We operate professional multi-rotor aircraft equipped for broadcast quality professional media. Whether the application is broadcast news and media, property, real-estate, sales, golf courses, corporate videos or tourism promotion, we have the solution for aerial video across Scotland and the UK.
We can film in 4K or conventional 1920 x 1280 full HD video in a variety of formats and stills at 24 Megapixel in JPEG and RAW format - all on 3-axis stabilised remote controlled camera platforms.
The crew on the ground view a live stream of what the camera is seeing and remotely operate the camera pan, tilt and rotation. The crew may also start and stop recording or operate the stills option. We can also live stream in HD quality to the ground station and our vehicle is equipped with an HD monitor for viewing.
We are happy to provide the client with video straight from the camera for them to edit or have edited by a third party.
Alternatively we have editing facilities enabling us to provide the client with a completed video production.
Likewise with photographs, we are happy to supply the client with files straight from the camera for them to edit or have edited by a third party.
Alternatively we have editing facilities enabling us to provide the client with a complete album or individual prints.
Industrial inspections can be risky, time consuming and may require the closing down of process plant and machinery to allow safe access. Using scaffolding, cranes or rope access teams has traditionally been the only option.
With a flying, high definition, remote controlled camera on a stabilised platform we can work with the client to safely perform visual inspections of buildings and structures. We can give the client a live view on the ground of those assets to enable the client to make real-time assessments of any course of action required.
We record still images and video footage for your own records and audit trails.
We always work with the client in advance to determine requirements and priorities.
Applications include Electricity pylons and power lines, Wind turbines, Oil and gas pipelines and infrastructure, Bridges and supporting structures, Building surveys
A remotely operated aerial vehicle is considerably cheaper than a manned aircraft for environmental aerial surveys, geological / geophysical surveys, estate management, land use or GIS aerial mapping, with ability to fly lower and thus capture more detail. Survey teams creating a detailed 3D digital surface model or an archaeological teams want to see features not easily seen from the ground, we can survey the terrain and capture the high definition images needed.
To produce 3D computer models digital surface and terrain models require large quantities of images to be captured for photogrammetric tools . We aid survey teams and simplify the task of capturing the required imagery by pre-programming the UAV to autonomously fly the area of interest on a pre-defined path, while the camera automatically captures images at a predetermined period.
A UAV can fly over rough or soft terrain that would otherwise be hard to reach by vehicle or on foot. Importantly the environment is not disturbed and no mark is left on the ground,.
All images can be geo-tagged with the GPS position of the camera when the picture was taken.
Agriculture Land Survey
UAV’s are ideal platforms for applications such as mapping fields and monitoring crop health for the spread of diseases as well as invasive pests and weeds. Aerial imagery is invaluable for managing the environmental and ecological impact for construction projects. "Before and after" pictures assist with environmental remediation after construction is finished.
WEDDING AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY / VIDEOGRAPHY
From early morning location stills and video footage of the church or location giving a truly unique perspective, to a fully edited storyline short film of the event, aerial video clips or stills will add a new dimension to your wedding video or album.
CDS will work with the wedding photographer to provide video files or edited video clips for inclusion in the wedding video, or stills for the photographer to include in the wedding album.
Aerial video and photography has many other uses which may include:
Search and rescue
Crash scene investigation
Insurance claims and loss adjusting
Sporting events, shows and outdoor activities
Caledonia Drone Services now offer thermal imaging as well as colour broadcast quality video and photography.
This addition to our equipment inventory provides new opportunities :
Home owners/Builders/Architects/Estate Agents, how efficient is your home ? Where is the heat escaping ? We can do a survey and tell you.
Rescue Services, we can cover large areas far quicker than searching on foot to locate casualties from the air.
Fire Services, we can provide an aerial view showing the hottest areas, and in the aftermath locate any hot-spot that remain a when damping down.
Farmers/Landowners/Gamekeepers/Animal Husbandry, we can locate lost or injured animals quickly using aerial surveys.