Milo Motion Control Rig

The Milo is the ideal solution for achieving studio-quality motion control with a portable system. Stable enough for macro work, fast enough for live action shooting and ready to go within an hour of arriving on set, the Milo delivers all the flexibility and control required for filming on location.

Track
2
Metres per sec
Payload
35
KG
Max Lens Height
4.1
Metres

Key Features

CGI Interface

Producing complex camera movements for the Milo rig to perform and ensuring full integration with industry standard 3D and CGI packages is made simple with our Flair Motion Control software. Flair allows you to pre-visualise your camera movements and transfer them to the Milo to execute on set or export the exact motion made by the rig for use in post-production.

Optimised System Geometry

Capture perfectly smooth footage from ground level (or below) up to a maximum lens height of 4.1 metres with the Milo. The extending arm is adjustable in length, and if additional height is required, the Milo Long Arm option can extend the maximum lens height to over 6 metres. The ‘Target Tracking’ feature built into Flair make straight line movements in any direction achievable.

Axes

The Milo can provide axes for Track, Rotate, Lift, Arm Extension, Head Angle (Outer Arm), Pan, Tilt, Roll, Camera, Zoom, Focus, and Iris. The overall system can also control many more axes for equipment such as model movers.

Portability

Increase ‘on location’ shooting time with the easy to assemble Milo motion control rig. A team of just three people can build and set up the rig, ready to shoot, within an hour of it arriving on set. Used daily in locations across the world, the Milo can be either transported whole or broken down by into seven main sections (excluding rails) for increased transport options. Integrated floor wheels make the Milo very easy to move around a location or studio space. This portability and ease-of-use make the Milo a go-to choice for creative visionaries.

Feature Highlights

SETUP & READY TO SHOOT

Setup and ready to shoot in an hour.

LONG ARM OPTION

For added height, the Milo has a Long Arm option to give 6 metres of lens height.

EXPORT MOVES TO CGI

Export moves to CGI platforms easily; complex movements can be pre-visualised and transferred to the Milo to execute on set.

PORTABILITY

The Milo can be transported whole or broken down into seven main sections for easy-to-transport options.

OPTIMISED SYSTEM GEOMETRY

The geometry of the Milo allows it to perform smooth, stable movements from ground level (or below) to a maximum height of 4.1 m (13.5 ft.).

AXES

The Milo can provide axes for Track, Rotate, Lift, Arm Extension, Head Angle (Outer Arm), Pan, Tilt, Roll, Camera, Zoom, Focus, and Iris.

Specifications

  • RIG PERFORMANCE
    • Track
      As required @ 2m/s
    • Rotate
      Unlimited range of travel @ 38˚/s
    • Lift
      +/- 45˚ range of travel @ 24˚/s
    • Arm Extend
      1 metre @ 38cm/s
    • Outer Arm
      225˚ range of travel @ 40˚/s
    • Pan
      Unlimited range of travel @ 120˚/s
    • Roll
      Unlimited range of travel @ 120˚/s
  • RIG WEIGHTS
    • Base
      166kg / 365lbs
    • Turret
      160kg / 352lbs
    • Main Arm
      130kg / 286lbs
    • Head with Outer Arm
      63kg / 139lbs
    • Extend Ballscrew
      28kg / 62lbs
    • Lift Ballscrews
      39kg / 86lbs
    • Power Supply & Driver Unit
      124kg / 273lbs
    • (Optional) Long Arm
      452kg / 995lbs
  • OPERATING ENVELOPE
    • Maximum Height
      4.1m / 13’5”
    • Lowest Position
      -0.75m / -2’5”
    • Maximum Height (Long Arm)
      6m / 19’6”
    • Lowest Position (Long Arm)
      -2.75m / -9’0”
  • POWER CONNECTION
    • Power Requirements
      110-240 volts, frequency 50-60Hz
    • Generator
      6.5k VA (Milo & 8 Model Movers)

CONTROLLERS

  • FLAIR
  • HANDWHEELS
  • PAN BARS
  • HAND HELD BOX
  • FOCUS
  • ZOOM
  • GRIP STICKS

ACCESSORIES

  • BLOOP LIGHTS
  • FOCUS/IRIS/ZOOM LENS CONTROL MOTORS
  • Preston/Arri/C-Motion Interfaces
  • TRIGGERS BOX
  • SYNC CABLES

TRACK OPTIONS

Precision Bearing Rail

Designed to not bend or twist during any motion or acceleration / deceleration, the Precision Bearing Rail is the best track to use with the Milo. It’s inherent rigidity and straightness provides the ultimate stable platform for the Milo, allowing for high-accuracy at speed, even over uneven ground.

Available in 1.2, 1.8 & 3 metre sections.

 

Lightweight Bearing Rail

Delivering higher levels of performance than industry standard dolly rails, the Lightweight Bearing Rail is lighter and more portable than the Precision Bearing rail and can be taken apart if necessary for easy transportation.

Available in 1.6, 1.8 and 3 metre sections.

 

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