INTRODUCING
AIR ONE

FULLY INTEGRATED REMOTE PRODUCTION

THERE’S NOTHING QUITE LIKE AIR

AIR Oneis the first professional video production platform designed for OTT livestreaming. Born from decades of pain shooting multicamera live events, we’ve created a remote system that minimizes equipment, captures better video, and radically reduces production costs.

Onboard CPU for precision control and tracking

3-axis smart gimbal. Self-leveling head, full PTZ motion

Anodized aluminum for strength and portability

4K digital cinecamera with large format CMOS sensor

Interchangeable lens

Brushless motors for smooth, slient motion

Stream direct from camera: SRT, RTMP, h.264, h.265

Capture with AIR One™

It’s so much more than a PTZ camera! The AIR One™ cloud-native cinematic camera unit is small enough to fit under an airplane seat, light enough to mount up high, practically invisible on location, and gives you greater control than ever before. Set it up, plug it in, turn it on, and start shooting your best work in a matter of minutes.

Control with AIR app

AIR One’s™ unique iOS® app gives you all camera functions at the touch of a finger. Pan and zoom fast enough to capture everything with easy, precision smoothness. No more joystick. No more hard buttons. No more bulky console. Bring ultimate control to your craft.

The camera goes where your finger goes, at the speed your finger swipes

Full touchscreen camera control from your iPad®

Double tap to autofocus

Programmable set and recall buttons

ISO + AutoFocus toggle

Zoom control

Produce with AIRcloud™

The AIRcloud™ operating system gives you unprecedented integration over the camera-to-viewer workflow and is a force-multiplier for your crew. Because AIR One™ connects directly to the internet, in most cases you don’t need to roll a satellite truck. At ultra low latency, your team can run multiple cameras from onsite or offsite. Your director can call shots from anywhere as if they were in the same room! AIRcloud™ enables united workflow access to familiar tools like vMix®, Premiere Pro®, and more. Switch, distribute, edit, run comms, add graphics, and output the results to any CDN.

How it works....

Prep

Shoot

Produce

Distribute

Digital Transformation

2 secs glass-to-glass
Ultra Low Latency
60-70%
reduction in production
costs
Under $10K
Buy in

What the industry is saying about us!

“AIR’s technology solves a number of critical, long-standing problems in the video production workflow in a way that no one else is doing.”

Ted Schilowitz, Futurist, Paramount Pictures

“AIR One is the perfect solution to shooting in an ever-changing environment. Whether in built set environments, award shows, sporting events, corporate “tent pole” events, and scripted or unscripted productions, I feel I am operating “hands on” with the camera while holding the tablet in my hands.”

Jim Orr, Director/Cinematographer, Duck Dynasty, Deadliest Warrior, Frontline

“Reducing cost while outputting better content is a consistent goal for our clients. AIR’s remote access technology has huge benefits for an industry impacted by crew size restrictions, travel restrictions, and budget reductions.”

Jay Abraham, SportsMedia Tech

“AIR’s technology solves a number of problems that wireless customers have in producing and broadcasting live events. Their workflows could save broadcasters millions of dollars and thousands of hours per year. Their management of large-form video data over a network should also create a much larger market for content creators, and a larger overall pool of high-quality content.”

Jonathan LeCompte, Verizon

“The Air One Platform unlocks enormous savings in time and production costs across the live video capture-to-distribution value chain, and is playing a major role in the digital transformation of live production.”

Jamie Howard, former CEO, Imagine Communications

Want to know how AIR One™ fits with your production?

Frequently asked questions

AIR One™ is a groundbreaking remote production platform consisting of robotic digital cinema cameras on the front end, and a full cloud production operating system on the backend. It’s cloud-native, meaning we’ve built it from the ground up to minimize equipment and optimize distributed computing. From offsite or onsite, you now have full camera control with real-time precision pan, tilt, zoom, focus, and position set & recall via intuitive touchscreen UI, and a full cloud switcher that can feed any CDN. No need to roll a truck! Everything connects over a standard gigE LAN and a broadband ethernet. On the back end, AIRcloud™ acts as a central hub for project setup, permissions, routing, media storage, communications and shoot day management.

AIR One™ retails at $9,800. This includes the robotic head, camera, lens, case, iPad with AIRcontrol software, accessories, 12 month subscription to AIRcloud™, and premium support. For a limited time, you can get 20% off when you pre-order.

We’ve consistently demonstrated more than 50% savings in production costs in our test cases. But that’s not all! Because a lot of the work can now be done remotely by a distributed team, AIR One™ reduces the number of crew needed to travel. Because crews spend far less time setting up and breaking down equipment, you get more engaging content, faster, which translates into more eyeballs on your work.

We’re scheduled to ship the first units in Q4 2022. There are a limited number of units available this year, so be sure to reserve yours now!

AIRcloud™ is our remote production operating system. It securely connects your onsite cameras to your offsite crew and enables you to run industry-standard production apps like vMix®, Adobe Premiere® and more from the cloud. Your subscription includes remote connectivity + control, direct-from-camera streaming, shoot prep software, and 500GB of storage. Cloud switching, routing, and editing is available by the hour.

We’ve demonstrated ultra low latency AIR One™ camera control at a distance of ~60 miles. We’ve also demonstrated virtual AIRcloud™ switching from over 3,000 miles away with imperceptible latency. The bottom line is that using robust connections in roughly the same region of the continent, controlling your AIR One™ camera and AIRcloud™ switcher remotely is largely indistinguishable from running it on premise. And if you’re talking latency from location to home viewer, using the AIR IP-from-origin workflow and a specific CDN we’ve demonstrated glass-to-glass (live location to home viewer) latency <2 seconds, that’s faster than over-the-air broadcasts.

While fine for remote operations, IP based systems using switchers like vMix® generally introduce too much latency to be acceptable for IMAG (Image Magnification). However, the Z CAM flagship models are equipped with an HDMI output so you can configure your AIR One™ for control over IP and send the video signal using traditional baseband transport and switching equipment. It does require some non-standard cabling and fails to take advantage of the advantages of video over IP brings but we have used this configuration successfully.

Sure! Check out our demo video on this page. Get in touch with us to test AIR One™ for your own use case. In fact, National Association of Broadcasters presented us with the 2022 Technology Innovation Award and 2022 Product of the Year Award.

We’re launching with the Z CAM E2-M4 as our core camera module due to its open API, connectivity options and affordability. You can also upgrade to any other Z CAM model in the flagship line. Eventually, the AIR platform will be camera-agnostic as other manufacturers’ open APIs allow. For tablets, we plan to stick with iPad® for now (which is included in the base package) thanks to its ubiquity and ease-of-use.

Absolutely. General guidelines are: MFT or EF mount, max 700g weight, max 180mm in length, focal lengths up 200mm. Some lenses slightly outside these specs may be compatible and an approved lens list is coming soon.

Because the M4 camera body and many lenses are not waterproof, rain protection is a necessity for operation in inclement weather.

For live streaming, 1080p or 4K, h.264 or h.265 with transport via RTMP or SRT. Internal recording h.264, h.265, ProRes, ProResHQ. Up to 4K at up to 120fps.

Because of the self-leveling head and ability to ship fully assembled, you can pop it out of the case and be up and running in under a minute.