THE MARK ROBERTS MOTION CONTROL BLOG

NEW: Next Generation UI at NAB Show 2017

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New Product Release at the Show

NAB Show is only a few weeks away and we will be showcasing some incredible new tech developments along with numerous cutting edge robotic solutions.

Our new Multi-Head Controller software (MHC) will make its debut at the show. MHC is a new software platform designed for complete user simplicity. As the name suggests, it controls robotic heads at the touch of a button from a single workstation.

Demonstrations will include key features such as its ‘store and display’ capability – where users can save camera moves or presets and then load them into UI ‘buttons’ that anyone
can then use.

MHC Software

Next Generation UI Technology

However, the keynote feature of MHC is its ability to be UI tailored to virtually any broadcast requirement. This means any environment can be mirrored into MHCs UI functionality, giving users instantly recognisable buttons, graphics, moves etc.

Whether you want an interface skin for events such as tennis, darts etc., or for a studio, stadium or other live event, MHC can be tailored to the user’s specific requirements for complete speed, control and functionality.

Cutting Edge Broadcast Robotics

We will also be demonstrating a great range of robotic solutions, including The POD, AFC-100, the Whisper Head and a StudioBot Lite arm – all of which will be controlled by MHC.

Visitors will be the among the first to try out these cutting edge robotic solutions through the new MHC software, and you’ll be blown away at how simple and user-friendly it is to control some of the most advanced robotics in the broadcast market today.

Where are we at NAB?

You will find us in: Central Hall | Stand C5646 | Find us on the NAB Show Floor Plan


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If you have any questions or would like any further information on any of our products please don’t hesitate to contact us: info@mrmoco.com

Get your FREE NAB Pass

Get your free ticket to the NAB Show worth $50 dollars, using the code: LV3883 – Hurry, as the offer expires soon. To register, click here

Learn Flair Basics in Hours – Tutorials Set

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With over 20 years of industry experience, Peter Rush, our Senior Service Engineer delivers a series of 12 informative training videos, which covers the ‘must know’ basics of Flair – taking someone from novice to user in only a few hours! These videos are also bitesize in length, ranging from 5 to 16 minutes long.

Key video topics include:

  • Intro to flair Part 1 & 2
  • Curve Adjustment
  • Target Tracking Part 1 & 2
  • Lens Calibration Part 1 & 2
  • Cartesian Control
  • TT and cart theory
  • Triggers Box and bloop
  • Camera Triggering and Synchronisation
  • Example Move Program

To learn Flair basics, watch these great tutorials at our tutorials page

Case Study: Christie’s Auction House Automated Photography Solution

MRMC Wall Slider for automated image capture

Wall Slider for Automated Image CaptureChristie's Auction House Automated Photography Solution Case Study PDF download

World famous Christie’s auction house needed a bespoke automated photography solution to take photos of different pieces of flat art. We designed and built a vertical wall mounted robotic slider to solve their problem.

CASE STUDY

The London auction house needed to capture paintings, watercolors, prints, posters, photographs and other flat art on a DSLR camera, where the camera was restricted to only moving up and down vertically – similar to a a large copy stand…

CLICK HERE OR ON THE CASE STUDY BELOW TO DOWNLOAD


For other photography related automated image capture solutions see our Orbital Rig and range of turntables.


 

Motion Control Getting into Tight Spaces – Modula Rig Behind the Scenes

This behind the scenes video gives a great look at the Modula Rig in action, and how in a very small set, it helped shoot this well-crafted spooky short film, Turning Point. TheModula Rig behind the scenes Turning Point plot line sees a young woman waking up alone in an abandoned house and exposed to a deadly disease, she must survive the night.

The Modula Rig is specifically designed to fit into small spaces – including being able to pass through a normal size door – which makes it ideal for tight in-house shoots or other small places.

Our partners in the US, Camera Control, supplied the Modula, and in liaison with the director of the short film, Joe Penna, (MysteryGuitarMan!), created this great behind the scenes video.


MODULA RIG BEHIND THE SCENES


For more information about the rig, visit our Modula Motion Control Rig page.

To watch the actual short film, Turning Point, click here

Bolt High Speed CineBot Helps Shoot First VR Rock Music Video

During the summer, MrMoco and the Bolt High-Speed Cinebot made their way to Sofia, Bulgaria to shoot a 360 video for Samsung and the release of their Gear VR headset. The Video was produced by Resistance Films and directed by Ross Cairns.

Bolt on Track filming Biffy Clyro for Samsung's HypercubeSamsung created the first VR rock music experience with the ‘hypercube’, which toured the UK festival scene giving visitors a virtual reality experience like never before. 50 people at a time strapped on VR goggles and got instantly immersed into the cube to experience ‘first hand’ what it’s like to be inside thrashing it out like the famous Biffy Clyro.

To create the experience, a large Perspex cube was built in the center of a stage, with hundreds of fireworks aimed directly at it. All that was needed next was a band willing to step inside and play – enter Biffy Clyro!



In total, 47 cameras were used, with the Bolt CineBot swapping between a bespoke Black Magic 360 rig and an Alexa. The bolt was used partly to get smooth uninterrupted 360 shots around the cube and also for safety as one couldn’t be near the cube when the fireworks were going off.

The trailer for the experience can be seen above. The full 360 video was shown in Samsung’s ‘Hypercube’. However, a Biffy Clyro music video will be released in February featuring the same content for those who missed it.

For more information and other videos of the Bolt High Speed cineBot visit www.mrmoco.com/bolt or if you have any questions contact us.

CONTACT

Head Office (UK)

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+44 (0)1342 838000

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+44 (0)7757 330 545

Email

info@mrmoco.com

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Blindley Heath
Surrey
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Head Office (USA)

Telephone

805-418-0463

Email

usinfo@mrmoco.com

Contact

Dan Brown

Cincinnati, Ohio