This is an aerial video of Newcastle Gateshead using a DJI S800 remote controlled UAV drone. Flying from HMS Calliope we filmed the Baltic, Sage, Millennium Bridge, Tyne Bridge and St James’ Park Stadium, home of Newcastle United. The drone also grabbed footage of the runners taking part in the Great North Run and the various craft travelling up and down the River Tyne.
The UAV’s legs retract out of the way enabling us to pan our cameras through 360 degrees to capture that perfect shot. Along with the very best in gimbals and UHD cameras we can obtain unbelievably smooth footage and crisp still shots over the most demanding of terrains. Live video is streamed back to the ground station monitor and pilot’s flight console in real time so that the pilot and client can monitor exactly what the high-level camera is capturing.
We have a couple of smaller quadcopter / camera combinations for use in tighter environments or even indoors.
The camera we use on the S900 rig shown is the Panasonic Lumix GH4 with a 12mm Olympus Zuiko lens. The image sensor is 17.2 megapixels and we are able to shoot 4K UHD video (3840×2160) at 25fps. We can also capture 1080p, 50 frames per second, at a bit rate of up to 200Mps. We chose this camera/rig combination as it gives us fantastic high resolution still images and broadcast standard video. It is in fact the same combination as used by the BBC for their outside broadcast aerial videography so we are in good company.
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