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Mar 272012

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The main idea is to mount a camera and possibly a shotgun mic to a quadcopter in order to catch epic film.


This concept was featured on Gizmodo here  and another place here was just so cool. We are especially impressed by its mobility, and have already thought of dozens of shots that would be really cool to take with this.

Here is more footage of the inspiration (named CineStar) operating.

Web Research Archive

  • Seemingly Legit Build Archive link
  • Instructables Links:
    • Good Basics for Quadcopter link
    • Extension of above: Picopter link
    • Great info on small Quadcopters link


  • Load: Camera/Mic + 2x (Safety Factor) = about 10-15lbs
  • Camera Aiming System: Similarly mounted webcam streaming to nearby computer
  • Guidance System: Quadcopter controlled by either radio or computer/app over wifi (or similar technology)

-Interested in wifi in order to stream webcam video too

  One Response to “SteadyCam-CopterJig”

  1. I noticed you have included a post to my build log on your website. I would like to suggest that you visit my website and follow my X4 Drone build log if you would like to build a quad copter suitable for aerial photography. If you have any questions about my build let me know. For a serious video platform that can support a DSLR or similar camera, you will probably be looking at a $2,000-$5,000 build. The platforms I have documented on my website are made to be inexpensive hobby projects, although capable of lifting gopros or small digital cameras. I have not tested lifting a larger camera with my platform, but it may work.

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