Drone Aerial Filming & Photography Scotland

Info - Media and broadcast

Aaron Sneddon, CAA approved operator for Aerial Scotland provides dramatic aerial video for broadcast and media.

At Aerial Scotland, I know clients want the best quality possible at very competitive prices. I use the DJI Inspire platform, the system is compact yet the output quality is nothing short of brilliant!

TV broadcast and film facilities will find the RAW data is more than required for production, colour correction and editing is a delight because of the date produced. Output comes uncompressed from the sensor to 512GB SSD cards on the craft.

Aerial Scotland owns two craft, one craft has the DJI X5R (RAW video version, Exports to CinemaDNG) on board, whilst the other craft has the X5 on board (Exports to MP4/MOV - MPEG4/AVC/H.264).

To recap, the DJI Inspire 1 with the X5R camera system on board can record Ultra-HD uncompressed 4K in CinemaDNG format.

The Zenmuse X5R is the world’s first Micro Four Thirds aerial camera capable of recording lossless 4K videos in RAW. With a framerate of up to 30fps and 1.7Gbps average bitrate (2.4Gbps maximum bitrate), the X5R empowers you to capture breathtaking professional-level footage every time. Packed with a powerful MFT sensor, the camera also takes 16MP images with stunning details, while the integrated 3-axis stabilization gimbal keeps the camera level. Finally, an aerial camera that’s truly fit for the professionals.

The X5 does all of the above but is not suitable for broadcast and film because of the reduced bit rate.

For clients demanding complex video sequences, both craft are capable of dual operation, where the pilot menouvres the drone and the videographer controls the camera system.

Having worked previously worked as a pool press photographer on numerous live film sets in Scotland, Aaron understands the on set ethics and technical requirements of aerial video for film. Aaron provides aerial still image and aerial video footage for UK print and broadcast media.

For stunning covershots and advertising, aerial stills really stand out.

Whether you are looking for an opening shot, tracking shot or close up aerial video, Aerial Scotland is here to assist.

Technical (x5R):

  • Max-Bitrate Average:
  • 1.6Gbps@4096x2160(23.98p),
  • 1.9Gbps@3840x2160(29.97p/23.98p),
  • 1Gbps@2704x1520(30p/25p),
  • 500Mbps@1920x1080(29.97p)
  • Format MP4/MOV/Cinema DNG (RAW)

Technical (x5):

  • 4K (3840 x 2160) at up to30 fps
  • 2.7K (2704x1520) at up to 30 fps
  • Full HD (1920 x 1080) at up to 60fps
  • Still images are 4608x3456 Pixels(16MP Stills)
  • Exports are in MP4/MOV format.
  • Lenses used are Zenmuse 15mm, Olympus 12mm and Olympus 14-42 Zoom (Zoom not used during filming)

For straightforward video sequences the footage can be edited and exported on site when required. Aerial Scotland uses Adobe Premier Pro on the latest I7 Quad Core laptops.

For news and events, it is possible to book Aaron for your event in the UK, Europe, in fact anywhere in the world usually with only 1 weeks notice.

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