preview? How could handle the moves of the av cables?
Marcus Martell is offline   Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

(800) 223-2500
New York, NY

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Texas Media Systems
(512) 440-1400
Austin, TX

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

(800) 323-2325
Mineola, NY

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Most Recent Additions... > Flying Cameras

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:18 PM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2018 The Digital Video Information Network