AFC Robotic Head

Accurate Fast Compact Robotic Head

Payload 15kg / 33lb
Max Speed 100 or 180° /s
Slip Ring & FreeD Output Options

The AFC is the most versatile robotic head available. Designed to deliver speed and accuracy, then AFC features a small footprint that makes it the perfect choice for getting smooth, precise shots without compromising picture quality.

With the high demand of any live production environment, the AFC robotic camera system provides quiet, fluid pan/tilt movements every time.

With a small footprint, the motorised AFC pan/tilt head is the perfect choice for getting smooth, precise shots without compromising picture quality.

Simplicity In Motion

AFC-100 & AFC-100S

The AFC-100 & AFC-100s robotic camera system is a compact camera-agnostic robotic head with a 15kg payload suitable for many different environments – including broadcast studios, live productions, events and sports coverage. As the name suggests, the AFC-100s moves at up to 100° per second, and provides 360° pan with the slip ring option. Its high payload capacity offers support for full studio build-up kits including cameras, teleprompters and accessories.

The AFC-100 & AFC-100s robotic camera system is a compact camera-agnostic robotic head with a 15kg payload suitable for many different environments – including broadcast studios, live productions, events and sports coverage. As the name suggests, the AFC-100s moves at up to 100° per second, and provides 360° pan with the slip ring option. Its high payload capacity offers support for full studio build-up kits including cameras, teleprompters and accessories.

AFC-180+ & AFC-180S+

The AFC-180+ head offers exceptional speed and performance from a compact robotic pan tilt head. With pan speeds of up to 180° per second, the AFC-180+ is ideal for faster sporting events requiring high-speed panning, offering 360° pan with the slip ring option.

The AFC-180+ head offers exceptional speed and performance from a compact robotic pan tilt head. With pan speeds of up to 180° per second, the AFC-180+ is ideal for faster sporting events requiring high-speed panning, offering 360° pan with the slip ring option.

Features

  • High bandwidth pan slip-rings with support for up to 3G HD video
  • Slip ring options for 360° unrestricted pan with high bandwidth HD throughput
  • Ethernet control of pan, tilt, zoom and focus (further options include RS232, RS422 & wireless)
  • Integrated control of Fujinon, Canon and other broadcast servo lenses
  • Multiple mounting options, including tripod, underslung, pedestal, rail, truss or bolted to various surfaces
  • External fibre interfaces for extended operating distances are available
  • A single cable provides highly accurate control of iris, zoom & focus for broadcast lens digital servos
  • Our motorized pan/tilt head control options include joystick console, pan-bars, hand-wheels and MRMC’s bespoke Flair softwar
  • High bandwidth pan slip-rings with support for up to 3G HD video
  • Slip ring options for 360° unrestricted pan with high bandwidth HD throughput
  • Ethernet control of pan, tilt, zoom and focus (further options include RS232, RS422 & wireless)
  • Integrated control of Fujinon, Canon and other broadcast servo lenses
  • Multiple mounting options, including tripod, underslung, pedestal, rail, truss or bolted to various surfaces
  • External fibre interfaces for extended operating distances are available
  • A single cable provides highly accurate control of iris, zoom & focus for broadcast lens digital servos
  • Our motorized pan/tilt head control options include joystick console, pan-bars, hand-wheels and MRMC’s bespoke Flair software

“During prayer services when many of the cameras are static with only one or two operators, we’ll use the AFC 100s to spin a camera around to see what’s going on at FOH, or something going on in the auditorium or to get a better look at the stage entrance where people are entering so we don’t miss anything. The AFC make it simple and efficient to catch these additional shots from the control room, without setting up alternate camera feeds down in the auditorium.”

Ron Krause, technical director

Grace Church

Controllers

Control panel

Control Panel

Control Panel

The Large Format Panel (LFP) is a standalone controller for a range of MRMC robotic heads. The LFP is a robust controller designed for day-in, day-out use in professional studio and Outside Broadcast environments.

The Large Format Panel (LFP) is a standalone controller for a range of MRMC robotic heads. The LFP is a robust controller designed for day-in, day-out use in professional studio and Outside Broadcast environments.

Pan bars

Pan Bar Control

Pan Bar Control

For live televised sports and events having the right interface is essential for successfully combining remote control and natural looking motion. MRMC’s joystick and pan bar control systems offer the best available translation of operator commands into smooth and precise camera shots.

For live televised sports and events having the right interface is essential for successfully combining remote control and natural looking motion. MRMC’s joystick and pan bar control systems offer the best available translation of operator commands into smooth and precise camera shots.

Touchscreen control

Touchscreen Control

Touchscreen Control

MRMC’s studio control software provides an ideal framework for today’s integrated studio environments. Multiple camera positions can be easily controlled from a single operator and pre-programmed moves and positions executable via a simple touch screen interface.

MRMC’s studio control software provides an ideal framework for today’s integrated studio environments. Multiple camera positions can be easily controlled from a single operator and pre-programmed moves and positions executable via a simple touch screen interface.

Easy Deployment

Easy Deployment

Integrated I/O and optional slip rings allow for easy field deployment and simplified camera cabling. Lens control of digital and manual lenses are also built-in, further reducing cable runs. Fibre and wireless interfaces are available to extend the AFC and camera RCU operating distances.

Integrated I/O and optional slip rings allow for easy field deployment and simplified camera cabling. Lens control of digital and manual lenses are also built-in, further reducing cable runs. Fibre and wireless interfaces are available to extend the AFC and camera RCU operating distances.

Integration

Third Party Integration

Third Party Integration

FreedD option is available for integration with virtual graphics and automation systems. API is also available for direct control from 3rd party products and software is also supported. Integration with virtual graphics and automation systems, as well as an available API for direct control from 3rd party products and software is also supported.

Integration with virtual graphics and automation systems, as well as an available API for direct control from 3rd party products and software is also supported.

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Feature Highlights

High Speed & Accuracy

REMOTE VIDEO CAPTURE AND CONTROL

Modular Icon

FLEXIBLE MOUNTING OPTIONS

FreeD Integration

Introduction to the AFC Robotic Head

CASE STUDY

Gravity Media Choose AFC-180+ for Goodwood Festival of Speed

For the 2023 Festival of Speed, Gravity Media chose to use the MRMC AFC-180+ robotic heads to elevate the quality of the broadcast and deliver outstanding camera angles that would otherwise have been difficult or dangerous to capture.

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For the 2023 Festival of Speed, Gravity Media chose to use the MRMC AFC-180+ robotic heads to elevate the quality of the broadcast and deliver outstanding camera angles that would otherwise have been difficult or dangerous to capture.

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Specifications

General

Weight

5kg / 11lb

Camera Payload

Up to 15 kg / 33 lb

Max Speed

AFC-100: Up to 100˚/sec. AFC-180 - 180˚/sec

Acceleration

AFC-100: 100˚/sec2. AFC-180: 300˚/sec2

Slip Ring Option

Available for AFC-100 & AFC-180 (AFC-100S and AFC-180S)

IVR Integration

FreeD output

Dimensions

320 x 268 x 156mm / 12.5 x 10.5 x 6 in

Power

24 VDC / 110-240 VAC

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