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The Eclipse XL Red Weapon Helium Array (HA), only available through the Marzano Films partnership, is a further adaptation of the award winning Eclipse XL and is another leap forward for VFX plate photography.

The installation utilizes just three 8K Red Weapon Heliums, mounted in portrait mode and positioned in a fanned orientation. This reduces the number of stitch lines down to only two whilst still maintaining the ultra wide field of view in both horizontal and vertical.

Viweing Angle: 135° x 92°

Aspect ratio: 1:1.46

Resolution: 9015 x 6144 (30% overlap)

In addition to aerial use, the Eclipse HA can be used on the ground with small cranes via a Mitchell-mount adapter. Productions can use the same Eclipse system for normal single camera shooting and the HA for plate shots. The time to change between configurations is approximately 4 hours.

Compatible Cameras

  • 3 x Red Weapon Heliums (no requirement for an extra body as a camera control unit).

Key Features

  • Unsurpassed stability
  • Unsurpassed reliability
  • Unmatched steering precision & response
  • Absolute level horizon
  • Vehicle slave mode
  • Manual roll steering capability
  • GPS targeting and steering
  • 90° Look down steering
  • VFX Data logging of GPS, Gimbal and camera telemetry
  • Widest choice of camera and lens combinations including 65mm Imax and 35mm film both with 1000’ film loads

General Information

  • Platform Weight: 90-125kgs (dependant on payload)
  • Maximum installation weight: 250kgs approximately
  • Shipping Details: 750kgs in 18 cases (dependant of configuration)

Included with the system

  • Video Assist includes
    • Operator’s monitor with waveform & vectorscope displays
    • Director’s monitor
    • Pilot’s monitor
    • Pix 240
  • Portable 1k Generator (cannot being shipped)
  • Unit box
  • 138mm & 4.5” round filter sets
    • 85 & 85 combination to ND 1.2
    • Straight ND’s to 1.2
    • Polar

Optional Equipment

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

Contact​ one of our team for more information


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