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Ford Film Camera Tracking Car

The Ford tracking car can carry a wide array of multiple camera rigs in many different positions, all around the vehicle (perfect for 3D tracking shots with even larger rigs), thanks to a rail system that can be modified for any specific requirement (see photos). Multiple cameras can be mounted for manual operation (with our sliders and fluid heads) on the front, on the back trailer and on the roof of the cab. The Ford Tracking Vehicle works especially well with any of our Telescopic Cranes (up to 43') and our Lenny Arm cranes for remote filming, with room on the back to carry 4 people safely.




The perfect tracking vehicle for car commercials and vehicle to vehicle tracking shots. The advantage of our Ford tracking car is it can carry the whole team responsible for the shots, fit the Director, DOP, camera operators and crane operators on one mobile vehicle and get all your shots, safely and reliably.

Probably the most versatile mobile camera platform in the Chapman UK fleet. The Ford camera tracking car is the perfect all rounder when you need stable tracking shots to capture a dialogue scene in a car with a process trailer (coming soon) or close-ups of talent 'driving' or 'riding' from a moving vehicle, day or night. Carry crew, mount additional lighting or FX rigs and control all your cameras remotely (with monitors) or manually thanks to the Ford's on board power.

The large V8 petrol engine is smooth and relatively quiet at low revs, providing more than enough power for heavy loads, steep roads or higher speed vehicle tracking shots, with a crane arm. The Ford's air ride suspension is adjustable for a low centre of gravity and helps soak up the bumps for a very smooth ride.

When you want the very best tracking shots with little or no camera vibration use the Ford tracking vehicle with our Vibration Isolators and gyro stabilised, remote camera heads. At Chapman UK we have the complete solution in house.

To see the Ford Tracking Vehicle or any of our other Tracking Vehicles up close why not come and pay us a visit? Feel free to call us with your query or email to make an appointment.

Features
  • Powerful, very quiet and stable camera car platform with high load carrying ability (as many as four cameras and remote heads, see video) and long wheel base.
  • Air ride suspension with rear wheel drive (x4 rear wheels for heavy loads) and smooth automatic clutch.
  • Capable of carrying a crew of 7 (three in the cab & four on the rear) with seat belts and harnesses.
  • Rig multiple cameras and remote heads front, top, side and back (see Photos).
  • Camera platform front, top and back for manual camera placement & operation.
  • Complete rail system and non-slip footplates and surfaces.
  • Built to order customised camera rigs available.
  • Rain covers available for seated rear operators.
  • 3 phase on board power for remote monitors and systems.
  • Automatic hydraulic leveling post can be fitted on the rear trailer.
  • Compatible with any of our Hydrascope telescopic cranes 20' 32' & 43' and Lenny Arm Cranes.
  • Chapman UK motorbike tow-trailer now available (process trailer coming soon).
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Important Notice

For use of our Tracking Vehicles on Public Highways
Production should notify and get dispensation from:

The Police Services
Tel: 0203 054 5555
email: filmunit@met.police.uk

You can download the MPS Film Unit Guide here