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OnlyAerials
02-19-2013, 02:31 PM
Just want to share our video reel. We use an RC helicopter fitted with Canon DSLRs and Sony video cameras for low altitude aerial filming.

https://vimeo.com/44182093

Thanks for watching!

Charles
02-19-2013, 02:35 PM
You have got to be kidding me..............

Nick Soares
02-19-2013, 02:37 PM
Mouth open, jaw hitting floor

Holy smokes.

Wow.

Please have some behind the scenes.

Friggin awesome!

Paul77
02-19-2013, 02:39 PM
Can you please share which helicopter or octocopter you used? I have done a bit of research on this about 2 months ago, but which is strong enough to carry the camera.

BEAutiful

Jimmy
02-19-2013, 02:44 PM
How are you panning the camera while its flying?

Jfvideos
02-19-2013, 03:04 PM
Awesome

leetvfilms
02-19-2013, 04:36 PM
Dude!! That was amazing!!

OnlyAerials
02-19-2013, 04:39 PM
Thanks for the great feedback guys!


Mouth open, jaw hitting floor

Holy smokes.

Wow.

Please have some behind the scenes.

Friggin awesome!

Yes, here are some behind the scenes:

https://vimeo.com/29633341

OnlyAerials
02-19-2013, 04:42 PM
Can you please share which helicopter or octocopter you used? I have done a bit of research on this about 2 months ago, but which is strong enough to carry the camera.

BEAutiful

Thanks Paul! we build our own helicopters and gimbals for our personal use but there are ready made helis available from various RC companies.

OnlyAerials
02-19-2013, 04:49 PM
How are you panning the camera while its flying?

Hi Jimmy, we have a 2-man operation where one guy is the pilot and the other operates the camera gimbal's pan/tilt function very similar to a crane operator using a Jimmy Jib with a robot head. We built a miniature head similar to Filmotechnic's flighthead as seen here: Filmotechnic (http://www.filmotechnic.com/)
We're able to pan continuously 360, tilt 90 straight down as well as dutch roll.

A photo of our remote head below.
http://www.filmmakerforum.org/attachments/videos/582d1361321338-our-video-reel-gimbalsmall.jpg

Nick Soares
02-19-2013, 05:00 PM
Great stuff. I can't believe that you create the heli's yourself. Are you using servos for the arms? I am a big 8th scale buggy RC racer :)

OnlyAerials
02-19-2013, 05:06 PM
Very cool, an RC guy :)

The stabilized camera gimbal is driven by servos on the pan/tilt and roll axis.
Eight brushless motors fitted with 13" fixed pitch propellers are used for flight.

leetvfilms
02-19-2013, 05:09 PM
Thats just awesome! Better than crane shots.

Paul77
02-19-2013, 08:16 PM
Aerials,

Do you have a youtube channel?

Havey
02-19-2013, 08:23 PM
Wow.

No offense and not to sound arrogant, but I felt like the my group and myself had some of the strongest ability when it came to cinematics on this site. Just because I've been doing it for a few years and stuff. But wow does this top anything I've done in my time so far. Absolutely incredible and beautiful shots, seriously.

Well done. Love it.

Nick Soares
02-20-2013, 02:58 PM
Wow.

No offense and not to sound arrogant, but I felt like the my group and myself had some of the strongest ability when it came to cinematics on this site. Just because I've been doing it for a few years and stuff. But wow does this top anything I've done in my time so far. Absolutely incredible and beautiful shots, seriously.

Well done. Love it.

I don't fully understand this comment, do you still feel that way?

Havey
02-20-2013, 03:03 PM
No I didn't mean for that to come off as rude or arrogant. I just felt confident in our ability with camera control and cinematics. But this blew anything I can do out of the water.

OnlyAerials
02-20-2013, 06:28 PM
Thanks again guys! I love it that you all here are not snobby like a lot of other video forums! very cool. Good vibes here.

OnlyAerials
02-20-2013, 06:30 PM
Aerials,

Do you have a youtube channel?

I have a YouTube page but not really a channel that I maintain. I'm more active on Vimeo.
https://vimeo.com/perspectiveaerials/videos

leetvfilms
02-20-2013, 06:32 PM
Thanks again guys! I love it that you all here are not snobby like a lot of other video forums! very cool. Good vibes here.

Hellz to the yeah dude! This forum is awesome!! Everyone is friendly here :)

OnlyAerials
02-20-2013, 06:35 PM
No I didn't mean for that to come off as rude or arrogant. I just felt confident in our ability with camera control and cinematics. But this blew anything I can do out of the water.
Justin, I checked out your stuff, I love it! I viewed 'Gone' and I think we both share a love for subtle yet dynamic camera movements...I like how you slide/dolly the camera while simultaneously slowly panning in some of your shots...very nice stuff.