HFS Flies Titan with Sony Venice, Fujinon Premista Zoom

The U.K. company has adapted its Titan drone to accommodate large zoom lenses.

Helicopter Film Services is pairing its Titan drone with the Sony Venice camera and the Fujinon Premista 28-100mm (T2.9) zoom lens.

We developed the Titan in response to requests from cinematographers and visual-effects supervisors to fly large-format digital or 35mm film packages, and now, we have adapted the Titan to enable it to fly a greater choice of lenses, including large zoom lenses,” says HFS CEO and aerial cinematographer Jeremy Braben.

“We chose [the Premista lens] for its full sensor coverage; its continuous, fast T-stop, and its lightweight form,” Braben continues. “This configuration, which incorporates a large, capable airframe paired with the Mövi XL gimbal, is class leading.”

“We are delighted the Premista zoom can be used by DPs from the air, thanks to HFS’ painstakingly constructed technology," says Marc Cartrall, head of cine market development at Fujinon UK.

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