-- Names HD-Skycam First European Authorized Service Provider
AMSTERDAM, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBC Location: Hall 11, Stand 11.B72 -- SHOTOVER, the maker of high performance stabilization platforms for the motion picture and broadcast industries, announced today its participation at IBC 2014 where it will be exhibiting its groundbreaking SHOTOVER F1 aerial camera system. The company has also named Germany's HD-Skycam as Europe's first authorized service provider (ASP) for SHOTOVER systems. HD-Skycam joins aviation reseller, Hildemann + Partners as one of SHOTOVER's official representatives in the European market.
SHOTOVER has quickly become Hollywood's go-to system for high performance aerial cinematography with credits including Transformers 4, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Robocop and upcoming films such as The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and 2, Jurassic World, Fast & Furious 7 and Monster Trucks. SHOTOVER's 6-axis gyro stabilization and modular design provides unparalleled versatility, accommodating cameras such as the Red Epic and Dragon, Arri Alexa (all models), Phantom Flex4K, Canon C500, Sony F55 and F65 along with a broad range of lenses. In addition to the SHOTOVER F1, the company offers the flagship K1, which offers enhanced functionality, including 3D shooting and the ability to utilize additional lens and camera configurations.
SHOTOVER selected HD-Skycam as its first ASP based upon the company's excellence in providing aviation solutions to the broadcast and motion picture industries, its technical capabilities and its strong service record across the entire European market. Founded in 2008, HD-Skycam is headquartered in Wörrstadt, Germany and specializes in helicopter, auto, boat and motorcycle-based cinematography. To earn the ASP designation, the HD-Skycam team has undergone formal training at SHOTOVER's New Zealand facility and HD-Skycam's technical facilities and staff have been evaluated and certified by SHOTOVER.
"We are pleased to name HD-Skycam as our first ASP for the European market," said SHOTOVER president, Alan Purwin. "Along with European reseller Hildemann + Partners, which is our exclusive sales partner in the region, HD-Skycam is equipped to provide European filmmakers and producers with timely and expert service for all SHOTOVER products."
The SHOTOVER F1 and SHOTOVER K1 are the the only motion picture grade camera systems with no ITAR restrictions and no EAR licensing requirements allowing them to be shipped anywhere in the world without U.S. State Department approval. Light enough to be transported as excess baggage by a single person, both systems also feature unshakeable stability even at full zoom, lookdown capability and multiple mounting options for use on helicopters, ground vehicles and watercraft. SHOTOVER systems are also the motion picture industry's first aerial cinematography solutions that can be purchased outright, versus being available by rental only.
"SHOTOVER's aerial camera systems offer producers and aerial cinematographers an unprecedented level of creative freedom and convenience in shooting all manner of broadcast and motion picture projects," said Christian Wieg of HD-Skycam. "We look forward to working with the creative community across Europe to support their SHOTOVER systems."
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 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 upgradeable, allowing operators to utilize new professional cameras, lenses and accessories as they come to market. SHOTOVER is online at http://www.shotover.com.