|Nov 11, 2013, 01:24 PM|
Joined Nov 2013
First 1080p filming kit suggestions please?
This is my first post so if it is in the wrong thread please feel free to move it.
I am a filmmaker interested in adding small amounts of aerial footage to the projects we do.
In the past I have worked with professional aerial film crews and always been impressed with the value the footage adds to any production.
The last time I looked at trying to buy and incorporate our own kit was when the first dragenflyer came out, so quite a few years back, and at the time it was not going to be cost effective along with the steep learning curve to become proficient.
So having spent the last few days reading through as many threads as possible to try and bring myself up to speed on developments, you can imagine the awe of seeing amazing footage being captured on relatively inexpensive equipment.
So my question is for as many equipment suggestions as possible for getting started:
In film making it is usual to spend 10mins plus preparing a shot and then only actually 2 mins max recording it. You then check the footage to see if you got the shot and lock it 'save it to separate disk' if you did or retry 'takes' if you think you can get better.
So my requirements are going to be a bit different to the 'sport' or 'hobby' flyer.
If I ever do a flip, it will mean I have royally messed up, not that I'm getting better.
1) that it is cheap as possible and replacement parts and upgrades are available.
2) A minimum of 1080p footage, most is viewed online now so this will be fine.
3) Is as easy as possible to pilot and is as stable a platform as possible.
From my research so far it looks like a good upgrade path will be:
V262 (with all the mods) + mobius HD camera. This will mean I can learn basic flying and control on the quad with foam canopy on. Then when I have control I can remove the canopy and add the camera. Then maybe add a small gimbal and or upgrade camera to gopro for actual filming.
From there it looks like the DJI phantom variants are a very good platform for the price and could be more than sufficient for all our needs or going the custom built DIY route.
So really I am asking if anyone can suggest a better newbie 'My First Aerial Filming Rig' than the V262 and mobius camera. I have checked the raw footage from the mobius and it is just about passable, the gopro is better because it grades and stabilizes better if shot 2.7k for a 1080p timeline.
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