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BUY. LEASE. RENT.

We manufacture digitally-balanced, gyro-stabilized remote heads and cranes that are both powerful and customized to meet your specific needs.

Take a look at what we have to offer and let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to you becoming a lifelong member of the Global Black Unicorn Network.

BU PRODUCTS

BU HEAD

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BU CRANE

BU LENS CONTROL

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BU SUSPENSION MOUNT

BU ACCESSORIES

BU VIBRATION ISOLATOR

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CABLE CAM SYSTEMS
+ BU HEAD

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WORLD CLASS QUALITY.

BLACK UNICORN HEAD

GYRO-STABILIZED, UNIVERSAL, POWERFUL & EASY

Designed and engineered with the highest response and stabilization goals in mind, our digitally balanced 3-axis head is built to shine in any type of weather as part of any type of setup. And with our equipment, you can change and re-rig the whole camera-lens setup in minutes, from balancing to tuning, giving you the chance to catch that one perfect shot.

The BU Head is compatible with the largest professional lenses and pairs nicely with matte boxes, spinners, lens motors, MDRs, witness cameras, extra batteries and a moderate 3D rig. It excels in extreme conditions, whether attached to a camera car, helicopter, train or boat, in torrential rain or a frigid winter, but is is also refined, with powerful and smooth direct-drive motors that are quiet enough to work on studio dollies, jibs, telescopic cranes and cable-cam systems without interfering with your sound recording.

Payload Capacity

37 kg / 80 lbs

Weight

23 kg / 50 lbs

Pan Range

±360º x4 full turns each way

Tilt Range

360º / can set limits

Dutch Range

±360º x4 / automatic & custom horizon

Pan, Tilt, Dutch Speed

360º in 1.5 seconds (240º/s)

Water & Dust Resistance

IP65

Temperature Range

-30ºC to +50ºC / -22ºF to 122ºF

Stabilization of Zoom Lens

up to 350 mm

Stabilization Accuracy

1.5 arcmin

Carrier Speed

180 km/h / 112 mph
90 km/h / 56 mph off-road

Voltage

48 VDC

Current: Standby - Max

1 A – 12 A

Adjust Limits, Coefficients, Speeds, Curves

All Axes

BLACK UNICORN CRANE

MOST POWERFUL & VERSATILE DIGITAL CRANE FOR TRACKING SHOTS

BU Crane is the perfect companion for our BU Head when it comes to tracking shots off of a camera car, train or boat, offering industry-leading on- and off-road stabilization at 180 kmh / 112 mph  and 90 kmh / 53 mph.

While driving it absorbs carrier movements independently from the boom to push the envelope of image stabilization. Adjust the counterweight angle to get 8 m / 26 ft tall stable shots.

Batteries, doubling as core counterweight, are continuously charged via vehicle alternator. System also powers the head, camera(s) and distributes video. 120 kg / 265 lbs load capacity is good even for 3D rigs. Add/remove boom sections in one hour.

Payload Capacity

at least 120 kg / 265 lbs

Stabilization (gyro- & other sensors)

Yaw & Pitch / Pan & Tilt

Boom / Arm Length (sectional)

3,15 – 7,55 m / 10 – 25 ft

Carrier Speed

180 km/h / 112 mph
90 km/h / 56 mph off-road

Pitch / Tilt Normal Range

-29° to +42°

Pitch / Tilt Special Limits

-62° / +62° w/ angled counterweight

Yaw / Pan Speed

360º in 4,5 seconds (80°/s)

Yaw / Pan Range

±360º x 2 full rotations

Voltage

60 VDC

Water & Dust Resistance

IP65

Speed Limits & Damping Controls

Integrated into Control Desk

Longest & Fully Loaded Configuration

790 kg / 1,740 lbs

Lightest Configuration (w/o Head or Camera)

275 kg / 606 lbs

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BLACK UNICORN LENS CONTROL

3-MOTOR REMOTE FOCUS IRIS ZOOM /FIZ SYSTEM

We understand industry standards for remote operation of camera lenses–Preston and Arri systems are here to stay. However, we developed our own system as an alternative and a backup. BU Head comes with a built-in water resistant motors driver /MDR that can share the control of the lens motors with other systems, typically taking charge of the Zoom, but fully capable of all three: Focus, Iris and Zoom.

We use powerful Heden (and similar) motors, which are provided with various gears to fit almost any lens ring. Our wireless hand unit is able to work non-stop for more than a full filming shift without recharging, and rapidly charges when needed. System is supplied with various camera start/stop cables and extra motor power cables.

Motor Support

1, 2 or 3 motors

Built-in Battery Voltage

7.2 VDC

Full Charge Operating Time

24 hrs

Motors Calibration

Via button on MDR or Hand Unit

Mechanical Range Limits

Focus & Iris

Wireless Range

350 m / 1,150 ft

Wireless Frequency

2.4 GHz

Control Built-In Lens Motors

Canon, Fujinon

Hand Unit Weight

680 g / 1.5 lbs

MDR Weight

670 g / 1.5 lbs

Camera Record Start/Stop

ARRI, Red, Sony

BLACK UNICORN SUSPENSION MOUNT

PASSIVE ARM FOR QUADS, BUGGIES, CARS, TRAINS, HELICOPTERS & BOATS

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The BU Suspension Mount is a passive stabilization system with remote vertical position controls. It’s a simple, yet effective attachment arm for various camera vehicles such as helicopters, boats, buggies, trains, etc.

Quick and easy assembly, light weight, high dampening and under-/over-slung head attachment makes it an attractive rigging tool.

Payload Capacity

70 kg / 155 lbs

Weight

35 kg / 77 lbs

Pan Range

±60º

Tilt Range

±40º, -5º

Temperature Range

-30°C to +50°C / -22°F to 122°F

Water & Dust Resistance

IP65

Voltage

12 VDC

Maximum Current

70 A

Over slung and under slung mode
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BU ACCESSORIES

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BU VIBRATION ISOLATOR

Telescoping studio cranes, jibs and mobile cranes (can get very tall) are used in combination with all kinds of camera heads with and without isolators.

When working without stabilization at all or in highly jumpy conditions, BU Vibration isolator can come in handy to cut out high frequency shocks instantly, without decay. It’s dry friction and maintenance free.

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CABLE CAM SYSTEMS + BU HEAD

Recently we have been working on arming the BU Head with the adaptor to work effectively and smoothly on virtually any cable cam system. This requires adding wireless remote controls to the head, and housing the flying system on a special cable mount bar.

Additionally, our stabilization algorithms and Motion Control work in tandem with JoyMechanix cable cam system to produce combined repeatable moves.

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