Snow Dragon - Red EPIC Dragon flies in rare snowstorm

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  1. Tabb Firchau

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    This past weekend the Freefly team took RED’s new 6K Dragon camera airborne during a rare Pacific Northwest snowstorm. The goal was to continue our testing of the Dragon camera and better familiarize the team with the capabilities of the new 6K camera system. The results of the test were pretty compelling! The incredible resolution and dynamic range of the Dragon, coupled with the dynamic camera moves created by the CineStar Multi-Rotor, produced some visually stunning sequences.

    We would like to invite you to help us spread the word about this piece with the filmmaking community. We are pretty excited about the idea of cinema cameras of this quality flying on small remote helicopters. When we started this adventure of remote aerial cinematography about a decade ago, we only dreamed of systems that could create footage like this; to be able to have it in hand is a dream come true!



    Snow Dragon Film


    Snow Dragon Screen grabs from the film http://on.fb.me/1iSsnch

    Technical Details

    Crew
    Hugh Bell
    Tabb Firchau
    Brad Meier
    Mike Hagadorn

    Camera
    Red Epic Dragon
    Canon TS-E 24mm F/3.5L Tilt Shift Lens
    Leica 50mm F/2 Summicron Lens
    Leica 90mm F/2 Summicron Lens

    Aircraft
    CineStar 8
    Synapse Flight Controller
    MōVI MR Stabilized Camera Gimbal

    Gear
    SmallHD AC7 monitors
    Paralinx Tomahawk

    Here is an image showing how we setup the Dragon for aerial filming, lightweight and stripped down with no wires external on the gimbal

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  2. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    "Synapse Flight Controller”: You’re such a tease. :mad:

    Amazing stuff, Tabb. Truly stunning.
     
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  3. Nick Adams

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    Stunning, absolutely jaw dropping!
     
  4. Drew Kachurak

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    Beautiful Tabb.
     
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    Where did you get remote shutter for RED?
     
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    Chris, huh? Sorry I don't get your comment. Must have missed a different meaning for the word 'dope'.
     
  9. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    Gary, urban dictionary is your friend. Hint: it's all good.
     
  10. Chris Daidone

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    LOL... Let me translate for you Gary.... "That's groovy!!! ;)
     
  11. Gary Haynes

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    Ah.... you mean it's the bees. Got it..
     
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  13. JASPER GLAVANICS

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    would you mind sharing where you sourced the components ?
    I am mainly thinking about the power setup ..
     
  14. Gary Haynes

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    Jasper the power is a MoVI 4S battery to a LEMO connector. The HDMI is a FreeFly board that is no longer being sold. I am guessing that the 5V step down to power the HDMI is something like the BEC from Castle Creations. Lastly the trigger is perhaps something like the trigger from Quadrocopter http://www.quadrocopter.com/Shuttercable-N3_p_932.html, though this is probably not the exact one. There are many sources of camera triggers.

    Wiring is all custom made.
     
  15. Adam Paugh

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    Here is a slick little cable from GentLED for video start/stop (Futaba only) which I'm not sure is compatible with the Dragon, but it does list Epic/Scarlet:

    http://www.gentles.ltd.uk/gentwire/red.htm

    Greetings,
    Adam
     
  16. JASPER GLAVANICS

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    awesome thanks for the replies.
    I just posted a question on another topic about the video downlink.
    How are they getting feed on this setup? I understand HDMI into the converter .. but then what ?
     
  17. Chris Fox

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    From the converter into an analog transmitter... And then sent to a receiver on the ground.

    Lots of different options for this type of transmitter. Iftron, lawmate, mondo stinger ... Are just a couple of the options available.
     
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    Thanks Chris! I have a 5.8gHz, 600mw immersion tx .. always have troubles hooking up the av wires to the small ports though.
     
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    Amazing staff, its so beautiful.. however its so expensive..

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    edit: it seems like there is no one. I like websites about energy drink - my hobby is to collect energy drinks brands especially soft drink brands
     
  20. Sam Fleishman

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    why use the freefly HDMI converter is you were using the Parallinx Tomahawk?
    @TabbFirchau
     

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