Professional Drones for Aerial Photography & Filmmaking
Octocopter for a Canon EOS 5D mk III with side arms folded down
Having designed and built numerous remote-control copters (also known as drones), we are well placed to advise and build professional aerial filming/photography platforms for your project. We use state-of-the-art frames, controllers and gimbals, and can customise copters to suit your requirements. Cameras that we commonly support include the Canon EOS 5D mk III, the Sony A7r/A7s and the Panasonic GH4.
Our copters are supplied ready-to-fly including batteries, chargers, controller(s), wireless video transmitter, portable viewing screen and travel case.
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The Nightjar is a super-sized quadcopter designed to carry a GoPro camera. This unique design has a number of benefits.
The Nightjar is large but light. This enables it to have big propellers spinning relatively slowly. This makes the Nightjar quieter than competing products. The pitch of the noise is also different – it produces a low whirring noise as opposed to the shrill buzzing of smaller devices.
Optimised for filming
The GoPro camera has been pushed forwards so that the propellers do not appear in the field of view. This allows the camera to be level, or even pointing slightly upwards, without the propellers appearing in the footage. The resulting perspective is more immersive than the typical “looking-down” point of view.
Thanks to the oversized motors and propellers, the Nightjar is very efficient and has huge amount of excess carrying capacity. This means you can mount a larger battery for extreme flight times. Flight times in excess of 30 minutes are achievable.
Built for the most challenging environments
The Nightjar is tough, durable and easy to maintain in the field. The frame and propellers are made out of strong carbon fibre. Only the highest-quality and most reliable motors, gimbal and other electronic parts are supplied as standard. All of the parts likely to be damaged in a crash (except for the central frame) are readily available from third-party supplies.
Foldable for transportation
The arms and legs can be folded for transportation. When folded with the propellers removed, the copter is 50cm wide by 70cm long.
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