LOS ANGELES, April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SHOTOVER, the maker of high performance stabilization platforms, announced today it will be unveiling a variant of its popular SHOTOVER F1 gyro-stabilized camera platform at NAB called the SHOTOVER F1 LIVE. Designed to meet the specific needs of the broadcast and ENG markets, the new system comes fully configured and set up from the factory with the customer's broadcast camera and lens system of choice.
The SHOTOVER F1 LIVE supports all major broadcast and surveillance cameras, including both 4K and 2K models, and features multi-user support, enabling different operators to save their preferences in the system and access them with a simple toggle. The system can be painted to match a broadcaster's color scheme and comes equipped with the SHOTOVER Rain Spinner, the industry's top tool for keeping the lens clear when shooting in wet conditions.
"The F1 LIVE is the ultimate solution for the broadcast industry, taking the best of the original F1 and streamlining it into a package for users who don't need to be able to switch between dozens of different camera and lens combinations," said SHOTOVER CEO Brad Hurndell. "It's a great addition to our fast growing line, following the recent launch of the SHOTOVER U1, the industry's first professional grade unmanned aerial vehicle. We are excited to have been able to work with Ty on the new U1 video and are continually blown away by what he creates with our products."
In conjunction with NAB, SHOTOVER is also releasing a new video from acclaimed aerial cinematographer Ty Evans shot using the company's U1 drone and U1g (U1 gimbal without the aerial component). The new video from Evans showcases the capabilities of the SHOTOVER U1, the industry's first, motion picture-quality unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), with a cinematic tour of the New Zealand action sports scene. A longtime SHOTOVER user from his work on the feature film We Are Blood and various commercial projects, Evans and SHOTOVER are working together to produce additional videos in the coming weeks. Today's video is available for view on the SHOTOVER site at: http://shotover.com/videos/all/shotover_u1_launch_reel
"The U1 is in a class of its own for drone cinematography, delivering motion picture quality images and the most intense you-are-there experience possible," said Evans. "Not only is the system incredibly powerful with the flexibility to use a massive number of camera and lens combinations it's also extremely user friendly, meaning you can focus on executing your creative vision without the system getting in the way. With the U1, drones are finally ready for prime-time shooting."
NAB attendees who would like to learn more about Evans' experience shooting with the U1 and with other SHOTOVER products can join him at the SHOTOVER booth from 3pm – 4pm on both Monday, April 18 and Tuesday, April 19.
SHOTOVER is a developer of high performance aerial camera systems for the motion picture and broadcast industries. The company's line of gyro-stabilized camera platforms and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) offer aerial cinematographers an unprecedented level of stability, control and versatility in a compact package easily configured for 2D, 3D and Ultra HD shooting with the world's most advanced cameras and lenses. Developed in partnership with the motion picture industry's top aerial cinematographers, SHOTOVER systems are fully user upgradeable, allowing operators to utilize new professional cameras, lenses and accessories as they come to market. SHOTOVER is online at http://www.shotover.com.