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Intuitive Aerial Announces Newton Gyro Stabilization Camera Head

Intuitive Aerial Announces Newton Gyro Stabilization Camera Head

Intuitive Aerial has recently announced the launch of their latest camera head at IBC 2015, the NEWTON “gyro-stabilized remote camera head for professional broadcasters and cinematographers”. They will also be realeasing a controller for the head, the Dominion.

NEWTON and DOMINION by Intuitive Aerial
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Made to complement Intuitive Aerial’s AERIGON cinema drone, the Newton also provides steady shots to “a wide range of cameras and lens control systems while in motion on a variety of devices”. The Newton weighs 15 pounds, leaving it useable with higher payload drones, wirecam systems, cranes, jib arms, dollies and shock absorber-equipped vehicles. Intuitive Aerial has also added an integrated quick release for the camera as well as a body that is dust and water proof. Some other key features of the Newton include automated calibration and the ability to hot swap batteries. Finally, being released alongside the Newton is the Dominion, a controller that wirelessly communicates with the Newton, allowing for “complete integration into broadcast workflows on remote operation.”

The Newton will be available to see and demo at IBC 2015 from September 11 to 15 in the Vislink booth (1.A69), the RED Digital booth (11.C70) and the Beyond HD booth (0.G02).

For more information, see the press release below, and be sure to visit www.IntuitiveAerial.com

Intuitive Aerial Launches NEWTON Stabilized Remote Camera Head at IBC 2015
Lightweight and gyro-stabilized remote camera head perfect for broadcast applications
IBC 2015, Sept. 11–15 at Stands 1.A69 (Vislink), 11.C70 (RED Digital Cinema), 0.G02 (BeyondHD)

Linköping, Sweden, Sept. 3, 2015… Intuitive Aerial AB (publ), the makers of the AERIGON™ aerial remote camera platform, will introduce its NEWTON™ gyro-stabilized remote camera head for professional broadcasters and cinematographers at IBC 2015. This lightweight stabilized head complements the AERIGON and allows steady shots from a wide range of cameras and lens control systems while in motion on a variety of devices.

The rugged NEWTON is powered by Intuitive Aerial’s gyro-stabilization technology, has tool- and device-free handling, and is dust- and water-protected. The versatile 15 lbs. unit can be used on 1D/2D/3D wirecam systems, cranes, jib arms, dollies and shock absorber-equipped vehicles. It works equally well in stationary installations, such as arenas and TV studios, as in remote, moving set-ups. NEWTON enables quick setup with an integrated camera quick-release, automated calibration, and hot swapping of batteries.

The NEWTON was successfully used in the live national broadcast of the royal wedding of Sweden’s Prince Carl-Philip last June, and it has already been selected as the number one choice by renowned broadcast operators. Skywalker Systems, a wire rig company that specializes in complex, high-speed, motion-repeated flying of high-end camera systems for film, broadcast and commercials, has purchased two NEWTON camera heads for use in a range of TV and commercial productions.

“We’ve been searching for years for a lightweight, small, and easy-to-handle stabilized head to carry the most common film and broadcast cameras we use,” said Jan Konings at Skywalker Systems. “We’ve used and tested almost every stabilized head out there, without finding what we’re looking for until now. Intuitive Aerial has produced a great, versatile stabilized head, perfect for our everyday jobs. With the trend of decreasing camera sizes, the NEWTON is the right choice of stabilized head for feature filmmaking and broadcasting.”

The NEWTON is controlled by Intuitive Aerial’s newly released DOMINION™ controller, allowing precise operation of the remote stabilized head, camera, and lens via dual-frequency wireless communication, enabling NEWTON and DOMINION to perform together in congested wireless environments, along with an optional control over fiber interface. This allows for complete integration into broadcast workflows on remote operation.

“For years we’ve been asked to provide a lightweight stabilized head tailored for professional motion picture and broadcast applications where flying UAVs isn’t possible or allowed,” said Robin Kahlbom, CEO at Intuitive Aerial. “With our recently launched DOMINION controller, enhancements in our stabilization technology, and optimizations in the design, we’re very proud to bring the NEWTON to market.”

Intuitive Aerial is known as the manufacturer of the AERIGON, its professional remote piloted aerial camera platform that has been used on recent productions including Avengers: Age of Ultron, We Are Blood (Brain Farm), and BBC’s Natural World Return of The Giant Killers. The company will bring its complete product line-up to IBC 2015 in Amsterdam on September 11–15. Visitors to IBC can see the NEWTON and DOMINION showcased in Vislink’s booth 1.A69. Intuitive Aerial will also run live demo flight sessions of the AERIGON in the new IBC Drone Zone onSeptember 12 at 11:00 am and 4:00 pm.

For more information or to book a demo at IBC 2015, contact Emelie Svensson at emelie.s@intuitiveaerial.com or +46 (0)70 222 47 97. In the Americas, for more information or to book a demo, contact Eric Bergez at eric.b@intuitiveaerial.com or +1 818-495-2230.

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