ACS Launches new 3D Minicams

ACS Hammerhead and ACS Remora

ACS have made a significant investment in the development and delivery of a range of 3D camera systems which mirror its service provision offered in HD. As part of its on-going commitment to the development of specialist cameras, ACS has launched two new 3D heads, the Hammerhead and Remora.

Most recently deployed on the Manchester United v Liverpool Premiership game at Old Trafford for Sky Sports.

Conceptualised and developed in house, Hammerhead is a flexible and compact 3D remote pan & tilt minicam solution which provides a motorised IAD and convergence adjustment plate for a pair of HD minicams with fixed lenses mounted on to a SMARThead™ remote head. For live applications Hammerhead is supplied with a Telecast Copperhead 3G fibre transmission system which requires only a single SMPTE 311 fibre cable for picture transmission, control and head/camera power. A range of grip is available including floor mounts and adjustable height stands for maximum flexibility and ease of installation. Hammerhead is perfect for filming applications where space and/or line of sight is limited and a 3D camera angle is desirable. Motorised Convergence & Interaxial 40mm – 120mm.


A flexible and cost effective means to provide a simultaneous HD and 3D remote head camera position, Remora consists of an ACS HD SMARTHead™ fitted with a specially created 3D mount consisting of 2x HD minicams with fixed lenses in a side by side configuration. The system only requires one SMPTE 311 cable to transmit picture and control data (from all 3 cameras) to the OB with the 3D cameras slaved to the Pan & Tilt movement of the 2D camera providing a more dynamic and creative shot then a simple locked off 3D minicam solution. Preset Convergence & Interaxial 20mm – 100mm.

The Hammerhead and Remora add to ACS’ compliment of 3D specialist cameras which include flown and ground based rail systems as well as tracking vehicles, using gyro stabilised heads and the Element Technica Pulsar Mirror Rig.


About Aerial Camera Systems
Established over thirty years ago, Aerial Camera System (ACS) is the worlds’ leading specialist camera company, providing innovative and expert camera solutions and aerial stabilised camera systems. ACS has a unique inventory available for rental ranging from remote heads and compact cameras, railcams and wirecams to tracking vehicles, underwater systems and tethered airships as well as over 20 plus helicopter camera systems. With an in-house research and development team the company continues to develop and launch new concepts and products within the field of specialist camera facilities, the latest being its new remote head; SMARThead™ as well as considerable developments in 3D specialist cameras. ACS is part of the Euro Media Group, Europe’s largest provider of television and film facilities in Europe.