Heli Watch is FAA Certified with a 333 Exemption. We have a variety of drones to fit your production needs, from small Inspire Drones to Heavy Lift Drones capable of lifting a 6K Red Epic Dragon or any camera/lens you prefer.
Our Licensed Pilots and Professional Camera Operators are very passionate about Aerial Cinematography with over 10 years experience flying drones and working on TV/Film.
What We Do
There are more than 30 regulations associated with drone filming, and they affect nearly every aspect of the aerial videography for your shoot. Bring us in before you select a location and we'll make sure that you avoid "no-fly" airspace or that you can plan for the time and extra steps needed to get the proper approvals to fly.
Heli Watch has been designing, building and flying remote controlled aircraft for more than 20 years, so we can expertly recommend and deliver drone videography packages that match any project, regardless of size.
In addition to unmanned systems, we are also experienced in maintaining, repairing and flying private and commercial aircraft -- we approach every flight with the same care and concern as full-size aircraft operations.
Our camera operators bring the same passion to videography, and their extensive knowledge of film means that they speak your language. We can do everything from executing your exact shot as requested, to making on-the-fly adjustments to get the most impactful video for your project.
How We Do It
Heavy Lift Drone: Red Epic Dragon:
Camera type: 6K Red Weapon,6K Red Epic Dragon, Arri Mini, Sony fs7, Usra Black Magic
Camera Gimbal: Brushless motor Dji Ronin, Movee
Lens Capablility: Follow Focus,
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Lift Capability: 20 lbs.
Max Flight time: 20 mins
Rotor: 8 motors
6 ft Gas Helicopter:
Camera type: Sony A7sII, Panasonic Gh4, Cannon, Black Magic, 5D Mark III, Dji X5, GoPro
Camera Gimbal: Brushless motor Dji Ronin-M
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Lift Capability: 10 lbs.
Max Flight time: 40 mins.
Rotor: single rotor 3 foot diameter
Camera type: Sony A7sII, Panasonic Gh4, Black Magic , Dji X5, GoPro
Camera Gimbal: Dji Brushless motor
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Max Flight time: 8 - 12 mins.
Rotor: 8 motors or 6 motor
Camera type: , Dji X5, Camera Gimbal: Dji, HD Down link, Max Flight time: 20 mins.
Power: Battery, Rotor: 4 motors
Video Resolution UHD: 4096 x 2160 (24/25p); 3840?2160 (25/30p); FHD: 1920?1080 (24/25/30/48/50/60p), Max Video Bitrate: 60 Mbps 2.4Gbps (Average: 1.7 Gbps), Supported File Formats: FAT32 / exFAT Video: MP4, MOV (MPEG-4/AVC/H.264F),
Supported Storage Devices: Class 10 or UHS-1 or above Micro SD cards Max capacity of 64 GB, Default Lens Name: DJI MFT 15mm f/1.7 ASPH
Focal length: f=15 mm (35 mm film camera equivalent: 30 mm), Aperture type: 7 diaphragm blades/circular aperture diaphragm, Maximum aperture: F1.7 Minimum aperture value F16 Lens construction 9 elements in 7 groups (3 aspherical elements) In focus distance 0.2 m to ∞ (from the focus distance reference line), Mount: Micro 4/3 Field of View (FOV) 72°
Camera type: , Dji X3, Camera Gimbal: Dji HD Down link Max Flight time: 20 mins. Power: Battery Rotor: 4 motors
Effective Pixels: 12.4M, Image Max Size: 4000x3000, ISO Range: 100~6400,
FOV (Field of View): 94°
CMOS: Sony EXMOR 1/2.3”, Lens: f/2.8 (20 mm equivalent)
HD Video Recording Modes: UHD (4K): 4096x2160p24/25，3840x2160p24/25/30, FHD: 1920x1080p24/25/30/48/50/60, HD 1280x720p24/25/30/48/50/60
Max Bitrate of Video Storage: 60 Mbps
Supported File Formats: FAT32/exFAT, Video: MP4/MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)
Supported SD Card Types: SD/SDHC/SDXC Micro SD, Max capacity: 64 GB. Speed: Class 10 or higher