ACS France Adds Shotover K1 to its Portfolio

A step forward in gyro-stabilised camera shooting system provided by ACS France

Globally recognised as a European leader dedicated to the provision of dynamic imagery through aerial means for the broadcasting and the motion picture industry – such as feature films, commercials films, and major sports events – ACS France is pleased to announce the Shotover K1 from Shotover as the latest addition to its aerial filming equipment range.

“Adding the Shotover K1 to its portfolio, ACS France brings a new innovative offer in equipment that consistently produces unique and inspiring images, be it aerial filming (Gyron SuperG2, Flying Cam), flying cameras on wire (Cablecam and Skycam) or tracking cameras with the PFC Ultimate Arm,” said Luc Poullain, CEO of ACS France. “All this high level technology increases ACS France’s palette of products, allowing ACS France to offer economic solutions for complex shoots.“

As the next generation gyro-stabilised camera system, Shotover K1’s innovative key features have received acclaim from aerial Directors of Photography. And for the first time, a passion-driven approach has created a community in which the most respected and experienced high tech engineers, pilots, directors and camera operators came together and pushed the boundaries of aerial filming.


“At last, 4k has the stability it deserves with Shotover K1,“ said Aerial Director of Photography Jim Swanson.  “Cineflex-type stability with a choice of cameras and lenses. I can't wait to work with it !“


“Aerial cinematography is one of the few areas of the motion picture industry that has remained relatively unchanged for the past two decades,” said Aerial Director of Photography Hans Bjerno. “Shotover K1 makes possible an entirely new model for aerial shooting, not just for Directors of Photography, but for producers, directors and production companies who are looking for a more agile system. I am extremely pleased to join the great team of investors behind this new product.”

“Shotover K1 delivers breathtaking, motion picture quality images in a package that’s portable, user friendly and flexible enough to allow aerial cinematographers to select the camera and lens configuration that best suits their particular shooting requirements,” said Aerial Director of Photography David Nowell. “And not just on a project to project basis, but on an actual shot to shot basis, which means a production can capture the footage it needs in a shorter amount of time than has been traditionally possible.”


·    6-axis, gyro-stabilized gimbal with look down capability
·    Fiber Optic video data transfer for clean 3GHz imagery
·    Customizable graphics overlay for real time operator feedback
·    Auto or steerable horizon
·    Low weight carbon fiber structure
·    Remote controlled polarizer and changeable filters
·    Swap-able cameras and lenses as needed
·    Pan: 360 degrees continuous (via electrical and optical rotary joints)
·    Tilt: +75 to -140 degrees
·    Roll: +60 to - 60 degrees (steerable or auto horizon)
·    Maxi slew rate: 100 deg/sec (with auto DRI‑ control)

Oblivion / Joseph Kosinski, Eyjafjallajökull / Alexandre Coffre, Taken 2 / Olivier Megaton, Fast & Furious 6 / Justin Lin, A Sunstroke / Nikita Mikhalkov, Red 2 / Dean Parisot, The Counsellor / Ridley Scott, Smurfs 2 / Rajna Gosnell, Les Misérables /Tom Hooper , Samsara / Ron Fricke; A good Day to Die Hard / John Moore; Libertador / Alberto Arvelo, Upgrade / Franziska Buch, Reality / Matteo Garrone, Immaturi / Paolo Genovese, Cloud Atlas / Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski, L'adulescent / Tristan Seguela, En solitaire / Christophe Offenstein, L'épreuve d'une vie / Nils Tavernier, Belle et Sébastien / Nicolas Vanier, Boule et Bill / Alexandre Charlot, Franck Magnier, Star 80 / Frédéric Forestier, La tendresse /  Marion Hänsel, Intersection / David Marconi, Ouf / Yann Coridian, Les saveurs du palais / Christian Vincent, Humpday / Yvan Attal, Les Seigneurs / Olivier Dahan, Bowling / Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar, Comme des frères / Hugo Gélin, Turf / Fabien Onteniente, Taken 2 / Olivier Megaton, Astérix et Obelix : Au Service de sa Majesté /Laurent Tirard


ACS France:
ACS France was started in 1996 by Fred North, and has been run by Luc Poullain since 2003. ACS France is dedicated to providing dynamic imagery for the motion picture industry (feature films and commercials) and broadcasters; providing services and specific equipment such as helicopters, tracking vehicles, track, rails and cables with gyro-stabilized heads.