SIDEWINDER

Portable, Direct Axis Controlled, Gyro-Action Roving Telescoping Sports Elevated Camera System

SideWinder - In nested and elevated positions - Oberlin College, Ohio
Sidewinder - Roving End Zone System - Portable and Lightweight.
SideWinder " Stealth XL" ***NEW FOR 2013*** Gyro-Action - Perfectly Balanced - Ready for Action
SideWinder "Stealth XL" Command Center. Dual Channel Remote Controller - 7' HDMI Action Monitor.
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The SideWinder was introduced to the football world at the 2010 AFCA Orlando convention and was an instant hit. It was professionally designed and engineered to function like a telescoping gyroscope, with "Direct-Axis" intuitive motion control. Variable height control for critical viewing angles. The SideWinder endzone system is perfectly balanced and will not "baton" or "kick-out" on you! - "It's a portable endzone system that's on the move!"

 

Features and Functions:

 

  • Great for Practice and Game End Zone Capture

  • Perfectly Balanced Gyro-Action For Easy Movement

  • Instantly Moveable - Hash-to-Hash, End Zone-to-End Zone

  • Intuitive One Hand Pan-Tilit Operation - Smooth and Simple

  • Precision Ball-Joint Pan/Tilt Head Mechanism with Quick-Release Platform

  • HDMI Hi-End Action Monitor with Glare Hood & Quick-Release Platform

  • Custom Dual Channel Camera Remote Control Unit

  • Camera Power On/Off Control

  • Camera Dual Variable Speed Zoom Control

  • Camera Remote Focus Control

  • Camera Remote Play-Back Control

  • Heavy Dual Power Pack - +24 Hour Operation

  • Light Weight Certified Aircraft Aluminum Construction

  • Telescoping Mast Auto-Load Safety Locking Pins

  • XL Model: Two Stage or Three Stage Adjustable Telescoping Mast

  • Two Stage - 6.5ft/Stage-13'. - 7 Pounds

  • Three Stage - 6.5ft/Stage-18'. - 10 Pounds

  •  Non -Skid "Safety Grip" Base Platform

  • Rain Covers for All Components

  • Great and Versatile for "ALL SPORTS"

SIDEWINDER

Development story

Tony Dunge, while coaching at Tampa, started to use a concept of recording practice sessions using an elevated camera behind the QB. They use a volleyball ladder stand. After arriving in Indianapolis, Coach Dunge continued to use this concept to capture video of Peyton Manning's QB drills. Coach Cutcliff from Tennessee came to visit Peyton and Marty Heckscher, Video Coordinator, at the Colts and saw this new video perspective being used. Coach "Cut" returned to UT and Joe Harrington, Video Coordinator, started to use this same principle to record all types of drills. Joe's device became known with-in the Video Coordinator community as the "Joe's-Pole". U.S. Sports Video, recognized for inventing the original sports end zone camera system, was contacted about developing a professional "Joe Pole" - and the SideWinder came to life.

 

Sidenote: While serving in Vietnam the founder of U.S. Sports Video, Mike Bokulich, served in Light Attack Squadron VA-212. The A4D Skyhawk carrier jet was the squadron plane and they carried SideWinder heat seeking missles on their wingtips - And that's how the SkyHawk and SideWinder endzone video systems came to football.

The SideWinder was introduced to the football world at the 2010 AFCA Orlando convention and was an instant hit. As Dan "Bad Rad" Radakovich, Father of Linebacker U and the famous Pittsburgh Steelers "Steel Curtain", stood in front of the new SideWinder, he said, "That's the best one-on-one training tool I have seen in my 50 years of coaching".

Since that time the SideWinder has been the professional portable endzone camera system of choice for hundreds of teams ranging from the NFL, D-1 to the smallest football and youth programs. The telescoping mast excursion, height, gyro-action movement, action monitor, remote operating features,dual channel controller, quick release platforms, 20-hour brick battery system, custom control harness and adjustable viewing angles are all very critical to the proper operation and effectiveness of the SideWinder. As with all of our exclusive end zone camera systems, others come following along with "knock-off" products, but without the same professional quality, construction or operating characteristics.

Arkansas, Auburn, Ball State, Colts, Eagles, Missouri, Minnesota, LSU, Tennessee, Oregon, Purdue, Kent State, South Carolina and hundreds of other programs have made the SideWinder their system of choice.

SIDEWINDER XL

Sidewinder "Stealth XL"

The new SideWinder "Stealth-XL" Series of endzone camera system is stealthy anodized in black with additional height options and upgraded to a larger HDMI action monitor - truly ready to zero in and capture all the sports video action from any place and from any angle.

The additional height of the SideWinder-XL, series of 2-Stage (13') and 3-Stage (18') SideWinder models allows both systems to be very effective for endzone video game action as well as practice situations. Coaches who have used the SideWinder over the past three years like the fact that during game action you can instantly move to always have a direct line on the quarterback - and move from endzone to endzone and even up and down the sideline for line of scrimmage shots.

"The ORIGINAL & FIELD PROVEN"

PORTABLE - ROVING END ZONE CAMERA SYSTEM

"THE PROFESSIONAL CHOICE of the "PRO'S"

  • Great for Practice and Game End Zone Capture

  • Perfectly Balanced Gyro-Action For Easy Movement

  • Instantly Movable - Hash-to-Hash, End Zone-to-End Zone

  • Intuitive One Hand Pan-Tilt Operation - Smooth and Simple

  • Precision Ball-Joint Pan/Tilt Head Mechanism with Quick-Release Platform

  • HDMI Hi-End Action Monitor with Glare Hood & Quick-Release Platform

  • Custom Dual Channel Camera Remote Control Unit

                    • Camera Power On/Off Control
                    • Camera Dual Variable Speed Zoom Control
                    • Camera Remote Focus Control
                    • Camera Remote Play-Back Control

  • Heavy Dual Power Pack - +24 Hour Operation

  • Light Weight Certified Aircraft Aluminum Construction

  • Telescoping Mast Auto-Load Safety Locking Pins

  • XL Model: Two Stage or Three Stage Adjustable Telescoping Mast

                    • Two Stage - 6.5ft/Stage-13'. - 7 Pounds
                    • Three Stage - 6.5ft/Stage-18'. - 10 Pounds

  • Non -Skid "Safety Grip" Base Platform

  • Rain Covers for All Components

  • Great and Versatile for " ALL SPORTS"

SIDEWINDER"stealth xl"

HITS THE MARKET

The new SideWinder "Stealth-XL" Series of Professional Portable End Zone Camera Systems was introduced at AFCA Nashville, January 2013, and the first production models are now in full production. Darrell Hazell had found the SideWinder so effective at Kent State University that it was one of his first acquisitions for his new program at Purdue University. After seeing Auburn Universities SideWinder at the 2010 National Championship game in Arizona, Chip Kelly added two Sidewinders to his program at Oregon and has already added the SideWinder-XL to his new program at the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Instructional Videos

We are the originators of endzone camera systems, and our professional
camera systems are used by thousands of athletic programs, all the way up to the NFL for over 30 years. Contact us today for the best system package pricing!

Mike Bokulich
President
U.S. Sports Video

Who is US Sports Video?

 

US Sports VIdeo is the originator of endzone camera systems as they’re known today. For over thirty years, we’ve been leading and innovating the elevated camera system industry. We manufacture the most comprehensive line of custom-built endzone camera

systems and telescoping towers available today. Portable, adjustable, and versatile, we have options for all of your endzone filmography needs!

 

The Eagle-Cam family of Endzone Video Systems provides the most complete line of endzone systems available today, end zone camera systems to meet every need and budget. Our Eagle-Cam family of endzone cameras covers systems ranging from Trailer systems to Portable Gyro-Action Endzone Video Systems. Each U.S. Sports Video Tripod Tower System goes through a rigorous phase of prototype evolution before going into final production and is field-tested to meet our demanding standards. Each system is tested for Strength, Wind-Load, Stability, Vibration and Stiffness, system parameters, and qualities to maximize safety and ease of operation. Our proven "Lifetime Warranty" - No other end zone camera system on the market can make that claim or match our system structural integrity, safety, stability, and simplicity.

 

What is the best way to reach you if I want to purchase one or more of your end zone camera systems?

 

If you are interested in purchasing any of our end zone camera systems, it is best if you call us directly or use our contact form found on our website so that we can give you the best package pricing option for your needs and budget.

 

What types of end zone camera systems do you offer?

 

Eagle:  Trailer Endzone Video System – End Zone Camera built on a trailer – Custom built 40 and 50-foot telescoping tower systems – Hydraulic and Pneumatic lift with many exclusive features and options.

 

SkyHawk:  Remote Controlled Endzone System that can be controlled from the press box and other remote locations.

 

Falcon:  Robotic Camera System – Wall or Ceiling mounted, great for gyms, field house, or any other permanent endzone video camera location.

 

Falcon Stadium:  Exclusive custom-designed Stadium Remote Controlled Camera Systems.  Hi-End "HD” advanced video technology. Custom freestanding towers to 50 and 60 feet, or higher, with a fiber-optic or wireless video feed to control center - great for permanent elevated football video coverage.   

 

Raven:  Manual Controlled End Zone Camera  - One handle control for pan/tilt, fast action response for great End Zone Video. Custom telescoping towers controlled from the standing or seated position at the base of the Endzone Tower.

 

Hawkeye:  Small Motor EndZone Camera Systems – Same solid constructions as the Raven, but with a pan-tilt motor at the top of the video telescoping mast with command center unit at the base of Endzone Camera Tower – can control from the standing or seated position.

 

SideWinder:  Portable Gyro-Action End Zone System – Well balanced for complete mobility and designed for critical height to allow for good End Zone Videos from both practice and game action.

 

Why do you use custom aluminum extensions for your end zone camera systems?

 

Our Telescoping Mast and Base Assemblies are professionally designed and custom-built to our exact specifications. Detailed precision CNC machining is needed to manufacture the many exclusive components used on our various end zone camera systems. High quality certified aircraft aluminum materials; automated extrusion presses and Kevlar handling systems provide an ideal environment to develop the precision aluminum extrusions used to manufacture the Eagle, SkyHawk, Raven, Hawkeye, and SideWinder end zone systems. Anodizing, powder coating, extreme-etch, plating, heat-treating, and mechanical finishing provide for a total hi-quality finished system. Each U.S. Sports Video Tripod Tower System goes through a rigorous phase of prototype evolution before going into final production and is field-tested to meet our demanding standards. Each system is tested for Strength, Wind-Load, Stability, Vibration, and Stiffness, system parameters, and qualities to maximize safety and ease of operation. Our proven "Lifetime Warranty" - No other end zone camera system on the market can make that claim or match our system structural integrity, safety, stability, and simplicity.

 

Who is Dr. John?

 

As Senior Product Engineer at U.S. Sports video, John was instrumental in the development of our exclusive line of end zone camera systems. Each system had to go through a rigorous phase of prototype evolution before he would approve it for final production. Dr. John often related to his NASA days in saying that the final "Lunar Module" was no resemblance to the first one that was put on the drawing board - All U.S. Sports Systems have to go through the same evolution and built for safety, stability, simplicity and operating convenience and to last a long time as if it were going to the moon.

John was a brilliant man who spent 13 years as an Aerospace Engineer in the Electromagnetic Propulsion Division of NASA's Lewis Research Center in Brook Park Ohio. John helped develop and test the electronic and propulsion systems that enabled America's lunar landing and the design of quieter jet engines for commercial airlines. He received a number of patents for his work and an Apollo Achievement Award from NASA. John left NASA to found and direct the Medical Data Systems Corporation, one of the first in the country to provide real-time, automated information systems for physicians' offices, hospitals, and clinics. During the 1970s, John served as a senior consultant for the design of the Great Lakes VHF Communications System.

John's "Labor of Love" later became President of the Cleveland Coordinating Committee for the U.S.S. Cod World War II Submarine. John will be forever missed by all who had the privilege to know and work with him.

 

What is your work experience?

 

With over 4800 systems installed throughout the world and a lifetime warranty on all of our tower systems, we will not let you down!  Arkansas, Auburn, Ball State, Colts, Cowboys, Dolphins, Eagles, Missouri, Minnesota, LSU, Tennessee, Oregon, Purdue, Kent State, South Carolina, and hundreds of other big and small programs provide a longtime proven track record for U.S. Sports Video systems.