MRMC Broadcast Solutions – Evolutionary AFC-100 Head

Cutting Edge Motion Control solutions that push the envelope and keep the industry moving forwards has been the stock-in-trade for UK based company Mark Roberts Motion Control Ltd since it's inception nearly 50 years ago. So it was with a hint of nonchalance, but extreme pride, that the AFC-100 Broadcast Motion Control Head was released at the BVE Expo in London recently.

 

Nikon Booth at BVE

Nikon Booth at BVE

Close-up of AFC-100

Close-up of AFC-100

AFC-100 On Location

AFC-100 On Location

 

The AFC-100 offers unparalleled performance for a compact robotic head and provides advanced features designed to excel at a wide range of TV production requirements.From high speed live action, precise time-lapse and silent studio operation, the AFC-100 is built to exceed the most demanding of creative applications. 

With integrated I/O connectivity, network scalability, optional CCU control and high-bandwidth throughput, the AFC-100 fits seamlessly in current and emerging multi-camera workflows.
MRMC controls every aspect of the manufacturing process allowing for a high level of customised features and personalised finishes.

first shot

The reponse to the Head has been nothing short of exceptional,and it is expected that news will soon be following of aplications with results and footage. See below for a short summary of features and specificsations:

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FEATURES

  •  Accurate, fast and compact
  • High bandwidth pan slip rings with support for up to 3G HD video
  • Available with brushless servo or stepper motors
  • Networkable and easily scalable for multi-camera operation
  • Ethernet control of pan, tilt, zoom and focus (further options include RS232, RS422 & wireless)
  • Integrated control of Canon and Fujinon broadcast servo lenses
  • External fibre interfaces for extended operating distances available
  • Control options include Joystick console, Pan Bars, Handwheels and Flair software
  • High quality personalised logo engraving available

Please see the below video of this head:

MRMC continue to deliver groundbreaking solutions that flex the creative minds and muscles of this advanced age. Offered with next generation slip rings, near silent operation and precision servos which enable unlimited panning and gives the AFC-100 a distinct advantage when considering tactical and challenging locations. The new head is aimed at servicing a wide range of demanding creative applications. The head itself is based on the SFH-30 model already available from MRMC but has been considerably modified to render this new and exciting piece of Broadcast Moco kit.

The desire to make this technology available to the broadcast market has grown out of the long standing precision engineering and technological prowess renowned throughout the Movie and TV production industries by the Technical Academy Award Winning MILO Motion Control Crane and Flair Software.

Managing Director, Assaff Rawner, commented, "This new head is testament to our focus on delivering high-end technology that meets new TV production standards, whilst ensuring we continue to provide a tailored and personalised service for our customers."

>> SPECIFICATIONS

  •  Weight 5kg
  • Camera Payload up to 14kg
  • Max Speed up to 100°/sec
  • Acceleration 100°/sec2
  • Dimensions 250x256x139mm
  • Power 24 VDC / 110-240 VAC
  • Resolution <0.0001°

A bespoke version of the AFC-100 has already been commissioned for a medical facility, employing nine newtorked MRMC heads and a 3G HD workflow. For a more in depth insight, please contact Mark Roberts Motion Control directly on: +441342 838 000 or [email protected]

CONTACT

Telephone

+44 (0)1342 838000

Fax

+44 (0)1342 838001

Rental

+44 (0)7757 330 545

Head Office (UK)

Unit 3, South East Studios
Eastbourne Road
Blindley Heath
Surrey
RH7 6JP
United Kingdom

VAT: GB 200-0201-71

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