Behind the Scenes: Shooting the Phantom Flex4K from a Drone

The Phantom Flex4K is one of the most capable professional video cameras around. It is capable of shooting 4K videos at 100o FPS. As you might expect it is large, complex and heavy and so fat nobody tried to use a drone to shoot with it – until now.

The Phantom Flex4K is not just super expensive (around $140k) it is also heavy (14 lbs or 6.3 kg) making it a challenge to lift and use on a drone. The crazy videographers  from Brain Farm teamed up with drone maker Aerigon, for a super risky “experiment” connecting super expensive camera with an almost equality expensive large drone (the entire rig is estimated to cost around a quarter of a million dollars – just think what would have happened if they crashed it…).

Although the Aerigon was not designed to lift such a heavy load, the Brain Farm team was able to hack the drone to load this beast and fly pretty nicely and shoot some very cool off road driving.

You can check out some more behind the scenes videos on the BTS section here on LensVid.

VIA: slrlounge.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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