Orbiter 500 superflat 6.0

Technical specifications

Min. height of headplate:
D x W x H folded:
28 cm
115 – 180 cm
110 – 155 cm
70 x 50 x 120 cm
Weights and Loads
Weight incl. trolley:
Load capacity tripod:
Bearing load dynamic:
80 kg
600 kg
3000 kg



WO03/041400 A1 | PCT/DE02/04136 | EP 1 449 356 B1 | DE 101 55 005 C 1 DGM 201 18 501.6

The Orbiter 500 superflat 6.0 is a mobile and modular low profile camera seat in it’s sixth product generation. It has been designed for all low shooting camera positions at outdoor broadcasts such as soccer, tennis or athletics and for studio use. It helps to capture great shots while working in difficult locations with ease and comfort.

At soccer matches it is used at all low shooting cameras close to the pitch. At tennis broadcasts it comes in handy if positioned close to the net and at athletics it is used at the end of jump discipline areas, but has proved its efficiency also at competitions in bobsleigh, figure skating and even classic concerts and many more since 2001.

The Orbiter allows independent movement of camera and seat, along the same axis and pans over 360° at a very low level, providing easy operation and reducing disturbances due to its central cable feeding

The most remarkable and patented feature of this system is that contrary to others, the seat of the Orbiter is not directly connected to the camera mount. Almost no shock motion is transmitted from the operator to the camera as the camera mount is not loaded by the operator‘s weight. The unlinked rotation along the same axis avoids unwanted movement of the camera when moving the seat.

The Orbiter 500 superflat comes with a hermetically sealed high precision bearing with an integrated, steady friction facilitating 360° panning; smooth, steady and noiseless operation coming close to the characteristics of fluid heads

Comprehensive testing proved high durability even under extreme conditions in terms of temperature and mechanical impact.

The Orbiter’s compact design, its effortless handling and its noiseless operation has set new standards for mobile applications internationally.

Take advantage of the comfortable and ergonomically softrunning Orbiter to create excellent and dynamic shots and benefit from it‘s rugged, mobile and compact design.

  • 360° panning independent of the seat
  • Rock solid stabilisation & steady shots
  • High grade triple-sealed precision bearing
  • Steady friction
  • Central cable feeding
  • Continuously adjustable seat
  • Effortless noiseless easy operation and transport
  • Rigid compact modular upgradable design
  • Easily assembled and levelled no tools needed
  • Low maintenance
  • Noncorrosive
  • Accommodates all tripod heads
  • Trolley included
  • 1 year warranty
  • Short legs for limited space
  • Counterweights
  • Platform
  • Camera risers
  • Wheels for quick position changes
  • Heavy duty version – doubled capacity
  • Customisation
  • Rentals