RAVEN II NEWSCOPTER
The Robinson R44 RAVEN II NEWSCOPTER is a fully integrated Electronic News Gathering (ENG)
A fully powered Newscopter provides up to three hours of flight autonomy for continuous live news coverage.Brochure
The R44 Newscopter, with its 22x Canon zoom lens, can be used to capture stunning footage of nature in action. For example, this video shows a close-up of a pelican taking off, whales, dolphins swimming together, and a huge dolphin pod.
Light, compact, and entirely digital, the five-axis gyro-stabilized camera system comes standard with a full-bandwidth Ikegami 1080i HD Camera matched with a Canon HD Series 22x (44x with extender) zoom lens for crisp images. Options include 1080p, 24p frame rate, and digital extender. Camera and lens are housed in a rugged nose-mounted gimbal that rotates 360° to track subjects and to film from any angle.
Sights from around the Los Angeles area taken with an R44 Newscopter. There is some footage demonstrating the long reach of the camera system and the stability achieved with our gimbal.