We generally use the DJI Phantom/Inspire series because of their practicality and efficiency. Due to the sensitive nature of drones in NYC, any drone shoot in NYC will need a 90-day advance notice in order for to obtain an FAA waiver to fly. Typical waivers include flying over people and flying within a 5-mile radius of a major airport and there is no guarantee of approval by the FAA.
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DJI Phantom series: starting at $200/hour
Day Rate: starting at $1500
Flight time: 23-27 minutes per battery*
DJI Inspire series - starting at $350/hour
Day Rate - starting at $2500
Flight time 15-27 minutes per battery*
*real world flight times, including takeoff and landing.
STABILIZED GROUND VIDEO
We also shoot stabilized video from the ground using DJI's the 4K DJI Osmo X5 Micro 4/3rd's system with different lenses. It's a great way to supplement aerial footage, and perfect for smooth indoor shots where lighting isn't optimal.
We currently offer the proprietary Skybox/Skybox 360 which features a gyro-stabilized fixed box that protects the gimbal from wind. The Skybox 360 allows 360 degree panning since the entire bottom window section pans with the DJI gimbal. The pilot and the client both have their own monitor to view live footage. The camera is a 4K DJI X5 RAW Micro 4/3's camera with interchangeable lenses.
Skybox (Recommended for professional video)
Cost: $3100 for the first hour, $1700 for ea. additional hour
Flight time: up to 3-4 hours **
Airport: Teterboro, NJ - 10 min from NYC (20min R/T)
Westchester (Recommended for still photography)
Cost: Starting at $1700 for the first hour $1500 for each additional hour
Flight time: 1.5-2 hours **
Airport: Westchester - 20 min from NYC (40 min R/T)
Farmingdale (Recommended for still photography)
Cost: Starting at $1200 for the first hour, $900 for each additional hour
Airport: Farmingdale - 1 hour from NYC (2 hours R/T) **
** Please note the round trip travel time that is subtracted from the flight time. Therefore, a 2 hour flight with the Skybox Package will result in a 1 hour 40 min shoot.
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