Drones

Revered Cinema specializes in drone cinematography with Alexa Mini & Red Helium cameras, rain spinners, PL zooms, FIZ, etc for Feature Film, Commercial & TV productions

Since it seems everyone flies a drone, why would you hire just anyone to shoot your film?

 

We have been doing this for awhile: while most other drone companies buy all their drones off the internet… we still custom build our heavy-lift drones specifically made to handle the heaviest of cameras packages up to 55lbs and max speeds of 100km/hr. We have been building heavy-lift drones since 2012, when we were one of the few in the world to fly a Red Epic back in the early days of heavy-lift drones. Now… not saying off the shelf drones are bad, but there are built and sold to make the highest margins possible catering to prosumers not the high-end professional.

 

We are cinematographers not just RC enthusiasts: Everyone at Revered Cinema has worked in film for well over a decade, most of RVRD’s crew of 12 were in IATSE well before they asked us to join in the drone category. We included drones into our specialty camera package in 2012 & have excelled at it, being hired pretty much daily, its become our full-time job & we are 100% dedicated to it. Since this is one of our main occupations, our teams probably operate drones (Alexa Mini / Red Helium) legally & commercially more than anyone in the world, 200+ production days a year!

 

We are thankful to our clients for making us North Americas premiere drone vendor: we have the broadest permits allowing us to operate pretty much anywhere / anytime with little or no prior approval required, we have been “blanket permitted” in Canada since 2013 and in 2015 granted permits from both the FAA & Transport Canada making us the 1st company to operate throughout U.S. & Canada, 1st of a group to join IATSE 669 & 600’s UAS category, over a decade of feature film experience, 10 million liability, heaviest lifting capacities, operate in all weather conditions (rain, snow, wind, over water, mountain tops, etc) and have work side-by-side with some of the best Directors / DP’s on some of the the largest shows made.

 

Our arsenal of “IN-HOUSE” gear is unsurpassed: Arri Alexa Minis, Red Heliums, Rain Spinners, Zeiss Ultra Prime Kits, Angenieux Zooms, Kowa Anamorphics, a dozen Freefly Movi’s, Paralinx Tomahawks, Preston FIZs, Preston Single Channels, Small HD 7″, 13″, 17″ client monitors, remote wheels, camera carts, generators, tents, trailers, etc… the list goes on & on. We have both Canadian / US teams with multiple drone packages & backups to suit any production or budget, plus we custom manufacture our own “Rapture Drones” capable of lifting 55lbs up to a max speed of 32m/sec (110kmh / 70mph) for productions that demand only the best in performance!
 
Take at look at our recent projects / clients which use RVRD’s experience & gear on the some of the largest Features, TV Series & Commercials around.
 

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Why use RVRD’s drone teams:

The FIRST  commercial UAS company in North America to be “ Permitted” w/ Transport Canada & FAA to operate throughout Canada & USA meaning we can operate anywhere at anytime per our permits, other companies can take up to 20-120 days to get permits).
Decades of combined film experience on high-end commercial & feature film productions.
Custom design & build our “Rapture”
UAS/Drones specifically tailored to feature films.
One of the first UAS/Drone operation in the world to be asked to join the IATSE Film Union.
In-house camera equipment for any production (10 Drone systems, Red Weapon, Arri Alex Mini’s w/ EF & PL Motion Mounts, multiple Movis, Preston Fiz, numerous SmallHD Monitors,  Paralinx Tomahawk systems, Generators, Trailer & the list goes on & on.
Partnered up with some of the best manufactures of film & electronic equipment in the world – (Freefly Black Magic, Small HD, Paralinx, Tiger Motors, KDE, Gensace, Dragonlink & more).

So please look around when choosing a vendor for your next production, you will find we are one of, if not “the” highest qualified / most film experienced drone & specialized equipment vendors around!


Q&A

• Can you use your drones in USA & Canada – Yes we have permits to operate in Canada & USA anywhere at anytime (after we do a risk assessment) + we have additional permissions like: Night Operations, 0-400ft Height, & able to operate with zero prior notice depending on location. Others require an SFOC / 333 permits which can take 20-120 days to obtain w/ restrictions depending on location.

 

• What makes your drones different – Our UAS/Drones are NOT off the shelve rigs, we custom make/design our UAS/Drones using the best/latest technology possible for the most demanding applications. Our “Raptures” X8’s dihedral design with over/under motor/prop configuration act a mini gyro stabilizers & having high mass/low surface area cuts through wind making it the most stable design period! The design works so well every production comments that its the smoothest drone that have ever worked with!

 

• How large are the UAS/Drones & are they portable – We have a mobile trailer to be on set within any drive-able location. For air transport, all UAS/Drones are collapsible designed & pack down quite small to travel anywhere in the world. Depending on the shots requirements we can fit everything needed into 1 or 2 pelican cases “well the largest case Pelican makes”.

 

• Why do you have so many UAS/Drones (10 to be exact) – We have an assortment of drones that are specific for camera payloads & budgets (our large drones are custom/designed manufactured for specific filming environments). Our “Rapture X8” has the most lifting capacity allowed for commercial permits (55lbs) & is our film workhorse, flying a Red or Alexa M, Ultra Primes, Super Speeds & Kowa Anamorphics, HD Downlinks, Preston remote zoom, Movi’s & accessories. We also provide a “Rapture Extended X8E” which is one of a kind & currently has the longest flight times of any “multirotor drone”. Its designed to carry a Flir Thermal camera can achieve 90miutes of flight time. Smaller more budget conscious drones are the Freefly Alta & DJI Inspire

 

• What equipment can you fly with: We are currently use the Movi gimbals which have a 15lbs payload. We can lift any camera around 5lbs (Red Weapon, Alexa Mini or smaller), any lens under 5lbs (Angénieux zooms, Ultra Primes, Super Speeds & Kowa Anamorphic Lens), Remote FI+Z”, Long range HD Down-link for video village, Freefly Movi M10 or M15 gimbal, etc.

 

• Is the footage smooth – Smoothest footage possible! We use the Freefly Movi gimbal systems which are unsurpassed & require virtually ZERO post stabilization!

 

• Do you provide video downlinks for video village – Yes, we provide Paralinx Tomahawk HD Long Range wireless downlinks which can achieve up too 2000ft+ range without dropout with less than 1ms of latency with custom arrays. Client/agency monitors provided via Camera Cart or handheld cages with Paralinx Tomahawk HD “long range” live video feeds which can be daisy chained to as many monitors as needed.

 

Do you have Remote Wheels (Pan/Tilt) – Yes we have “Wheels” for DP / Camera operators who are used to traditional gimbal wheels rather than thumb or tray remotes.

 

• How long can we shoot – ALL DAY… we use batteries in dual configurations up to 48,000Mah, & have enough to last any shoot, in bursts of “10-15min with Red or Alexa”, “15-30min with DSLR” & “60-90min with Flir” depending on configuration.

 

• Any wait between flights – Less than 2-5 minutes to swap out batteries/cards/camera settings/lenses.

 

• Flight distance & height – Line of sight, usually less than 1000ft horizontal, 0-150ft vertical in urban areas, 0-400ft vertical in rural areas (+400ft height with airspace approval), video feed up to 2000ft.

 

• How fast is it & can it fly in wind, rain & at elevation – Top speeds are around 65km/40mph depending on conditions – all of the rigs are specify designed to handle winds in around 20+ knots sustained (we have flown up to 30 knots gusting depending on location). We have flown on glaciers at 12,000 elevation & also operate in rain & snow conditions which most will not dare to venture!

 

• Can we change camera/lenses – YES, with a quick re-balancing which requires a short down time for Movi calibration – usually 2-3mins.

 

• Is it dangerous – It could be so we take every precaution for safety; years of experience, GPS auto pilot, automated return to home, automated failsafe landing & safety meetings before shooting, lock-offs, etc.

 

• What if it has a prop or motor failure – Our coaxial rigs all have redundancy meaning if a prop/motor fails it will still fly & return safely – even if two motors fail it will still be under control.

 

• How many teams do you have – We have multiple teams (pilots, camera operators, safety techs, producer) so we can run various concurrent jobs in USA & Canada.

 

• Are you insured – Yes we have a 10 million production insurance policy covering liability, property & equipment.

Russian Arm 6

The world famous Filmotechnic Russian Arm… is all grown up! This is the longest mobile crane arm around with a max length of 25' with a max height of 26ft! It's capable of lifting huge camera packages and VFX arrays up to 200lbs. We have multiple Flightheads to suit any camera package requirements.

Introducing to Vancouver the RUSSIAN ARM 6 “servicing Western Canada & Northwest U.S.”

 

The newest, longest, most powerful arm of its kind: the Filmotechnic Russian Arm 6 a.k.a. the “RA6” is a beast!  Its reach is unsurpassed and is capable of modular arm lengths of 14, 18, 21 and 25 feet. It was built with massive camera packages and VFX arrays in mind with total max weight up to 200lbs. The RA6 is mounted on our customized BMW X5M with 555hp for unsurpassed performance and comfort.

 

The newest three axis Flight Head Apex: is one of the most compact and highly versatile stabilized camera remote heads on the market. It eliminates camera shake and vibration during fast or rough moves. Works on all types of camera crane arms, dollies, tracking vehicles, cable cams, etc. It is operated wired or wireless and has a max payload rating of 110lbs.

 

World renown performance: the Filmotechnic Arm 6 was in development for 5 years, the result is improvements in size, weight, speed, and lengths. Filmotechnic invented a unique combination of Gyro-Stabilized, remote control cranes and 3 and 4-axis Gyro-Stabilized Flight Heads that Camera Cars has mounted on customized performance vehicles. These specialized Camera Cars Systems eliminate all bumps & vibrations enable film crews to capture dynamic moving sequences resulting in extremely smooth and stable pictures that can be adjusted in real-time from remote settings off camera.

 

Russian Arm 6 Specs - click to open

Russian Arm 6

Mounting: BMW X5M w/ 555HP
Stabilization: 2-Axis Gyro-Stabilized Arm
Boom length: 25, 21, 18, 14’
Lens high range: 26’ above grade

Lens low range: 13’ below grade
Crane Pan Speed:360º degrees in 6 sec
Height Clearance: 1’3
• Payload Capacity: Max weight 200lbs (90kg)

Flighthead Apex:

Stabilization: 3-Axis Gyro-Stabilized
Payload Capacity: 66lbs (30kg)
RF Wireless: yes
Pan Axis travels: 360º

Roll Axis travel: 42º
Tilt Axis travel: 240º
Temperature range: -40 to 104ºF
 

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Russian arm mini

The world famous Russian Arm… now mini sized! This is the most compact mobile crane arm used to capture moving vehicles. It weights only 400lbs so its movable and remote operated so it can be mounted on any vehicle, in all weather conditions & is the ONLY TRUE OFF-ROAD ARM AROUND!

RVRD is proud to have “in-house”… the latest Russian Arm Mini with Flighthead Mini 3!

 

One of the most versatile camera arms around: the Filmotechnic Russian Arm “Mini” which can be mounted onto ANY CAR! The Russian Arm Mini is so light, that it can be shipped and attached to almost any vehicle w/ roof rack. Imagine, shooting “car to car” and then able to mount the Russian Arm Mini onto the picture vehicle to capture the car and occupants all via wireless remote control! What about mounting it to an electric car for emissions-free & silent studio work, or on our RZR 4X4… the possibilities are endless!

 

The flight head mini is Filmotechnic’s smallest, lightest and fully digital flight head: it is made of 100% carbon fiber making this a great tool not only for the Russian Arm Mini but also cable cams, RVRD’s RZR 4×4, shock mounts, jib arms or any other light weight application. The flight head mini comes ready for shooting in one stand alone case that can be shipped simply and easily.

 

World renown performance: Filmotechnic invented a unique combination of Gyro-Stabilized, remote control cranes and 3 and 4-axis Gyro-Stabilized Flight Heads that Camera Cars has mounted on customized performance vehicles. These specialized Camera Cars Systems eliminate all bumps & vibrations enable film crews to capture dynamic moving sequences resulting in extremely smooth and stable pictures that can be adjusted in real-time from remote settings off camera.

 

Russian Arm Mini Specs - click to open

Russian Arm Mini

Mounting: Any vehicle (with approved roof rack system)
Stabilization: 2-Axis Gyro-Stabilized Arm
Boom length: 12’
Lens high range: 11’ above grade

Lens low range: 4’ below grade
Crane Pan Speed:360º degrees in 6 sec
Height Clearance: 6.9’
• Payload Capacity: Camera weight 44lbs (20kg)
Operating Weight of Crane: 309lbs (141kg)

Flighthead Mini 3:

Stabilization: 3-Axis Gyro-Stabilized
RF Wireless: yes
Pan Axis travels: 360º

Roll Axis travel: 270º
Tilt Axis travel: 200º
Temperature range: -40 to 104ºF
 

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RZR 4X4

RVRD's "RZR 4x4" is THE machine for offroad! Its got an insane 168hp Turbo engine, custom snow tracks, offroad / onroad tires, shock mounts & you we can even mount the Russian Arm Mini w/ Flighthead Mini3 on it!

Introducing the “RZR 4×4″…  the most versatile off-road arm & shock mount vehicle – period.

 

The most rugged off-road filming vehicle: well equipped to carry up to 4 people comfortably and safely through rough terrain (sand, mud, dirt and even snow w/ our  snow-track system). It has a turbo’ed 168hp motor w/ 95% torque available from 5000-8000 rpm equaling 114 ft-lbs of peak performance, making it the fastest UTV made to date! It has all the bells and whistles possible; custom roll cage, custom camera mounting options (shock mounts, hard mounts and the amazing Russian Arm Mini) and much more.

 

One of the most versatile filming tools: with more performance packed into a side-by-side than ever before, our RZR Turbo shares a proven trophy truck inspired suspension & takes it to a whole new level with industry exclusive FOX Podium Internal Bypass shocks. With 5 compression zones, its like having 5 unique shock set-ups packed into 1 to adapt to any terrain… dirt, pavement or snow! When you get behind the wheel of our RZR, you get the best of both worlds… an amazing off-road vehicle & the Russian Arm Mini to get the shots you have been dreaming of.

 
Since the Filmotechnic Flighthead Mini 3 is so small, light and fully digital flight head: its the perfect tool for our RZR 4×4 which is the only true off-road / snow arm vehicle in North America. We built the RZR with a custom roll cage with tons of mounting points to hard-mount or use our shock-mounts when an arm is not needed… like in very rough terrain.
 

RZR 4x4 Payload Specs - click to open

Russian Arm Mini

Mounting: Any vehicle (with approved roof rack system)
Stabilization: 2-Axis Gyro-Stabilized Arm
Boom length: 12’
Lens high range: 11’ above grade

Lens low range: 4’ below grade
Crane Pan Speed:360º degrees in 6 sec
Height Clearance: 6.9’
• Payload Capacity: Camera weight 44lbs (20kg)
Operating Weight of Crane: 309lbs (141kg)

Flighthead Mini 3:

Stabilization: 3-Axis Gyro-Stabilized
RF Wireless: yes
Pan Axis travels: 360º

Roll Axis travel: 270º
Tilt Axis travel: 200º
Temperature range: -40 to 104ºF

RZR 4×4:

Drive: AWD & 2WD
Top speed (wheels): 70mph
Top speed (snowtracks): 30mph
Displacement: 4 stroke / 925cc
Person Capacity: 5 (3 in back seat bench)

Wheel base: 117in
Length: 146in
Clearance: 14in

Highlite LED

Have a tough scene you need to light in a remote or difficult location? Introduction RVRD's HIGHLITE LED for drones, cables cams, vehicles, etc. The HIGHLITE is capable of outputting 126,000 lumens (equivalent to a 9,000 watt HMI light) in a small package weighing 8lbs (15lbs w/ gimbal).

Welcome to HIGHLITE specialty lighting systems…

 

HIGHLITE is a custom LED light system: designed in-house at RVRD for aerial lighting projects, capable of a BLINDING 126,000 lumens (9,000-watt equivalent), which mounts to our drone gimbals. The HIGHLITE has the ability to pan 360 degrees and tilt over 180 degrees and is operated via a wireless HD witness camera which offers the operator the ability to follow absolutely anything. 



 

Multiple options available: as the HIGHLITE can be converted to a specific color temp, multiple brightness adjusts (from 14,000 lumens all the way up to 126,000 lumens), and is available in two configurations – Spotlight Mode (15º) or Flood Mode (60º). If you require even more light on your scene, the drone is then outfitted with the HIGHLITE “BRIGHT” system for an INSANE 238,000 lumens of light output, which is equivalent to 17x 1,000-watt lights… close to a 20KW HMI Fresnel equivalent flying into any position you need to light!

 

With shots getting more dynamic: sometimes getting a light where you need it is difficult. With our systems, clients now have the ability to fly a light from ground level to 400ft high and at any distance within “line-of-sight” and speeds up to 50km/h. The HIGHLITE can be used as a traditional “static” light, move around objects creating unique shadow lightscapes and even track subjects at speed.

 

We also offer multiple drone systems to fly simultaneously: so one drone can light the set or subject, and one camera drone captures it via Alexa/Red cameras, or even multiples of both at the same time!

 If you need to light your set for a long time, we can coordinate drones so as one drone is needing to land, another can go up to keep your set and subject lit. HIGHLITE systems also acts as great in-camera spot lights, like that from a helicopter so if your budget or location is not helicopter friendly, this is your solution!

 

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Key Features

 9,000 watt equivalent = 126,000 lumens
 Lightweight = 15lbs including remote head
 Mounting on anything (drone, cable-cam, vehicles, lifts, under or top mounting, etc)
 Beam spread = Spotlight Mode (15º) to Flood Mode (60º)
 Operating time = 10min (enough batteries supplied to run hours)
3-Axis Gyro-Stabilized Gimbal (360 pan and 180 tilt)

Cable Cams

We have in-house "horizontal & vertical" cable cams... yes we said vertical cable cams, which open up a new dimension to a traditional system. The "Sea To Sky Cam" is a single axis, point to point cable cam that can carry a 200lbs payload at speeds up two 55 mph, over a 2,000+ foot span.

RVRD partnered up with “Sea to Sky Cable Cam” to bring this amazing gear in-house…

 

We have 3 flavors of the “Sea to Sky Cable Cam”… Horizontal, Vertical and Mini to suit any production or terrain in any direction.

 

Our “Horizontal Cable Cam” motor system is very quiet, perfect for indoor or outdoor venues: where silence is critical and providing reliably and safely to the most demanding live broadcast, TV and features. The “Sea to Sky Cable Cam” is unique in the world due to it’s operation via 100% battery power – 3 phase power is NOT required, enabling the system to be portable and affordable but still offer 20 HP of continuous pull power! Light enough to travel as operators excess baggage, fast enough to set up in one day.

 

The “Vertical Cable Cam” copies the ability of our big boy horizontal system: but gives it vertical movement in which any terrain is possible from vertical, descender type rigs, to steep slope rigs are concurred with ease.

 

Finally we have the “Mini Cable Cam” and its a cable cam like no other, designed specifically for cinema: where fast set up and ease of use is a necessity. It only requires one support cable and carries the drive motor and batteries on-board (similar to a drone). The system offers precise automation allowing for the operator to keep their face buried in the monitor without worry of driving into the anchor. The automation enables the trolley to ‘know’ where it is at anytime allowing the operator to repeatedly start and stop at any point and set end stops for safety. It’s unique design uses the principles of a steadicam providing one of the most stable platforms for flying a camera. The system is capable of climbing an incline up to 20 degrees and travel up to 35 m/hr. The trolley platform can be fitted with gyro-stabilized heads such as the Flight Head Mini 3 and Movi’s and carry camera weight matching each heads specifications. When paired with a stabilized head, the system consistently delivers smooth, stable shots.

 

Cable Cam Specs - click to open

Horizontal Cable Cam

Payload: Up to 250 lbs: Flighthead Mini, 5, 6 XL, XXL, Movi
Stabilization: 3-Axis Gyro-Stabilized Arm
Speed: Maximum 55 mph, Minimum 0.25 ft
Distance: 2000+ feet

Slope: 30 degrees
Power: Batteries (no 3 phase required)
Set up time: 1 day setup, typically a few hours tear down

Vertical Cable Cam

Payload: Up to 250 lbs: Flighthead Mini, 5, 6 XL, XXL, Movi
Stabilization: 3-Axis Gyro-Stabilized Arm
Speed: Maximum 35 mph, Minimum 0.25 ft/sec
Distance: 500+ feet
Slope: Vertical / Steep Slopes
Power: Batteries (no 3 phase required)
Set up time: 1 day setup, typically a few hours tear down

Mini Cable Cam

Payload: Up to 75 lbs: Flighthead Mini, Movi
Stabilization: 3-Axis Gyro-Stabilized Arm
• Speed: Maximum 35 mph, Minimum 0.75 ft/sec
• Distance: 2000+ feet
• Slope: 30 degrees
• Power: On-board batteries
• Set up time: 1 hour setup, few minutes tear down


Remote Heads

We have a bunch of in-house a gimbals, remoteheads and VFX arrays to carry payloads from 15 to 250lbs! For highspeed handheld or drone work we carry the Freefly "Movi Pros", for more weight the world renown Filmotechnic "Flighthead Mini 3, XL, XXL" come into play.

If you need a remote head… we have your covered: handheld, velocity & studio work !

 

First up is the “Freefly Movi” which revolutionized cinemtography: the Movi is an amazing and versatile gimbal for 15lbs payload and we have a bunch of them “10 to be exact“. They can be used handheld, on drones bottom or top mounted, rigged to vehicles, decelerators rigs, over & under slug, used with Easy Rigs, attached to shock-mounts, inside tight spaces like cars, even to get those illusive “oners”… the possibilities are endless.

 

Next are the world remound Filmotechic’s line-up of remote heads: Mini3, XL, XXL and 6: RVRD is please to be the Filmotechic service and equipment provider for Western Canada. We start with their smallest head the “Flighthead Mini 3” is a smallest of the bunch and is fully digital head making this a great tool for 30lbs payload applications. The “Flighthead XL” is a 3 axis head which carries up to 100lbs. The “Flighthead XXL” is the power-lifter of the bunch at a whopping 130lbs payload. The Flighthead 6 is the latest & greatest head, which just released in 2017 and a full digital head like the Flighthead Mini3 but with a 110lbs payload capacity!

 

Specialized equipment that compliments the above: like shock mounts from 15lbs to 72lbs payloads, coil-damps for additional vibration isolation, VFX arrays for 3 camera panoramic plate shots or 3D stereoscopic cinematography.  But none of the heads above help if you get rain on the lens, so we offer two types of rain-spinners… one specifically made for flying our drones or handheld, the other is the Filmotechnic Zero Rain Deflector for heavier camera packages.

 

Various Remote Head Specs - click to open

Freefly Movi

Mounting: Anything
Stabilization: Digital 3-Axis Gyro-Stabilized

• Payload Capacity: Camera weight 15lbs
Weight: 5lbs
Operating Speed: Up to 60mph

Flighthead Mini 3:

Mounting: Anything that has the mount of can be rigged
Stabilization: Digital 3-Axis Gyro-Stabilized

• Payload Capacity: Camera weight 30lbs
Weight: 21lbs
Operating Speed: Up to 80mph

 


Flighthead 6:

Mounting: Anything that has the mount of can be rigged
Stabilization: Digital 3-Axis Gyro-Stabilized

• Payload Capacity: Camera weight 88lbs
Weight: 50lbs
Operating Speed: Up to 100mph

 

Flighthead XL:

Mounting: Anything that has the mount of can be rigged
Stabilization: 3-Axis Gyro-Stabilized

• Payload Capacity: Camera weight 100lbs
Weight: 66lbs

 

Flighthead XXL:

Mounting: Anything that has the mount of can be rigged
Stabilization: 3-Axis Gyro-Stabilized

• Payload Capacity: Camera weight 130lbs
Weight: 70lbs

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Stabilized 360° VR

The future of content creation is here w/ RVRD's custom 360° VR gimbal which has everything your client wants + much more... 360° VR, Stereoscopic, Live Stitching, Client Monitoring, Live Youtube or Facebook Streaming, perfectly stabilized video & its remote operated.

The next evolution of filming… 360° VR w/ Live Stitching, Client Monitoring & Streaming!

 

360° VR attached to any rig and in any environment: this is the most flexible 360º VR capture, monitoring and streaming solution around… oh and its fully stabilized! Attach it to a drone, flip it over and mount it to a car, throw it into our backpack rig, hook it to a cable camera, mount it to a helmet, you name it and it mounts to it!

 

Much more than just a 360° VR camera: its captures an impressive 6K final resolution, has integrated “Live Stitching” so you can view the VR to make sure your getting exactly what you want before final processing,  “Live Client Monitoring” up to 600ft away via two iPad Pros to review in real-time (we have chairs so you don’t fall over LOL) and finally “Live Streaming” to Facebook or YouTube which broadcasts the live feed to anyone in the world – now that’s cool!

 

What good is all of the above if the footage is shaky: well problem solved… with our fully stabilized gimbal. This gimbals is awesome, it can accept up to 12 GoPro Hero 5’s, its fully stabilized on all 3 axis, can be over of under slug, mounted to anything, is remote operated meaning its independent of the vehicles movement and we can control the main cameras orientation so no seam-lines ever cross the main camera view!

 

360° VR Specs - click to open

Key Features

Live Stitching (real-time proxy stitching before processing)
Live Client Monitoring (via two iPad Pro 12″)
Live Broadcasting (up too 600ft)
Live Streaming (YouTube or Facebook)
3-Axis Gyro-Stabilized Gimbal
6 to 12 GoPro Hero 5 cameras
6k to 8k final resolution (depending on cameras used and resolution)

Remote operator (independent control of forward facing camera
Mounting on anything (drone, cable-cam, vehicles, helmets, under or top mounting)


Other Services

Besides the services above, we also offer traditional cinematography services like directing, dp'ing, vfx, stills, hanging out of helicopters, training & consulting to various film related industries.

DIRECTINGDP’ING.

DIRECTING & DP’ing

Our team is multi-talented so we  offer directing and / or dp’ing services to productions since we know how to use our equipment better than anyone.

VFXSUPERVISION.

VFX DIRECTING & SUP’ing
We have an in-house VFX director with a decade of on-set experience to assist in your projects or to consult prior to shooting.

CINEMASTILLS.

CINEMATOGRAPHY & STILLS

Most of our crew started out as professional photographers in the action sports industry w/ decades of location & studio experience.

SPECIALTYSKILLS.

SnowboardSPECIALTY FILMING
We are adrenaline junkies: ex-professional snowboarders, snowmobilers, mt climbers, surfers, etc… so we have you covered for extreme filming.

UAVTRAINING.

drone instruction training seminarsTRAINING SEMINARS

We teach UAS operations, safety, regulations and engineering to various industries looking to use unmanned technologies.

UAVCONSULTING.

uav-drone-ua-consultingPROFESSIONAL ADVICE

We are experts in unmanned aerial technology, innovation and implementation; assisting businesses worldwide with their UA ventures.

Projects

Some of the projects & clients we have worked with using our: Drones, Russian Arm, RZR, Shock-mounts, Remote-heads, Cablecams, 360° VR rigs... and other awesome toys!

COMMERCIALS.
Rimowa “Trouble Shooter”
SEGA “Company of Heros 2”
Nissan Rogue “Rocky Rogue”
Hudson Bay “Country of Adventures 2”
Papa John’s
“Drones”
Behr Paint “Little House  – not released”Lulu Lemon
“John Lynch”
Reebok
“not released”
Wiser Whiskey
“not released”
Nexium “Holiday – not released”
COMMERCIALS.
Lexus Canada “not released”
Lexus Europe “not released”
Ram Trucks “not released”
Volkswagen USA “not released”
Quicken Loans “not released”
Garmin “not released”
Bell Mobile “not released”
Korean Olympics 2018 “not released”
Telus “not released
Fiat
“not released”
COMMERCIALS.
Papa Johns “not released”
Mercedes Benz
“not released”
Mitsubishi
“not released”
GMC
“not released”
Castrol USA
“Fast & Furious”
Jeep
“not released”
Sealy Posturepedic “Comfort”
Toyota “not released”
Desjardins “not released”
Bose “not released”
COMMERCIALS.
Lexus USA “not released”
2017 Olympics “not released”
Nestle “not released”
and guarantied a bunch that are MIA 🙂

PROFESSIONAL FILM EQUIPMENT.

IN-HOUSE CAMERA GEAR

We have an amazing amount of specialized camera equipment to suit any production from feature film to budget conscious documentaries. We have multiple backups of all our gear to insure your production runs perfectly. RVRD is a film production "toy store" for all your specialized camera gear... drones, arm cars, off road vehicles, cable cams, VR and rental needs!

alexa min drone, uav, red weaponALEXAMINI.

We have two compact, lightweight & self-contained “ARRI ALEXA Minis. The ALEXA Mini perfectly complements the entire ALEXA line of cameras, eliminating the complications of working with third-party cameras for specialized shots and keeping everything within a single system that is trusted all over the world.

 

 

REDHELIUM.

Both our RED WEAPON “Helium” 8K’s deliver stunning resolution and image quality—creating clean and organic images that bring your footage to life. RED has taken the next step in exceeding the flexibility and beauty offered by film. At 35 Megapixels, 8K offers 17x more resolution than HD—and over 4x more than 4K.

 

 

MōVIPRO.

We have more “in-house” Freefly MōVI remote heads/gimbals than most rental houses do…12 to be exact! We carry  MōVI PROs that carry 15lbs up to 18m/sec which can be mounted on virtually anything (Red Weapon / Alexa Mini, Zoom Lens and Preston Fiz).

 

 

RVRD Movi XL, Stabilized, Handheld, Drone
MōVIXL.

We have two MōVI XL’s designed to deliver the familiar benefits of the MōVI Pro stabilization systems but now can fit large cameras such as the ARRI ALEXA 65. The MōVI XL is designed to mount in underslung or overslung mode without changing anything by flipping the roll axis over and mounting it to anything you want.


ULTRAPRIME.

Our Zeiss Ultra Prime kits include 16mm, 20mm, 24mm, 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 85mm, 100mm lenses. Ultra Prime lenses are lightweight standard speed lenses that are a perfect optical match to the high speed ARRI / ZEISS Master Prime lenses.


SPECIALTYLENSES.

Century Optics 17-35 & Red 17-50 T2.9 are great light weight zoom lenses. Then there is the very rare NAC/KOWA Anamorphic 40mm T2.1, its not just the lightest anamorphic around but DP’s love the low contrast, warm color and gorgeous flares.


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PARALINXTOMAHAWK.

We have multiple Paralinx TOMAHAWK systems, these are hands-down the best HD Video Transmission systems made, offering Real Time Wireless HD with unprecedented range for your Television, Film, Broadcast, Industrial or UAV/UAS application. The Paralinx Tomahawk has an uncompressed video range of over 2000 feet with the array units.


preston fiz, zi+z, drone dragon, weapon, alexaPRESTONFI+Z.

The Preston FI+Z (focus, iris, zoom) and Single Channel systems control various lens and camera functions. The system is modular, giving the us a wide range of choices from a basic cable connected system to a full wireless  system. The Systems consists of the Hand Unit, Motor Driver, Digital Motors, optional Microwave Link, cables and motor mounting bracket. We also have light weight Heden M26VE motors which are used on our heavylift Rapture drones.


 

CLEARCOMHME.

The HME DX100 system delivers crystal-clear, two-way communications in a compact, portable base station for up to 15 simultaneous wireless users. Hands-free mode allows maximum flexibility and a secure channel ensures that private conversations stay private. The portable, compact design makes the DX100 “the” system for field operations. applications.


SMALLHDMONITOR.

We have a plethora of SmallHD monitors in our rental arsenal including multiple AC7-LED, AC7-OLED, DP7-PRO OLED, DP7-PRO HB’s and 17″ Studio Monitors. They are offered as stand alone or with cages for handheld client monitoring + come with all the accessories needed.


Rapture Drone, RVRD Movi M10 M15, Drone Red Weapon, Red Dragon, Arri Alexa, Alexa Mini, PL UAVRVRDRAPTURE.

“THE DRONE” for feature film & commercial work; RVRD’s own Rapture Drone is THE heavy-lift workhorse! 152lbs of thrust, 40mph/65kmh top speed with vertical acceleration of 6msec/20ftsec – our drone is what you’ve been wanting in an aerial camera platform. Unlike our competitors who might have 1 “off the shelf” backup drone, we have 6 Raptures available to be fully kit’ed with Red Helium / Arri Alexa Mini, Ultra Primes, FI+Z, Tomahawk & Movi’s to take your production to new heights.


 

FREEFLYALTA.

The next drones in our lineup are the Freefly ALTA 8’s which are our medium lift “travel” drones that are powerful, rigid, adaptable, reliable, and optimized for up to fifteen-pound payloads with our Movi Pro gimbals. These units are guided by Freefly’s state-of-the-art Synapse flight controller and like our Rapture Drones, can top mount a camera for unique perspectives and we have multiple backups of all our drones.


 

DJIINSPIRE2.

We use the DJI Inspire 2 for budget conscious productions where getting the shot is more important than the camera used. Don’t get us wrong, its very capable… sporting a 3-axis gimbal, Micro 4:3 sensor,  24~90mm lens, can capture 5.2K 24fps/30fps video & 21MP stills. This little drone for great for tight areas like forest or indoors since its small & has sonar position hold. We use it in higher risk situations so not to jeopardize our more expensive packages… its our version of a crash cam.


 

PRODUCTIONGAK.

We have tons of film accessories as well; camera carts (covered & non-covered), Honda 2K generators, 100’s of feet of SDI cables & extension cords, weather bags, Oasis 10×10 tents, 14″ trailers & more. With all the above gear, we have your production covered… so you don’t have to! vancouver drone rental russian arm alexa mini red weapon

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About Revered “Cinama”…

RVRD “pro·nounced RE∙VER∙ED” is North America’s premier specialized cinema vendor and we take pride in giving our clients the highest quality of service, using the latest technical gear to get those difficult shots we all aspire to achieve.

We provide a wide range of specialty gear and skill sets to various industries like Feature Film, TV Series, Commercial productions as well gear rentals, industrial services and sales. Our offerings include but not limited to drone, russian arm, rzr 4×4, cablecams, cameras, etc – you name it we have it + have 3x teams in Vancouver, 1x team in Toronto and 1x team in Los Angeles making us able to operate throughout North America.

We are the West Coast Canadian & North West U.S. (BC, AB, SK, MB, YT, NT & WA, OR, ID, MO, WY). suppliers of the world renown Filmotechnic Russian Arm and Flighthead remote heads. Carry a 10million liability policy, have drone permits to operate anywhere in North America since 2015 when we became the 1st and only drone operation with both U.S. and Canadian permits, we have special use permits to operate in restricted airspace like Niagara Falls and downtown locations, awesome camera vehicles, tons of in-house gear and an amazing crew of a twelve who take pride in their craft. Since we have worked at the highest of caliber on some of the largest productions around, we think of ourselves as not only an equipment provider but more of a problem-solving team for your all production needs.

We have taken our years of Feature Film production experience and translated the skills learned to provide efficient and cost effective services for industrial clients. The advent of aerial drones for remote surveys have lowered data collection costs, increased productivity and all while leaving the human element out of high-risk areas.

Please browse the site and you will see what we have achieved and continue to strive for… so when you are looking for a vendor to shoot your production, choose Revered – your “one stop shop” of some of the most experienced & knowledgeable professionals around.