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specialists in unmanned aerial imagery

What we do

We film and photograph the world from angles that have never been explored before.

See Beyond

From high definition photography to cinema ready footage, Sycamore has opened up a world of possibilities in aerial imaging. We use the latest in UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) technology and not only do the UAVs get us into new spaces, they do it safely, efficiently and with little to no emissions. We aim to open up the creative door for directors, cinematographers, story tellers and the rest. With Sycamore you finally have the flexibility to capture any angle you’ve ever dreamed of, bringing all of your creative vision to life; making your story that much more powerful. Check out our work to understand what’s getting us so excited! It’s only the beginning, start dreaming.


Aerial Film

We can shoot on anything from a Canon 7D to a RED EPIC. With live feeds to the director we can see exactly what’s going on live, from wherever we are. Sycamore is the next step in film making and production. Check out our trailer for a taster.


Aerial Photography

Whatever camera, whatever Lens. We take high-res images that are made for professional use, providing you with either RAW or Tiff format images. For us it’s not just about getting images from a height, it’s about discovering the unseen.


Project Management

If you are after more than just the raw footage or image, Sycamore can manage your project from start to finish. Our team knows how to get things done professionally while keeping the flare and creativity. Have a nosey at the example below.


Why Sycamore?

We are the space between a camera jib and a helicopter. It's a space never explored before.

Creatives Meet Technology

People often think UAVs are a replacement of helicopters. Well that’s not how Sycamore sees it. Our aim is to enable story tellers and image makers to capture angles you can only dream of. It’s the sort of shots where you start at 5ft and sweep up into a glorious 400ft reveal that gets us excited. Chasing cars and sweeping between ditches, damns and all the rest. We’re not here to take a boring high angle shot, we’re here to create something truly amazing. When you work with Sycamore, you’re working with the most professional and advanced team of UAV creatives in the country.


Technologically advanced

Sycamore uses the latest in aerial imagery technology to deliver media that was once unobtainable. This is through the technological advancements in  UAVs and partnering with the leaders in the industry. Some of the key advantages Sycamore offers over competitors are:

Service focused

Sycamore was built by a team passionate about a customer service based UAV company. With visionary leadership, complimented by an array of skills in film, photography, aviation, communications, marketing and project management, Sycamore has been raised to deliver nothing less than outstanding service with an outstanding product. This eclectic group have developed systems and operational expertise to guarantee the highest of quality product technology can provide that is also safe and reliable.

Safety and environmental pioneers

Sycamore is developing and refining the safety standards and operational procedures for the UAV  industry, alongside the CAA. Sycamore is the safest and most environmentally friendly way to capture aerial imagery. With zero emissions and a minute carbon foot print, Sycamore is a safe, efficient and cost effective alternative to helicopters.


Sycamore takes safety extremely seriously. We’re so passionate about creating a sustainable UAV industry here in NZ that we’re working with the CAA and other authorisations to develop regulation around UAV operations and their safety parameters.
We don’t have package prices as every job requires a certain machine, skill level, clearances and output. For that reason, give us a call or flick us an email with some detail and we’ll provide a free quote asap.
All of the technology we use packs into transportable Pelican cases that can travel on any plane around the country and abroad. In other words, we can go anywhere.

Our Technology

When you pair technological brilliance with creative thinking, you make magic.

We Use the Best

Sycamore uses the most advanced UAV technology available in New Zealand. We’re powered by Altus Solutions, who not only manufacture state of the art UAVs, but operate them too. We have a fleet of 8 UAVs available, so depending on the job, we can get you exactly what you’re after. With a number of built in fail safes and safety management tools, we can guarantee a safe and professional environment every time you work with us. We pride ourselves on professionalism, and everything we operate is up to the standard of todays best production equipment, so no fluffing around on set or trying to make a battery work. When Sycamore are on the job, everything happens as planned, on time, every time.

Hex 1000:

Heavy lift quad multirotor
Cameras: DSLR
Lift capacity: 2-6kg
1o minute flight times
Parachute safety system
Wind resistance: 30kph
3 axis Pro gimbal
Mil spec Dual redundancy autopilot




About us

Sycamore focusses on high end unmanned aerial imagery for professional production.

Leading the Industry

Sycamore was born from five creative and driven people, who’s goal was to take a growing technology of UAVs and translate it into a new way of capturing imagery and creativity. After years of development, Sycamore is ready to take on NZ and lead the charge in Unmanned Aerial Imagery. With a highly qualified skill set in aviation, production, marketing and even finance, the team at Sycamore are well equiped to handle any project of any size. What’s best is that we have a pretty good time a long the way. So feel free to contact us if you have any queries, we’re a nice bunch.

The Team




    Contact Us

    Give us a call or flick us an email. We're a friendly bunch!

    Sycamore Ltd

    PO BOX 15361

    Miramar, Wellington

    New Zealand


    Phone: (04) 212 6061

    Mobile: 027 424 9863


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