Drone Fleet

Perfect UAS Drone Video Platform for the Perfect Shot

Ascent Cinematography utilizes several platforms to achieve the perfect fit with the production requirements. Since the cost of production is based on Flight Crew, Platform and Time, being able to get great video (using the right drone platform) but not going overboard, means you get the most cost-effective aerial video system for your shoot. We always match up the best team and hardware with your production objectives and budget in mind.

Here are some of our birds and their available equipment.


The Typhoon Hex 4K with the following equipment:

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Yuneec Typhoon HEX 4K Drone

 

This and the Inspire are our two most sought after platforms for most productions through broadcast level. They work very well for most applications and are easy to use with smaller crews. Speed is limited so no fast car chases with this platform (limit is about 17 MPH for forward stable flight). Single and dual operator (pilot and camera operator) gives us ability to get tough shots requiring a separate camera operator.

Flight times are excellent with 16-22 minutes. This provides a lot of flexibility in getting the shot, set up, rehearsals, dry runs, etc. over our more complex birds that get about 7 minutes air time.

  • Software Modes: Waypoint Flight Mode and Follow Me Modes
  • Operators: Single or Dual Operator (pilot + separate camera op)
  • Gear: Retractable Landing Gear for clean shots all positions
  • Flight Sensors: Indoor Flying Assist
  • Safety: Obstacle Avoidance System
  • Flight Time: 16-22 minutes
  • Maximum Horizontal Speed: 33 FPS / 10 MPS
  • Camera:  CGO3+ 4K
  • Camera Settings: App Software Adjustable
  • Focal Length: 14mm (35mm lens equivalent)
  • Aperture: f2.8
  • FOV: 115 degrees
  • Focus: Fixed
  • Lens / Effect Corrected:  14mm f/2.8 – No distortion, virtually no fisheye 
  • Digital Optical Sensor:  1/2.3″ CMOS
  • Video Resolution: UHD 4K 3840 x 2160 @ 30 FPS
  • Photo Resolution: 12 MP
  • Shutter Speed: 1/30 – 1/8000
  • Gimbal Tilt:  90 degrees
  • Gimbal Rotation: 360 degrees – endless rotation
  • Video File Format/s:  MPG4
  • Still File Format/s: JPG / RAW DNG
  • RAW/DNG: Stills Only
  • Range:  Line of Sight 2000 feet

 

The DJI Inspire Pro 4K with the following equipment:

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DJI Inspire Pro T600 Series 4K Drone

 

One of our two most sought after platforms, this is a more expensive but excellent choice when image quality requires maximum resolution, depth of field and flexibility within the 4K video range. Flight time is more limited, maxing out at about 9-15 minutes.  Two models are available including a full RAW mode video model (high cost).

  • Software Modes: Waypoint Flight Mode and Follow Me Modes
  • Operators: Single or Dual Operator (pilot + separate camera op)
  • Gear: Retractable Landing Gear for clean shots all positions
  • Flight Sensors: Indoor Flying Assist
  • Safety: Standard
  • Flight Time: 15 minutes Maximum Yellow Zone
  • Maximum Horizontal Speed:  18 Meters per Second (good)
  • Camera:  DJI FMT Micro Four Thirds
  • Camera Settings: App Software Adjustable
  • Focal Length: Replaceable Lens – See Chart
  • Aperture: Adjustable
  • FOV: DJI MFT 15mm f/1.7 ASPH 72 degrees
  • Focus: Support for Auto Focus
  • Lens / Effect Corrected:  No distortion, virtually no fisheye 
  • Digital Optical Sensor:   Micro Four Thirds (8x’s larger than 1/2″ CMOS)
  • Video Resolution: UHD 4K 4608x 3456 @ 30 FPS
  • Photo Resolution: 16 MP
  • ISO Range: 100-25600
  • Shutter Speed: 1/30 – 1/8000, 8 Stops
  • Gimbal Tilt:  +30 -to -90 degrees @ 120 DPS
  • Gimbal Rotation: 360 degrees – 1.5 revolutions rotation @ 180 DPS
  • Video File Format/s:  MPG4/MOV (upgrade to RAw avail)
  • Still File Format/s: JPG / RAW (DNG)
  • RAW/DNG: Stills Only, Upgrade Available for Video
  • Range:  Line of Sight 2000 feet

 Supported Lens Options:

  • DJI MFT 15mm f/1.7 ASPH
    Panasonic Lumix G Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH
    Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0
    Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f1.8

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The DJI Inspire 1 with the following equipment:

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DJI Inspire 1 Drone

 

  • Fluid Pan Mode for smooth pans
  • DJI 2.4 GHz BTU Data Link to connect to an iPad for waypoint flight control.
  • Integrated 5.8 GHz Long Range Diversity FPV System (7” HD Field Monitor, Long Range Diversity Rx/Tx, CL/Panel Antenna)
  • High Capacity Battery Packs / 20+ mins Flight Time Each
  • Advanced Safety Features
  • Live Flight Telemetry
  • Live On Screen Display with Map Overlay, Waypoint Flying, etc.
  • Second Position Camera Control / Separate Camera Operator
  • 12 Megapixel Still Shot High Definition Camera
  • 94 degree wide angle field of view (FOV)
  • 4k Ultra HDTV Video Camera with 1/2 CMOS Sensor
  • Reticular 20mm FL wide angle lens w Distortion Correction

 

 

The Align M690L Hexicopter Multi Rotor UAS Drone Cinematic Platform with the following equipment:

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Align M690L Cinematography Drone w Lumix DSLR or Black Magic

The “heavy hitter” in our fleet for full cinematic quality productions, capable of multiple formats (quad, hex) and extensive battery configurations, this stable, smooth full customized UAS rig is configured for a PIC (pilot in command) and Cinematographer / Camera Operator, has incredible range and flexibility and is as much at home on a high end movie production as it is over a sprawling estate doing high end real estate work. For advanced shoots, the Align is our multi-camera, ultra stable and very safe platform.

  • Align Hex Pro Aerial Rig w/Retractable Carbon Fiber Skids
  • Selectable 4, 6 or 8 Rotor Capability / Selectable (Quad, Hexicopter) to maximize flight times depending on project
  • GoPro 4 Black HD Camera ( capable of 4k recording, cinematic quality)
  • Black Magic Full Cinematic Quality Wide Dynamic Range Camera
  • Align G2 3-Axis Brushless Gimbal System (GoPro 4 Black)
  • Align G3-5D 3-Axis Brushless Gimbal System
  • Extra Long Range Battery System
  • FPV (First Person View) Camera and Pilot System
  • HUD OSD (On Screen Display) with full telemetry
  • High Output Video Transmitter System
  • Ultra Large Storage Capacity for Video / Still Photos
  • GPS, Back Up GPS
  • Primary and Secondary Auto Pilot System
  • Secondary Camera Control System (camera operator)
  • DJI Zenmuse H3-3D Gimbal
  • 9” Carbon Fiber CF Props
  • DSLRPros Futaba D8FG Radio Transmitter

 

The Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K UAS Drone Video System with the following equipment:

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Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K Videography Drone Platform
HD Video / 4k Video Systems

The Most Cost Effective Platform available.  Uses a combination pilot and camera operator (plus spotter) for smaller crew requirement.  Delivers incredible video quality at a far lower expense than any other platform.

One of our all-around favorite platforms this rig is one of the most stable and versatile in our fleet. We especially like the new intensity of the 4K camera addition and the overall ability to make real estate look large and intensely colorful while eliminating most of the typical “fish eye” effect that we see with the GoPro and other wide field of view cameras. Great system and makes real estate shoots affordable while delivering superb 4K and HD resolution video.

  • Software Modes: Follow Me Modes
  • Operators: Single
  • Gear: Fixed
  • Flight Sensors: Standard GPS
  • Safety: Standard
  • Flight Time: 15 – 24 minutes Maximum Yellow Zone (excellent)
  • Maximum Horizontal Speed:  17 MPH/22 MPH follow me
  • Camera:  CGO3+ 4K
  • Camera Settings: App Software Adjustable
  • Focal Length: 14mm (35mm lens equivalent)
  • Aperture: f2.8
  • FOV: 115 degrees
  • Focus: Fixed
  • Lens / Effect Corrected:  14mm f/2.8 – No distortion, virtually no fisheye 
  • Digital Optical Sensor:  1/2.3″ CMOS
  • Video Resolution: UHD 4K 3840 x 2160 @ 30 FPS
  • Photo Resolution: 12 MP
  • Shutter Speed: 1/30 – 1/8000
  • Gimbal Tilt:  90 degrees
  • Gimbal Rotation: 360 degrees – endless rotation
  • Video File Format/s:  MPG4
  • Still File Format/s: JPG / RAW DNG
  • RAW/DNG: Stills Only
  • Range:  Line of Sight 2000 feet

The Yuneec Typhoon Q500 UAS Drone Video System with the following equipment:

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Yuneec Typhoon Q500 Videography Drone Platform HD Video / 4k Video Systems

One of our all-around favorite platforms this rig is one of the most stable and versatile in our fleet. We especially like the cameras ability to make real estate look large and intensely colorful while eliminating most of the typical “fish eye” effect that we see with the GoPro and other wide field of view cameras. Great system and makes real estate shoots affordable while delivering superb full HD resolution video.

  • Yuneec Typhoon Q500 Aerial Videography & Photography Rig
  • CGO2-GB 2nd Gen HD (High Definition) 1080P / 60 FPS Camera System
  • CGO2 3 Axis Motorized 3D Gimbal
  • Aerial Optimized Fixed Focus w/ Fish Eye Corrected Image
  • Wide 130 Degree Angle of View
  • Smart White Balance Camera
  • 12 Megapixel Still Photography Capability
  • Streaming FPV Video System
  • Super High Capacity 5400 mAH Batteries / 25 Min Flight Time
  • Super Stable Platform for advanced shots
  • On-Screen-Display (OSD) – provides basic flight data over FPV Live Stream
  • Safety Features including auto return, GPS loss, auto-hover, max altitude, geo-fencing
  • Integrated 5.8 GHz Long Range FPV System (5” HD Field Monitor, Long Range Diversity Rx/Tx, CL/Panel Antenna)
  • Fluid Pan Mode for smooth pans
  • One of the safest, smoothest all around best performing rigs we have ever tested

 

 

The DJI Phantom 3 Pro with the following equipment:

 

DJI Phantom 3 Professional Aerial Cinematography Drone System

The Phantom is our choice for interior work and does excellent exterior support as well.  This brand new edition to the DJI fleet is a whole new level of flyability, clear crisp video and still shot capture and a small package easier to get into confined spaces.

With the prop guards and smaller size the Phantom is able to operate better indoors with minimum risk of damage to the rig and to navigate tight spots where our larger birds are a tighter fit. With 4k camera support, the Phantom provides the perfect solution for special interior shots where a super stable platform is less critical than the need for propeller guards and a smaller rig.

  • DJI Phantom 3 Go Pro Aerial Rig
  • GoPro 4 Black HD Camera ( capable of 4k recording, cinematic quality)
  • DJI Zenmuse H3-3D Gimbal
  • 4k, 12.0 MP Phantom 3 Pro Camera w 90 Degree Field of View f2.8 lens, low distortion
  • Single Shot, 3/5/7 Burst Shot Still Camera
  • JPG/DNG Photo File Formats, MP4/MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) Video Formats
  • DSLRPros 9” Carbon Fiber CF Props
  • DSLRPros 9” Prop Guards
  • DJI On-Screen-Display (OSD) – provides basic flight data over FPV Live Stream
  • 4 Total DJI OEM 6000 mAH LiPo Batteries
  • 3 Total DJI Flight Pack Charging Blocks
  • Integrated 5.8 GHz Long Range Diversity FPV System (7” HD Field Monitor, Long Range Diversity Rx/Tx, CL/Panel Antenna)
  • DJI 2.4 GHz BTU Data Link to connect to an iPad for waypoint flight control.
  • Fluid Pan Mode for smooth pans

 

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The Perfect Fit of Talent, Experience and Hardware

When it comes to having the right equipment, you want it done right and on the first try.  Ascent Aerial has the right equipment to handle each type of aerial videography or cinematography assignment, high definition photo shoots, etc.  Combined with our skilled team of pilots and cinematographers, spotters and directors, you can be confident that your production will achieve acclaim status wherever shown.

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