Robotic Pod

REMOTE CAPTURE FOR STILLS OR VIDEO

Pan/Tilt 180˚/s
Weight 10kg
Range of 5 Lens sizes

The Robotic Pod system is a leading, next generation, remote production tool. Designed for the toughest of tasks, in the most remote of locations, this system helps capture new angles with ease.

The Robotic Pod system is a leading, next generation, remote production tool. Designed for the toughest of tasks, in the most remote of locations, this system helps capture new angles with ease.

Key Features

ROBOTIC POD SYSTEM

ROBOTIC POD SYSTEM

The Robotic Pod sets a new level of safety for remote event capture. By having only one cable between the Robotic Pod and the arm the chances of the robot becoming entangled are significantly decreased and – unlike other pan/tilt arms – there’s no birds nest of cables that could potentially come loose during operation.

The Robotic Pod sets a new level of safety for remote event capture. By having only one cable between the Robotic Pod and the arm the chances of the robot becoming entangled are significantly decreased and – unlike other pan/tilt arms – there’s no birds nest of cables that could potentially come loose during operation.

MODULAR SYSTEM

MODULAR SYSTEM

The modular system enables you to quickly and easily change your remote position from a wide to a super-tight shot. The Nikon FX full-frame sensor provides fantastic dynamic range, colour depth and low noise sensor performance – as well as a vast range of lens options.

The modular system enables you to quickly and easily change your remote position from a wide to a super-tight shot. The Nikon FX full-frame sensor provides fantastic dynamic range, colour depth and low noise sensor performance – as well as a vast range of lens options.

NIKON TECHNOLOGY

NIKON TECHNOLOGY

In the middle of every Robotic Pod is a Nikon D5 DSLR camera. With it’s class leading performance, focus accuracy and incredible image quality – for both stills and video, it is the perfect capture device for almost any application.

Specially modified boards integrate the camera with the robot, allowing the two components to work as one and ensuring the capture of video and still imagery is effortless.

In the middle of every Robotic Pod is a Nikon D5 DSLR camera. With it’s class leading performance, focus accuracy and incredible image quality – for both stills and video, it is the perfect capture device for almost any application.

Specially modified boards integrate the camera with the robot, allowing the two components to work as one and ensuring the capture of video and still imagery is effortless.

EASY INSTALLATION

EASY INSTALLATION

The Pod breaks down into three key components, enabling even the largest robotic pod to be installed by one person. The Robotic Pod is one of the fastest and easiest systems to rig on the market.

The Pod breaks down into three key components, enabling even the largest robotic pod to be installed by one person. The Robotic Pod is one of the fastest and easiest systems to rig on the market.

MODULAR SYSTEM

MODULAR SYSTEM

By using a modular system it is easy to quickly change the Robotic Pod, in minutes you can change your remote position from a wide to a super tight shot. The Nikon FX size sensor means you get the advantage of fantastic dynamic range, colour depth and low noise sensor performance as well a vast range of lens options.

Choice of Lenses

  • 38-120mm
  • 24-70mm
  • 70-200mm
  • 80-400mm
  • 200-500mm

By using a modular system it is easy to quickly change the Robotic Pod, in minutes you can change your remote position from a wide to a super tight shot. The Nikon FX size sensor means you get the advantage of fantastic dynamic range, colour depth and low noise sensor performance as well a vast range of lens options.

Choice of Lenses

  • 38-120mm
  • 24-70mm
  • 70-200mm
  • 80-400mm
  • 200-500mm
EASY TO USE INTERFACE

EASY TO USE INTERFACE

MHC is a class-leading next generation remote control platform. This software comes in two parts, MHC server and MHC client. MHC server can dynamically control an unlimited number of robotic pods.

The server’s role is to take input information, from multiple users and sources, and then translate this to smooth fluid camera moves on any of the MRMC robotic heads.

MHC is a class-leading next generation remote control platform. This software comes in two parts, MHC server and MHC client. MHC server can dynamically control an unlimited number of robotic pods.

The server’s role is to take input information, from multiple users and sources, and then translate this to smooth fluid camera moves on any of the MRMC robotic heads.

MRMC / NIKON RED SOX

MRMC / NIKON RED SOX

CASE STUDY: ROBOTIC POD

During the covid-19 outbreak, social distancing mandates were put in place to ban patrons at major sporting events. Professional photographers were restricted access to normal shooting positions, eliminating key positions for shooting game coverage. Eliminating shooting positions means missing key action and important moments telling the story of an MLB game. All of this results in poor fan engagement.

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During the covid-19 outbreak, social distancing mandates were put in place to ban patrons at major sporting events. Professional photographers were restricted access to normal shooting positions, eliminating key positions for shooting game coverage. Eliminating shooting positions means missing key action and important moments telling the story of an MLB game. All of this results in poor fan engagement.

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Feature Highlights

REMOTE CAPTURE OF STILLS AND VIDEO

FULL REMOTE CONTROL OF CAMERA CAPTURE

RELIABILITY OF VIDEO AND STILL CAPTURE

EASY TO USE CONTROL INTERFACE

QUICK TO USE MODULAR SYSTEM

WEATHER PROOF AND ROBUST

Specifications

Size & Weight

Size

Operational space ~1.2 m3

POD Weight

7-10 kg depending on unit

PTA-1 Weight

11.8 kg

RA-1

4.7 kg

Axes

Pan (Max)

180°/s infinite movement

Tilt (Max)

180°/s infinite movement

Roll (Max)

90°/s 340° movement

Connections & Power

RJ45

1000base-t

SDI

3G max. output 1080p 50/60 fps

Fibre

Optional plug in SFP for optical SDI output

Power

Supplied with 240V 16A Optional 110V 16A and UK/EU/US

Stills

Image Sensor

FX, CMOS, 35.9mm x 23.9mm

Total Pixels

21.33 million (20.8 million effective)

Frame advance rate

12fps

ISO sensitivity

100 to 102,400 with a Hi 5 setting of EV (328,0000 equivalent) above 102,400

Video

Movie frame size (pixels) and frame rate

3840 x 2160 (4K UHD): 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p; (internal recording) 1920 x 1080: 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p;

1920 x 1080 crop

60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p; 1280 x 720: 60p, 50p; Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps via SDI

All tri-level sync standards, cross lock compatible

exceptions 1080p 50/59.94/60Hz

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