F1

SHOTOVER F1

A 6-axis gyro stabilized platform that delivers unshakable stability with look down capability for use inverted, or right side up—on almost anything that moves. It rigs fast and accommodates over 175 camera and lens combinations, for the look you want. Its compact carbon fiber construction means it ships as excess baggage on commercial flights worldwide with no export restrictions.

SHOTOVER F1 System Features

  • Quickly and easily interchange multiple cameras and lenses
  • Compact size and weight allows affordable transport as freight or excess baggage
  • No ITAR restrictions or EAR licensing requirements
  • Compatible with most FAA and EASA approved aircraft mounts
  • Various top plate options are available to easily allow mounting on various platforms- land, sea and air
  • Easily integrated onto a wide variety of mounting platforms
  • 6-axis gyro stabilized with look down capability
  • Windowless operation option for brilliant imagery without reflections
  • Fiber optic video data transfer for clean 3GHz imagery
  • State of the art electronics and design techniques deliver unshakable stability and ultimate functionality
  • Customizable graphics overlay for real time operator feedback
  • Auto or Steerable horizon with the most advanced steering capabilities on the market
  • Inverted operation using auto-position detectors
  • Remote controlled polarized filter rotation, rain deflector and other accessories available

In conjunction with system users, our engineers meticulously designed the SHOTOVER gimbal controller. It provides the highest level of functionality with ideal placement of controls.

Features of the Gimbal Controller include:

  • Force Joystick Option
  • Iris Wheel control on the side and top of controller
  • Adjustable friction drag control for Iris Wheel and Focus Knob
  • White Mark-up Ring added to Focus Knob
  • Roll Rocker added, selectable control between Rocker and Joystick Twist
  • Wrist Support with quick disconnect
  • Common Camera Control Connector, with cables supplied for integration with Arri RCU-4, Sony RM-B750, Canon RC-V100
  • Break out FI+Z control with Preston HU3​
  • Dual 5V USB A Ports for powering Accessories (including smartphones)
  • Mount Holes on top & rear faces for accessories & monitor mounting

Product Specifications

STABILIZATION

  • 6-axis with no gimbal lock
  • High performance non-ITAR sensors
  • Distributed Multi-processor closed loop servo control system
  • Proprietary gimbal control algorithms

GIMBAL FIELD OF VIEW

  • Pan: 360 degrees continuous (via electrical and optical rotary joints)
  • Tilt: +45 to -140 degrees
  • Roll: +/-85 degrees (steerable or auto horizon)
  • Max slew rate: 100 deg/sec

DATA / COMMUNICATION

  • Fiber Optic lines
  • CAN Bus
  • RS 422 Serial Bus
  • Ethernet

WEIGHT

  • Turret with max payload less than 59kg (130lbs)
  • Operator control unit 2.7kg (6lbs)
  • Junction control box 4kg (9lbs)
  • External cable set: 2.5kg (5.5lbs)
  • Fujinon 25-300 and Arri/Fujinon Alura 45-250 lens cases 61kg (134lbs)

POWER

  • 19-32 VDC
  • 12 Amps Max Draw (at 28V)

ENVIRONMENTAL

  • Operating Temperature: -20 to +50 degrees C

OPERATOR CONTROL UNIT

  • Lightweight
  • Customizable video overlay (Monitor Output)
  • Recess for camera remotes such as:
    • Sony RM-B750
    • Arri RCU-4
    • Canon RC-V100
  • Other control layouts available upon request

Manufacturer reserves the right to change specification to reflect improvements and or changes in technology at any time

SHOTOVER systems represent the next generation in aerial cinematography, allowing filmmakers to work faster and more efficiently while delivering breathtaking results from the latest cinema cameras and lenses.

- Zhang Yimou, Chinese Director

Camera & Lens Configurations

SHOTOVER Camera Compatability. Select a camera to view lenses that can be used with the SHOTOVER F1

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    Compatible Lenses

      The standard F1 configuration includes everything necessary to integrate the above camera and lens combinations with the exception of the Sony 2500 camera which must be repackaged. Please note cameras and lenses are not included. 

      We are confident that SHOTOVER has developed a strong and future proof platform for our film needs.

      - Andreas Gall, CTO of Red Bull Media House

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      The F1 is also the only system out there with a look-down capability, which provides great views of buildings and properties for our real estate clients.

      - Patrick Day, NYonAir CEO