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Elevator System

What is the Elevator System?

The Elevator System is a motorized mount that gives the camera a 3’/ 1m move up or down. The Flight Head V or Flight Head Compact can be mounted over or underslung to get the camera as low or as high as needed.

The Elevator System mounts to the front or back of the Porsche Cayenne Chase Car or Russian Arm ML55 Chase Car. Switching between front and back positions takes about an hour each way.

Shooting Applications

The Elevator System is ideal for high speed car to car work, either on a track/ road scenario.

Economical Alternative

It is an economic alternative to the Russian Arm so if budget is a concern then this system may work for you.

Chase Car Advantages

  • Safety & Efficiency
  • Shoot moving vehicles from just about any & every angle you want.
  • Shooting in all weather conditions.
  • Shots are setup on the fly & adjusted instantly.
  • Sequences can be as dynamic as your imagination (with in the laws of physics).
  • ML55 Chase Car Features

Communication is key – so we loaded the ML55 with technology to make the job safer, easier, and faster.

HD Record/ Playback

The HD camera image is recorded/played back using the PIX 240i which records Quicktime files in either Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD video formats. Files recorded in these intra-frame codecs are ready-for-editing directly from the recorder. For color-critical applications recording to Apple ProRes 4444 provides uncompressed alpha-channel transparency for superb chroma keying and grading performance.


The video input on the PIX 240i has extensive compatibility with a wide range of cameras. It’s BNC input accepts 12-bit 3G SDI (4:4:4 RGB or YCbCr), HD-SDI, SDI. Its HDMI input accepts high-definition and standard-definition video.

With its 3G-SDI 4:4:4 input, recording to ProRes 4444 offers recordings that are perceptually indistinguishable from the original source material.

8 HD/ SD LCD Monitors

5 camera video assist & 3 witness LCD monitors are mounted in various positions inside the ML55. Each monitor has dual inputs.

HME Communication System:

All in the Chase car can converse at normal speaking levels via HME mic/ headsets that are either open mic or push to talk. The precsion driver(s) are also on the same system so it is like they are in the same vehicle.


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