A small and lightweight 6-axis gyro stabilized gimbal platform designed to meet the needs of 2K, 4K and 8K live broadcast. The SHOTOVER M1 features an open platform design that allows for future resolution growth, while delivering unshakable stability and unmatched look down capability. Like all SHOTOVER systems, the M1 is backed by industry-leading 24/7 service and support. 

SHOTOVER M1 System Features

  • Smaller and lighter than heritage aerial broadcast systems
  • SHOTOVER Generation5 technology delivers unshakable stability and ultimate functionality
  • 6-axis gyro stabilized with unequaled look down capability
  • Able to ship with payload fitted from the factory
  • Compact size and weight allows affordable transport as freight or excess baggage
  • Ultra-lightweight and rugged 6061-T6 aircraft aluminum structure
  • 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
  • Integration with moving map platforms helps broadcasters quickly identify ground locations and addresses during fast-moving assignments
  • Quickly and easily interchange multiple cameras and lenses
  • Angled front window for brilliant imagery without undesirable flares
  • 3x SDI or fiber video options
  • 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
  • Custom color scheme services available to match broadcaster’s branding 

In conjunction with system users, our engineers meticulously designed the SHOTOVER M1 gimbal controller. It provides the highest level of functionality with ideal placement of controls.

Features of the Gimbal Controller include:

  • Layout allows fast transition from heritage systems
  • Recessed cable connections for increased cable life
  • Master rate control for rapid adjustment
  • Integrated 15VDC 120W Monitor Power Supply
  • Force Joystick Option
  • Iris Wheel control on the side and top of controller
  • LED display with customizable switches
  • Ergonomic Wrist Support
  • Fully integrated camera control units; Ikegami RM-70F
  • Break out FI+Z control with Preston HU3
  • Dual 5V USB A Ports for powering Accessories (including smartphones)
  • Mount Holes for accessories & monitor mounting 

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 deg to -120deg (Max), +40 to – 115 (Standard)
  • Roll: +/-85 degrees (steerable or auto horizon)
  • Max slew rate: +/- 75 degrees


  • SDI or Fiber Optic Video Options 
  • CAN Bus
  • RS 422 Serial Bus
  • Ethernet


  • Turret without payload 18.9kg (41.6lbs) + payload
  • Operator control unit 2.5kg (5.5lbs)
  • External cable set: 1.0kg (2.2lbs) 


  • 24-60 VDC
  • 10 Amps Max Draw (at 28V) 


  • Operating Temperature: -20 to +50 degrees C


  • 12-60VDC
  • Customizable video overlay (Monitor Output)
  • Recess for camera remotes such as:
    • Ikegami RM-70F
  • Custom control layouts available upon request 

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

“SHOTOVER’s customer-centric design approach has resulted in a compact and lightweight product that fits the future needs of the broadcast industry and our company. We look forward to working with SHOTOVER and are excited to put the M1 to work,” - Tom Wagner, Vice President of Helicopters Inc.

- Tom Wagner, Vice President of Helicopters Inc.

Camera & Lens Configurations

SHOTOVER Camera Compatability. Select a camera to view lenses that can be used with the SHOTOVER M1


    Compatible Lenses

      RED DSMC2: Weapon 6K, Scarlet Weapon, Epic-W S35, Weapon 8K S35, Weapon 8K Vista Vision

      Please note cameras and lenses not included. 

      “Live broadcast events provide the harshest and most trying conditions with no room for error. SHOTOVER's continued commitment to innovation and exceptional reliability, ensures we are offering the most advanced and dependable camera system on the market," - Simon Aldridge of Amis Productions.

      - Simon Aldridge of Amis Productions