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VR South Africa | Virtual Reality South Africa | Omni Rig with Operator Rentals

Posted by Rover on November 18, 2016 at 5:30 AM

Timeslice 360 VR in South Africa is excited to announce the arrival of the Omni Rig into our stable of VR Rigs. The Omni, due to high level of sync, allows for even more seamless stitching than previous rigs.Timeslice Cinematography is an end to end VR Production company, assisting clients with workflow, storyboarding and stitching suitable for online editing and graphic animations.

Call us today for your next VR Shoot. Jono 076 190 3452, [email protected]

Drone Operator South Africa | Aerial Filming | Timeslice Cinematography

Posted by Rover on November 11, 2016 at 6:55 AM

Capable of carrying the Alexa Mini with an array of different PL lenses as well as HD VT solutions up to 500m away, Timeslice Cinematography is proud to add the Alta 8's to its fleet of legal drones to operate in South Africa. Our Aerial division consists of a three-man team including a licensed drone pilot, a highly skilled and experienced camera operator as well as an air safety officer.

Timeslice Cinematography has a very comprehensive Op's spec issued by the CAA including permission to fly at night, near public roads as well as close to buildings and people.

Timeslice Cinematography is a fully insured and licensed drone or UAV operator in South Africa with over 20 years industry experience. Daily packages available including ground support such as generators, camera vans and VT solutions. Call Jono on 076 190 3452  for more info or submit a quote request via our online form.

Live VR Streaming now with Teradek Sphere

Posted by Rover on November 11, 2016 at 6:40 AM

The Teradek Shpere is the latest addition to our VR Rig outfit available with an operator for daily rentals. The Teradek Sphere allows the director to view a live VR feed to an iPad enabling them to accurately direct VR action. Available only at Timeslice Cinematography, call Jono on 0761903452 to book now. Bundle deals available from R30 000 per day which includes the GoPro Omni, Teradek Sphere, Two man team, onsite stitching previews and much more!

Timeslice is fully licensed to operate drones capable of carrying a VR Rig in South Africa. To add to our wide range of tracking solutions we also have the Freefly Tero, an all terrain RC tracking vehicle enabling you to acheive never seen before dynamic 360 VR shots.

VR Rig South Africa | From GoPro to Alexa Mini VR Rigs

Posted by Rover on August 8, 2016 at 3:05 PM

Timeslice Cinematography is a one stop shop for virtual reality production and filming in South Africa. We have a VR Rig for all events ranging from a GrPro VR Rig to Arri Alexa Mini. Contact us today for all your virtual reality requirements!

Jono 076 190 3452

[email protected]

Drone Operator South Africa | Aerial Filming

Posted by Rover on July 25, 2016 at 6:55 AM

Timeslice Cinematography is proud to announce that we have added the Alta 8 to our fleet. This machine opens up a new array of lensing possibilities and packages for directors and directors of photography. The Alta 8 is capable of carrying heavier lenses such as the Zeiss Ultra Prime, Master prime and certain anamorphic lenses with an Alexa Mini or Red Weapon body. Contact Jono on 076 190 3452 / [email protected] for more information.

Glam Cam SAMA's Sun City 2015

Posted by Rover on April 18, 2015 at 4:55 AM

We'll be setting up our 360 Glam Cam rig at the SAMA's this weekend at Sun City. Watch out for more posts soon. #timeslice #samas #glamcan #suncity

Odyssey 7Q Recorder - now available for rentals | Camera Equipment Rentals Johannesburg & Cape Town

Posted by Rover on September 22, 2014 at 2:25 AM


The camera world, in my opinion, is moving towards universal camera bodies that allow the use of many different lenses and then the ability of recording what the sensor sees to an external recorder.


This approach will allow for faster improvements on the camera sensors without leaving the owners in a state of “always upgrading”. The odyssey 7Q is the latest in this external recorder race. Timeslice Cinematography South Africa two units and are installed with Arri Raw, Canon Raw and Sony Raw Licenses.


The recorder can capture footage in almost any format from almost any camera. Go-pro to Arri Alexa XT. To go further the recorder offers internal conversion to Pro Res, allowing for huge time and data saving aspects.


Another big advantage is that up to 4 HD cameras can be connected to one recorder and then to tether multiple recorders together. This allows one to shoot multi-camera functions and concerts with ease. You can lock the time-code across many cameras and sync audio in real-time. At the end of the show, simply download the 2.5” SSD drives data and boom, all your camera footage and sync’d audio is downloaded, in Pro Res.


Futhermore, the odyssey is a professional 8” Oled monitor with waveform, zoom in, false colour, zebra and focus assist modes and can apply 3d LUT internally. All round a great time saving device that will make your time on set go by without a hitch.


Call us to book your Odyssey for your next shoot and see how simple shooting to a recorder can be!


The C300 with Dual Pixel CMOS sensor and STM Technology now available for rental:

Posted by Rover on May 29, 2014 at 6:20 AM

Canon’s new dual pixel CMOS sensor takes the C300 camera that could auto focus on a stationary subject to one that can focus on and track a moving subject up to 50 km per hour, considerably faster than any auto focus predecessor.  Combined with the new STM lens technology with step-less iris control (seamless exposure changes) and high ISO range (up to 80 000 ISO), makes the C300 into a more formidable camera and even more versatile, an outright winner for indie, fashion film and documentary style shooting.


Shooting aerials in a cave today!

Posted by Rover on May 20, 2014 at 7:35 PM

Our highly versatile and agile helicopter shooting aerialfootage in a cave today…#aerialcinematography #southafrica #timeslice


UAV/ RC Helicopter/ Drone permits for filming | South Africa, Johannesburg, Cape Town:

Posted by Rover on April 20, 2014 at 4:15 AM

There has been a lot of talk backwards and forwards regarding obtaining permits to use drone or un-manned aerial vehicles for filming purposes recently. First and foremost we are pro safety and have been asking for a while that standard safety measures such as pilot and UAV certifications are put into place, Australia is a good example and their legislation can be viewed at:


The long and the short of it is that if you are flying below150 feet above the surface of the ground, you do not need a permit to fly a UAV on set, you do need a normal film permit for public or municipal property to stand on the ground whenever you would normally be required to get a permit. A representative of the City of Cape Town Film permit office recently sent an email to various productions stating that they will not be issuing permits for UAV use. This should not be misinterpreted as what they are saying is that they do not have authority to issue a permit for UAV use, as airspace above the surface of the ground falls into the realm of the Civil Aviation Authority.

There are a few exceptions to the use of Civil AviationAuthority airspace, one of which is the use of UAV’s. The CAA’s legislation for the use of UAV’s  has been listed below (Civil Aviation Act of 2009).

While South African aviation legislation below 150 feet allows for the (safe) use of unmanned aerial vehicles/ model aircraft, safety should not be disregarded and proper risk assessment protocols should always be followed.

Below is a relevant extract from:

Civil Aviation Act of 2009

Part 101

Operation ofLine-Controlled Kites, Model Aircraft, Captive and Unmanned

Free Balloons

Conditions forflight: Model Aircraft


(1) No model aircraft shall be flown ­

(a)  by night;

(b) higher than 150 feet above the surface;  (45.72meters)

(c) from or above apublic road;

(d) within a distanceof 8 kilometer from the aerodrome reference

point of an aerodrome licensed or   approved in terms of Part 139 of the

Regulations andsituated in Class G airspace.

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of sub-regulation (1), the

Commissioner may in writing, and on conditions set by him or her ­

(a) exempt anyone from the provisions of sub-regulation (1)(d); and

(b) exempt anyone from the provisions of sub-regulations (1)(a), (b)

and (d) in airspace specifically approved by the Commissioner for the

purpose of flyingmodel aircraft.²