Elevated Imaging Systems

Elevated Imaging Systems (EIS) are Belfast based photographers and drone operators. We strive to create memorable and exciting images and video, using high resolution gimbal-stabilised cameras mounted on the latest state-of-the-art drones. 

Capable of capturing up to 6K CineDNG Raw and Adobe ProRes video from our Super 35mm DJI X7 camera and lenses and up to 5.2K with our X5s camera and Olympus lenses, our aerial platforms are lightweight, quick to deploy and capable of producing footage that is ideally suited to grading to match output from industry-leading Red and Arri cinema cameras.


APPROVED BY THE UK CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY, EIS holds a UK Civil Aviation Authority Permit to Fly for Commercial Operations (PfCO). This means we can legitimately and professionally undertake commercial operations and, crucially, we hold insurance to do so. 

Our drones are also registered with the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), enabling us to work throughout much of Ireland and we are in the process of preparing applications for additional permissions to operate in controlled airspace and congested locations.

We hold Level 1 and 2 Infrared Thermography certifications from the Institute of Thermography, enabling us to provide additional services to agriculture and other industries requiring advanced imaging surveys for building, process and electrical installations.


We have been operating drones since 2014 and were among the first (no 27)  to join DSR in 2015
We received training from ResourceUAS, one of the first two organisations approved by the CAA as NQEs

Among our staff is a Chartered Civil Engineer with extensive experience in property maintenance, civil engineering design, construction and surveying. In addition to holding a commercial Sub-20kg UAV Pilot Qualification, he is a qualified Private Pilot (PPL(A)) and has also flown piston and jet-engined helicopters.

Providing additional support and consultancy services to the EIS team is a current Boeing 737 Captain with extensive experience in a range of businesses as well as strong credentials and experience in safety systems analysis, design and implementation.


Up to 6k capable DJI Inspire 2 drones with X7, X5s and X4s cameras and a full range of compatible MFT and Super 35mm DJI lenses; Inspire 1, Phantom 4 Pro, Mavic Pro and the latest Mavic 2 Pro with Hasselblad lens.

We possess sufficient batteries, a generator, inverters and a DJI charging station, which together enable of to operate continuously when on a shoot. 

We also operate Nikon D800 and 810; Fuji XH1 and X100f  35mm and MFT digital cameras, enabling us to meet a broad spectrum of client requirements on location. 


As BBC-approved contractors, our work has been seen  on television most days since early 2016.

In 2016, we were part of a professional team of commercial drone operators that helped film the Eurosport-sponsored Circuit of Ireland rally, with our footage being sent out live via satellite to 130 countries while our drones were in the air.

Since 2016, we have produced stills and video footage for promotional work by Tourism Ireland that has been viewed throughout the world.

We are frequently commissioned to undertake building surveys for architectural visualisation, construction site progress recording as well as maintenance and fire damage assessments. We have also recently produced several large orthomosaics and are currently dealing with enquiries for infrared thermography of buildings as well as forestry and agricultural land.

One of our more interesting and rewarding recent projects was the filming and editing of the Walking on Water music video for Northern Ireland singer songwriters, Saffyre. 


Our services include but are not limited to the following:

  • TV, Film and documentaries
  • Residential and commercial property photography
  • Hotels, tourism, advertising, marketing and promotion
  • Golf courses
  • Insurance
  • Construction, progress records and measurement
  • Maintenance including roof condition surveys
  • Flood and marine defence works
  • Infrared building condition surveys
  • Wind and solar farm survey commissions
  • Agricultural surveys including NDVI
  • 3d modelling and production of orthomosaics


Please drop us an email or give us a call and let us have a chat about how we can help you with your imaging projects.

Insurance and Industrial

Tourism and Marketing

Construction and survey


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(Expires 09-04-2021)

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