The camera records its own pictures, but we have a video transmitter on the helicopter so the operator can see the shot. Control is radio linked, and in this case the operator was onboard the motor cruiser. For the aerial shots the pilot was onboard as well.
The helicopter is a custom design, based around a strimmer engine! Rotor span is under 2 metres. The camera ball is a Bradley engineering design. bradeng
We showed it at IBC exhibition in Amsterdam, and it received a huge ammount of interest from broadcasters and production companies.
Anyone got any ideas for unusual showreel footage in and around Lymington?