The world’s best camera learns how to fly:
The Omcopter gives wings to the Red Epic.
Berlin, October 10th, 2011
Today, in a European first, Berlin based OMSTUDIOS introduced a powerful new drone that enables filmmakers to combine the performance of the world’s finest digital camera, the RED Epic, with the versatility of an octocopter. In doing so, the OMCOPTER opens up a whole new world of cinematic possibilities, as well as drastically lowering the costs of production.
Since its release in September 2011, the RED Epic has become known as the pinnacle of digital camera design. With a resolution of 5K, a dynamic range of up to 18 stops and a high-tech processor enabling up to 300 frames per second, the RED Epic is without a doubt the world’s most advanced camera. Not only among camera connoisseurs, but also among the largest, big-budget Hollywood productions — the Epic has established itself as the definite standard. Directing legends such as Ridley Scott, Peter Jackson and James Cameron are utilizing this state-of-the-art technology for their current feature films “Prometheus”, “The Hobbit” and “Avatar 2”, by placing dozens of orders.
The all-new OMCOPTER raises the RED Epic to lofty heights without the limitations of a crane or the prohibitive costs and space requirements of an actual helicopter. As an intuitively remote-controlled drone, the OMCOPTER makes the capture of spectacular shots at the highest quality possible, and at a fraction of the previous costs.
The OMCOPTER is ready for take-off in just 15 minutes and can reach heights of up to 150 meters. The reach of the drone is dependent on the range of sight of the operator, usually up to 100 meters. The OMCOPTER is also usable in close quarters and its extreme agility makes it very adaptable.
These few shots are just some tests I did with the DslrPros Phantom Ultimate Cinema Edition Aerial Kit (http://bit.ly/1hBzrLN) - shot at 2.7K with the GoPro Hero3+ Black and processed in Adobe Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC. Stabilized, color corrected, optics compensation and filmic filter effects to simulate color reversal film.