The F1 LIVE is the ultimate solution for the broadcast industry, taking the best of the original F1 and streamlining it into a custom package for the ENG market. The system’s 6-axis design delivers a superior range of movement and precision control of pan, tilt, and roll when looking straight down, allowing you to capture the perfect shot without getting stuck in gimbal lock. The F1 LIVE comes fully configured and set up from the factory with your camera and lens of choice, and it supports all major broadcast cameras, including both 4k and 2k models. The open platform design of the F1 LIVE makes it future proof, so you’re not locked into one payload. 

SHOTOVER F1 LIVE Gimbal System Features

  • Open platform design allows for the integration of new broadcast cameras as they come to market
  • Gimbal customization services available to match broadcaster’s branding
  • 6-axis gyro stabilized with look down capability
  • Compatible with most FAA and EASA approved aircraft mounts
  • SHOTOVER rain spinner keeps the lens clear when shooting in wet conditions
  • No ITAR restrictions or EAR licensing requirements
  • 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 and other accessories available
  • Various top plate options are available to easily allow mounting on various platforms - land, sea and air
  • Optional moving map overlay helps broadcasters quickly identify ground locations and addresses during fast moving assignments 

Transitioning from the V14 to the F1 LIVE has been seamless. The system is perfectly tailored to support our demanding shooting schedule, allowing us to capture the latest breaking news more quickly and efficiently than ever before

- Stu Mundel, Aerial reporter/photographer, at CBS Los Angeles

Product Specifications


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


  • 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


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


  • 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)


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


  • Operating Temperature: -20 to +50 degrees C


  • Lightweight
  • Customizable video overlay (Monitor Output)


  • Moving Map Overlay

Camera & Lens Configurations

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      “When it comes to flexibility and performance, there is no comparison to SHOTOVER systems,” said Manel Arroyo, Managing Director at Dorna Sports. “They have truly changed the game in aerial filming by creating a system that is future proof, allowing us to utilize the most sophisticated range of broadcast cameras and new exciting technology as it comes to market. The partnership with SHOTOVER provides a perfect complement to our existing operation and will allow us to push the boundaries for years to come.”

      - Manel Arroyo, Managing Director at Dorna Sports