New MrMoco Training Course Dates

Milo photoMrMoco Mil Long Arm Robotic Demonstration

 

We are delivering training for a range of Mark Roberts Motion Control robotics. Join our in-house training, and get hands on tuition and experience using our latest technologies. We deliver beginner, intermediate and advanced robotic courses.

Training dates for 2016 are:

Date Beginners Intermediate Advanced
March    Tuesday 1st Wednesday 2nd Thursday 3rd
June Tuesday 28th Wednesday 29th Thursday 30th
Sept. Tuesday 6th Wednesday 7th Thursday 8th
Dec. Tuesday 6th Wednesday 7th Thursday 8th

 

For more information on what each level (beginner, intermediate and advanced) cover, click here.

Red Carpet Event for Bolt (AKA E!’s Glambot) at Golden Globes

Our MRMC Bolt is no stranger to hanging out with famous actors, but this is usually on a dark set in a studio somewhere.

This time it was front row under the bright lights of the Golden Globes red carpet event where the Bolt, AKA “E!’s Glambot” captured the stars as they rolled up for the show.

Glambot still 2

The Bolt/Glambot, operated by our LA based sister company Camera Control Inc, made high speed moves around the stars shooting 1000 frames per second with the Phantom 4K camera. Above is a glimpse of just some of the celebrities shot.

the bolt

Marintek buy AFC and Flair System for Marine R&D

AFC Head

Marintek run an ocean basin laboratory in Norway where they test marine vessels and offshore structures in big wave conditions.

They had a project for high speed filming of an oil rig floating in the pool, attached and secured in an anchor system to the bottom. However, during heavy wave testing, the structure would move from centre.

That's where we come in… 

Marintek were looking for a robotic pan tilt head for a high speed camera with an automatic function so the camera would track the model independently with no camera operator during testing.

As you can see from the images, The AFC-100 controlled by Flair software provided an ideal solution.

Due to Flair’s support for real-time motion capture systems, MRMC’s robotic control provided a seamless integration with Marintek’s existing data tracking environment. Being a leading supplier of robotic systems for camera automation in sports, the MRMC solution also proved an ideal fit for this research and development application.

According to principle photographer, Siw Hermanstad, “The head performed flawlessly” for the initial project and will continue to be used for day to day operation in their 4-6 channel multi camera productions.

For more information or to see some video examples of The AFC – 100 click here

Asics Purchases two MrMoco Orbital Rigs for their Product Photography Line

MRMC Product Photography Rig the Orbital with Asics Logo

 

Asics the multi-national, athletic equipment company, had a problem that needed solving and they came to MRMC to do so.

Japanese footwear company, Asics, have a team of professional photographers to capture stock images of each and every style and colour shoe to upload on to their website. However, being the perfectionists they are, they had problems trying to get the shoes in the exact same position, with the exact same lighting and angle.

After undertaking extensive market research, Asics discovered MRMC's Orbital

The Orbital offers 30 different shots, giving 360 degree views from 4 different angles in about as many seconds! Asics had not previously found such speed and accuracy within the market.

Furthermore, the added bonus with the MRMC rig, is it can shoot full-blown video, giving them the ability to do flying 360 video shots for social media and even commercials. 

This made the Orbital the hands-down choice – and actually bought two!

A test was done to see the speed of the Orbital.  Here are the shots made in what time on what moves:

  • 1 spin with 10 photos and 1 top photo = 11 photos, one rotation, two elevations, 13 seconds
  • 1 spin with 36 photos and 1 top photo = 37 photos, one rotation, two elevations, 33 seconds
  • 3 spins with 10 photos each and 1 top photo = 31 photos, three rotations, four elevations, 40 seconds

After seeing the Orbital speeds and accuracy, Austin Langley, Digital Photographer for ASICS America Corporation, made the recommendation to go with MRMC’s Orbital, stating,

“Those are some impressive stats. I'm definitely seeing the potential with the Orbital.”

For more information or to see some video examples of The Orbital click here

AFC Pan-tilt Heads at The British Basketball Championship

MRMC had some of its AFC pan-tilt heads at The British Basketball Championships earlier this month, where the London Lions played the Leicester Riders at The Copper Box Stadium in London. The AFC heads are used by Hawk-Eye Innovations, the same company known for their ball tracking technology used at all the major international Tennis events.
 
The pilot is set to run over four events and be streamed live in January 2016 via Skysports.com and Webcastsport.com.
 
You can read more at Hawk-Eye Innovations News here.

For more information on our AFC range click here or download the AFC PDF spec sheet here.

AFC Head Mark Roberts Motion Control

AFC Head Mark Roberts Motion Control

Tayo Ogedengbe (Surrey Scorchers) and Stephen Carter, Managing Director of Hawk-Eye with an AFC-head

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