The Aurora sets new standards for ease of use, versatility and functionality.
The head has been designed in consultation with leading grips and camera operators to provide a cutting-edge solution to the demands of modern film making with HD cameras such as the Arri Alexa, Red Epic, Panavision Genesis and the Sony F65.
It’s still just as good with film-based cameras as well!
- Pan/Tilt Speed 120 deg/sec
- Pan/Tilt speed and damping adjustable via rotary knobs on the control console
- Pan and Tilt Direction set via switches for direction and neutral
- Hand wheel, pan bar or optional joystick/pan and tilt operation
- Easily set limits and feathering for limits
Through complex engineering and product design – we’ve achieved simplicity.
The Aurora takes only minutes to set up as the system uses just one cable between the console and the head.
The controls are intuitive and easy to use – minimising time on set familiarising yourself with the unit.
Cable management is fluid, with large holes in the centre of the motors to pass cables through, enabling full 360° moves without the threat of tangling or severing.
Don’t believe us? Watch the time lapse video of the setup below!
The Aurora has user-changeable pan and tilt gearboxes to minimise downtime and spare stock.
Although compact and lightweight, the Aurora LT has been designed to take full size camera packages and is easily expanded for larger cameras.
It can also be made extremely compact, to get the camera into awkward space ensuring superb flexibility for every shoot.
True Plug & Play Operation – No Specialist Technical Knowledge Required
The Aurora has been engineered for the Arctic, but the price won’t leave you out in the cold.
As the unit is such great value it is suitable for run-of-show projects,
giving you the flexibility to bring it out when it’s required – not just on the days you’ve planned for it.
For rental companies, this also proves an industry-leading return on investment.
The Aurora has been used on high profile projects by the very best camera operators and cinematographers in the business…
“We’ve just completed Grudge Match and we carried the Aurora remote head on the camera truck for the whole show.
It’s compact and easy for us all to set up without technicians, especially with the one cable system. The Control Box is well designed and my favourite thing about it is that the wheels feel like a geared head – very nicely weighted.
We were able to have it set up in minutes either on the dolly or a crane arm.
We put it through its paces with the Panavision Genesis and an 11-1 Primo zoom but mainly the 4-1 Primo zoom it performed as expected – flawlessly
…and that’s no BS either!
The Aurora is a Great remote head to use too, the controls are simple but most effective. It’s a great tool to have at our disposal every day, we will use it again and again.”
Julio Macat ASC
“I first tried out the Aurora remote head while filming Horrible Bosses 2.
We were looking for a low cost, effective way of keeping a remote head as part of our camera gear for the run of the show.
I immediately fell in love with this piece of equipment.
The Aurora is small, light weight, and very quick to set up.
Our second assistant Roger Wall got checked out and learned how to set it up in less than an hour. It plugs in so quickly and is super compact.
We mainly used this remote head on a Giraffe crane. At times, we extended the arm to the height of 28 feet. Even at this extension, with normal crane drops and dolly moves on track, the Aurora, still felt solid and did not bounce or shake in any noticeable way. This was in spite of supporting a fully loaded ALEXA with a long zoom.
This is the ideal head for someone like me, who is not very technically inclined and yet still wants to achieve the perfect shot without the constant need to change the settings. In this respect the Aurora excels over other remote heads.
We also used the Aurora repeatedly whenever safety was an issue and we did not want to put the operator in danger. It was interchangeable with the ARRI head.
I highly recommend this piece of equipment. It’s a gem.”