Airborne Gimbal Camera – Interface Guide

In applications where users require high levels of zoom fixed cameras may not offer the stability and flexibility needed.  As a general rule fixed cameras require vibration dampening once the field of view is narrower than 40 degrees, although this number may vary based on the inherent vibration in the airframe.  Gyrostabilized gimbals cameras allow fixed wing and rotorcraft to view, stream, and record stable video with high levels of zoom.  Gimbal cameras vary in price between ~$40,000 to in excess of $1M for the latest technology.

Multi-Sensor Gimbal Recorder

Multi-Sensor Gimbal Recorder

For these users who have a gimbal camera system and are looking for a recorder or for users investigating purchasing a camera system; we’ve complied a list of the most popular gimbal camera solutions used by airborne law enforcement, and aerial patrol customers.   Video from the gimbals listed can be recorded directly by the RV-ONE recorder.

 

Cloud Cap Technology
Model Weight Sensor Type Resolution Output Field of View
TASE150 1.98lbs E/O – Daylight 640×480 NTSC/PAL 55.7-1.94
TASE200 2.3lbs E/O – Daylight 640×480 NTSC/PAL 55.7-1.94
Thermal  – LWIR 640×480 NTSC/PAL 10.5
TASE310 6.5lbs E/O – Daylight 1280×720 HD-SDI, NTSC/PAL 39.7-1.4
TASE350 7.25lbs E/O – Daylight 640×480 NTSC/PAL 55.7-1.94
Thermal  – LWIR 640×480 NTSC/PAL 15.5 or 6.2
Laser Range Finder (Optional)
Laser Illuminator (Optional
TASE350 7.25lbs E/O – Daylight 1280×720 HD-SDI, NTSC/PAL 39.7-1.4
Thermal  – LWIR 640×480 NTSC/PAL 15.5 or 6.2
Laser Range Finder (Optional)
Laser Illuminator (Optional
TASE400 7.5lbs E/O – Daylight 640×480 NTSC/PAL 55.7-1.94
Thermal – MWIR 640×480 NTSC/PAL 22-2.2
Laser Range Finder (Optional)
Laser Illuminator (Optional
TASE400HD 7.75lbs E/O – Daylight 1280×720 HD-SDI, NTSC/PAL 39.7-1.4
Thermal – MWIR 640×480 NTSC/PAL 22-2.2
Laser Illuminator (Optional
TASE400LRS 7.75lbs E/O – Daylight 640×480 NTSC/PAL 55.7-1.94
E/O – Daylight 1280×720 HD-SDI 2.1
Thermal – MWIR 640×480 NTSC/PAL 22-2.2
Laser Illuminator (Optional
TASE400DXR 6lbs E/O – Daylight 640×480 NTSC/PAL 55.7-1.94
E/O – Daylight 1280×720 HD-SDI 0.69
TASE400DXR 6lbs E/O – Daylight 640×480 NTSC/PAL 55.7-1.94
E/O – Daylight 640×480 NTSC/PAL 7.2-1.2

 

L-3 Wescam
Model Weight Sensor Type Resolution Output Field of View
MX10 37lbs E/O – Daylight 1920×1080 HD-SDI 36.3-1
E/O – Low Light 640×480 NTSC/PAL 40.8-2.38
Thermal – LWIR 640×512 NTSC/PAL 30,7.0,1.8
Laser Range Finder
Laser Illuminator Narrow
Laser Illuminator Wide

 

 

FLIR
Model Weight Sensor Type Resolution Output Field of View
TALON 40lbs E/O Daylight not listed HD-SDI, DVI, NTSC/PAL 0-25x
E/O Low Light not listed HD-SDI, DVI, NTSC/PAL 0-10x
Thermal 648×480 HD-SDI, DVI, NTSC/PAL 0-10x, 18x
Laser Range Finder
Laser Illuminator
SAFIRE III 98lbs E/O Daylight 640×480 NTSC/PAL 28-2.7
E/O Spotter 640×480 NTSC/PAL 5.4-0.29
E/O Low Light not listed NTSC/PAL 5.4-0.7
Thermal 640×512 NTSC/PAL 25-0.35
Laser Range Finder
Laser Illuminator
Laser Pointer
SAFIRE 380-HD 99lbs E/O Daylight 1920×1080 HD-SDI, NTSC/PAL 29-0.25
E/O Low Light 1920×1080 HD-SDI, NTSC/PAL 55-1.5
IR Short Wave 1920×1080 HD-SDI, NTSC/PAL 28-0.25
Thermal MWIR 640×512 30-0.25
or Thermal MWIR 1280×720 HD-SDI, NTSC/PAL 30-0.25
Laser Range Finder
Laser Illuminator
Laser Pointer
Ultra 8000 29lbs E/O Daylight 640×480 NTSC/PAL 21.7-2.2
Thermal 320×240 RS-170 21.7-2.2
Laser Pointer
Ultra 8500 29lbs E/O Daylight 640×480 NTSC/PAL 21.7-2.2
Thermal 320×240 RS-170 21.7-2.2
Laser Pointer

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