Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engine
Aerials San Francisco
Levi’s GranFondo Bike Race
De Lage Landen in New York
Aerials New York
The Cineflex V14 has been the foundation for cutting edge gyro stabilized aerial cinematography for years. It has been used to capture breath taking aerial footage for movies, documentaries, sporting events and even a country’s independence celebration.
For their 50th Independence Day, the government of Kuwait celebrated with a large fireworks show aired on TV for those who could not actually attend. That was accomplished with HDaerial Inc, the Cineflex V14 and a video down link. The Cineflex was mounted to one of Kuwait’s military Puma helicopters. While in Kuwait for the fireworks, additional aerial cinematography was shot of Kuwait’s Naval fleet and other military installations.
The Cineflex V14 was used to film all of the aerial footage for Maryland Public Television’s documentary, Potomac By Air. The 57 minute documentary was aired on MPT and can now be found on DVD. The Potomac River is touted as the nation’s river and its story as the American story. This important aerial cinematography story of the Potomac River highlights its importance to the growth and sustainability of our nation.
Some sporting events are better seen from the aerial perspective like yachting and cycling races. The rock solid Cineflex gyro stabilized system delivered extremely smooth aerial footage of these events. The Cineflex V14 provides high performance, up to 200 knots and 360 degree continuous pan, 165 degree tilt and =/- 45 degree roll, automatice and steerable, all with amazing accuracy and stability. Frame rates from 23.98p to 60p are possible including PAL standards of 25p and 50p.
When you think of Rolls Royce, you typically think of a really nice car. Well, this job took us out to Tucson, AZ and it wasn’t a car we were filming. Aerial coordination along with ground crews to film the new Trent 1000 engine going through some of its testing paces is why we were hired. This engine is now considered the most reliable engine on the new 787 airplanes.
Aerial coordination between the test jet, ground crew and aerial crew was crucial. This was a 4 camera video shoot; 2 cameras on the ground covering take-offs and landings, 1 camera in a fixed wing jet flying along the side of the Trent 1000 engine and 1 camera mounted in a Cineflex V-14 on the nose of a Eurocopter AStar 350 B2. We were there for 3 days capturing all the aerial footage we could of this incredible new engine technology.
Our highly experienced team, Matt Trub as DP and Aerial Cinematographer, Richard Trub as Camera Operator, and Kay Trub as Producer on the project provided the aerial coordination that was key to the success of this project.
Aerial Cinematography of the Levi’s GranFondo Bike Race was captured with the Cineflex V14. Tens of thousands of cyclists from nearly every corner of the world tout this race as simply the best bike ride on the continent with 128 miles of potential routes over ten distinct course options.
The Cineflex was mounted on a Bell 407 helicopter capturing the grace and beauty of this course. Several riders were featured in a documentary that aired on a UK television station. The Cineflex V14 allowed us to quickly maneuver over the course to capture the efforts of each cyclist.
Capturing these images also took some air to ground coordination. To follow the 3 cyclists from the UK, communications were set up between the ground production crew and our aerial production team. Being positioned to catch aerial images of each of the UK cyclist was critical. HDaerial excels at aerial coordination. Solid aerial coordination will make the difference between a really successful aerial project and a mediocre aerial project.
Aerial Cinematography can also capture dynamic angles of construction sites, scenes for feature films, television shows and commercials or beautiful panoramic views of your city like this aerial footage of San Francisco Bay area.
2011-2012 ‘De Lage Landen’ is one of ten identical yachts that spent nearly a year sailing around the world during Clipper 11-12. In total, these ships traveled forty thousand nautical miles over 74 thousand kilometers, visiting fourteen ports on six continents. HDaerial was asked to shoot aerial cinematography of the clipper ship arriving in New York. We used the Cineflex V14 on a Astar 355 Twin Star. Aerial cinematography of this beautiful clipper gliding by Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty with its spinnaker unfurled created lasting memories for the crew.
HDaerial has identified qualified aerial film pilots and helicopters that can handle the proper gyro stabilized camera system for the job at hand regardless of where in the world the aerial job takes place. We coordinate with the production team, ground crews to be featured in the shot and those that are not such as refueling crews and staging crews. We also make sure all permits and certificates of insurance are properly in place before take off.
This corporate video is a great example of how powerful and important aerial cinematography can be to your corporate message. It takes team work to capture those aerial images. We bring a strong team to the table when hired to shoot aerial footage for your corporate video. HDaerial is a team you can count on to deliver the images you need to communicate your message.
Proven Rock Solid Stability
Quick to rig
Light weight gyro-stabilized system
Low cost shipping and logistics
Fits on all existing helicopter mounts
Sony RM-B750 for easy camera exposure, gamma and color control.
Nadir look-down capability available
Tested for -30 °C extreme cold operations
On-board ND filter selection
High performance 5-axis gyros
360° continuous pan
Tilt +20° to -195°
Roll +/- 45°
Operator-adjustable slew rate up to 55°
Maximum Slew Acceleration: 100° / sec2
Automatic lock-up during powder down protects gimbal
Integrated Sony RMB750 Camera Control
Lightweight carbon fiber covers on gimbal
Lightweight carbon fiber laptop controller
Sony CineAlta HDC 1500
Canon or Fujinon HD zoom lens. 1920 x 1080 with dual link 4:4:4 HD output.
Fujinon™ HA 42 x 13.5 (13.5mm – 1134mm)
Fujinon™ HA 42 x 9.7 (9.7mm – 815mm)
Fujinon™ HA 23 x 7.6 (7.6mm – 350mm)
Fujinon™ HA 14 x 4.5 (4.5mm – 138mm)
Angènieux™ 40 x 22 (22mm – 1760mm)
HDW S280 HDCAM Record Deck and SRW-1 HD Portable Digital Video Recorder and SRPC-1 HD Video Processor, RGB 4:4:4 to Y/Pb/Pr 4:2:2 color space conversion.
Turret: 65-74 lbs depending on lens combination
Auxiliary Control Unit: 27 lbs
Laptop Control Unit: 5 lbs
Cables: 9 lbs
Nose and side mounts. Eurocopternose-mount for the Eurocopter AS350 B2, B3 or TwinStar aircraft and Nose and side for the Bell 206 Jet and Long Ranger helicopters and MD500. Side mounts for Robinson 44. Other mounts are available for other types of helicopters and fixed wing.
Turret: 19.8″ x 14.95″
Auxiliary Control Unit: 6″ x 14″ x 19″
Laptop Control Unit: 17″ x 8.75″ x 1.8″
Cables: 20’standard length (custom lengths upon request)
Input Voltage: 28VDC +/- 10%
Wireless control with ethernet and fiber optic hard-wire options
100′ extension cables