Gotham Films is designed to provide complete solutions for all aerial operators. As the first customer for the SHOTOVER F1, and now offering the SHOTOVER K1 with a VFX array option in New York (HAMMERHEAD), the in-house options at Gotham Films are unmatched. 


Our equipment has been carefully selected to provide a range of high quality solutions that are in house and immediately available.



The Shotover F1 is A 6-axis gyro stabilized platform that delivers unshakable stability with unmatched look down capability for use inverted, or right side up—on almost anything that moves. It rigs fast and accommodates hundreds of camera and lens combinations, for the look you want. Its compact carbon fiber construction means it ships as excess baggage on commercial flights worldwide with no export restrictions.


  • 6-axis gyro stabilized with look down capability
  • Open-architecture allows for creativity with camera and lens choices
  • Compatible with most FAA and EASA approved aircraft mounts
  • Easy mounting options for fixed or rotary-wing aircraft and land and sea vehicles
  • Inverted operation using auto-position detectors
  • Fiber optic video data transfer for clean 3GHz imagery
  • No ITAR restrictions or EAR licensing requirements

Typical payloads:

  • RED Monstro with Angenieux 25-250 DP
  • ARRI Alexa XT-M with Fujinon Premiere 18-85mm


  • A 6-axis gyro stabilized gimbal platform, the Shotover K1 delivers unshakable stability and next generation Ultra HD image quality in 2D or 3D with straight look-down capability. Its open architecture allows a comprehensive range of camera and lens combinations. 


  • 6-axis gyro stabilized with look down capability
  • Open-architecture allows for creativity with camera and lens choices
  • Capture remarkable 3D footage easily using the SHOTOVER 3D with adjustable I/O option
  • Easy mounting options for air, land and sea vehicles
  • Fiber optic video data transfer for clean 3GHz imagery
  • No ITAR restrictions or EAR licensing requirements
Typical payloads: 
  • ARRI Alexa 65 with 50-110mm Zoom 65
  • Sony Venice with Angenieux Optimo Ultra FF/VV 12x 38-340mm


Gotham’s HAMMERHEAD system is a multi-camera array system built on the Shotover K1 gimbal. The HAMMERHEAD is useful for IMAX, Visual Effects/VFX Plates, Surveys, and other needs for extremely high resolution. The HAMMERHEAD can incorporate up to three cameras in either horizontal or vertical orientation.


  • Open Architecture is  designed for RED DSMC2 (Monstro/Helium/Gemini/Dragon) or ARRI Alexa Mini cameras
  • Can be configured for other cameras including Sony Venice Rialto, PhaseOne, or custom payloads such as Thermal/IR
  • Field-adjustable camera positioning for greater lens options
  • Unified Focus and Iris control between cameras
  • Unified camera control, as well as Timecode and Genlock Sync
  • Stable to 100kts
  • Mounts to a wide variety of platforms including aircraft, boats, cranes and tracking vehicles
  • Weighs less than 240lbs fully equipped
  • Typical stitched resolution: 12K x 8K when in vertical orientation with RED, 20K x 4K when in horizontal orientation
  • In Landscape configuration, horizontal FOV can exceed 200 degrees
  • Incorporates all features and industry-best stability of the Shotover K1 system
  • Capable of producing VFX logs which include all gimbal information (pan/tilt/roll, focus and iris position, groundspeed, matched timecode)


RED’s premier sensor, the MONSTRO VV, provides cinematic Full Frame lens coverage and delivers 17+ stops of dynamic range.


  • Sensor size: 40.96mm X 21.60mm (Diagonal: 46.31mm)
  • Max Frame Rate: 60 fps at 8K Full Format (8192 × 4320); 75 fps at 8K 2.4:1 (8192 × 3456)
  • 120 fps at 4K Full Format (4096 × 2160); 150 fps at 4K 2.4:1 (4096 × 1728)
  • 240 fps at 2K Full Format (2048 × 1080); 300 fps at 2K 2.4:1 (2048 × 864)
  • Max Data Rate: Up to 300 MB/s using RED MINI-MAG (480GB & 960GB)
  • Exposure Index: EI 800
  • Exposure latitude: 17+ Stops


The RED DMSC2 HELIUM 8K S35 provides 8K resolution in a Super 35 format and is the recipient of the highest DxO score ever.


  • Sensor size: 29.90mm X 15.77mm (Diagonal: 33.80mm)
  • Records in Redcode RAW and Apple ProRes
  • Max Frame Rate: 60 fps at 8K Full Format (8192 × 4320); 75 fps at 8K 2.4:1 (8192 × 3456) 
  • 120 fps at 4K Full Format (4096 × 2160); 150 fps at 4K 2.4:1 (4096 × 1728)
  • 240 fps at 2K Full Format (2048 × 1080); 300 fps at 2K 2.4:1 (2048 × 864)
  • Max Data Rate: Up to 300 MB/s using RED MINI-MAG (480GB & 960GB)
  • Exposure Index: EI 800
  • Exposure latitude: 16.5+ Stops
  • Pixel density equivalent of 35.4 megapixels – 17x more resolution than HD.


The Sony VENICE CineAlta 6K Digital Cinema Camera was created by and for the cinematographer. It’s equipped with a newly developed full-frame image sensor meeting the needs of the film industry in pushing the boundaries of large format image capture with exceptional picture quality. It offers interchangeable PL or E-mount, built-in ND filters in 8-stages, 15+ stops dynamic range, a wide color gamut and LED menus on the camera body.


  • Full-Frame sensor with the classic 36 x 24-mm dimensions that have been a staple of photography for over 100 years, capable of capturing images up to a maximum resolution of 6048 x 4032.
  • Two full-height 2x squeeze anamorphic imager modes that include 6:5 and 4:3 recording modes for 12:5 (known as 2.39:1) and 8:3 (2.66:1) scenes, respectively.
  • Recording Resolution: 6K
  • Exposure latitude: 15+ stops dynamic range
  • Built-in 8-stage glass ND filters
  • Record in-camera XAVC, ProRes or MPEG HD onto an SxS memory card. Additionally, using the AXS recorder, record in RAW or X-OCN onto AXS memory card.
  • Frames Rates from 1 fps to 60 fps
  • Interchangeable PL or E lens mount
  • Menu displays on camera left/right
  • Dual Base ISO: ISO 500 & ISO 2500 

Canon C500



  • Total Pixels: 4206 x 2340 (Approx. 9.84 Megapixels)
  • Effective Pixels: 4206 x 2160 (Approx. 8.85 Megapixels)
  • Sensor Size & Type: Super 35mm, 26.2 x 13.8 (29.6mm diagonal) CMOS.
  • Imaging Processor: Digic DV III.
  • Filter: RGB Primary Color Filter (Bayer Array)



The Arri Alexa XT M  (XT = Xtended Technology, M = Modular) is a flexible solution consisting of a separate camera head and body; it is designed for aerial photography. The M model features the same sensor, image processing, build quality, efficient workflows and exceptional image quality that have made the Alexa family such a worldwide success. The head and body of the M are connected with a fiber optic cable, which passes through our Shotover systems’ slip rings.

This unique camera design enables media to be swapped in the helicopter cabin, reducing the need for landings to change cards.

  • Sensor Size 23.8 x 13.4mm (16:9), 23.8 x 17.8 (4:3)
  • Resolution
    • 4:3: 2880 x 2160
    • 16:9 2880 x 1620
  • Frame Rate
    • 1-48 @ 4:3
    • 1-120 @ 16:9
  • Base ISO 800
  • Latitude 14 Stops
  • Bit Rate / Format / Time
    • 12 Bit Log ARRIRAW 256GB – 24min 512GB – 50min
    • 12 Bit ProRes / 10 Bit Avid 64GB – 25min 32GB -12min
    • Open Gate 512GB – 31min ​


Featuring a sensor slightly larger than full frame, ALEXA LF records native 4K with ARRI’s best overall Image quality.  Versatile recording formats, including efficient ProRes and uncompressed, unencrypted ARRIRAW up to 150fps, encompass all on-set requirement.


  • Sensor Mode LF Open Gate: ARRIRAW: 0.75 – 90 fps ProRes: 0.75 – 60 fps
  • Sensor Mode LF 16:9: ARRIRAW: 0.75 – 90 fps ProRes: 0.75 – 60 fps
  • Sensor Mode LF 2:39:1 : ARRIRAW: 0.75 – 150 fps ProRes: 0.75 – 100 fps
  • Recording Resolutions: 4.5K (sensor mode LF Open Gate and LF 2:39:1) -UHD (sensor mode 16:9) – 2K 16:9 (in-camera downscale in sensor mode LF 16:9) HD 16:9 (in-camera downscale in sensor mode LF 16:9)
  • Exposure Latitude: 14+ Stops
  • Exposure Index: EI 800
  • Shutter: Electronic rolling shutter, 5.0º –358.0º
  • Image Processing: 16 bit linear in Alexa Wide Gamut/Log C color space
  • Built in radios for ARRI wireless remote system
  • Built in ARRI Wireless Video System and WiFi



Canon’s brilliant Cinema Zoom lenses offer extraordinary optical performance for demanding high-end productions. The 30-300mm has best-in-class zoom magnification and telephoto focal length for the Super 35 format, and features an advanced optical design with fluorite and large aspherical lens elements to achieve sharp, consistent images throughout their zoom range. One of the lightest and smallest lenses in its class, this lens offers consistent form factors and markings optimized for motion picture production.

  • Focal length: 30-300mm
  • Aperture: T2.95-3.7
  • Length: 299mm
  • Front diameter: 136mm
  • Weight 12.79 (5.8 kg)


The Canon CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm ultra-telephoto zoom lens provides 4K performance for Super 35 large-format single-sensor cameras and accommodates either broadcast or cinema-style production due to its removable Digital Drive unit. This lens is great for sports, nature documentaries, and other types of long-zoom field production, yet it’s easy to carry! It can be used with major brands of single-sensor Super 35 cameras and conforms to industry-standard camera-to-lens communication protocols including 12-pin serial communication (common to major broadcast camera brands) and Canon EOS technology.

  • Focal length: 50 to 1000mm (75 to 1500mm with 1.5 Extender)
  • Aperture: 50-560mm: T5.0 | At 1000mm: T8.9 (without Extender)
    • 75-840mm: T7.5 | At 1500mm: T13.35 (with Extender)
  • Length: 414mm
  • Front diameter: 136mm
  • Weight: 14.6 lbs (6.6kg)


Successor model to industry reference OPTIMO 24-290 & 28-340, the Optimo Ultra 12x is the ideal long-range zoom for high-end productions: feature films, TV series, live stage, commercials, music videos. The lens features a totally new optical & mechanical design, offering even better optical performance, and improved mechanical stability and serviceability.
Thanks to the IRO technology®️, the lens can be configured in three different versions: S35 (Ø 31.1mm), U35 (Ø 34.6mm) and FF/VV (Ø 46.3mm) with dedicated sets of rear and rings.”
CLOSE FOCUS 1.22m / 4ft
WEIGHT (APPROX.) 12.6 kg / 27.7lbs
LENGTH 472mm / 18.6in


Setting the standard for optics technology and performance, the Optimo 24-290, 12x spherical zoom lens meets the most demanding requirements. Manufactured with exquisite precision, it helps you bring greater artistry and cinematic expression to your production in any format. The Optimo long lens is unrivaled as the industry’s reference lenses for every type of production from feature films and television to sporting events and concerts.

  • Focal length: 24-290mm
  • Aperture: T2.8
  • Length: 440mm
  • Front diameter: 162mm
  • Weight: 24.25 lbs. (11kg)


The Optimo 44-440 is a 10x zoom lens featuring a traditional 2x horizontal squeeze with minimum breathing and distortion and a fast aperture of T4.5 across the zoom range. This lens brings the speed and flexibility of the long range anamorphic zoom to the set and creates a unique image that combines controlled background with an aesthetically dimensional foreground. The Optimo 44-440 brings what many refer to as a “creamy and organic look,” which Angenieux zooms are known for and is ideal for work with digital cameras.

  • Focal length: 40-440mm
  • Aperture: f/4 – T4.5
  • Length: 414mm
  • Front diameter: 136mm
  • Weight: 16.6 lbs (7.55kg)

ANGENIEUX Optimo Style 25‑250

The Optimo style family of zoom lenses inherits the virtues of the famed Optimo Cine lenses, offering extra production efficiency and system compatibility. The Optimo Style family is initially comprised of two light weight zoom lenses with an optional motorization system, and a 10x zoom lens inspired by the legendary Angenieux 25-250mm zoom. All Optimo Style lenses are carefully manufactured to achieve a resolution of 4K and beyond, making them a sound investment for years to come.

  • 25 mm – 250 mm
  • Aperture: f3.2 – T3.5 with no ramping
  • Length: 377.4 mm
  • Front diameter: 136 mm
  • Weight: 16 lbs – 7.3 kg


Our SX-5 Starburst encompasses the same versatility and capacity as the SX-16, but does so in a smaller package that is ideal for applications wherein weight is a factor. The smaller dimension envelope also makes this the ideal Searchlight for use in low-slung applications where the ground clearance is not ideal for the larger Searchlight.

  • Beam Spread: 
  • – 2deg (narrow)
    – 10deg (wide)
  • Beam Intensity: 15 Million Peak Beam Candlepower
  • 40 Lux (3.7 ft-cd) Peak Illuminance @ 1,680 feet (500 m) 
  • Beam Focus:  Continuous Directional
  • Focus Time: 7 seconds wide to narrow (or narrow to wide)