Schiebel flies Camcopter with broadcast-quality camera

Schiebel flies Camcopter with broadcast-quality camera 16 Apr, 12, Source: Schiebel

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 professionals around the world. The introduction of this new aerial cinematography solution will take place at this year s NAB Show® (14 to 19 April 2012) in Las Vegas.

The shoots were performed with Schiebel s CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS with an integrated CINEFLEX® which is the ultimate gyro-stabilized solution for aerial cinematography. The CINEFLEX® is a multi-axis coordinated gimbal control system that provides layered isolation, steering, and fine correctional movements to stabilize a wide selection of precision optics to a sub-pixel level.

The CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS can carry a variety of cameras suitable and capable of providing the high definition accuracy so important to today’s film and television directors. Its ability to hover and precisely maneuver for extended periods of time, offering a truly stable platform, provides another dimension of artistic freedom from a basic set to extreme situations beyond manned limits. says Hans Georg Schiebel, Chairman of the Schiebel Group.

The S-100 navigates via pre-programmed GPS waypoints or is operated with a pilot control unit. Missions are planned and controlled via a simple point-and-click graphical user interface.

Under the special direction of Brain Farm Digital Cinema and Snaproll Media a number of shoots were taken of motor cross bikes and a rally car, despite the environmental conditions with high wind speeds up to 24 knots the CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS was able to capture fully stabilized clear high quality images with ease.

Flying the CINEFLEX® on the proven Schiebel CAMCOPTER® S-100 was an exciting accomplishment and is a great start to proving and developing the S-100 to be by far and away the most advanced UAV Aerial Cinema System in the industry says Preston Ryon of Snaproll Media.

It was a dream of mine to find a way to fly the CINEFLEX® remotely I just never thought it was possible. Now with the use of the CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS my dreams have become a reality and I m very exciting for what the future holds with these advancements. Curt Morgan, Founder and CEO of Brain Farm Digital Cinema. At NAB Show®, Las Vegas, 14 to 19 April 2012, please visit us at Booth C9545.

About Schiebel:
Founded in 1951, the Vienna-based Schiebel Group of companies focuses on the development, testing and production of state-of-the-art mine detection equipment and the revolutionary CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS). Schiebel has built an international reputation for producing quality defense and humanitarian products, which are backed by exceptional after-sales service and support. Since 2010 Schiebel offers the new division composite and is able to supply high-tech customers with this high-quality carbon fiber technology. All products are quality-controlled to meet ISO 9001 standards. With headquarters in Vienna (Austria), Schiebel now maintains production facilities in Wiener Neustadt (Austria), and Abu Dhabi (UAE), as well as offices in Washington DC (USA), and Phnom Penh (Cambodia).

About Brainfarm Digital Cinema: Founded on the passion to test the limits of high definition motion picture production and to awe people with amazing images, Brain Farm Digital Cinema is a turn-key boutique production house specializing in aerial and ground based stabilized cinematography and all facets of capturing and producing the highest end HD digital cinema for film, TV, digital and commercial outlets. Brain Farm Digital Cinema s crew of creative minds and technical specialists are dedicated to doing whatever it takes to “get the shot” in the most unique way possible that can be seen as a piece of art. They have assembled an arsenal of specialty cameras, unique cinema vehicles, camera support systems as well as state of the art production facilities allowing them to create powerful digital cinema from concept to finished product.

About Snaproll Media: Snaproll Media specializes in unmanned aerial cinematography. They are at the cutting edge utilizing the very latest RC and unmanned technologies and pair them with the most advance camera systems available to the industry. Snaproll Media s unique specialization allows them to capture shots that would be otherwise impossible to get with a manned aerial system. Snaproll Media s one of a kind approach to shooting has been employed across multiple medias including commercial, digital, TV, and film.

www.schiebel.net

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