Kiwi Aerial Shots

Helicopter Aerial filming

Professional Aerials with a Cineflex or Gimball setup

Cineflex & Shotover operators

8 Years of experience and globally active

VIDEO up to 8K

H264 \ H265 | PRORES 4444 | CINEMA DNG | R3D CODEC

Air to Air and top down shots

Multiple CAMERA options for every production and budget

Helikopter photography

Professional photographers that make the best possible pictures

Films, docu and corporate videos

Years of experience in all kinds of productions


Cineflex/ Shotover Operator, Gimball setup & Handheld

In need of a Cineflex or Shotover operator?
Next to our professional drone services Kiwi Aerial shots also provides the services for helicopter footage. This can be needed when the shots have to be made at high altitude, faster speed or on a location where drones are not allowed. Our camera operators can work with different camera setups to fit your production. This can be the  Cineflex camera, the GSS system, our own gimbal system or “hand held” setup. We used all kinds of setups all over the world and even build custom rigs for next level production that push the boundaries of aerial filming. Contact us if you want more information about our possibilities or to tell us your wishes so we can give you more information.

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Helicopter video

> From Cineflex to 360 VR

> Custom camera rigs

> Last minute flights

>helicopter photography

> Produced from A to B

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> Real estate

> Films and documentaries

> Offshore footage

> Tracking shots

> Sport events (F1/ cycling)

Heli operators

Heli info

> Cameras and lenses

Flight altitudes

> Production costs

> Custom possibilities

> Helicopter portfolio


At Kiwi Aerial Shots we offer multiple camera setups and only work with professional camera equipment and lenses. The exact equipment we choose depends on the production and goal of the footage. Also, the technique of operating the camera depends on the wishes of the client. We can use the Cineflex or GSS system or work with a gimbal or handheld setup to shoot out of the door of the helicopter. It all depends on the whishes and budget that comes with the shoot. For most shoots we use the Cineflex system with our RED Dragon camera but we can go as far as building custom camera rigs with for example 3 RED Monstros for 360 VR footage.  Contact us if you want more information about the different techniques and costs. We are more than happy to help you.


In the Cineflex system, we work with a RED Dragon camera (6K) and a 30-300 canon cinema lens. A wider lens is also available for wider shots.


At Kiwi we also build custom camera rigs for underneath the helicopter. For example for High-End 24K VR images with multiple RED Monstro's.


Some productions prefer having a hand held setup for the feel of the video. This is also something we can provide.


With our gimbal setup we can shoot up to 5.2 RAW DNG up to 120mm lenses. This setup is used to film from the door of the helicopter.

Fight altitudes

Two of the areas in The Netherlands we fly frequently with a helicopter are Amsterdam and Rotterdam. This is because it’s not allowed to fly a drone in these areas and the helicopter is a great alternative for amazing aerial shots. To go for a two-engine helicopter we have the possibility to fly low  and make shots above the water of the city-center of Amsterdam or the world-famous harbor of Rotterdam. Our camera operators have lots of experience in communicating with the helicopter pilots to get the best possible shots.

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Real estate video for which we made the helicopter shots of the Zuid-As in Amsterdam

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Cineflex shots by Kiwi Aerial Shots /// Short documentary Feat Jeffrey Milstein​Unstructured by Clarks

Film production or TV-Livestream

We have worked on all kinds of productions from tv-series to documentaries. We can set up the whole helicopter production and keep a short line with the Dop and or director when they are not personally at the shoot. We have worked all over the globe from nearby cities Rotterdam and Amsterdam to offshore places in Fiji.

Helikopter photography

Filming from a helicopter is sometimes needed if high speed or altitude is of the essence. It can also be necessary because of the location of the shoot like an offshore shoot or footage that has to be made next to an airport or above a big city like Amsterdam or Rotterdam. Our experienced camera operators work with different techniques like the Cineflex and GSS system or our homemade gimbal, both suitable for perfect stable footage. Our camera operators have years of global experience shooting amazing footage from a helicopter. As we have a broad Dutch network we can also set up the whole production so don’t hesitate to contact us with any question. We are more than happy to help.

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Custom helicopter rigs

We would love to hear for what production you would like to potentially hire us. This way we can think with you about all the possibility’s we have to offer. Also, if you would like to see a quotation, you can always call or email us or send a message using our contact form.

Custom 22K, 310 degree VR Helicopter Rig

Using 3 RED Monstro cameras for a 22k resolution image

Inside the Rig

3 RED monstro cameras with the Sigma 14mm lenses.

Low altitude aerials in Rotterdam and Amsterdam

We have the knowledge and connections to get exclusive exemptions

Experienced cineflex operators

We only work with professional Cineflex operators that have many hours of experience.


We fly mos of our helicopter productions with teh Cyneflex Elite system with a RED Dragon for a maximum of 5K footage.

Discussing flight paths with the director

Communication is everything. We can handle the pre-production of your helicopter shoot

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