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GIZMO 100
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Description
Film & TV Remote Head
GIZMO 100

Designed to carry Film or TV cameras with a surprising amount of power and speed whilst giving impressive performance at incredibly low speeds.

The standard kit has a chassis that can be fitted with a side support for the heavier packages but this is not needed with the majority of set-ups.

This is a powerful smooth ridged remote camera head incorporating all our latest features.

This is a digital system

The Head is controlled and run through a single Data line. This line can control:-

  • Pan / Tilt / Roll
  • Video Lens, Zoom, Focus & Iris
  • Video Tape Run (VTR)
  • Video Camera Power
  • Film Lens Focus, Zoom & Iris (Preston)
  • Film Camera Run (Turnover)

Each part of the system is linked to this Power/Data cable. These links can be in any order, as long as every module in the system is connected to the Power/Data cable in some way.


Pan Face Off Module

The Pan Gearbox has an end section that is removable, called a "Face Off Module".

This unit houses the Power and Data input safeguards. It is to prevent reverse voltage polarity damage and spikes travelling along the data line that can interfere with Video lens control.

Roll Face Off Module

For normal operation the GIZMO 100 does not need the Roll Face Off Module.

 

Tilt Face Off Module

For normal operation the GIZMO 100 does not need the Tilt Face Off Module.

 

 

 

Pan Balance adjustment

All remote heads have the ability to adjust the Tilt balance so that the camera can tilt up or down and be in balance. The GIZMO 100 has Pan balance adjustment that gives the following advantages:

When the head is panning quickly the end of the crane (or column) does not try to sway with the off-balance pan load.

On telescopic cranes balancing pan reduces the wobble by putting the weight evenly on both sides of the cranes rails as the crane telescopes in and out.

A & C Gizmo 100 Remote camera head with pan balance adjustment left A & C Gizmo 100 Remote camera head with pan balance adjustment center A & C Gizmo 100 Remote camera head with pan balance adjustment right

 

The chassis uses a dovetail slide configuration. This dovetail configuration allows quick adjustment of the gearbox positions without tools. It keeps the chassis footprint to minimum whilst keeping rigidity to a maximum.

 

Gyro-Assist

The GIZMO 100 is a conventional head without any stabilization ability onboard.

If your shots could benefit from stabilization and are looking for a stabilized head which includes our Gyro-Assist modules please see our GIZMO Prime stabilized head.