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.
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.
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.
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.
Lift Range of Travel2.1m
Lift Drive MechanismPrecision Ball Screw
Track Section2’ Precision Bearing Dolly Rail
Track Drive MechanismRack & Pinion
Camera Payload40kg / 22Ilbs
Power RequirementsSingle Phase 110-240VAC 50-60HZ
Ridge Width706mm, (Fits through standard doorways)
Track3m Per Second
Lift+3.4m to -.5m @ 1m per second at camera
RotateUnlimited @ 70° per second
PanUnlimited @ 120° per second
TiltUnlimited @120° per second
Flair precisely controls up to 500 axes of motion and is fully compatible with all of our motion control rigs, heads and accessories.
Frame your shot and accurately record manual camera movements for repeated playback in Flair. Compatible with all MRMC Motion Control heads and rigs, and assignable in Flair to control any axis of motion, the MRMC balanced handwheels have a very fluid feel just as top DoPs and directors would expect. Additional standard built-in features like electronic gearing/scaling and direction adjustment make the handwheels a perfect accessory for all rigs.
A natural and intuitive way of controlling a motion control head, Pan Bars can be used in isolation or conjunction with other axis controllers, and movements can be recorded and accurately played back as required.
HAND HELD BOX
The Hand Held Box, or Jog Box, is a remote unit that connects to a Flair controlled rig, giving the user the freedom to move around the studio when inputting moves. Users can configure the Hand Held Box to individual requirements.
Gain accurate manual control of the focus and aperture of your lens. Use the Focus/Iris Controller together with the MSA-20 Handwheels or Flair Motion Control software to record and playback lens movements.
Manually control the focal length of your lens with the Zoom Controller. Use together with the MSA-20 Handwheels or Flair Motion Control software to record and playback the zoom motion.
Use Bloop Lights to mark specific frames with a bright flash of light during shooting. The ‘blooped’ frame enables editors to match up angles from a multi-camera shoot quickly.
FOCUS/IRIS/ZOOM/ZOOM LENS CONTROL MOTORS
Playback programmed moves or record manual lens movements for later playback with these precision-machined, highly accurate lens control motors. Compatible with wide a variety of types and sizes of lenses.
Turn Preston, Arri or C-Motion Focus, Iris and Zoom remote wireless units into a full motion control system with the APFIZ unit. Each APFIZ unit can handle three separate motors and allows Flair to record any movements made using the wireless controller.
Connect of your external equipment, such as lights, to the Flair Motion Control software using the Triggers Box. This simple solution allows you to trigger all of your equipment through Flair, giving you full, accurate control of every aspect of your shoot.
Connect the rig or Flair software to the different types of camera to enable control of on/off, synchronisation and other camera functions.
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.