Are you looking for a Dutch FPV pilot? At Kiwi Aerial Shots we work with one of the best FPV pilots on the planet, Thomas de Koster! FPV drones like the Cinewhoop and Racedrones have the possibility to fly really close to their object and make incredible fast movements while following their subject. This way, we can create completely unique content that is only possible through the FPV drone technique. Contact us to tell us what you are looking for and we can tell you all about our FPV drone services!
The unique character of the FPV drone footage comes from the high speeds and incredible maneuverability of these small and lightweight drones. These manual-controlled FPV drones can therefore, make aerial shots that are simply not possible with our bigger Inspire 2 and Matrice600 drone.
An FPV drone we use a lot is the Cinewhoop model. This can reach speeds up to 50km/h. And because it’s as light as 468 grams and has protection around its 3″ propellors it can fly completely save right next to its subject and even through the smallest spaces. Together with a naked GoPro 10/11 camera setup makes it the perfect FPV drone for a corporate video.
Another option is our Freestyle/ Race drone that comes with 5″ propellers. This has a base weight of 625 grams and can reach speeds up to 150km/h! This drone is perfect for shoot sports events like kite-surfing or motor cross!
Not long ago the possibilities for different kinds of cameras on FPV drone was limited. This is because of the small lift power these tiny FPV drones have,. A small Cinewhoop FPV drone can have a maximum take-off weight of 618 grams, including the camera! Good news the small action cameras are getting better every year and lately, we are working with the latest GoPro 10. We use a so-called naked version of this camera to reduce maximum weight. With this setup, we can film 4K footage in 50fps for combining amazing speeds and cool slow-motion speed ramps.
For the bigger video productions, it’s often required to make the drone shots with the same camera setup as the cameras that are used throughout the rest of the film production. FPV drones can now be built bigger and bigger while maintaining most of their fast-flying maneuvers carrying bigger camera setups. We can now offer FPV drone filming with a Black Magic pocket camera or even a RED Komodo camera setup!
FPV stands for First Person View. This drone technique is called this way because the pilot controls the drone using a Goggle. Here it sees a live view that comes directly from a small camera on the front of the FPV drone. This way the pilot feels like being on the FPV drone itself and therefore can determine perfect flight directions. For the director, we have a small monitor with a live feed of the footage that is being filmed by the FPV drone. This way the director can direct the shots and ask the FPV pilot to make certain maneuvers.
The drones we use for our FPV drone shoots are all self-built drones. This way we can optimize the drone for every unique production and requested camera setup.