Our wide range of equipment and high-quality accessories have a variety of applications for example, with a thermal camera, a video camera, or a multispectral camera and obtain meaningful data from simple aerial photography to three-dimensional topography data, including material properties.
DJI Inspire 1 Pro.
We operate the DJI Inspire 1 Pro for our aerial photography and video work. It is by far the most powerful and versatile drone we have used to date and is extremely efficient at what it does. Flight time depends on the use of the aircraft and accompanying weather conditions. The Inspire 1 Pro is operated by a single pilot with just as good cinematic output coming from it compared that of a two-man team, but at less cost to you. The Pro can carry our three camera payloads as listed below to gather imagery in a wide variety of formats.
DJI Zenmuse X5.
Our Zenmuse X5 camera’s micro four thirds sensor results in images that are crisper and more detailed than any previous aerial camera we have used. Packing in the same size sensor as our retired Panasonic GH4 and DJI Spreading Wings S900 platform the quality is eight times the size of that in a GoPro. All three axes of the X5 can be controlled from the ground with a precision accuracy of +/- 0.02°. A live feed of this video is streamed back to the ground station screen so at all times the crew can be sure they are obtaining the optimum imagery with the additional option of HDMI output for live broadcast possibilities.
DJI Zenmuse X3 with NDVI Red+NIR Lens.
This model of the DJI Zenmuse X3 has a Red and Infrared filter which we typically use to observe a plant’s health by processing the captured images for an indice like NDVI (Normalised Difference Vegetation Index). The red channel of the image will contain the reflected red light and the blue channel will contain the reflected infrared light. For more information on the use of this camera please visit our Plant Health NDVI service page.
Richo Theta S.
Our Theta S allows us to capture 360 degree stills and full HD movies with a single click and no post processing of stitching multiple camera sources. Dual 12MP 1/2.3″ image sensors pair with bright f/2 twin lenses in order to capture high-resolution spherical images with each exposure. Although this is the easier option we usually do not use this camera to capture our 360 degree stills. Instead we process multiple images from the Zenmuse X5 to produce an overall better output.
As much as we love drones, we know that sometimes, a drone is not the right tool for the job. When we need to get close, low, and stable, we rely on the DJI Osmo.
The Osmo uses the Zenmuse X3 camera and RØDE microphone system, to ensure high-quality sound capture to go with the smooth video.
Canon 5D Mark 2.
The Canon EOS 5D Mark II is a 21.1-megapixel full-frame digital single-lens reflex camera. Great for outstanding stills.