Mavic 3 Pro Cinematic Drone
The God of UAVs did not make all drones equal. Some are toys and some are truly cinematic drones capable of filming for big budget productions.
That is why we have in our arsenal of aerial cameras the Mavic 3 Pro Cine. It is a drone that really has no equal for quality of output and flexibility in the air.
Three Cameras. One Drone
The Mavic 3 Pro carries on its stabilised gimbal, 3 cameras with 3 different focal lengths. Wide , Medium and Telephoto. Most drones up to this point have only had one wide lens for those high landscape shots. The Mavic 3 Pro however enables the aerial cinematographer to choose his focal length from 24mm to 70mm to 166mm giving the DOP an amazing range of shots from one platform.
Other larger heavier drones may have cameras with interchangeable lenses but they must land first before the lens can be changed.
This is the only drone that allows focal lengths to be changed whilst it is still flying.
It is now possible to start with a wide establishing shot, then switch to the medium camera to move in and identify a subject before switching again to the telephoto for incredible closeups. All on the fly (if you excuse the pun).
Optimum Quality Camera
On top of the 3 focal lengths, the camera hardware is made by one of the best manufacturers in the World, Hasselblad.
With this sort of pedigree, image quality is assured.
Those quality optics, stabilised and focussed also produce exceptional quality footage in the ProRes 422 format at 5.1K
ProRes 422 Footage
Compared to regular cameras that produce H.264 files, the Mavic 3 Pro Cine produces the much higher quality ProRes 422 files.
This provides exception colours and is an industry standard for editing when exceptional quality is required. This article can explain a little bit more about the differences between H.264 and ProRes 422.
After all, what’s the point in having an incredible camera if it’s going to shoot in a compromised format/codec?
Qualified Drone Pilot
There is no point in having a top quality cinematic drone if you’re not a good pilot. That is why we only employ certified and insured pilots. Richard Brooks is a GVC qualified drone pilot with 9 years commercial flying experience. He has filmed for TV and Feature Films with clients such as National Geographic, Animal Planet, Channel 4 and others. Follow the above link to see aerial show reels and decide whether or not you like the aerial filming style we offer.