GSS – Cinema Pro 516 Gyro Stabilized Platform

Perfect for use in almost any scenario, the Cinema Pro 516 is the best stabilized platform option to integrate the most popular payloads. With 6-axes of movement via VectorSteering™ in a mid-sized platform, this gimbal can easily handle medium-sized cinema cameras with impressive lenses! As with all GSS gimbals, the Cinema Pro 516 is well-suited for a variety of applications including aerial, ground vehicle, marine mounted, and more.

GSS Systems are the smallest and lightest system in the world to integrate all of the most popular Digital cinema and Broadcast cameras. Cameras and lenses can be swapped out in less than 30 minutes, quicker than any other gyro-stabilized system on the market. GSS systems do not have ITAR restrictions, and Vector Steering allows for look-down capability with no gimbal lock. No auxiliary junction unit is required and with in-flight calibration, GSS systems have an unbeatable horizon reference.

System Features

  • Advanced fiber optic gyro-stabilization
    • VectorSteering™ 6-axes of movement in a 5-axis gimbal
  • Stabilized look down (no gimbal lock) in a smaller, lighter package
  • Interchangeable cameras/lenses/inner-axis in less than 30 minutes
  • Fully upgradeable as gimbal, camera, and lens technologies evolve
  • Stabilized or steerable horizon with in-flight automatic calibration
  • High-speed fiber optic video data transfer
  • No auxiliary junction unit required
  • No ITAR or EAR export restrictions
  • Ships as excess baggage (<70lbs/32kg per case)
  • MIL-STD-810F power filters with reverse polarity protection
  • Engineered/Manufactured to DO-160G standards – not certified
  • Platform designed for both standard and inverted use
  • Wireless capability option
  • Metadata outputs (lens, camera, & GPS functions)
  • Geo-referencing option
  • Electro-mechanical gimbal stow mechanism
  • Compatible with existing air and ground mounts
  • Standard 1-year warranty and 24/7/365 customer service

System Specifications

Gimbal Performance
VectorSteering™ offers 6-axes of movement in a 5-axis gimbal – gyrostabilized
Azimuth: 360°continuous
Elevation: 27° to -195° from horizontal
Roll: > +/- 120° (steerable/stabilized)
Gimbal Slew Rate: 0-150°/second (depending on gearbox)
Max Operational Airspeed: variable depending on gearbox

Control: RS-232, RS-422, or Ethernet

VIN: 18-33 VDC
Power: 15 amps max draw at 28 VDC

Gimbal width: 16.5 inches (419 mm)
Gimbal height: 21.4 inches (544 mm)
Snout length: 0-6 inches (0-152 mm)
Cable set length: 20 feet (standard set)

Platform: 60 lbs (27.2 kg) + payload
Hand Controller Unit: 7 lbs (3.2 kg)
Auxiliary Junction Unit: payload specific
Cable Set: 8 lbs (3.6 kg)

Operating temperature: -4° to +122°F (-20° to +50°C) Sealed system for airborne/ground/marine applications

Interchangeable Camera Options
Sony Venice, PMW-F55, HDC-P1, & HDC-P43 & HDC-P50
Arri Alexa XT M & Arri Alexa Mini
Other cameras available upon request *

Interchangeable Lens Options
Angenieux Optimo 10:1 & Optimo wide zooms
Canon Cinema Series
Fujinon Premiere PL/Cabrio Series
Arri Ultra Wide Zoom 9.5-18
Zeiss Master Primes
B4 mount ENG lenses (limited to payload compatibility)
Other lenses available upon request *

Helicopter/Airplane Mount Availability
AS 350/355 Bell 206/206L/407 Bell 505
EC-120 Robinson R44/R66 Cessna 172/206
Compatible with various other aircraft *

Vehicle/Marine Mount Configurations
Arm Mounts Mitchell Mount
Various other mount types from many manufacturers *

* Specifications are subject to change

Camera & Lens configuration

  • Payload configurations shown in RED use the I/BE HDx35 B4/PL Adapter
  • All weights are shown in pounds
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