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Pictorvision to Introduce the Mini-Eclipse Stabilized Aerial and Ground Head


Pictorvision announced that it will introduce its new mini-Eclipse this spring. Built on the company’s Gen-V camera stabilization technology, the new gyro-stabilized head is designed for both aerial and ground use.

“Ever since we launched our full-sized Eclipse system, the market has been asking us to release a smaller version dedicated to the new digital cinema cameras,” said Tom Hallman, president of Pictorvision. “They also repeatedly asked us to make a version to support the needs of the ground market with the same level of performance as our Academy and SOC award-winning Eclipse. We listened, and the result is the mini-Eclipse.”

“Soon productions will be able to use the same stabilized head on cranes and camera cars, and then move over to the helicopter for absolutely stable aerial shots,” Hallam explained. “Not having to bring in a separate head and crew for simple aerial shots has long been at the top of producers’ wish lists, and with the Gen-V breakthrough, we’re excited to finally be able to satisfy that need.”

Hallman explained that the mini-Eclipse is just one product in a family of new systems that will be based on the same core Gen-V technology. Additional models will be specifically designed for Electronic News Gathering (ENG), LiDAR, Corridor Mapping, Wide Area Mapping, Wide Area Motion Imagery (WAMI) and Public Safety and Security.

The company plans to showcase the new mini-Eclipse at Cine Gear Expo in June.

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