UK’s Widest Selection of Commercial Drones

FILM & MEDIA

Reach new perspectives

Drone technology is transforming the realms of film, television, news, and real estate photography. Offering new perspectives and high-quality visuals at budget-friendly costs, drones are enhancing the way we capture the world.​

Manual methods in cinematography are constrained by physical limits high costs, and time-intensive setups. Drones open doors to previously unreachable shots, all at a fraction of the cost and risk associated with manned aircraft.

Reduced Operational Cost

Drones significantly lower the operational expenses in film production. They eliminate the need for costly equipment like cranes and helicopters, offering a cost-effective alternative for capturing high-quality aerial footage.

 

Reduced Filming Limitations

Drones break the barriers of traditional filming by accessing hard-to-reach locations and providing unique angles. This flexibility allows for more creative freedom in capturing diverse shots.

 

Faster Setup and Process

Drones streamline the filming process with quick setup and deployment. This efficiency saves valuable time on set, allowing for more footage capture and reduced production timelines.

High-Quality Visuals

Equipped with advanced cameras, drones deliver stunning high-quality visuals. They support various resolutions and frame rates, enabling cinematographers to capture crisp, detailed shots from unique aerial perspectives.

Use Cases

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Movies and Film

Drones introduce new camera angles and dynamic scenes, ideal for chase sequences or flights through vast landscapes. Certain drones come equipped with smart flight features like focus track and quick shots. These features make capturing complex shots easier, allowing you to capture smooth and well executed videos.

Event Videography

Drones can discreetly capture candid moments, allowing you to take shots of guests quietly and unobtrusively in event videography. Have the advantage of aerial views, providing a broader perspective of the event and adding depth to the storytelling in your video.

Real Eastate

Drone photography and video have become essential tools for real estate agents, enhancing their ability to market properties more effectively. With aerial photography increasingly recognised as a standard in real estate listings, it offers a 360° perspective that can attract potential buyers.

Advertising

A drones ability to capture striking aerial footage and still images provides an enhanced perspective compared to traditional ground-level photo and video shoots. This elevated viewpoint can significantly amplify the visual appeal and impact of your marketing materials, offering fresh and engaging content that stands out.

Cutting-Edge Features

Add Waypoints

Effortlessly enhance shooting efficiency with Waypoint Flight's automatic route function for precise route repeatability.

Active Track

ActiveTrack 360°, along with Spotlight and Point of Interest features, simplify capturing cinematic shots with advanced subject tracking.

Automatic Shots

Delivers dynamic camera movement templates tailored for portrait, close-up, and long-range shots, ensuring you nail every shot!

DJI LightCut App

LightCut, an app endorsed by DJI, offers comprehensive shooting and editing capabilities tailored for DJI users' lifestyles and filming requirements. Compatible with various DJI products, it allows real-time previews and swift video outputs directly from DJI devices, bypassing the need for export. The app features AI-powered One-Tap editing, a variety of video templates, and instructional shooting guides, enabling easy and on-the-go editing and creation.

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Yes, drones are widely used to capture high-quality aerial footage and unique perspectives in professional filmmaking. Drones like the DJI Inspire 3 can record in 8K and are used by professional cinematographers like Claudio Morandi (best known for his work on The Life of Pi).

Yes, specific permissions or licenses are often needed for commercial drone use in film and media, especially in regulated areas. Check out our drone regulations page for further clarity.

Drones require some practice to master, but with understanding and experience, they become manageable for filming. We offer CAA qualified drone training on Coptrz Academy for courses like cinematography and aerial photography.

Drone usage is subject to local regulations and no-fly zones, so not all locations are permissible for drone filming. Please check out our drone regulations guide to help familiarise yourself with the laws.

Yes, you need insurance commercial drone use in film and media, especially in regulated areas.

For recreational flying of drones or model aircraft under 20kg, insurance is optional. However, if flying for any purpose other than fun, recreation, sport, or hobby, third party liability insurance is mandatory.

Safety guidelines and risk assessments should be followed, along with maintaining a safe distance from people and property.

For commercial use you must obtain a GVC which will educate you on correct conduct and laws. 

Drones should not be used in extreme weather conditions like heavy rain or strong winds to ensure safety and protect the equipment. This will depend on the drone’s IP rating but a general rule of thumb is to fly your drone back if it starts raining. 

Regular practice, staying updated with the latest technology, and attending workshops or training courses can enhance drone cinematography skills.

We offer CAA qualified drone training on Coptrz Academy for courses like cinematography and aerial photography.

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