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Feb 20, 2013 20:36 |  #16

You can use multicopters for filming in the UK but you have to be licensed approved and insured. Its quite an investment so you need the projects to use it on before shelling out £12K or there abouts to set up.


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Feb 21, 2013 09:34 |  #17

I believe in the US you are allowed to do this without going before the FAA or needing any Federal permits, so long as they stay under 400' in altitude. http://www.fastcompany​.com …-go-afghanistan-hollywood (external link)
http://www.faa.gov/new​s/updates/?newsId=6800​4 (external link)

Now whether a State has permit requirements is a completely different matter.


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Feb 21, 2013 09:35 |  #18

Also, great video, really cool stuff can be done with these things.


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Feb 21, 2013 09:47 |  #19

This is fantastic ... puts crane and cable cams to shame. Would love to see these in use at sporting events.


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Feb 21, 2013 18:22 as a reply to  @ rpaul's post |  #20

I want one...


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Feb 22, 2013 02:13 |  #21

Get one while you can. With all these sorts of things advancing technologies make them cheaper and cheaper and easier to fly. There is a very well sorted GoPro platform for around £500.

My concern is the availability of such kit to a wider customer base will raise privacy issues which could eventually snooker those of us with more legitimate requirements.

The other concern is, despite claimed fail safe electronics (is there such a thing) with prop tip speeds exceeding 200 mph and the size and weight of a rig capable of carrying a DSLR, the potential to cause serious injury increases if a unit goes rogue.


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Feb 22, 2013 03:13 |  #22

One of the projects I was involved in filming this year.

http://www.youtube.com …page&v=4phWS3Rr​aQ8#t=261s (external link)

You can see the shadow of the copter in the bottom of the shot.

Also some at 1:40

There were some really great high level shots of the battle which almost looked model like (but you would have to get the DVD to see them ;-)a )


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Feb 22, 2013 18:48 |  #23

Holy crap! look at that thing! and look at that pilot! Good God how amazing is the technology of 2013 vs. the big vhs camera's and the news helicopters of my childhood?




  
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Feb 23, 2013 02:11 |  #24

StaticMedia wrote in post #15641769 (external link)
Holy crap! look at that thing! and look at that pilot! Good God how amazing is the technology of 2013 vs. the big vhs camera's and the news helicopters of my childhood?

While they are a fair investment to set up for commercially they pay for themselves within a couple of shoots compared to hiring a full size helicopter. Also considering high level shots are often only used as a short establishing shot you can sometimes get away with a GoPro heli based shot rather than muck about assembling a crane.

With GoPro systems available at around £500 they can almost be considered a consumable and put in the thick of the action. If you loose a Gopro sky rig get another one.


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Feb 23, 2013 21:10 |  #25

This is EPIC! The waterfall shot was amazing, felt like I was going to fall off my seat.


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May 05, 2013 21:53 |  #26

Here's one a guy in Florida made using a DJI Phantom and a FatShark FPV.

https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=wcPPgrMXdrE (external link)


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May 06, 2013 03:34 |  #27

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I wonder how much that toy costs :D

How much do you want to spend?

If you have a GoPro and and four channel transmitter and receiver you could do it for around £200

See here (external link)

If you want FPV, stabilised 3 axis gimbal, GPS stabilisation and the ability to lift a DSLR with some degree of built in redundancy safety then budget IRO of 500x more.

If you want to use it commercially in the UK you need insurance and CAA Certification so need to smack another couple of thousand into the pot.

On a plus side you could then charge £800 per day + mileage even if you don't fly because of the weather and £2K+ if you do fly..........Is it any wonder more and more people are buying rigs rather than hiring.


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May 06, 2013 05:30 |  #28

The shots out over the falls were just awesome! I also like the video inside the winery. I would've never thought about flying it inside.


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May 11, 2013 14:26 |  #29

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #15618643 (external link)
Shame you can't do that in the US.

Commercial use of UAVs is verboten (with obvious exceptions like closely controlled production environments)

Just pulling up to say, a house or a business and launching is a big no no per the FAA.

It is?? Crap....there goes an idea for a documentary I want to do...:(




  
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Jun 03, 2013 17:15 |  #30

LOL ^^^^


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