Showing posts with label Aerial. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Aerial. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Gravity Shots Takes the NEX-5N Flying

Sony NEX-5N on a Cinestar 6 Hexacopter UAV



Jeff from Gravity Shots emailed us about his new aerial video rig. Here is a test footage shot with the NEX-5N on a Cinestar 6 hexacopter unmanned aerial vehicle. We believe the 16mm pancake lens was used. The NEX-5N was set to shoot in 1080p/60p in Vivid mode.

So what is a Cinestar 6 hexacopter? See it being built below.

How To Build a Cinestar 6 Hexacopter UAV



Check out gravityshots.com for more information.

Thanks Jeff!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sony NEX Balloon Aerial Photography

sony nex balloon aerial photography

Berkeley Art Museum from a NEX-5 and a Balloon



Michael L. took out the Sony NEX-5, a helium weather balloon, and 700 ft of dacron tethers to capture some images of the University of California, Berkeley Campus, from up above.

More sample photos from M.L.:
sony nex balloon aerial photography

sony nex balloon aerial photography

sony nex balloon aerial photography

M.L. his weather balloon and the NEX-5



Read more about Michael L's experience with his NEX-5 and a balloon at the KAP Discussion page.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Sony NEX-5 Kite Aerial Photography

sony nex kite aerial photography

Sony NEX-5 Kite Aerial Photography Rig


sony nex kite aerial photography
sony nex kite aerial photography


Here are some photos of Wind Watcher's Kite Aerial Photography rig using the Sony NEX-5 with the 16mm pancake lens. The NEX-5's combination of light weight and large sensor is perfect for going airborne.

from Wind Watchers post:
Camera:
Sony Nex-5 with 16mm Pancake

Rig: Modified Brooks BBKK auto KAP rig with AuRiCo controller for pan (reduction gears) and tilt servos.

Rig Configuration: Dual [Sony Nex-5 and Go Pro HD Hero] and Single camera set up [Sony Nex-5].

The shutter was triggered by the gentLED-Shutter (which generates an infra-red (IR) signal to the NEX-5 remote sensor detector. The gentled-Shutter device is wired directly to the shutter servo port on the AuRiCo device. This was my first use of the AuRiCo shutter control approach as I just about always use the CHDK shutter control on my Canon cameras. Works like a champ.

KAP sessions: 4 over Chester Springs, December 2010

Kites: Nighthawk and Fled


And here are some of Wind Watcher's KAP pictures captured with the rig mentioned above:

sony nex kite aerial photography
sony nex kite aerial photography
sony nex kite aerial photography
sony nex kite aerial photography
sony nex kite aerial photography
sony nex kite aerial photography


If you are interested in Kite Aerial Photography check out Notes on KAP.

Thanks Wind Watcher!