Specialist camera crews and equipment


Black Flag TV Ltd provides specialist camera crew and equipment for film, TV and commercial productions.

The combined experience of the staff at Black Flag TV Ltd covers a wide array of environments reaching all areas of the globe. From filming sunken shipwrecks 70 metres below the water’s surface to setting up a time-lapse on a volcanic glacier 2,400 metres above; rigging cameras to cars drifting around ice lakes in the Arctic Circle or motorbikes setting land speed records in the Bonneville Salt Flats; following the Dakar Rally across the Atakama Desert or working the pitlane and trackside in the noise and mayhem of the Le Mans 24 Hour Race.

The combined credit list of our staff includes some of the most succesful and popular shows on British TV; BBC's Top Gear, Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Take Away and The Gadget Show to name just a few.

Conveniently located at Shepperton Studios, drop by for a chat or gives us a call on +44 203 086 8801 to see how we can help your production.

Adam Parkes


Adam’s media skill set is varied, including but certainly not limited to: shakespearean actor, stage combat instructor, editing, stunt double, voice overs, video streaming.. and the list goes on.

He has a penchant for all things engineering, and so when not out on the road filming he can generally be found tinkering around with a clever solution to the latest filming problem that’s landed on his lap or come to him in a moment’s solace whilst driving back from a shoot.

Stuart Keasley


Stuart started off life as an underwater camera operator before expanding out to drier realms. His filming experiences have sent him all over, volcanic glaciers in the Chilean Andes, Scotland’s deepest cave, Grey Seals in the Outer Hebrides, although he's equally as happy in a warm dry studio.

When not behind a camera you’ll find him back in the office looking after the logistics of the company, Stuart is the person you’re most likely to chat to when getting quotes and booking jobs.


In Car/On Car Filming

A significant proportion of our credits and experience come from car based productions, our staff have looked after the on board cameras for a number of major car shows including Top Gear, The Classic Car Show, Racing Legends, One Car Too Far and Petrol Age, and have rigged cameras to everything from a Bentley Blower to modern day supercars such as the Koenigsegg.

High Speed/Slo Mo

Our high speed solutions range from the simple and cost effective Sony FS700 or Sony PXW-FS7, both providing 200/240fps continuous recording in raw DNG to the higher end super-slow capabilities of the Phantom Miro, capable of capturing up to 1380 fps in full HD.

We also have the ability to record at up to 200/240fps underwater using the Sony FS700 and Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q Combination.


We can provide underwater filming and photography equipment, and experienced underwater crew, including safety divers, diving supervisors and camera operators. All crew are qualified with HSE Part IV/Scuba as a minimum.

Black Flag TV Ltd is registered with the HSE as a Diving Contractor, all filming projects involving scuba will be conducted in line with the Diving at Work Regulations 1997. Please get in touch if you would like to know more about what this entails.


We have a number of timelapse solutions, from simple slider based set ups that add that wow factor to your production to 18 month installations complete with solar power and remote management to show the progress of a long construction.

And yes, yet again, we can even run timelapses underwater.

Aerial Filming (SUSA/Drones)

From the light weight, versatile and quick to deploy DJI Phantom 2/Hero 4 combination up to rigs capable of carrying full broadcast spec cameras utilising some of the UKs most experienced and seasoned SUSA pilots

Black Flag TV Ltd has a current CAA Permission for Aerial Work (PFAW), all filming projects conducted by Black Flag TV Ltd involving RPAS will be conducted in line with current UK legislation. Please get in touch if you would like to know more about what this entails.

Anything Else?

Wing suit flyers, horses, microlights; infrared, ultra violet, 360 degreee immersive displays; 24 hour continuous recording, zero latency transmission systems, capturing the moment a lightning bolt hits a tree. These are just a small selection of the many other challenges we've been asked to meet and beat.

Having trouble finding a solution to a problem? Give us a call!


Most of our equipment is also available for dry hire. Please get in touch for further information on rates and availability.


IO Industries Flare 4KSDI

The IO Industries Flare 4KSDI is a compact 4K/UHD camera head, with the following features:

  • Global Shutter CMOS
  • Super 35mm Sensor (22.53 x 11.88mm)
  • 12 stops of dynamic range
  • IO Indsutries raw output in UHD or 4K resolution at up to 60p
  • 10-bit 4:2:2 output in UHD or 4K resolution at up to 60p
  • 10-bit 4:4:4 output in UHD or 4K resolution at up to 30p

All of this functionality is packed in to a tough aluminium body just 92.7 x 92.7 x 47.7 mm in size, weighing in at only 750 grammes.

Our cameras are provided with a choice of passive PL or passive EF lens mounts. We recommend that these cameras to be used in conjunction with the Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q recorder.

Available for dry hire, or with crew, click here for further information


Convergent Design Oyssey 7Q Plus

The Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q Plus combines 7 inch 1280 x 800 OLED fully functional monitor with an integrated SSD based recorder.

The 7Q supports a wide range of inputs, from 720p all the way through to 4K, with high frames of up to 200 fps continuous in 2k resolution for selected cameras.

Our recorders are fully loaded with all current firmware options as standard, giving you access to raw recording options for Sony, Canon, IO Industries and Arri, as well as the Apollo option that will allow you to record from four seperate Full HD streams at the same time (Quad Record).


Long Duration Time-Lapse

Our long duration time-lapse rigs are designed and built specifically to your requirements, and can include the following features:

  • Weather proof and secure housing
  • Remote file access
  • Remote management
  • Solar power

The end installation can provide an autonomous unit that can run with minimal management overhead for months on end.

Underwater Time-Lapse

Our canon 5d underwater system can also be set up to record time-lapse sequences using either ambient light or multi strobe set ups.


Lightweight Tracking Car Rig

A simple addition to the DJI Ronin that allows it be to attached to the exterior of pretty much any car or van, allowing the camera to controlled remotely from the interior of the vehicle.

This provides an alternative solution to scenarios where factors such as budget, location or insurance discount the use of a traditional tracking vehicle set up.

Matthews Grip

The Matthews grip kit is a versatile collection of suction mounts, bars, spigots, risers and ball heads that allows the attachment of light to medium weight equipment to all manner of static and moving surfaces.


Need something specific? Let us know, we'll see if we can design something that fits both your requirements and your budget.


The following is a selection of some of the productions we've been involved in.

Journey To Le Mans

Black Flag TV Ltd :

Director of Photography

All Cameras and Crew

Consultant Editor and Post Production Assistance

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Shepperton Studios, Studios Road
Shepperton, Surrey
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