Mark Roberts Motion Control have a range of standard and custom solutions for high speed motion of cameras or anything that needs to be moved. Below is a selection of the growing number of solutions we provide.
With our world leading experience in customized motion control and robotic automation for the film and television industries, we present BOLT, the High-Speed Cinebot, for high-speed, shoot-friendly and broadcast applications.
MRMC release the Bolt High Speed Cinebot in the UK
Together with our academy award winning software, the rig allows for moves that would otherwise be very difficult or time consuming to create or program to be ready in seconds.
With interfaces that exist or that can be added to any production tool, for any kind of on-set special effects and triggering, the system is versatile while keeping safety to an optimum.
Mariestads beer commercial shot with Bolt high speed cinebot
As well as maintaining safety at high speed, the system is also designed with portability in mind, to ensure the system can be ready in minutes for any application at any location.
MRMC can provide a large range of different sized robotic systems to allow for any payload from 1kg to 1000kg, while giving a full 6 degrees-of-freedom, at speeds that can literally be faster than the eye can see. Where needed additional high speed axes of motion can be added such as Track or turntables.
Sweatpants Media using Bolt to get some unique product shots
For high-speed shots and high frame rates such as 1000 frames per second or more, BOLT is the only way to achieve many of the exciting looks that directors are trying to create, where the camera is not only shooting fast but also moving fast at the same time.
BOLT has the ability to get up to full speed almost instantly so that the camera can go from standstill to high-speed motion and back to standstill in fractions of seconds, literally following falling objects and capturing images that would be impossible by hand or any other method.
The unit is designed with one purpose, to move in a straight line, over short distances in the blink of an eye. The video speaks for itself, it hasn’t been speeded up and shows what the unit can do.
This completely wireless, battery powered unit is ideal for moving around a subject with the camera at speeds in excess of 5m/s (17’ per second). It can take a good payload and runs on industry standard dolly rail. The Diameter can be varied and because it is wireless, it can go round and round endlessly (subject to battery power).