Technics and Equipment
OUR DRONES, CAMERA'S AND LENSES
At Kiwi we’ve always invested in the best professional drones and camera equipment. if it’s not on the market, we will build it ourselves, in our workshop at the NDSM in Amsterdam. This way we are able to film with a RED or Alexa camera below a storm drone in some of the heaviest weather conditions. We only work with fully certified drones and we will always bring a backup drone so we can ensure that the needed aerial shots are made. On this page, you can read about all the Kiwi equipment options to match your production and needs. This way we can always get the perfect shot: that’s why we are here, that’s our mission!
More than 8 (back-up) drones for all kinds of productions
We have knowledge of all types of drones. We also gained lot’s of technical knowledge by building our own drones before they were on the market. These days we still fly with our own X8 octocopter but also with a DJI Matrice 600. With these, we can fly an ARRI Alexa or RED camera. At Kiwi Aerial Shots we only work with fully certified drones and we always bring an extra back up drone so we can ensure the needed aerial shots.
DJI INSPIRE 2
– 2 operators
– Prores 4444 & Cinema DNG (60fps max)
– H264/H265 proxy 100mbit/s (120fps max)
– Stormdrone (7-8 beaufort)
DJI Matrice 600
KIWI DRONE X8
DJI INSPIRE 1
– 360 degrees VR recording
– H264 (60mbit/s)
– HD Video downlink (750m)
– 20mm up to 100mm lens keuze
KIWI DRONE LIGHTING SYSTEM
To ensure 100% certainty that we can deliver on every film set we always bring a comparable backup drone. This way we can always deliver the professional footage we promise to deliver.
Camera's en Lenses
The choice of a particular camera or lens is crucial for the final image we make. That’s why at Kiwi Aerial Shots, we have been working with the best equipment from the very beginning and always keep up to date with the latest updates. For our drone shots we pick the X7 or X5s camera when we work with our Inspire 2 drone. For the bigger productions, we fly with our X8 octocopter or DJI Matrice 600 so we can work with our RED Raven, ARRI Alexa Mini or any other camera of your choice.
We also offer VR 360 degrees drone options. You can read more about this specific service on our VR drone page.
ARRI ALEXA MINI
RED Raven camera
DJI X5s or X7 CAMERA
360 VR camera
– Our bigger drones like the Matrice 600 offer a wide variety of camera options. We would love to hear which camera you need for you Aerial production so we can tell you our related options.
Custom is King
RAW video at a high resolution makes sure that the footage we shoot fits with the rest of the production. The recording formats we use are R3D, Prores 4444 or Cinema DNG. Resolutions up to 6K are possible.
Other Kiwi equipment
Next to the certified drones and cameras above Kiwi Aerial Shots also offers other services and product we would like to mention. Such as our helicopter cameraman services, our Steadycam option and our self-developed LED lighting system that offers lots of unique possibilities because its lightweight and relatively small.
Kiwi LED light
– At kiwi we also offer the option to film from a helicopter. We can do this the handheld way or with a Gimball. Or with a GSS or Cineflex Elite system. More info you can find on our helicopter page.
Ronin MX Steady cam
Custom is King
At Kiwi we have lot’s of knowledge and experience in developing and building our own drones, custom video production equipment and small special effects. This comes in handy for productions that push the boundaries and need specialized technics. This technical knowledge comes from our education and experience in building and flying our self-build drones at a time the consumer drones did not exist yet. Next to drones we also build custom car-rigs and gimbal setups. For example for (360 VR) helicopter and car to car shots.
Below you can see some of our more known custom projects. The Coffee drone was an assignment of the Ministry of defence. They needed a flying drone with a coffee grinder and working milk foamer that could actually deliver a cup of coffee. The flames you see are the ignition of a Mitsubishi engine, build for one of there commercials. Moving images of both effects you can see on our portfolio page. At the moment we are also working on a revolutionary new product, a game changer in LED lighting that we can use underneath our drones. Read about it on our LED lighting page.
We love to help out with our drone and other custom services. Contact us if you have any questions regarding our drone, camera and or lens options or if you have a unique custom request. We love those, that’s why we have our own workshop!