Dallas Aerial Video Production

Above is our DTX Media (Dallas Texas) demo reel from recent years. This is just a highlight collection of the video production work we’ve done. You’ll see a large collection of aerial video along with some groud cinematography work. We are not pilots with cameras, we’re professional cinematographers and photographers with advanced stabilization techniques and tons of experience. We are based in Dallas, TX but serve all of Texas and surrounding states. This includes Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Wichita Falls, Shreveport Louisiana, and more. Our drone aerial photography and video (see details below) also allows us to shoot in remote Texas locations.

 

 

Dallas Texas Aerial Video

Our video is High Definition with the highest quality production equipment and state of the art stabilization techniques. Our experience is unmatched, including over 100 hours of electronic news gathering for CBS, Fox News, and NBC by Jonny Carroll in cineflex the platform shown to the right. The Cineflex option, (and sometimes the side-mount option) offers a director’s seat from which our clients can view the shoot from their own personal monitor in real-time. Read about the Cineflex specifications  here.

On the full scale aerial video, hourly rates are billed in 1/10th increments with a 1 hour minimum. The hours are billed according to the Hobbs meter on the helicopter, therefore power-up and ferry time to and from location from the departure location is part of the flight time. The cineflex system flys only out of Dallas, but we have side-mounted aerial video options all over Texas.

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Drone Aerials

Remote control aerial video and photography platforms are commonly referred to as drones, quadcopters, hexacopters, multirotors, RC helicopter and etc. This is new technology, and with a lot of practice, we’ve become very skilled at the art of both piloting and capturing good images. We use precision machines, coordinate and comply with Texas FAA laws and controllers and keep our RC helicopters and drones in top condition. Our aerial video platform uses state of the art stabilization gyros to give you a smooth beautiful videography.

RC / Drone video opens up possibilities in Texas that didn’t exist before. RC video allows us to service cities without servicing airports, other remote locations and very low altitudes below buildings. While it can be a great way to capture aerials, drone aerial video is actually many times not the best option or the cheapest. Many times when still inside the major cities and especially inside certain airspaces or at high altitudes, a full scale helicopter is a better and cheaper platform. Let us know exactly what you need, and we’ll help you choose the best aerial video platform for you!

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The photo above shows our drone flying above the arch to show a unique visual perspective that most could never see otherwise and in a very remote location. Jonny Carroll (of DTX Media) would proceed to fly the drone through the opening in Aug of 2012, becoming the first person on record to ever fly a UAV though a natural arch.

 

Prices

Cineflex Option

Estimate:
$800 Day rate +
$1900 per flight hour

Full scale Helicopter.
R-44 ENG Nose Mounted Camera
5-axis gyro stabilized aerial video

Insanely stable.
See Specs and Details.

Director may fly along and has his own monitor
Serves class bravo airspace.

Not effected by wind or limited in altitude.

Our ship only departs out of Dallas only and is limited only to 1080i, 60fps.

 

 

High-End Drone Option

Estimate:
$2500 up to 3 hours on site
$750 per each additional hour

Camera and drone can be controlled independently. 

Hexarotor. Comparable to the cineflex. Very stable.
1080, 60p, 30p, 25p, or 24p,
Lumix GH3

Relative Limitations:
Flight time of 10 minutes,
500 ft above ground altitude,
15 mph wind max
Must have visual of drone from ground
No class bravo airspace, except for extremely low altitudes

Services anywhere in Texas and surrounding states, flys on site.

 

 

Side Mounted Option

Estimate:
$600-$1500 Day rate
$500-$1200 per flight hour

Prices vary depending on location, stabilizer used and flight options. This option is very customizable and versatile.

Full scale helicopter
Tyler Mini Gyro Mount
or KS8 Gyro stabilization
or brushless gimbal
Canon 5D mkIII or custom

Serves class bravo airspace and is much less effected by wind or altitude than the RC option.

Director may fly along (changes price and helicopter used)

Departs from many locations in and surrounding Texas.

 

 

Low-End RC Option

Estimate:
$1200 for 2 hours max on site.

GoPro or equivalent aerial video
1080p @ 30fps
720p @ 60fps

Flown with a small quadcopter, 3 axis gyro stabilized. Great for quick cuts and low-end productions.

The camera can tilt forward all the way to strait down. The camera gimbal and remote control helicopter cannot be independently controlled.

Limitations:
Flight time 10 minutes,
200 ft above ground altitude,
10 mph wind max
Must have drone in sight from ground
No class bravo airspace

Services anywhere in Texas and surrounding states, flys on site.

 

 

 

These prices are estimates. We offer both editing services, and ground based video in addition to aerial video capture to create a full video production. Contact us for an exact quote and to learn more.

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