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Kuwait-Crew, Kuwait-city Matt Trub, Aerial Cinematographer

Cineflex V14

The Cineflex V14 has been the foundation for cutting edge gyro stabilized aerial cinematography for years. It has been used to capture breath taking aerial footage for movies, documentaries, sporting events and even a country’s independence celebration.

For their 50th Independence Day, the government of Kuwait celebrated with a large fireworks show aired on TV for those who could not actually attend. That was accomplished with HDaerial Inc, the Cineflex V14 and a video down link. The Cineflex was mounted to one of Kuwait’s military Puma helicopters. While in Kuwait for the fireworks, additional aerial cinematography was shot of Kuwait’s Naval fleet and other military installations.

The Cineflex V14 was used to film all of the aerial footage for Maryland Public Television’s documentary, Potomac By Air. The 57 minute documentary was aired on MPT and can now be found on DVD. The Potomac River is touted as the nation’s river and its story as the American story. This important aerial cinematography story of the Potomac River highlights its importance to the growth and sustainability of our nation.

Some sporting events are better seen from the aerial perspective like yachting and cycling races. The rock solid Cineflex gyro stabilized system delivered extremely smooth aerial footage of these events. The Cineflex V14 provides high performance, up to 200 knots and 360 degree continuous pan, 165 degree tilt and =/- 45 degree roll, automatice and steerable, all with amazing accuracy and stability. Frame rates from 23.98p to 60p are possible including PAL standards of 25p and 50p.

Kuwait-city Matt Trub, Aerial Cinematographer

Potomac River, Maryland, Maryland Public Telev, Matt Trub Aerial Cinematographer

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System Features

  • Proven Rock Solid Stability
  • Quick to rig
  • Interchangeable Lens
  • Light weight gyro-stabilized system
  • Low cost shipping and logistics
  • Fits on all existing helicopter mounts
  • Sony RM-B750 for easy camera exposure, gamma and color control
  • Industry Leader
  • 5-axis gyro-stabilization
  • Nadir look-down capability available
  • Water-resistant housing
  • Tested for -30 °C extreme cold operations
  • On-board ND filter selection

V14 Specifications

System and Stabilization

High performance 5-axis gyros
360° continuous pan
Tilt +20° to -195°
Roll +/- 45°
Operator-adjustable slew rate up to 55°
Maximum Slew Acceleration: 100° / sec2
Automatic lock-up during powder down protects gimbal
Integrated Sony RMB750 Camera Control
Lightweight carbon fiber covers on gimbal
Lightweight carbon fiber laptop controller

 

Camera

Sony CineAlta HDC 1500

 

Lens Options

Canon or Fujinon HD zoom lens. 1920 x 1080 with dual link 4:4:4 HD output.

Fujinon™ HA 42 x 13.5 (13.5mm – 1134mm)
Fujinon™ HA 42 x 9.7 (9.7mm – 815mm)
Fujinon™ HA 23 x 7.6 (7.6mm – 350mm)
Fujinon™ HA 14 x 4.5 (4.5mm – 138mm)
Angènieux™ 40 x 22 (22mm – 1760mm)

 

Record deck

HDW S280 HDCAM Record Deck and SRW-1 HD Portable Digital Video Recorder and SRPC-1 HD Video Processor, RGB 4:4:4 to Y/Pb/Pr 4:2:2 color space conversion.

 

Weights

Turret: 65-74 lbs depending on lens combination
Auxiliary Control Unit: 27 lbs
Laptop Control Unit: 5 lbs
Cables: 9 lbs

Brackets

Nose and side mounts. Eurocopternose-mount for the Eurocopter AS350 B2, B3 or TwinStar aircraft and Nose and side for the Bell 206 Jet and Long Ranger helicopters and MD500. Side mounts for Robinson 44. Other mounts are available for other types of helicopters and fixed wing.

 

Control Interfaces

RS-232
RS422
Ethernet
Fiber Optic

 

Dimensions

Turret: 19.8″ x 14.95″
Auxiliary Control Unit: 6″ x 14″ x 19″
Laptop Control Unit: 17″ x 8.75″ x 1.8″
Cables: 20’standard length (custom lengths upon request)

 

Power

Input Voltage: 28VDC +/- 10%
Continuous: 170W
Maximum: 230W

 

Accessory Items

Wireless control with ethernet and fiber optic hard-wire options
100′ extension cables

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