Our Fleet of Highly-Specialized Unmanned Aircrafts Meet Your Production’s Drone Cinematography Needs
World Class Aerial Filming Services
Perfect Perspectives utilizes 12 cutting-edge drones to capture amazing 4K to 8K aerial photography and videography for your film or television production. Our standard rigs are the DJI Inspire 2 (5.2K Raw/ProRes) and the Freefly Systems Alto and Movi M15 with RED Dragon or Arri Alexa Mini. As true professionals, we will never show up to your set without a fully operational backup rig. We understand that tight shooting schedules don’t allow for time spent troubleshooting such complex systems.
In Drone Cinematography, Experience Matters
There is no other company in Cincinnati or the Midwest with such a wide range of aerial filming capabilities. If you need to fly a cinema camera at high speeds for a vehicle chase scene, our high-speed single-rotor rigs can help you capture the perfect shots. We also understand that time is critical when you’re on a movie set. Our 13 years of on-set drone cinematography experience ensure that filming with us is a smooth-moving, organized, and efficient process. We also know that flying drones around cast and crew can pose a major safety concern. We’re very proud of our perfect safety record, and we work hard to maintain it. Our world-class pilots can capture the most demanding shots without putting anyone at unnecessary risk.
For Hollywood filmmaking, we utilize custom-built 800mm electric-powered helicopters and/or heavy-lift Alta multicopters equipped with the amazing Freefly Movi M5/M10/M15 brushless gimbals. These super heavy lift rigs’ greatest advantage is their ability to carry large, heavy, anamorphic cine primes and FIZ lens control. We’ve successfully flown Cooke, Zeiss, Leica, and Red Pro primes on Red Epic Dragon and Arri Alexa Mini cameras ranging from 16mm to 100mm.
Being able to get smooth footage using a longer lens greatly improves safety flying around talent. The live video image from the camera is down-linked to a ground monitoring station for the Director or DP in real time using the Paralinx or Connex systems. This wireless uncompressed HD signal is crystal clear in 1080p with minimal latency. Our professional drone cinematography services include custom stabilized camera rigs for flying from full-size helicopters.
Not every production requires RED 8K UHD resolution aerial cinematography cameras. This is why we also fly Canon, Sony and Panasonic DSLR’s for aerial video and aerial photography using Alta multirotors. If DSLR quality is not required, we also operate several DJI Inspire 2 quadcopters for video/photography for more modest productions/budgets. These also include 5.2K Cinema DNG Raw and ProRes codecs if required.
Every aerial filming event has its own unique set of challenges. This is why we maintain and operate such a wide range of different platforms for capturing UHD 8K aerial videography. We regularly fly our own Red Dragon digital cinema camera and are also experienced with flying the Arri Alexa Mini camera. We can fly in your choice of manual mode or with GPS autopilot. This is necessary when flying indoors when satellite reception is unavailable.
Our rigs have the highest top speed in the industry (80 mph) which is perfect for action scenes such as car chases or car commercials. Our proprietary aerodynamic camera enclosures allow flying brushless gimbals at any orientation relative to the wind or direction of flight without losing camera control. We are the world’s only company with this capability for use with Freefly Systems Movi M5/M10/M15 gimbals.
Perfect Perspectives provides wireless uncompressed live steaming HD aerial video feeds at 1080p with virtually no latency using Paralinx or Connex systems. This allows the camera operator to frame the shot in full HD and for client/DP shot direction in real time. Secondary feeds are also available to the video village.
We typically provide our drone aerial filming and photography services from our base between Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, but we will travel across the United States and the globe to capture amazing images from uncommon points of view.
Drones Equipped With Props And Special Effects
Perfect Perspectives has extensive experience flying unmanned aircraft as props or effects in both Motion Pictures and Commercial TV advertising spots. Our Senior Pilot Wendell Adkins first flew an animatronic bird under an unmanned aircraft way back in 1997 for the Sharon Stone film “The Mighty”. We can custom-fabricate props, shells, and effects that allow our drones to carry or drop objects (sports balls, food, animatronics, etc.), fly at night with custom lighting systems or pyrotechnics, and change appearance per storyboard requirements.