NYC Aerial Video
Drone Rental

Professional Aerial Videography of NYC

  • Professional aerial videographers
  • Live aerial video streaming
  • FAA approved
  • We take care of permits
  • Drone Rental NYC, LA, Miami

We provide camera drone rentals for aerial video of the Greater New York Area, Miami, and Los Angeles.

There is nothing quite like aerial video of New York City.

There is also nowhere quite so irksome to shoot. NYC is one of the busiest settings in the world, constantly moving and filled with regulations. This includes very complex permit laws when it comes to flying camera drones. Hiring the American Movie Company to shoot your NYC aerial footage alleviates this tedium. In other words, our services go beyond renting camera drones and pilots. We take care of all legal minutia and technical details, leaving you only the creative end of your aerial video production.

Our NYC Aerial Video Showreel

Why use our NYC aerial video services?

  • We offer camera drone rentals for all locations (both indoors and outdoors), and for a wide range of budgets
  • Our camera drones can shoot aerial video at up to 6K resolution
  • Our service is FAA approved
  • We provide professional aerial video pilots for the best quality aerial cinematography
  • We specialize in aerial video of NYC, Los Angeles, and Miami
  • We take care of all NYC aerial video permits, NYC camera drone permits and other legal minutia

Camera Drone aerial video iPad control interface

Our camera drone rental services are ideal for:

  • NYC aerial video for your production
  • Custom aerial stock footage
  • Live aerial video broadcasts
  • Aerial shots of any large, indoor space
  • Aerial video of your corporate or family events

Indoor aerial video using indoor camera drone.

We also shoot indoor aerial video.

Many of our clients utilize our smaller camera drones to capture indoor scenes. This is most popular for directors looking to film unique, fast-paced shots for action sequences. Real estate agents are big clients, using aerial video to tantalize customers with unique angles of their homes. Other uses for an indoor camera drone rental include weddings and other social and family events.

Live WebCast aerial video to any device.

WebCast live aerial video from our drones!

One of the most popular uses for our camera drone rental service is to Live Stream HD aerial video. Using a DJI 550 Hexacopter,  DJI Inspire 1 Quadcopter or DJI Phantom 3 Professional camera drone, we can stream your live aerial footage to YouTube.

Looking to incorporate live aerial video into a larger production?

No problem! Live HD aerial video can be streamed from your camera drone to our TriCaster 8000. TriCaster technicians intercut drone footage into a larger live production in real time.

  • We use both TriCaster and Live Stream technology.
  • We don’t need WiFi!  We can Live Stream with no WiFI  connection using bonded 4K cellular technology.

Our camera drones for rent:

Titanium X8 Octocopter

Titanium X8 Octocopter
  • Footprint class: extra large – 3 foot diameter, weighs 20-30 lbs, typically flown outdoors
  • This is a large heavy camera drone and should be flown in an open area or on a secure movie set
  • Recording formats are based on camera but typically 1080p, 4k, 5k, or 6k resolutions
  • Typically flown for feature films and high end productions
  • 3 Axis Gyro Stabilized Video, live SD video downlink
  • Single and dual operator controls
  • Possible dual operator controls with separate controls set up for camera operator
  • Flight time approx 4-8 min per battery – many batteries available with recharging as needed

DJI S1000 Octocopter

Graphic of our DJI S1000 Octocopter in flight.
  • Footprint class: large – 3.3 foot diameter/weight approx 20 lbs, typically flown outdoors
  • This is a large sized drone and should be flown in an open area or on a secure movie set
  • Typically flown for feature films and high end productions
  • This drone is flown exclusively with the Canon 5D Mark III Camera and CANON EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM lens
  • Recording formats: MOV (Image data: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC / 720p / 1080p ( 24,30,60 fps )
  • 3 Axis Gyro Stabilized Video, live SD video downlink
  • Single or dual controls
  • Flight time approx 8 min per battery – many batteries available with recharging as needed

DJI 550 Hexacopter

Graphic of our DJI 550 Hexacopter in flight.
  • Footprint class: small – 1.8 foot diameter, weighs approx 7 lbs, flown indoor and outdoors
  • Small sized drone and can be operated indoors or virtually anywhere
  • We have 2 of these drones available for rent – simultaneously if desired
  • This drone is flown exclusively with the GoPro4 Black Camera with modified 4.2mm rectilinear flat lens f2.5 with no distortion – 100 degree field of view
  • Recording formats: MP4/720p/1080p/4k (24,30,60,90,120, 240 fps)
  • Typically flown for TV, real estate, independent films, small business, weddings, and general indoor scenes
  • 3 Axis Gyro Stabilized Video, live SD video downlink
  • Single operator controls – pilot controls the aircraft and the camera
  • Flight time approx 8 min per battery – many batteries available with recharging as needed

DJI Inspire 1

Graphic of our DJI Inspire 1 in flight!
  • Footprint size: small – approx 1.6 foot diameter, weighs approx 6.5 lbs, flown indoors and outdoors
  • Live HD aerial video streaming with support for live television, live news, or YouTube
  • We have 2 of these drones available for rent – simultaneously if desired
  • This drone is flown exclusively with the Sony EXMOR 1/2.3” Lens 20mm (35mm format equivalent/2.8 focus at ∞ Anti-distortion)
  • Recording formats: MP4/ MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)/720p/1080p/4k ( 24,30,60 fps)
  • Typically flown for live TV, live sports, real estate, independent films, university projects
  • 3 Axis Gyro Stabilized Video, live SD video downlink or live HD downlink
  • Single or dual operator/camera controls
  • Flight time approx 15 min per battery – many batteries available, recharging as needed

DJI Phantom 3

Graphic of our DJI Phantom 3 in flight!
  • Footprint size: small – approx 1.6 foot diameter, weighs approx 6.5 lbs, flown indoors and outdoors
  • Live HD aerial video streaming – support for live television, live news or YouTube
  • We have 2 of these drones available for rent – simultaneously if desired
  • This drone is flown exclusively with the Sony EXMOR 1/2.3” Lens 20mm (35mm format equivalent/2.8 focus at ∞ Anti-distortion).
  • Recording formats: MP4/MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)/720p/1080p/4k (24,30,60 fps)
  • Typically flown for live TV, live sports, real estate, independent films, university projects
  • 3 Axis Gyro Stabilized Video, live SD video downlink or live HD downlink
  • Single or dual operator/camera controls
  • Flight time approx 15 min per battery – many batteries available, recharging as needed

The American Movie Company proudly partners with SkyCam to attain the best quality NYC camera drone aerial video. We utilize their experience in aerial cinematography and urban licensing to film wherever need be, from downtown Manhattan to the Long Island Sound, to the waterfronts of Los Angeles and Miami.

Renting our NYC Drone Services equates to renting assurance that you, as a filmmaker, will capture your ideal aerial footage without hassle or worry. This leaves you to focus on the creative end, designing your ideal aerial shots.

We have experienced, creative, versatile, and FAA approved camera drone pilots who never disappoint. Our photo gallery and showreels below, which showcase our aerial cinematography, are a testament to our work.

Our camera drones in action!

 

Aerial photos taken from our camera drones.

 

Several states are in the process of finalizing rules and regulations for flying drones within city limits. Cities where commercial drone rentals are quite popular are New York City, Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles. If you are looking for drone rental prices or regulations for a drone rental in NYC, the strictest rules apply here, but no worries, we can fix you up immediately and with the best pricing too. If you are wishing to rent a drone in Atlanta, Los Angeles or Chicago, call us at 1-800-811-7805. There is a strong chance that one of our satellite offices may be able to help you in those cities too.

P.S. We have a re-occurring query – people keep asking us about “Why not just use the DJI Phantom 3”, which we agree is a great piece of technology. Our response is: The DJI Phantom 3 is a great professional hobby drone and this newest iteration in the DJI Phantom line has GPS hover and a host of other great features. However, it won’t fly any other camera but its own and at the moment, you still need a licensed pilot to fly it in NYC. Ahhh, didn’t know that, did you? Contact us, we can sort out most issues quite quickly and get you the best pricing on a professional level drone that is beyond even this great DJI Phantom 3.