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Skybot MK2 Aerial HD 3D Camera Rig from British Technical Films

May 1st, 2011 · 2 Comments · Shooting in 3D

Skybot MK2 is what appears to be the first radio controlled helicopter filming platform supporting aerial 3D video and photo shooting, a radio controlled flying 3D camera, sounds cool right, but this is not a toy. Skybot MK2 is the second generation made by British Technical Films, as the first one only supported 2D shooting with a single camera, the new model adds stereo 3D filming functionality. The “helicopter camera” uses machined airframe from aluminum combined with gyro stabilization and camera roll and tilt compensation to provide the perfect tool for filming aerial shots. The Skybot MK2 uses two GoPro Hero HD cameras allowing you to record in 1080p resolution with 30 fps or 25 fps, 960p (4:3) with 30 fps or 25, 720p with 60/50/30/25 fps or WVGA (848×480 pixels) with 60 fps or 50 fps.

The video above shows the Skybot MK2 in action filming Bob Burnquist at his MEGA RAMP in USA for Discovery Channel. The video is in 2D, but it can give you an idea about what kind of aerial shots you can do with it, even in 3D, so it is worth watching it. Thanks to the camera stabilization system the shots turn out very stable and smooth and the quality that the GoPro HD cameras provide is really good.

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