Coptographer

We create breathtakingly spectacular, 4K UHD aerial videos & photographs...

About

For many years breathtaking aerial video and photography was an expensive, time consuming and restrictive process that only the largest of budgets or television could afford… But now we make the tradition of hiring a helicopter or plane a thing of the past!

We can fly lower and closer to the action, with our versatile ultra high definition aerial video and photography service using our state of the art UAV (more commonly known as a drone).

Our CAA approved aircraft pilots can capture the highest quality 360°, 4k video with outstanding quality and clarity is complete with a high definition video stream to a hand held monitor or even a full screen television for you and our directory of photography to see the action live!

Our camera is held steady with a 3-axis gyro stabilised gimbal to capture smooth and stable footage - even in the wind or with rapid camera movements, without the need for post production stabilisation - not to mention we can even shoot slow motion too!

About

Shooting with Coptographer is simple

Before the shoot:

  1. Get in touch – call or email us to discuss your project requirements
  2. Initial briefing – gathering location and project requirements
  3. Acquire permissions – we will gain any required permissions from the CAA
  4. Flight Planning – discussions with director about flight path and shots required

On the day of the shoot:

  1. On-site Briefing
  2. Final Checks – We will check weather & final clearance from Air Traffic Control
  3. Set Up – It will take around 20 minutes to set up, calibrate & test our equipment
  4. Filming – Alongside the camera operator we capture the agreed shots
  5. On Site Review

Post production:

  • Grading/Colourising
  • Final Review
  • Transfer/Release – We release the final version to the client, keeping a back up copy
  • Services

    Whether it be a gallery of aerial photographs or a sequence of video clips, you would be astonished at the range of aerial media uses, all of which are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression...

    We can sweep through valleys, fly above water or even indoors & through buildings with such flexibility to meet almost all requirements!

    Services

    From corporate videos to documentaries and real estate, our fully certified CAA pilot and their team – who operate with £5million worldwide public liability insurance – can typically be airborne in less than 20 minutes.

    We can capture ultra smooth video, track moving targets upto a ground speed of 40mph and hover steady in strong winds with precision stabilisers to hold the camera steady…

    Here are some uses of aerial video and photography:

    Aerial Filming
    Aerial Photography
    Engineering & Construction
    Real Estate
    Monitoring/Inspections
    Broadcast
    Government/Local Council

    How Does It Work

    The flight planning phase begins with you providing a brief listing the location and subject requirements of the shoot, we will then conduct an initial check to assess and identify the altitude and flight path suitability, as well as to investigate if there are any special airspace restrictions.

    It is imperative that a bespoke and detailed flight plan is created, documenting all associated risks, mitigation and contingency; this includes the location of cordons for landing and take off, as well as if there any safe zones required. A full recce will usually be required in advance of the flight (however in most cases, this can be the same day). The pilot is responsible for the safety of all persons present at the operating area and it is their final decision whether or not to fly.

    We have invested a large amount of capital to ensure our equipment is the best it can be for both air operations and video quality - all aircraft are owned and maintained in house to ensure the highest level of airworthiness.

    High capacity batteries allow us to operate our aircraft between 15-20 minutes depending on the complexity, altitude and the power requirement of the flight. We often fly multiple consecutive flights, not necessarily returning to a single fixed point of take off and landing, in order to cover large distances.

    How Does It Work

    Shooting with Coptographer is simple

    Before the shoot:

    1. Get in touch – call or email us to discuss your project requirements
    2. Initial briefing – gathering location and project requirements
    3. Acquire permissions – we will gain any required permissions from the CAA
    4. Flight Planning – discussions with director about flight path and shots required

    On the day of the shoot:

    1. On-site Briefing
    2. Final Checks – We will check weather & final clearance from Air Traffic Control
    3. Set Up – It will take around 20 minutes to set up, calibrate & test our equipment
    4. Filming – Alongside the camera operator we capture the agreed shots
    5. On Site Review

    Post production:

  • Grading/Colourising
  • Final Review
  • Transfer/Release – We release the final version to the client, keeping a back up copy
  • FAQs

    We have compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions, please contact us to get any further details...

    FAQs

    Here is some of the most frequently asked questions…

    How long can your aircraft fly for?
    Is Coptographer insured?
    What weight is the aircraft?
    How will you get the perfect shot?
    Can you operate outside of the UK?
    What is your rate card?
    What are your payment terms?
    How do you provide the footage?
    Can you provide ground-based filming services?
    Who has granted your permission to Fly?
    When can you not fly?

    Contact

    At Coptographer we don’t believe in delivering anything but breath-taking visual experiences produced by industry experts who know their craft inside out.

    So get in touch today to discuss what awe-inspiring aerial video & photography we can add to your project!

     0208 123 1933
     

    Contact

    Brandon House
    King Street
    WA16 6DX Knutsford United Kingdom
    0208 123 1933