Apex Gimbal Lens
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The AX18
is an ultra-light 18 inch 5-axis gyro stabilized gimbal system providing unshakable stability. It was designed from ground up to support many different broadcast and cine camera and lens options.
Payloads are fully pre-assembled onto the payload tray, including all lens-motors and balancing weights, and can be transported to the set and rigged into the gimbal within minutes.

The AX18 = Non-ITAR
Apex Stabilisation GCU-1 Controller
The GCU-1
…has been designed to give the operator full control over the gimbal, camera, and lens, without the need to take his eyes off the preview monitor. 
To aid this paradigm, all 23 knobs, buttons, and switches are fully assignable  and customizable and saved to profiles, which are created based on camera, operator, or environment. The high-brightness touchscreen provides on-demand information about turret, camera, and lens status and functions.
Apex Gimbal JBX-1 Operating Panel
The JBX-1 
All communication between the turret, camera and the operating panel is performed via Ethernet, allowing the turret to be controlled with a broad range of transports, even over WIFI or across the internet.
AX18 details​​​​​​​:
Weight & dimensions

Empty weight: 23 kgs  |  50.7 lbs
Incl. payload: 27 - 60 kgs  |  59 - 130 lbs

Dimensions: 60 x 48 x 48 cm  |  23 x 19 x 19 in

Operating panel
weight: 2,8 kgs  |  6.2 lbs

Dimensions: 13 x 47 x 26 cm  |  5 x 19 x 10 in

Junction box
Weight: 3,6 kgs  |  8 lbs
Dimensions: 10 x 28 x 25 cm  |  4 x 11 x 10 in

Gimbal transport box
Dimensions: 81 x 67 x 77 cm   |  32 x 26 x 30 in

Accessory transport box
Dimensions: 82 x 59 x 39 cm  |  32 x 23 x 16 in
Movement & power

Turret movement range
PAN: 360° (continuous)
TILT: 230° (symmetrical)
ROLL: +/- 100° roll

Turret movement speed
PAN: 0 - 150 °/sec
TILT: 0 - 150 °/sec
(different gear-box options)

MAX. SPEED160 kts
Operating temperature: -20 to +50 °C  |  -4 to +122 °F

Power requirements
VOLTAGE: 20 - 34 V
Turret connectors
Hybrid fiber and power port​​​​
AUX input power port
AUX data port
GPS antenna port
JBX-1 connectors
10/100/1000 Ethernet RJ45 port
AUX output power port
AUX data port
SDI 1.5G / 3G / 6G / 12G BNC output
Fiber-optic port for payload
GCU-1 connectors
10 / 100 / 1000 Ethernet RJ45 port.
AUX output power port (2x)
AUX USB port
Cameras & lenses​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​Broadcast cameras
Sony HDC-P1/a, P43, P50
Sony HXC-P70
Grass Valley LDX C HD/4K Series
Panasonic AK-UB300 4K
Ikegami HDL Series, UHL-43

Broadcast lenses
​​​​​​​Canon HJ18ex Series
Canon HJ24ex Series
Canon HJ40x Series
Canon CJ12ex (UHD) Series
Canon CJ20ex (UHD) Series
Canon CJ45ex (UHD) Series
Fujinon HA25x Series
Fujinon HA42x Series
Fujinon UA22x (UHD) Series
Fujinon UA24x (UHD) Series
Fujinon UA46x (UHD) Series
CINE cameras
RED Komodo
Black Magic Ursa Mini/Pro
Sony PMW-F55
Sony Venice
CINE lenses
ARRI Alura 15.5-45
ARRI Alura 30-80
Fujinon HK, ZK, XK Series
Angénieux Optimo 15-40, 28-76, 45-120 & 25-250
Angénieux Style 16-40 & 30-76
Canon CN7x17, CN10x25, CN-E30-105, CN 30-300, CS 50-1000Zeiss CZ.2 28-80, 70-200
Please contact us for other camera and lens options.
Apex Gimbal AX18 GCU-1 JBX-1
Questions? Please feel free to contact us… Thanks!
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