Tyler Major Mount Installation on Alouette
Currently under testing for the A3 is the Tyler Major Mount. This will allow producers to film at higher altitudes with full fuel and personnel, not possible with the standard Jetranger and Astar ships.
STC certified for Bell Jet Ranger / Long Ranger & Eurocopter Astar / TwinStar helicopters.
The Major Mount is a helicopter camera mount designed to capture an aerial perspective from the side of the helicopter, providing 100 degrees of pan, tilt and roll movements, making it ideal for air-to-ground or air-to-air, scenic aerials or fast action sequences. Straight-forward or straight-back shots can be made by crabbing the helicopter; up to @ 40 mph. And, with the optional Gyro Assist, the Major Mount performance is enhanced allowing greater focal lengths to be achieved with the same ease of operating. Major Mounts are used by your Operator and AC and can utilize your camera and lenses or Tyler's 35mm camera package.
Optimum Camera Types
35 & 16mm cameras:
Arriflex 435, 35-3, 16SR-3 & 2,
and Panavision versions of each.
Large format cameras:
IMAX, Iwerks, Panavision, Vistavision, Showscan
All broadcast hand-heald type, including HDTV