The CableCam is ideally-designed for point to point filming through rough terrains or over crowds, making for a dynamic, clear and smooth filming solution for occasionally unruly environments. Skypower offer the latest in mobile dolly systems and draw on the most up-to-date gyro technology, dynema cable and powerful motors.
This means our flying camera can travel either extra slow or up to 30pm, over 200m of cable. With an easy rig system that requires just two sturdy points, it’s the most versatile point to point CableCam available to hire – and it’s just perfect for stunningly expansive aerial video shots. But don’t take our word for it – we won TMT’s award for best UK CableCam filming services in 2017 and you can see testimonials from our happy clients below.
❖ Point to point filming
❖ Indoor or outdoor
❖ Live broadcast
❖ Fully gyro stabilised footage
❖ Safe over crowds
❖ O.5mph > 30mph
❖ Max cable slope 19% grade (11 degrees)
❖ Heavy lift
❖ Live downlink
❖ Dynema cable
Our CableCam dolly is a point to point (AB) zip line CableCam system, which uses a single cable anchored between two points. These anchoring points can be fixed on to an existing structure, requiring no ground-based winches at unnecessary cost and weight. The CableCam dolly system employs a DC motor on the trolley to “drive” on the cable, and is able to carry a staggering 30lb along a level slope. For elevated slopes, the camera system is able to drive up a slope of over 10 degrees at a maximum weight of around 15lb. Power is provided by on-board lithium polymer battery packs, meaning there is no need for a mains supply. As a highly versatile filming system, the CableCam can reach speeds of up to 30mph (50kph) on a level cable, or even move as slow as 18” per minute (0.5m per minute) for smooth, slow motions.
The CableCam system is controlled wirelessly via a joystick controller with a 1km range. The camera is also connected to a wireless video system to send and display the video feed in real time to an LCD at the camera operator station, so you can be sure that you are capturing a perfectly-framed shot.
The braking system is electronic, and uses an innovative process known as Asynchronous Regenerative Braking (ARB). ARB draws on the same technology that is currently used in electronic automobiles, and is accomplished with our industrial robot motor driver. It essentially means that whenever you decelerate or apply the brakes, you are putting power back into the battery. The results with ARB are, of course, excellent; as much as 50% of the power is put back into the battery for each acceleration/deceleration pair. This dramatically increases the duration/distance gained from each set of charged batteries, to say nothing of the environmental benefits. It’s just one of the ways we try to add value to our services.
At Skypower we offer a comprehensive range of aerial photography, multi-level filming and drone hire services, with specialist equipment on hand to take your vision and turn it into a reality. Just have a look through our services below to find out more.
"These are F$%king great! Million dollar shots. Game changing images, Bond on a budget!"
The Skypower duo provided beautiful shots for us with minimum fuss. In my experience, some pilots and camera operators don't pull off the teamwork required to deliver. I have no hesitation in saying that the Skypower guys did.
We used Skypower for an aerial shot on a short client film and in a few words we simply could not have achieved what we had hoped without them! They understood exactly what we required and were extremely helpful in sharing with us their expertise and knowledge. In addition to their professionalism and skills in aerial filming, they were a lot of fun to work with and helped make it an enjoyable and relaxed experience. We hope and look forward to working with them again.
Skypower were the definition of unflustered. We had a combination of challenges: night shoot, scattered showers, limited time and squads of passers-by. The Skypower team stayed ice-cold throughout: they helped us find a way to get every shot we wanted and the results are breathtaking. We wouldn't hesitate to work with them again.
We got in contact with Skypower after we had been let down by another supplier and despite the last minute nature of the request they were incredibly helpful in organising our shoot in just a couple of days' time.
Hi Neil, Everyone is very happy with the footage I saw some yesterday myself and it looks amazing. I can say with much confidence that I am pretty sure that we will want to use the copter again.
Skypower helped us film a Public Safety demonstration video in the centre of London, a very challenging environment from a Civil Aviation perspective. The company helped us identify a location and worked with us to find the best time for launch and filming (including coping with tide and weather conditions). In the end we ended up with some footage which could have ben from the "Bourne identity" of a suspect running across the Millennium Bridge. Excellent work guys.
Thank you, it looks fantastic, I can't wait to see the reaction at the grand reveal - I know the lads were really excited about it when I saw them last week, 5 mins of fame and all! Really appreciate the effort everyone put in! Great working with you.
Get your shot now! With our CableCam hire, you are guaranteed a highly versatile filming solution for indoor and outdoor point to point filming. Just give us a call on 0208 166 9712 or fill out the contact form below for more information. We have offices in London and Wiltshire, and can operate across the UK and overseas.