Aerial Filmworks is working with the Grand Canyon National Park to film the national park in HD video using the Cineflex V14. The gyro-stabilized aerial system uses an integrated Sony CineAlta HDC1500 and all footage was recorded 1080/23.98p at 4:4:4 to a Sony SRW1/SRPC1 deck.
Digital capture with an AJA Kona3 card to a MacPro 8 core with 17Gb RAM, and edited with Final Cut Pro.
The Cineflex was mounted on the nose of a Bell 206B3 Jet Ranger. Permissions required about 8 months of paperwork and permits, along with daily updates to local air traffic control. The pilot needed to be specifically approved for the operation by the FAA and Department of Interior. We mapped reference points to the GPS and input sensitive condor nesting areas that we needed to avoid.
The Aerial Filmworks team believes in doing our part to maintain a carbon neutral planet. Through a "White Badge" partnership with TerraPass, we purchase carbon offsets for every hour of flight time that our Cineflex equipment is on a helicopter.
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