RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Does your project require something beyond your capabilities? Or do you have an idea that you aren't quite sure how to achieve? Let us help by providing our R&D expertise. RAW is at the forefront of developing and utilising new technology. We have a combined 20 years of knowledge and experience custom designing, prototyping, building and implementing new, high tech camera systems with the goal to make your project or product a reality. With experience in 3D design, rapid prototyping, CNC machining and 3D printing, we can offer a one-stop solution to make your ideas a reality.
See below for some of our past projects. If you have any further questions, please get in touch.
CINEFLEX ELITE RED DRAGON MOD
Late last year I was given the task to design and manufacture a new internal cage for Aerial Advantages CineFlex Elite. There is currently only one other company in the world who has completed a similar modification. The new cage gave the ability to quickly swap the original ARRI M for a RED Dragon 6k cinema camera. The initial teardown and 3D design took two weeks, once this was complete the new cage was 3D printed for test fitting. Minor adjustments to the design were made after testing and the final cage was produced from aviation grade aluminium and brass on our in-house CNC machine. The whole process from design, testing, manufacturing and final trialing was three months.
This CineFlex Elite is now currently in service and available for hire through Aerial Advantage.
CUSTOM BUILT HEAVY LIFT DRONES
Over the last 10 years, we have built and maintained many heavy lift drones for ourselves and other clients. These drones have had various uses, including, but not limited to film making, 3D mapping, thermal inspections and lidar scanning. One drone, in particular, stands out from the rest. Working closely with Industrial Pixel VFX in late 2013 we built a drone that was set up for lidar scanning, it scanned jungle terrain to make 3D models for use in the blockbuster movie, Jurassic World.
ADVANCED CAMERA STABILISATION
Back when stabilising cameras for filmmaking was difficult and not readily available we were at the forefront of designing never before seen camera stabilisation technology. The gimbal systems shown below were manufactured in-house and used on several feature films, video productions and TV shows in 2012-13.