HELIKITES FOR FILM PRODUCTION
Lifting Professional Gyro-stabilised Broadcast Video Cameras
Helikites can lift cameras such as Cineflex, bradley, FLIR etc. The superb stability of a Helikite, its all weather capabilty and its persistence enable it to be a excellent airborne platform for all types of film and broadcast cameras. This is useful for movie production, television, nature and sports broadcast video. Heliktes are smaller than other aerostats thus much easier to setup and very inexpensive to use, making them practical, economical and profitable to use in many previously impossible airborne opportunities.
Lifting Drone Cameras
Drones fitted with good gyro-stabilised cameras are often successfully used for filming. However, there endurance is only about 15 minutes which makes them sub optimal for usecovering things such as football matches, yacht racing, cycle racing rallying etc. It is easy to lift an entire drone on a small trailer mounted Helikite thus enabling persisteant from the air using existing drone equipment with all the economies that this provides.
Longe Range Airborne Radio Relay
Many sports are conducted over great distances such as ocean racing, car rallies, cycle races and marathons. Also they may be out of cellphone range. By lifting MANET radios to hundreds of feet Helikites can provide a real-time video link between remote broadcast cameras (such as on a boat) and the broadcast headquarters. This enables live viewing of dramatic moments as opposed to relying on recorded highlights.