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GSS launches first fully digital ENG Camera

GSS launches first fully digital ENG Camera

Gyro Stabilized Systems has launched the first fully digital ENG aerial camera with the nation’s most-watched television station. In partnership with Total Traffic and Weather Network, GSS provides a fully digital B516 for WABC-TV’s news helicopter in New York City. The GSS B516 was configured to include a Sony HDC-P1 camera paired with a Canon… Read more »

Source: GSS, 07-Sep-16

Helinet makes three key appointments

Helinet makes three key appointments

Helinet Aviation Services today announced the appointments of Jim Adams, Arnold Kleiner and Thomas Norton to its board of directors. Helinet is the leading provider of airborne surveillance solutions, patient and organ transport and news coverage helicopters and pilots, as well as the largest, most respected charter service on the West Coast. The three directors… Read more »

Source: Helinet, 07-Jul-16

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Helicopter Film Services rely on Aerigon for new Avengers film

Helicopter Film Services rely on Aerigon for new Avengers film

The AERIGON™, an aerial remote camera head (ARCH™) from Intuitive Aerial, was operated by Helicopter Film Services to shoot aerial footage used throughout Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. The remarkable stability of the AERIGON platform meant that footage captured could be fed directly into ILM’s VFX pipeline. For the first time, filmmakers have access to… Read more »

Source: Aerigon, 06-Jul-15

BBC starts to film using unmanned rotorcraft

BBC starts to film using unmanned rotorcraft

BBC believes their new kit will “transform the way TV news looks in the future.”.  See full story

Source: BBC, 30-Oct-13

Shotover launches filming industry’s most versatile aerial camera system

Shotover launches filming industry’s most versatile aerial camera system

SHOTOVER, the maker of high performance stabilization platforms for the motion picture and broadcast industries, announced today the launch of its new F1 gyro-stabilized camera system.  Previewed in April at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, the ready-to-ship F1 brings unprecedented versatility to the aerial cinematography space, providing unshakeable stabilization in a lightweight package that… Read more »

Source: Shotover, 17-Sep-13

FAA had twice suspended licence of pilot in fatal crash

FAA had twice suspended licence of pilot in fatal crash

The pilot of a helicopter that crashed in Acton this month had his pilot privileges suspended twice in the last decade, according to FAA records (see full story). Details on the accident referred to can be found at 10-Feb-13 N59518 Bell 206B Acton, US-California (3F)

Source: LA Times, 21-Feb-13

Helinet Aviation acquires NZ aerial camera company

Helinet Aviation acquires NZ aerial camera company

Helinet Aviation Services,  a diversified flight services company, announced today the acquisition of Shotover Camera Systems, developer of the world’s first gyro-stabilized camera system for shooting aerial footage in Ultra High-Definition, the next generation digital video standard announced earlier this year.  Lightweight and compact enough to be transported as excess baggage by a single person,… Read more »

Source: Helinet Aviation, 17-Dec-12

HeliAir Sweden buys first Cineflex Elite in Europe

HeliAir Sweden buys first Cineflex Elite in Europe

HeliAir Film and HeliAir Sweden announced that the two companies have acquired a brand new Cineflex ELITE gyro-stabilized camera system for its filming operations. The Cineflex ELITE integrates the award-winning ARRI Alexa-M Super 35 Digital Cinema camera and the Canon 4K Digital Cinema lenses into a 5-axis gyro-stabilized Cineflex system. “Over the last year we’ve received a… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 06-Dec-12

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Norway – Fuglefjellet AS buys Blue Sky Nordic AS

Norway – Fuglefjellet AS buys Blue Sky Nordic AS

Fuglefjellet AS is proud to announce that we have signed a contract to buy our largest competitor in the Norwegian aerial filming market, Blue Sky Nordic. The Fuglefjellet aerial film service branded as Magic Air is the market leader in Norway and with the purchase of our competitor we will be the largest aerial filming… Read more »

Source: Fuglefjellet, 09-Oct-12

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Thailand’s first AS355NP operated by Heliluck

Thailand’s first AS355NP operated by Heliluck

Thai operator Heliluck Aviation Co has recently started operations of the country’s first Eurocopter AS355NP.  Serial 5766 and delivered via Eurocopter South East Asia in Singapore, HS-PNG is role-equipped as a filming platform and commences operations immediately on contract to a local television station. The helicopter is a fully ENG unit, with Gyro Cineflex V14… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Aug-12

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PDG Helicopters adds Cinedeck RX solid state recorder

PDG Helicopters adds Cinedeck RX solid state recorder

Leading on-shore helicopter operator PDG Helicopters has become the first company in the UK to use a Cinedeck RX dual channel, solid-state recorder to deliver high quality digital aerial filming to clients in film, TV broadcast, commercials and corporate production. Based in Scotland, PDG Helicopters has over 40 years of knowledge in helicopter charter, a… Read more »

Source: Oxygen DCT, 15-May-12

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New Cineflex Elite camera system offers more flexibility and quality

New Cineflex Elite camera system offers more flexibility and quality

General Dynamics Global Imaging Technologies has introduced the new Cineflex ELITE, a light-weight, compact, Super 35 format digital production camera featuring a design that ensures quick, affordable transport and simple rigging onto a wide variety of mobile platforms. The newest camera in the Cineflex family of 5-axis gyro-stabilized camera systems, the Cineflex ELITE was developed in close… Read more »

Source: Cineflex, 20-Apr-12

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Guatemala – LongRanger down, four injured

Guatemala – LongRanger down, four injured

This news item is part of the accident data provided by HeliHub.com on this site.  Information provided in this update may potentially be incomplete or inaccurate as we frequently post these stories only a very short time after the accident has occurred.  Users of HeliHub.com are advised to carry out their own checks and searches,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Apr-12

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Schiebel flies Camcopter with broadcast-quality camera

Schiebel flies Camcopter with broadcast-quality camera

Brain Farm Digital Cinema, Snaproll Media, and Schiebel are excited and proud to announce that the CAMCOPTER® S-100 achieved its first flight with the CINEFLEX® camera as the first UAS (Unmanned Air System) ever. The days of shooting were successfully carried out in Austria, bringing new levels of innovation to the film and broadcast industry… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 16-Apr-12

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15-Apr-12 Bell 206L Antigua, Guatemala

Four injured when helicopter crashed into two houses – Juan Carlos Menendez, 40, Andres Turcios, 32, and Octavio Gordillo, 52 and one identified only as Michael.  Aircraft made at least four circuits above Antigua before it went down, the fire department spokesman said – reportedly on aerial filming work

15-Apr-12

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