The team at XM2 have built a unique reputation as leading aerial and remote technology specialists. Their impressive work has featured on many renowned productions including Star Wars, Mission Impossible, Fast and the Furious and James Bond.
Founder and CEO of XM2 Stephen Oh, credits the success of XM2 to the problem-solving skills he learned as an engineer. From his perspective, the company performs a unique role, operating as a hybrid camera unit and grip support in high pressure environments.
“What’s critical in preparing for a shoot of any size is reliability of equipment. We work with so many components on a project, that every component needs to work,” Stephen said.
The helicopters used to capture footage require monitors in all areas; one at the front for the pilot, a monitor at the back for camera operator and an additional one on board for the director. The Shogun 7 performs an essential role for the team; the SDI connection is just one of the features the team rely on to obtain their shots. “The Shogun 7 is perfect for our application, it’s a very versatile piece of kit. It’s rugged, it can be powered by batteries or wired into mains power.”