Shotover F1 camera head takes off with ACS France
ACS France has acquired a Shotover F1, a specialised gyro-stabilised camera head. ACS France has been certified by Shotover as an Authorised Service Provider, and ACS France staff has been trained for over three weeks in New-Zealand on using and maintaining Shotover’s systems.
Shotover is changing the way films, advertisements and sports events are filmed. Cameras are now faster and dynamic, following movements in all dimensions while remaining stable and balanced.
This camera head was designed by a team of engineers, pilots and directors of photography, in order to meet not only the requirement of modern filming processes, but also constraints related to production. The Shotover F1, just like its big sister the K1, has a sixth stabilisation axis. It can be installed on a helicopter or a vehicle in a just a few hours, used on the ground, or suspended in the air. Its structure is carbon fiber for lower weight, and it is controlled using an ultra-light joystick that makes the head easy to use.
Aerial views are always a special moment in any film or sports event – seeing the action from above, as though flying through the air, is a magical experience. The Shotover F1 can film vertical shots from straight above. Even in difficult flying conditions or with a helicopter pilot whose experience on aerial action shots is limited, the camera operator can easily adjust the framing.
The Shotover F1 is compact, and can fit in an airplane cabin baggage. It’s compatible with the latest generation of digital cameras (Sony, Arri, RED, Canon) and with many lenses, including long focal lengths.