Where portability is an issue we use standard 1 meter wide dolly/crane track. However, Animoko are generally provided with a bearing type rail to provide a superior foundation for studio use for high precision shooting. Precision bearing track is easy and quick to set up on location or in the studio due to its inherent rigidity and straightness. Mark Roberts Motion Control supply our own linear v-block ball- bearing rail which gives greater stability than any other type of track, while remaining still an easily transportable system.
Precision Bearing Rail is the best type of rail for a Animoko, by being specifically designed not to bend or twist during any motion or sudden acceleration or stopping. The track can fully support the Animoko weight without any perceptible motion so even if the ground is uneven in parts or not fully supporting, the load is well distributed for high accuracy at speed. The tracks come in 3m sections and transport whole. Lengths of 1.2m and 1.8m are also available.
Lightweight bearing track are an alternative option to the Precision bearing track by delivering performance far in excess of industry standard dolly rail but at a reduced cost to Precision bearing track. Not that these are not precision pieces of equipment. They use the same high quality bearings as Precision rail but are constructed from lighter aluminium extrusion than the purpose built single welded fabrication of the Precision bearing track. As such they are a little lighter and can be taken apart if needed for transportation (although it is recommended they are also transported whole). Light weight bearing track is also available in 3m, 1.6m and 1.8m lengths.
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