Talos Motion Control Rig

Talos is a medium sized rig designed for easy, portable motion control – making it ideal for location work. Half the weight of the larger Milo rig, the Talos still offers a wide operating envelope, making it a good alternative for shoots where space or transport is a factor.

Track
3
Metres per sec
Camera Payload
40
KG
Max Camera Height
3.4
Metres

Key Features

Access all areas

Able to access areas that other motion control rigs might struggle to, the Talos is small enough to pass through standard sized doorways, without dismantling, to enable easy filming in small buildings and confined spaces, even when operating on rails.

Flexible operation

For flexibility, the Talos Utilises MRMC’s Ulti-Head, which has the option to be under- or over-slung, helping achieve maximum or minimum lens heights.

Additionally, you can use the Ulti-Head as a standalone Motion Control or Remote Head. Controlled by our powerful Flair motion control software, Talos is easy to use and integrates well with CGI software.

Extremely Portable

Designed to operate equally well in the studio or on location, the Talos is an extremely portable rig that can be set up by two people and prepared for action in under an hour when shipped in its principal parts. Operating on rigid Moy 620 track or even better the Precision Dolly Rail, it is not only easy to set up but its narrow width allows filming in restricted spaces.

Flexible Motion Control Head

The Talos accommodates a wide range of cameras both digital and film. The head can be used as an independent motion control or remote head unit, giving more flexibility to the system.

Feature Highlights

CGI INTERFACE

Working through Flair, the Talos integrates smoothly with a wide variety of industry standard 3D and CGI packages

PORTABLE

Given the Talos is lightweight and portable, it is ideal for both studios or on location

FAST SETUP TIME

Can be set up by two people and prepared for action in under an hour!

REMOVABLE ROBOTIC HEAD

The Ulti-Head can be removed and operated as a standalone Remote Head

MANUAL OR REMOTE CONTROL

Remote Hand wheels or Panbars for recording the movement of individual axes

EXPANDABLE AXES

The Talos has 8 axes, expandable to 32

Specifications

  • OPERATING ENVELOPE
    • Lift Range of Travel
      2.1m
    • Lift Drive Mechanism
      Precision Ball Screw
    • Track Section
      2’ Precision Bearing Dolly Rail
    • Track Drive Mechanism
      Rack & Pinion
    • Camera Payload
      40kg / 22Ilbs
    • Power Requirements
      Single Phase 110-240VAC 50-60HZ
    • Ridge Width
      706mm, (Fits through standard doorways)
  • RIG PERFORMANCE
    • Track
      3m Per Second
    • Lift
      +3.4m to -.5m @ 1m per second at camera
    • Rotate
      Unlimited @ 70° per second
    • Pan
      Unlimited @ 120° per second
    • Tilt
      Unlimited @120° per second

Controllers

  • FLAIR
  • HANDWHEELS
  • PAN BARS
  • HAND HELD BOX
  • Focus/Iris Controller
  • ZOOM CONTROLLER

Accessories

  • BLOOP LIGHTS
  • FOCUS/IRIS/ZOOM/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 Talos. It’s inherent rigidity and straightness provides the ultimate stable platform for the Talos, allowing for high-accuracy at speed, even over uneven ground.

Available in 1.2, 1.8 and 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 which can be joined together to produce an unlimited length of track.

 

Videos about Talos

Mark Roberts Motion Control