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Elevate your next production. Get a unique perspective on your next job! Aerial Video For Television, Film, Commercials & Other Video Productions.

Drone Supported Camera List

First things first. What kind of cameras can we fly?
Basically any camera under 12 lbs is supported including the RED Epic, Red Scarlet, Red Dragon, Alexa Mini, Canon 5D Mark III, Sony FS100, Sony FS700, Black Magic 4k, Sony NEX5n, GoPro Hero 4, Canon 1D, Nikon D4, Panasonic GH4 and many more... We can film aerials for features in quality from 4k, 5k and even 6k video. For feature films we recommend the FreeFly Alta the latest in drone tech for heavy cameras. Ask us about our drone rental packages. We make renting a drone in New York easy.

(Cameras noted in red above were specially designed for drone use on feature films)

Supported Cameras For Productions on a 3 axis gyro stabilized dual operator setup.

See "Available Drones" below for specifics on what drones can fly what cameras...

 

SkyCamUsa has the widest selection of drones for rent on the east coast period. From small to large from GoPro cameras to the Red Dragon we got you covered. We also offer handheld camera mounts and manned helicopters for those high up shots. Take a look below.

Drones For Rent

FreeFly Alta For Rental New York




-FreeFly Alta aka "FeatureFilmDrone"
-Footprint class Extra Large - 4 foot diameter / weight 20-30lbs / Flown typically outdoors
-Only drone on earth that can film shooting up. Camera mounts on top in seconds.
-This is a large heavy drone and should be flown in an open area or on a secure movie set.
-Supports ANY CAMERA and ANY LENS below 12 lbs. Red Epic, Red Scarlet, Alexa Mini...
-Recording Formats: Based on camera but typically 1080p, 4k, 5k, 6k resolutions
-Rental Typically flown for feature films and high end productions
-3 axis gyro stabilized video / Live SD video downlink
-Single operator controls. Pilot controls the aircraft and the camera or..
-Possible dual operator controls. With separate controls set up for camera operator.
-Flight time approx 10-15 min per battery. Many batteries available. Recharging as needed.

 

-SkyJib Titanium X8 Octocopter aka "MovieDrone"
-Footprint class Very Large - 3 foot diameter / weight 20-30lbs / Flown typically outdoors
-This is a large heavy drone and should be flown in an open area or on a secure movie set.
-Supports ANY CAMERA and ANY LENS below 12 lbs. Red Epic, Red Scarlet, Alexa Mini...
-Recording Formats: Based on camera but typically 1080p, 4k, 5k, 6k resolutions
-Typically flown for feature films and high end productions
-3 axis gyro stabilized video / Live SD video downlink
-Single operator controls. Pilot controls the aircraft and the camera or..
-Possible dual operator controls. With separate controls set up for camera operator.
-Flight time approx 4-8 min per battery. Many batteries available. Recharging as needed.

 

-DJI S900 Hexacopter aka "Old Faithful"
-Footprint class Medium - 3 foot diameter / weight approx 15 lbs / Flown typically outdoors
-This is a medium sized drone and should be flown in an semi open area or secure set.
-This drone is flown exclusively with the Panasonic GH4 Camera and lens noted.
-We have 2 of these drones available for rent. Simultaneously if desired
-Panasonic GH4 with Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 Lens
-Recording Formats: MP4 / AVCHD / MOV / AVCHD P / 720p / 1080p / 4k ( 24,30,60 fps )
-Typically flown for television, commercials, music videos, smaller films, real estate & more.
-3 axis gyro stabilized video / Live SD video downlink
-Single operator controls. Pilot controls the aircraft and the camera or..
-Possible dual operator controls. With separate controls set up for camera operator
-Flight time approx 10 min per battery. Many batteries available. Recharging as needed

 

 

-DJI Inpsire 1 Quadcopter Rental - LIVE HD aka "Alien Gizmo"
-Footprint size Small - Approx 1.6 foot diameter / weight approx 6.5 lbs / Indoors or outdoors
-This is a small sized drone and can be operated indoors or virtually anywhere
-Same camera as the DJI Phantom 3 on a more advanced copter
-LIVE HD Video streaming. Support for live television, live news or YouTube
-We have 2 of these drones available for rent. Simultaneously if desired.
-This drone is flown exclusively with the Inspire 1 camera and lens made by Sony
-Sony EXMOR 1/2.3 Lens 20mm (35mm format equivalent/2.8 focus at ∞ Anti-distortion)
-Recording Formats: MP4 / MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) / 720p / 1080p / 4k ( 24,30,60 fps )
-Typically flown for LIVE TV, LIVE Sports, real estate, independent films, university projects
-3 axis gyro stabilized video / Live SD video downlink or live HD downlink
-Single operator controls. Pilot controls the aircraft and the camera or..
-Possible dual operator controls. With separate controls set up for camera operator
-Flight time approx 15 min per battery. Many batteries available. Recharging as needed

 



-DJI Phantom 4 Professional - aka "The Phantom"
-Footprint size Small - Approx 1.1 foot diameter / weight approx 4 lbs / Indoors or outdoors
-This is a small sized drone and can be operated indoors or virtually anywhere
-Same camera as the DJI Phantom 3 on a smaller copter - films at 4k
-We have 2 of these drones available for rent. Simultaneously if desired.
-This drone is flown exclusively with the DJI Phantom 3 Professional lens made by Sony
-Sony EXMOR 1/2.3 Lens 20mm (35mm format equivalent/2.8 focus at ∞ Anti-distortion)
-Recording Formats: MP4 / MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) / 720p / 1080p / 4k ( 24,30,60 fps )
-Typically flown for LIVE TV, LIVE Sports, real estate, independent films, university projects
-3 axis gyro stabilized video / Live SD video downlink
-Single operator controls. Drone Pilot controls the aircraft and the camera
-Flight time approx 15 min per battery. Many batteries available. Recharging as needed



-Hand Held 3 Axis Gyro Stabilized Camera Mount
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Can be used in hand for ground based shots that are fully stabilized on 3 axis.
-Can also be mounted on a vehicle or boat. Can be used to shoot from helicopter or airplane.
-Supports ANY CAMERA and ANY LENS below 12 lbs. Red Epic, Red Scarlet, Alexa Mini...
-Recording Formats: Based on camera but typically 1080p, 4k, 5k, 6k resolutions
-Typically used for feature films and high end productions
-3 axis gyro stabilized video / Live SD or HD video downlink
-Single operator controls. Camera man controls the camera tilt, roll, ect. or..
-Possible dual operators. With separate controls set up for a remote camera operator

 

-R44 Raven or Jetranger Manned Helicopter - aka "Heli Time"
-Footprint class Extra Large - 38 foot rotor diameter / weight approx 1450 lbs / outdoor only
-For higher altitude aerial video or stills. Also achieve faster speeds vs. using a drone
-Side shooting format via manned helicopter or airplane.
-Supports ANY CAMERA and ANY LENS below 12 lbs. Red Epic, Red Scarlet, Alexa Mini...
-Recording Formats: Based on camera but typically 1080p, 4k, 5k, 6k resolutions
-Typically used for feature films and high end productions
-3 axis gyro stabilized video / Live SD or HD video downlink (on board only)
-Single operator controls. Camera man controls the camera tilt, roll, ect. or..
-Possible dual operators. With separate controls set up for a remote camera operator
-Flight time approx 2 hours before land to refuel
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 


Complete Drone Team For Your Production


Based on your needs you can have a 1 - 3 man team available for your production.
Options below.

1. Professional Licensed Drone Pilot. Single pilot operations ok based on client needs. The pilot can control the cameras basic movements and fly the drone.

2. Professional Camera Operator.  For more complex camera moves a camera operator is used to control camera tilt, roll and pan movements independent from pilot. This is needed for complex movements and action shots.

3. Safety Spotter. An experienced safety spotter is used to ensure the safety of the flight.

 

 


See that helicopter and the SONY EX1 mounted?
Yea we been doing this long before the recent drone craze. Experience matters.



Remote Control Aerial Cinematography

Are you  a Director or Producer working on a Feature Film, Television Series, Documentary, Music Video, Commercial or other type of Video Production? If so then you already know the benefits of an aerial perspective for your production. Simply put we can fly where no one else can... and when no one else can... for example we can take off on five minutes notice if needed. Our specially designed remote robot helicopter camera system can also fly through narrow areas such as city streets or natural obstructions at low or high altitudes. We can operate in places where a real helicopter cannot access safely. SkyCamUsa can also fly closer to subjects and perform shots too dangerous for a full size aircraft. Our system is also excellent for chase shots. We are able to fly about 10 lbs of camera weight. This includes High Definition Digital Video Cameras such as the Red Epic. Our helicopter system films smooth with no vibrations. Please see our FAQ page for camera details.

Cost Effectiveness
A full size helicopter can cost many thousands of dollars. For some productions aerial photos and video may not be a consideration due to budget limitations. SkyCamUsa  opens whole new world to productions that other wise would not be able to have aerial clips in their production. We are based out of New York and we travel the USA and internationally as well.

New Live Televised Broadcast HD
We have the ability to broadcast live from our flying drone to television any live event in full HD! For television, news, sports, concerts and more this is a hot new capability.

Production Companies / Studios / TV Shows / Feature Films

- Days and Nights - Feature Film  2013 - IMDb
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Decoding Deepak - 2012
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ABC - "The Zero Hour" Brooklyn NY
- Sony Pictures "My Life As An Experiment" (Pilot)
- National Geographic Channel "The Incredible Dr. Pol"
- TruTV "Storage Hunters"
- NBC "Chuck"
- Halo Awards - Nickelodeon
- Travel Channel - "Insane Coaster Wars"
- Storage Wars  A&E
- Wayfinder Films - Long Island, New York
- The Discovery Science Channel - Sharp Entertainment - TV "Punkin Chunkin 09, 10"
- TNT Network / Earth Angel Productions - Los Angles, California
- JV Productions NYC - TV Show "Selling New York" on HGTV
- Steve Procko Productions - Ft Lauderdale, Florida
- Nantucket Films - Nantucket, Massachusetts
- Hindsight Media -Cambridge, Massachusetts
- Ocean Creative Productions / Staples Solar Array MD - Rhode Island
- DIY Network
- Many many more... .

Television Commercials

- Smuggler - New York City - Johnny Walker Commercial
- Bank Of America Commercial
- Volkswagen Car Commercial
- Las Vegas Bureau Of Tourism TV Commercial
- Many many more...