Do you have $9,890.00? Then, yes your DSLR can fly with The CineStar, the next evolution in professional heavy lift multi-rotor helicopters.
The results: "amazing"
Drawing on vast experience in the areas of professional aerial cinematography, engineering and manufacturing, Quadrocopter and FreeFly Systems have collaborated to create the ultimate aerial platform.
Extensive R&D has been invested in the CineStar to create a reliable and robust system for aerial video and photo professionals, allowing for longer flight times, heavier payloads and smoother footage.
Obviously you can make a cheap DIY version, there are a lof of tutorials about this.
BEHIND THE SCENES WITH A PROFESSIONAL CINEMA QUADRICOPTER:
Henning Sandstrom stopped by FreeFly HQ on his way to Maui to teach me how to film beautiful forest scenes like he does so well!
The weather was really challenging, but we got the chance to do a few flights with the newly completed 3 axis gimbal. This video shows the gimbal with a Sony FS100 and 18-55 lens.
Henning also was flying his CineStar 8 for some of the zoomed in shots with a 160mm lens equivalent (Canon 100mm lens on 7D)
We shot the behind the scenes with a RED EPIC at 300FPS.
Really fun to get to see how Henning works his magic and get to feed him some huge American cheeseburgers
- Recommended Camera: GH2, FS700, Canon 5D, CX760
- Weight Including Engines: ~3050g (6.72 lbs)
- Dimensions: 1000 x 900 x 350mm
- Max Payload: ~2000g (4.41 lbs)
- GVW (max): ~6200g (13.67 lbs)
- Construction: Gen 2 Carbon Fiber
- Max Flight Time (GoPro HD): ~25 min.
- Propeller: APC 14x4.7
Via Freefly | quadrocopter.com