Cineflex V14HD Camera System
PDG Helicopters own and operate the amazing Cineflex V14 HD aerial camera system, this state of the industry technology is used all over the world on award winning productions for both film and TV. We supply the system as a package that includes the features and options below together with our own, experienced, in-house camera operator technicians.
Rock Solid Shots
The Cineflex V14HD camera system uses military grade gyro technology and high precision components to deliver the most incredible vibration free, high definition video even at full zoom. The camera is stabilised in 5 axis which includes the 'roll' axis which keeps the horizon level even when the helicopter is banking and maneuvering.
High Definition Camera
Our Cineflex V14 HD is equipped with a Sony HDC-1500 Cine-Alta camera at its heart. This camera features incredible detail and clarity with low picture noise whilst offering a broad range of high definition frames rates including 1080/50i, 1080/60i, 1080/24P, 1080/25P, 1080/30P and 1080/59.94P. All camera parameters and settings are controlled via the Sony RMB-750 control unit which is built into the main Cineflex control panel.
Fujinon HA42 x 9.7 HD Lens
This incredibly powerful and versatile zoom lens has been specially selected to deliver incredible close up shots and generous wide angle views whilst maintaining pin sharp clarity. The lens also features a servo controlled 2x extender to increase zoom power to a massive 84x (815mm focal length).
Sony HDW-S280 HDCAM Recorder
The Sony HDCAM format is a long established favourite of broadcasters and production companies thanks to its quality and practicality, it supports a wide choice of HD frame rates all delivered on the steadfast tape format. The HDW-S280 uses the smaller variant of the HDCAM tape, customers are welcome to supply their own stock or purchase ours.
AJA Ki-Pro Mini
This unit has rapidly become our most popular recorder due to its diminutive size and incredible picture quality. It offers a choice of 10 bit Quicktime ProRes HQ or Avid DNxHD codecs. This recorder works extremely well with the Cineflex V14HD, it records to high speed compact flash cards supplied by us. The cards are downloaded post flight, backed up to raid storage before being copied to customers portable hard drives.
Cinedeck RX Cine Recorder
The Cinedeck RX uses cutting edge software and processor technology to record in a broad range of codecs to high speed solid state drives (SSD). The Cinedeck can record in Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHD and FULLY uncompressed 4:4:4. PDG Helicopters are the first in the UK to use this technology to deliver our customers the ultimate quality aerial filming.
PDG Helicopters use camera mounts from Aerospace Design (UBM) and Airfilm (AFSP-1) for use on any of our AS350 and AS355 helicopters. These were specially designed to mount the camera system on the nose of the aircraft where the camera has an unrestricted view.
For further information on aerial filming with our Cineflex V14 HD camera system call +44(0)1667 462740 or click here to Contact Us.