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Since its introduction to the world of digital aerial cinematography The Shotover K1 has rapidly become one of the most sought after systems around. Its futuristic design has given us a system for the modern age.  One of the key aspects is the willingness of its designers to implement improvements to the basic design to reflect the demands of aerial cameramen and operators globally. The Shotover Hydra is a superb adaptation of the K1 and demonstrates the advantages of an open architecture design. The six Red Dragon camera array provides VFX departments with an unbelievable 36K of stitched images with a greater than 150 degree field of horizontal view.

Key Features

  • Superb stabilization
  • Excellent reliability and manufacturer support
  • Precise and responsive steering
  • Stabilized level horizon
  • Vehicle Slave mode
  • 90° Look down steering
  • VFX data logging of gimbal telemetry
  • No ITAR restrictions or EAR licensing requirements
  • Customizable HD graphics overlay of gimbal telemetry and lens data
  • Unique proprietary integration with Red cameras for complete inflight control of camera setup

General Information

  • Platform weight: 95-115kgs (dependant on payload configuration)
  • Shipping details: approx. 720kgs in 18 cases (dependant on configuration)

Included with the system

  • Video Assist includes
    • Operator’s monitor with waveform & vectorscope displays
    • Director’s monitor
    • Pilot’s monitor

Optional Equipment

  • AS355/355 aviation approved helicopter side & or nose mount brackets
  • Microwave downlink (HD or SD available)


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