Precise // Dynamic // Professional
With a strong background in commercial cinematography, our team speaks the same visual language as our clients do. Sight & Sound Studios has crafted a team of aerial coordinators, pilots and cinematographers to properly permit and capture breathtaking aerial photography and videos from around the globe. We utilize the latest technology in aerial equipment and carry a wide range of drones most suited to capture unique images that tell your story.
Aerial Cinematography Reel // 2018
DUAL-OP // DJI Inspire 2 with X7 Camera System
Includes FAA Certified Pilot, Camera Operator, Insurance & Permitting Assistance
Our Dual Op systems are definitely the workhorse in our fleet and have served us well while filming all the aerials throughout the new Magnum P.I. - Season 1! When paired with the NEW X7 camera systems, this drone is capable of capturing beautiful cinematic images with great dynamic range while being efficient and precise. It's smaller size makes it possible to launch from boats and fly indoors, and allows our team to be nimble and quick to deploy. With a top speed of 50mph, this package is perfect for action sequences, following vehicles and chasing surfers, while boasting a 20+ minute flight time! Our system has also been custom modified and battle-tested for 360º VR Content, carrying two GoPro Fusions to give you the ability to stitch out the drone for the final 360º deliverable.
DJI X5S Camera System
12mm (24mm Equivalent)
15mm (30mm Equivalent)
25mm (50mm Equivalent)
45mm (90mm Equivalent)
- M4/3 Sensor
- Apple ProRes & CinemaDNG
- 5.2K 30FPS4K 60FPS
- 12.8 STOPS12-BIT RAW
- 20FPS CONTINUOUS BURST
DJI X7 Camera System
- 5.2K Apple ProRes
- Apple ProRes & CinemaDNG
- Super 35 Sensor
- 14 Stops of Dynamic Range
- 6K CinemaDNG
- 24 MP Stills
HEAVY LIFTER // Alta 8 + Movi Pro
Includes FAA Certified Pilot, Camera Operator, Drone Assistant/Spotter, Insurance & Permitting Assistance
Our Heavy Lifter is capable of flying full-size cinema cameras (and pulling people on surfboards!) like the Alexa Mini & Red Helium 8K, cinema lenses, wireless lens control systems, wireless HD video transmitters & Pan/Tilt/Roll controls for a Camera Operator. While limited in flight-time and top speed, this system gives you the ability to capture beautiful aerials without sacrificing image quality-- something your DoP, Editor, Colorist and Clients will thank you for!
** Due to the weight of these larger flight platforms, our flight time is limited to < 8 minutes per set of batteries and should only be used in high-end applications that are familiar with the workflow.
For most commercials / television shows, we recommend our Inspire 2 // Dual-Op package - see above - due to how quickly it can be deployed (<15 minutes from our team’s arrival), extended flight time (nearly 20 minutes), smart safety features, reduced weight and amazing image quality. We are also able to bring enough batteries and speed chargers to practically fly all day long. ***
THE SCOUT //
We do not rent or fly this drone to capture footage. It is only used for scouting purposes and is bundled into our larger drone packages.
Fixed 28 mm (35 mm format equivalent) f/2.2 w/ Gimbal
- 1/2.3” (CMOS) Sensor
- 4000x3000 Stills
4K: 3840×2160 24/25/30p
2.7K: 2720x1530 24/25/30p
FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/96p
HD: 1280×720 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p
Photo: JPEG, DNG
Video: MP4, MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)