Videography and photography are both art forms that rely heavily on capturing the perfect moment. Whether it’s a still photo or a video clip, getting the shot right can be the difference between an average result and a masterpiece. In order to get those perfect shots, you need equipment that is both reliable and versatile. That’s where camera cars come in. Camera cars are used to capture amazing car chase videos, action packed stunts, or just cruising with the top down.
Los Angeles-based content creators MAKE.ART.NOW. used our Hydra Alien Car Mounting System with the new Ronin 4D camera to see just how fast they could drive and still get smooth footage. Watch the video below or on YouTube.
Some of the main benefits of using a camera car are: speed control, smooth shots/angles in all conditions, and creative angles. But what kind of vehicle do you need in order to get these results? What is the fastest camera car and how much does it cost?
DJI is a world-renowned company when it comes to drones and camera equipment. The Ronin 4D is DJI’s first foray into releasing a fully integrated camera solution for pro level filmmakers. Combined with DJI’s software prowess, this camera’s abilities are very unique for the market.
The key feature of the Ronin 4D is the built-in motorized stabilization that allows you to pan, tilt, and roll with perfect stability. This gives you the ability to capture amazingly smooth shots even when the car is moving at high speeds.
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The Hydra-Alien Car Mounting System is an attachment that can be used with the Ronin-4D a car mounted camera to create even more stable shots while filming in a car. The Hydra-Alien attaches to the windshield or side window of your car and provides a solid platform for mounting your camera. As seen in the video, this setup allows you to capture incredibly smooth shots while the car is moving at high speeds.
Some the features of the Hydra-Alien include:
- Universal camera mounting (1/4 20 or 3/8 16)
- 3 points of contact with the vehicle
- Car window mount (fits windows 24 to 36 inches wide via suction cups on end caps)
- Windshield mount (only fits horizontal split style windshields up to 34 inches wide)
- Can be used with the Ronin 4D, RS2 gimbal, or other solutions.
The Hydra-Alien is an essential piece of equipment for anyone looking to create smooth car chase videos or action shots. It’s easy to use and provides a stable platform for your camera, no matter how fast the car is moving. It is quick to set up and works with a wide range of camera sizes and models.
The biggest benefit of the Hydra-Alien system is its adjustability. It can be used to capture shots from any angle, making it possible to get creative with your angles while still getting that perfect shot. Because it attaches easily to the car window or windshield, you won’t need to worry about mounting your camera somewhere it can be easily seen. It attaches to the vehicle, making it virtually invisible from the outside shot.
The Hydra Alien is a reliable and flexible system that’s easy to use and provides smooth shots even when traveling at high speeds. Whether you’re looking to capture some amazing car chase scenes or just cruising with your top down, the Hydra Alien is the perfect addition to your camera car setup.
Using them on a Tesla Model S Plaid
In the video, MAKE.ART.NOW. used the brand new Tesla Model S Plaid. The Plaid is an all-electric car that has been modified to go up to 200 MPH and 0-60 MPH in 2 seconds. It’s a perfect car for capturing high-speed car chase videos or action shots. With its impressive speed and agility, the Tesla Plaid can easily keep up with any vehicle on the road.
The Ronin 4D can be used to create some amazing dynamic shots that show the car speeding through traffic. The Hydra-Alien adds a whole new level of flexibility, allowing you to get shots from any angle or height. This setup is perfect for capturing high-speed action shots and creating smooth car chase videos.
It provides a stable platform for your camera, and MAKE.ART.NOW. tested how fast those limits could be pushed.
How fast can it go?
In the video, they tested the car to see how fast it could go with the Ronin 4D and Hydra-Alien attached. The car was able to reach speeds of up to 100 MPH without any issues. With the Hydra-Alien system in place, you can be sure that your shots will be smooth and stable, no matter how fast the car is moving.
The Tesla Plaid is an incredibly fast car, so it’s hard to imagine what other features it could have. The ability to go over 100 MPH with the Ronin 4D and Hydra-Alien attached is impressive enough for most people, but this car does not appear to be done just yet.
In conclusion, the Hydra-Alien Car Mounting System is an essential piece of equipment for anyone looking to create smooth car chase videos or action shots.
When filming in a vehicle, one of the most important factors to consider is stability. With the Ronin 4D and Hydra-Alien system you can be sure that you’re getting that perfect shot even when traveling at high speeds. This setup includes everything you need to get started and is a must-have for capturing high-speed action shots and creating smooth car chase videos. With its adjustability and flexibility, the Hydra Alien system is a must-have for any serious filmmaker or videographer.