Camera Drones

drones

We maintain a large and varied fleet of aerial drones designed specifically for still photo capture, filming, mapping, data collection and inspection missions. Some drone companies have a couple of units and models available while we have over 25 active units so we always have the right hardware for your specific mission profile with appropriate backup units on site.  We stock everything from small light lift, single operator quadcopter packages to larger medium lift hexarotors (6 blade) and octorotors (8 blade) units capable of flying pretty much every DSLR on the market today. For the most demanding projects we can provide custom built heavy lift drones capable of flying everything from cinema cameras and lenses like the RED or Arri Mini to LIDAR, FLIR and any sensor payload you ask for.  

Need to fly a 3 camera RED 360 rig?  No Problem!

Do you want to top mount the latest LIDAR system?  We can do that!

How about an FPV Race Drone crazy fast TV commercial?  Bring it on!

WE DIVIDE OUR CAMERA DRONES INTO THE FOLLOWING CLASSIFICATIONS:

Light Lift Class DRONE

This includes the smaller quadcopter (4 blade) Mavics, Phantoms, as well as the full range of Inspire class drones. Our go to in this class is most definitely the Inspire 2 with either the X5S (5K Video) or the X7 (6K Video) camera package. These drones are single or dual operator setup and come with a range of small sized camera options. With these systems we can shoot up to 24mp still images and up to 6k video in Cinema DNG RAW or Apple Prores RAW. This class of drone is perfect for smaller budgets, rapid deployment and getting gear into hard-to-reach places (think mountain tops and volcanoes etc.) The photo and video quality of this class of drone is amazing!

Medium Lift Class DRONE

Here we have the larger, professional grade hexarotor (6 blade) and octorotor (8 blade) machines like the S900 and S1000. These are dual operator setups that carry high end video capable DSLRs and mirrorless cameras like the Canon 5D MKlllI, Panasonic’s new GH5 and the amazing new Sony A7S2. This class of drone is perfect for projects where cinematic film quality is required and the budgets are a little higher. In this range of drone and camera package we can offer up to 50 mega pixel stills as well as RAW, ProRes and DNG video output for superior quality imaging, better dynamic range and amazing post production color correction capabilities. These medium lift drones are a terrific balance of cost, image quality and ease of implementation.

Heavy Lift Class DRONE

This is the really large octorotor (8 blade) drones like our awesome Aeronavics Skyjib X4XL and our Freefly ALTA8. These units are always dual operator setups and come with a full operations team. This class of drones feature heavy-duty camera stabilizing gimbals that can support camera packages that weight up to 16lbs. This means we can fly cameras like the RED, the ARRI Mini, high-speed cameras (Phantom etc.) and many others. We have remote follow focus and adjustable iris control as well. Now Directors and Cinematographers can shoot with the gear they choose and can fly it with the most reliable hardware on the market. We also have cameras and lens packages that are pre-configured for optimal results OR we can fly your gear. Our fleet of heavy lift drones is the only way to go if you want to fly the very best cameras and get the best footage possible.

All New "UpDrone" WITH SKYVIEW

We now have a number of our machines that are configurable for "SkyView". For the first time ever we can offer our clients an unobstructed, fully stabalized, 360-degree view UPWARDS, as well as the conventional bottom mount flying camera solutions.

Over the years we have had a lot of clients ask for a drone that is capable of “looking up” and now the DroneBoy Team have delivered. There are a number of great reasons why you might be in need of such a unique machine. Perhaps you want to integrate the SkyView perspective into your film or TV project to show your audience a look that has not been seen before. Maybe you are in the industrial sector and are in need of the "view from underneath stuff" for some detailed inspection work (think bridges, cranes etc.). Or maybe you need to 3D map the bottom surface of a jungle canopy. We just build this stuff and then we are always amazed at the diverse ways our customers come up with to use the technology. Let us know what you what to look UP at today!

CUSTOM BUILT DRONES

You dream it and we will build it AND make it compliant. One of our favourite things to do and we have dedicated a whole page to the subject HERE.

NEW DRONE ARTICLES FROM OUR BLOG...

The Freefly ALTA8 / MoVI PRO is Here

Written by | Tom Comet In our never-ending pursuit to be the very best drone based aerial cinematography provider that we can be DroneBoy is constantly investing in both the equipment and training sides of what we do.  My team have

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The DJI Zenmuse X7 Camera Is Finally Here

Written by | Tom Comet We are very excited to announce that we have added the all new DJI Zenmuse X7 camera and integrated gimbal system to our product offerings here at DroneBoy. The Zenmuse X7 is a compact super 35, 6K RAW

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cameras, gimbals & cable cams

We can also supply a selection of CAMERAS, lenses and CAMERA GIMBALS to give you a perfectly fluid, steady shot every time. There are some instances where drones may not be practical and for those situations we are offering CABLE CAM rigs.

All our aerial filming packages come with downlink technology that gives us a live preview to field monitors. For live events we can also offer real time HD video streaming for live playback. On all production shoots we provide full redundant back up of all mission critical systems to guarantee you zero downtime. At the end of the shoot we can give you the raw footage on a portable hard drive, SD card or we can edit and color correct it and provide you with the finished product with a very short turn around.

CONTACT US today for more information and pricing details.