If you have a project you would like Andy and his team to be part of please phone 07876500515 to discuss or Email.

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Professional Filming and Photography for TV and the Media

Andy Ford has been passionate about in air photography and videography since putting a Canon T70 on a helmet and taking his first in air snaps in 1989, having progressed through the various evolutions of both film and video Andy has filmed in all formats for TV both in the UK and abroad and taken images used by many magazines, newspapers and advertising campaigns.



Andy is available to help you bring your ideas to a vibrant and satifying conclusion with the use of the latest in both equipment and in air flying techniques, both play an important part when creating the right scene or Image for your customers. Many skydivers jump digital camera equipment, but not everyone can see the shot. 

Here are some of the projects we have been involved with including some images and video footage of the aired shows.

 

  • Chris and Wes, Let's do this - ITV
  • London Ink, Louis Malloy's Tandem - Sky TV





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  • Tonight's the Night - ITV
  • Emmerdale - ITV (see video below

  • Hollyoaks extra - Channel 4, Winner of The Soap Awards Spectacular scene of the year award 2010. (See images below)

 

 

 

 













Infinite Skydiving not only taught the girls to skydive but filmed and jumped the whole in air scene with our stunt doubles covering for the girls

in a couple of the key sequences. Executive producer Paul Marquess had this to say: “The Hollyoaks parachute jump left all the other shows standing. It's possibly the most spectacular scene ever in a British soap - and thoroughly deserved to win the award”.



 

The stunt team before the jump
The stunt team before the jump

Julia foxwell, Andy Ford, Claire "Sparky" Scott and Georgie Roles before the Hollyoaks jump.

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Waiting between scenes

Lydia Hart, Louis Batley and Zoe Lister relax between filming the scenes for the skydive in Hollyoaks extra.

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Filming in the aircraft
Filming in the aircraft

Lydia Hart, Louis Batley and Zoe Lister kitted up and on board the aircraft for the flying scenes in Hollyoaks extra.

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Zoe Lister in Free Fall at 120mph
Zoe Lister in Free Fall at 120mph

Actress Zoe Lister who learn't to skydive for the scene in "Hollyoaks Extra" dives from the aircraft. Zoe Played Zoe Carpenter in the series. Image by Andy Ford

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Zoe jumps from 13,000ft

Zoe lister jumps from the plane at 13,000ft to get the footage to be edited into the final scenes, the first time an actress has learn't to skydive to get such realism into a UK TV scene. Image Andy Ford

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Zoe filmed on exit

Ground shooting the exit and aircraft scenes for the Hollyoaks extra. Image by Andy Ford

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Hollyoaks Stunt Doubles post landing
Hollyoaks Stunt Doubles post landing

The girls after landing from doubling for the Holloaks actresses in the aerial scene. From left to Right: Julia Foxwell for Lydia Hart Georgie Roles for Zoe Lister Claire Sparky Scott for Louis Batley

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Louis Malloy getting ready to jump
Louis Malloy getting ready to jump

British Tattoo artiste Louis Malloy from Sky One's London Ink series gets ready to make a tandem Skydive, Pinstripe suit at the ready. Image by Andy Ford ISS

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Louis Malloy Tandem Skydive

At over 120mph not a wrinkle in the suit as Louis Malloy flies through the sky for London Ink Series 2 Episode 6 Image by Andy Ford

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Louis Malloy Tandem Skydive

Another Skydiver joins Louis Malloy in the Sky as he cruises towards the earth in cool style. Image by Andy Ford

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Thumbs up from Louis Malloy
Thumbs up from Louis Malloy

Enjoying the Tandem Skydive Louis Malloy from Sky TV's London Ink series gives a thumbs up as the pair head towards the ground at over 120mph. Image by Andy Ford

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  • Top Gear - Swoop into car stunt. ITV (see video and images below) Andy participated in and filmed the stunt alongside team mate Tim  Carter succesfully completing a very difficult and dangerous project safely and with great results.

  • BBC 2 F1 coverage at the British Grand Prix 2014. Jumping into pit lane filming "Lewis Hamilton" stunt double Gary Connery

  •  Qatari Accuracy and Canopy formation team for Mediadante documentary

  •  Mathew Vaughn movie "Kingsman, The Secret Service" both filming and stunt work

  • Casual films project filmed on Red Epic Dragon for Totaljobs.com

  • Natwest Wingsuit Skydive Rugby Stunt "The Flying Winger" October 2015

  • BBC 1 Production "The Coroner" 2016

  • Bear Grylls skydive with landrover 2016

  • BT Sport MotoGP pre season promo 2017

Footage and Images from projects we have been involved with...
Top Gear Canopy Piloting Sequence for the BBC

Andy Ford jumps with Tim Carter who is challenged by the Top Gear team to land under his High Performance Parachute into a Speeding Merceded CLK.

Andy Fly's a High Performance canopy of his own whilst filming and taking promotional images of Tim as he completes the challenge.

A fun and inspiring challenge that the team completed the project safely. 

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Ben Collins AKA "The Stig"
Ben Collins AKA "The Stig"

Ben without the mask, Superb driver Ben Collins drove the Mercedes CLK for the swooping parachute stunt. Image by Andy Ford

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The team for the car stunt
The team for the car stunt

Left to right, Cameraflyer Andy Ford, Canopy Pilot Tim Carter, Stunt driver Ben Collins, Presenter Jame May.

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Time Carter

High performance canopy pilot Tim Carter suited and booted in body armour prepared for the first attempt Image by Andy Ford

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Tim drops from the Cessna 206T moments before Cameraflyer Andy follows.

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Landing in the car

The moment we got the shot, Tim finally makes the perfect run as Ben speeds past, timing, judgement and courage all went into this moment Image by Andy Ford

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ITV's Emmerdale Skydiving Scene.

Emmerdale Skydiving scene aerial shots filmed by Infinite Skydiving Camerflyer Andy Ford.

Andy used the Panasonic AG-HVX200 DVCPRO HD Camcorder helmet mounted for this shoot.

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Emmerdale Skydiving team
Emmerdale Skydiving team

The team assembled to make the Emmerdale scene happen.

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On board flying to 15,000ft
On board flying to 15,000ft

The team of tandem instructor Noel purcell, Emmerdale actor Marc Silcock and Aerial cameraflyer Andy Ford fly to altitude for the one take required for the Emmerdsale Skydiving scene.

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Looking relaxed
Looking relaxed

Noel and Marc smile for a pre-jump photo. Image by Andy Ford

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Advert for Coastal Investment and Development.

Coastal Bank Advert skydiving scene aerial shots filmed by Infinite Skydiving Camerflyer Andy Ford.

All rigging work for the aerial scene  also by Andy Ford.
Andy used the Panasonic AG-HVX200 DVCPRO HD Camcorder helmet mounted for this shoot.

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David Haye takes to the skies with Andy Ford
About to board the aircraft.
About to board the aircraft.

David Haye and Andy Ford about to climb aboard the aircraft to fly to 13,000ft.

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Sucker punch!
Sucker punch!

David "The Haymaker" Hayes takes a sneaky shot on the way up to altitude.

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Exit from the Twin Otter
Exit from the Twin Otter

Andy Ford takes David Haye for a Tandem Skydive over the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai.

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Free Fall

David Haye making a tandem Skydive with Andy Ford over Dubai

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Not always wearing the camera, Andy Takes David Haye for his first skydive whilst jumping in Dubai.

(Haye is former WBA heavyweight champion, former unified world cruiserweight champion, holding the WBA, WBC, WBO, and The Ring cruiserweight titles, and the former European cruiserweight champion).

Andy films for the BBC and jumps into Silverstone Circuit.

 

Filming for the UK's premier TV company The BBC.

BBC2 presents Formmula 1 The British Grand Prix hosted by Suzie Perry.

Watch the clip and see the footage Andy shot as he and stunt jumper Gary Connery jump into the world famous "Silverstone" race circuit as "Lewis Hamilton.

 

 

 

 

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Documentary for Qatari Police display team

Working with Mediadante, Andy filmed all the aerial footage for the Qatari Police Display and Competition Accuracy team during a trip to Italy and the beautiful dropzone in Locarno Switzerland. 

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Beautiful dropzone in Swiss mountains

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Accuracy approach onto inflatable mat

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Accuracy canopy from underneath

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filming the approach from above the canopy entering the arena

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Filming the Accuracy jumper scoring the dead centre as we follow into the competition arena

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Qatari canopy formation flying a diamond formation over Fano dz in Italy

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Qatari team fly a 2 way down plane whilst trailing the national flag

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Kingsman "The Secret Service"

Andy was part of the team who made the stunt jumps for the popular Mathew Vaughn movie Kingsman the Secret Service. Andy jumped with the Red Epic Camera to capture footage inside the skydives as well as doing some of the stunt skydives including Jumps from the Skyvan and Helicopter to get great footage.

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 Casual Films project for Totaljobs.com

Working with Casual films, Infinite Skydiving aerial camera flyer Andy Ford captures stunt skydiver Sean Freeman in freefall. The project for Totaljobs.com was shot on the Red Epic Dragon 6k movie camera mounted on our specially designed helmet.

 

For use at a mobile app's awards show the short was shot over one day's jumping taking only 3 skydives and a couple of hours ground based filming.

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Pre jump image of stunt skydiver and cameraflyer

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Leaving at 13,000ft to film with the red Epic Dragon

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Filming Stunt skydiver Sean Freeman

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Natwest Rugby Skydive "The Flying Winger"

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Microlights in formation over the clouds on final run for the drop

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Thumbs up from Gary to camera flyer Andy Ford to signal ready to exit

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Flying the wingsuit and picking up speed for the dive to grab the ball

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Wingsuit flyer about to grab the falling rugby ball at over 100mph

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Wingsuit camerafler Andy Ford hangs on to the rear of the door to film an exit sequence

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Wingsuit flyer Gary dives past the camera lens to chase the rugby ball

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Working with Extreme productions on an incredibly challenging project to film a winsuit flyer making a mid-air catch of a plummeting rugby ball! 

Great fun and an equally great success the team managed to make the project work against the odds

Watch the Short film currently over 200,000 views online and also the "Behind the scenes" to see the build up and see how we managed the stunt

Filming the sequence in air videographer Andy used the following helmet mounted cameras:

  • Two Gopro 4 Black cameras for 4K footage and still images

  • Canon Eos 5D Mk3 with 50mm lens for video

  • Sony HDR-CX410VE with 16mm lens for video

The Flying Winger

The Making of the Flying Winger

BBC 1 "The Coroner" 2016

Andy Ford of Infinite Skydiving Solutions teamed up with stuntman Gary Connery to shoot scenes for the BBC daytime series "The Coroner".

Aerial sequences were filmed over Salcombe Estuary, Devon with a hand picked team of professional skydivers for the show.

Andy shot in air on the Panasonic GH4 camera to capture dramatic images over the beautiful Devon coastline on the two day shoot.

Aired In Nov 2016.

 

 

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Skydive over the Devon coast for BBC programme "The Coroner"

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Castle Air Helicopter camera for the BBC's "The Coroner"

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Devon coastline from the skydiving aircraft for the BBC episode of The Coroner.

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On the set of "The Coroner" episode "The Dropone"

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Skydiving aircraft used for BBC programme "The Coroner"

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Stunt Skydive for "The Coroner" over the Devon coastline

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Stuntman Gary Connery with Skydivers doubling for actors on The Coroner

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Skydiving equipment hired to the BBC for the Coroner for drozone set

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Landrover advert with Bear Grylls 2016

Working with TVC Group to film the advert for Landrovers new 2016 model.

Filming the RN Display team and guest skydiver Bear Grylls in an aerial sequence over the Army Parachute Centre at Netheravon Camp

in Wiltshire.

Andy Ford worked alongside Scott Smith from California USA and the RN display team to capture beautiful footage on the helmet mounted Arri Alexa Minicam fitted with Zeiss Prime lenses.

The one day shoot although restricted by time frames due to weather and Bear Grylls schedule came together and was shot, edited and released in an incredibly short 24hr period. A testament to the whole team working under great pressure.

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Bear Grylls suited up for the landrover skydive with the RN display team

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On board the aorcraft flying to altitude, Bear grylls and the Royal Navy Display team for Landrover

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The Royal Navy display team with guest jumper Bear Grylls about to jump from 13000ft for the 2016 landrover discovery advert, Infinite Skydiving Cameraflyer ready to climb out

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Andy Ford wearing the helmet mounted Arri Alexa Minicam hanging onto the door before exit with the Royal Navy Display team and guest skydiver Bear Grylls

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Infinite Skydiving Cameraflyer Andy Ford wearing the Arri Alexa Mini with Zeiss 21mm prime lens whilst filming Bear grylls for landrover

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Royal Navy display team member David Lee dives out of the aircraft C208B for Landrover advert with guest jumper Bear Grylls

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RN display team member Dave Lee exits the C208B during the Landrover Skydive with guest jumper Bear Grylls

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Royal Navy display team member David Lee dives out of the aircraft C208B for Landrover advert with guest jumper Bear Grylls

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Bear Grylls stunt double Scott Smith moving across the skies

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Zeiss prime lens on Arri Alexa minicam set up for skydiving on professional custom helmet

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BT Sport - Moto GP advert 2017

Andy and his team worked with BT Sport for the Moto GP pre-season promo shown on the BT Sport channels and BT Showcase. 

 

Infinite Skydiving Solutions provided the BPA qualified tandem instructor, aerial camera flyer and location for the one day shoot.

 

The aerial footage was shot using a helmet mounted 4k Sony A7rii with Leica Loxia 21mm lens provided by Infinite Skydiving Solutions camera dept.

 

Andy co-ordinated the aerial footage and liaised with the director and line producer to complete the project. A great start to the 2017 season.

BPA Tandem Instructor - Andy Ford

Aerial Camera Flyer - Paulo 'Ya' Braz

Tandem Student - Professional actor David Wade

Pocket-Lint Tandem with Tom Tom Bandit Action camera

Take a couple of Tom Tom Bandit action camera's and a team of professionals and the result is a nice little in air edit for the consumer web site and gadget geeks Pocket-Lint. The pocket-Lint team were (Fairly) happy to be taken into freefall to get the footage for the in-air test and had a fun time getting the results for the Tom Tom camera guys.

 

Outside camera by Andy Ford

NERF Blaster viral advert for Jungle Creations

1.14 milllion views, 10,000 reactions, 7,700 comments as of 27/9/17

 

 

Take two talented skydivers who can fly their bodies at any angle and speed give them two NERF Blasters and let them battle from 13,000ft.. awesome!

 

Within 3 jumps using helmet mounted Gopro for P.O.V footage and Andy of Infinite Skydiving for outside footage Jungle Creations had enough footage to edit together a Viral thats picked up 1.3 million views in a week.

 

The aerial footage was shot using a helmet mounted 4k Sony A7rii with Leica Loxia 21mm lens provided by Infinite Skydiving Solutions camera dept. 

 

The P.O.V shot on Gopro 5 in 4k

 

 

 

 

Afterworknet.com for the Drummer Agency

 

A few nice skydives to set the scene and some ground shots and pieces to camera to complete a nice promo for the Drummer Agency and Afterworknet.com

 

Infinite Skydiving Instructor and UK 8 Way formation Skydiving team member Phil Hartree took the in air talent slot filmed on the Sony A7rii by Andy Ford on the 21mm Loxia lens.

 

3 Skydives to play with angles and canopy flight saw this job completed under the budgeted 4 jumps with day light to spare.

 

 

Ernst & Young Skydiving Project - The Edge Picture Company

A skydiving project shot for an internal video on Risk Assessment at work. 

 

The team of 4 put together by Andy of Infinite Skydiving shot over the coast of the Algarve in Portugal from 16,000ft.

 

The team using smoke grenades to enhance the visual effect fall whilst skydiver Siân Stokes took the lead role and speaking part. Two days on location saw this project come to a fantastic conclusion.

 

The aerial footage was shot using a helmet mounted 4k Sony A7rii with Leica Loxia 21mm lens provided by Infinite Skydiving Solutions camera dept. The P.O.V shot on Gopro 5 in 4k.

 

 

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Siân Stokes diving from the Pilatus Porter at 16,000ft

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Closely followed by the team Siân flies towards the camera flyer Andy Ford

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Tracking across the Algarve coastline to form up with the team

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The formation together allowing Siân to give another PTC at 120mph

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The team in formation from below with smoke trails in corporate colours

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Siân deploying her parachute after the two mile free fall

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Camera equipment we use.

We now hire cameras for most of our in air filming projects as each client has there favorite camera for the look they wish to create. We have succesfully mounted and jumped the following cameras:

 

  • Panasonic AG-HPX170

  • Red Epic Dragon 6k

  • Arri Alexa Mini 4k

  • Sony A7sii

  • Sony A7rii - We currently own this beautiful camera and shoot on a daily basis using

        Zeiss Leica Loxia lenses.

  • Canon 5D Mkiii with various lens for photography and videography

  • Panasonic GH4 4k

  • Various Gopro for inside and outside views

The AG-HPX170

Panasonic's P2 HD handheld camcorder is a fantatsic solid state camera (No DV mechanism).

Recording onto P2 card in 20 HD and SD formats - from 1080i, 1080p, 720p to 480i

Mounted on our aerial camera helmet we can capture the action at any speed and any angle.

If you have a camera you wish to use for the in air footage e-mail us to discuss the possibility.

(note- This camera replaces the Panasonic AG-HVX-200A)



RED Epic Dragon 6k

The absolute best of the best for movie image capture. 

We can mount this stunning camera with any prime lens to shoot beautiful skydiving footage for whatever project you require. 

 

We will capture the image you want on this amazing camera in any of the follwing formats:

6K RAW (2:1, 2.4:1) 
5K RAW (Full Frame, 2:1, 2.4:1 and Anamorphic 2:1) 
4.5K RAW (2.4:1) 
4K RAW (16:9, HD, 2:1 and Anamorphic 2:1) 
3K RAW (16:9, 2:1 and Anamorphic 2:1)  
2K RAW (16:9, 2:1 and Anamorphic 2:1) 
1080p RGB (16:9)  
720p RGB (16:9)

 

See the specs here: RED Dragon

Canon Eos 5D Mk3
We have used this stunning camera for a lot of our in air photography, capturing beautiful images with a variety of lens from 15mm through to 200mm for those unique shots.

The Canon also shoots excellent quality video with our range of lenses making this an incredibly versatile camera for your requirements. 

Native movie formats are 1,920x1,080 pixels at 30 frames per second, 25fps or 24fps, 1,280x720 pixels at 60fps or 50fps, and 640x480 pixels, again at 60fps or 50fps.

(Note- We cannot mount the Gopro or any camera onto a tandem student during descent)

Sony Alpha 7sii & A7rii

Sony's Alpha 7sii and the A7rii  features extraordinary sensitivity (up to ISO 46,000) and 4K video output, this compact full-frame camera suits demanding professional use while remaining small enough for mounting alongside other helmet mounted cameras. 

RECORDING FORMAT (MOVIE)

AVCHD 2.0 / MP4 / XAVC S (up to 1920 x 1080/50p 28Mbps)

 

Company details: Infinite Skydiving Solutions, Haystacks, Horwell Farm, Bicester, Oxon, OX277SQ, UK​​

 

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