At IBC2018 Klover displayed a device called the Klear Shot, which uses compressed gas to blow rain and other debris from a camera lens without actually contacting the surface of the lens.
This year the company is also showing the Klear Shot – FP, a new mobile version of Klear Shot intended for smaller cameras. A small bottle of compressed air is carried on the camera operator’s belt and can normally last over 45 minutes.
Klover – known for its parabolic mics – developed the Klear Shot for field situations where the lens would get covered in rain, obscuring the captured image. The process was originally applied to ENG lenses, but Klover expanded the capabilities to work with large box lenses having a much larger lens surface. The camera operator does not have to move from his position and the process takes 3 seconds or less.
Klover Products is exhibiting at IBC2019 on Stand 8.A72.