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(Sneak Peek) SFH-30 with Car Mount

Sneak Peek SFH-30 with Car Mount

The Mark Roberts Motion Control Pan/Tilt Head SFH-30 recently was mounted on a car. Here below is a sneak peek of what that looked like.

SFH-30 with Car Mount

Car Mounted SFH-30 Front View

Car Mounted SFH-30 Side View

The SFH-30 is precise enough to be completely pixel accurate with HD cameras
yet compact and lightweight for ease of use and transportation to any location.
It is a fast-moving head but also easily capable of macro filming. Its robust design accommodates a wide range of cameras and lenses with a maximum payload of over 13kg. With simple to use controllers for every application

(iPhone apps, Joystick Console, Pan Bars, Handwheels, Flair programming
software) your attention is free to create and get that perfect shot.

This lightweight and versatile Pan/Tilt Head is becoming ever popular recently. It can be used for Stop-Frame, or Timelapse applications, but is increasingly being provided to be used in many new and exciting ways. We have taken the head to various expo’s and trade shows this year including Annecy and Cine Gear, as well as NAB and CABSAT.

Contact Mark Roberts Motion Control for more details, or for a quotation.

T: 01342 838 000

The BSC Show, 13th and 14th of March

 The BSC Show, 13th and 14th of March 


MRMC will be exhibiting at the British Society of Cinematographers in March at Elstree Film & TV Studios in London. Everyone is welcome to visit.


 The Talos Motion Control Rig, Modula Rig system and the SFH-30 pan tilt head will be on show and available for demo.

Follow the link below to register for your free tickets and we look forward to seeing you there!

BSC Show FREE registration, click here.

Curved Rail

Curved Rail

Ever needed motion control on curved rails?

Then contact us, we have the solution for you! If you missed the Ulti-Head running on curved rails at the BSC show but want more information, then let us know. Contact info@mrmoco.com

The RED Camera used on Mark Roberts Motion Control rigs

The RED Camera used on Mark Roberts Motion Control rigs

With the first RED cameras shipping at the end of 2007, we are now starting to see them being used in conjunction with precision motion control.

Dennis Henry, owner of MC2 used a RED camera on his Cyclops motion control rig and had the following to say, “The shoot was a Nip Tuck sponsorship for FX Channel. The shoot involved macro abstract to reveal different medical environments. The moves were pretty fast and shot in real time without any camera shake.

“The RED camera worked very well. It’s much more compact than standard HD cameras and has a really solid mounting plate like a 435. We shot at 4k res onto 8gb cards which were downloaded onto a MAC running RedCine software for grading and final output to digi tape.”

RED camera on the Cyclops. Courtesy of MC2

Meanwhile The VFX Co. recently also did a shoot with a RED camera on their Milo. The RED camera was supplied courtesy of Ross Media who will be at the Mark Roberts booth at the BSC Show.

RED camera on the VFX Co. Milo. Courtesy of Ross Media

RED camera on the Milo. Courtesy of the VFX Co.

Have you done something cool with Motion Control recently? Let us Know… (info@mrmoco.com)

The BSC Show, 14th and 15th of March

The BSC Show, 14th and 15th of March 2008

The largest British Society of Cinematographers event will be taking place at Elstree Studios this week on the 14th and 15th (Friday and Saturday). Mark Roberts Motion Control will be there exhibiting our Modula Rig, new SFH-30head and a wireless Ulti-Head. We’ll be giving demonstrations and tutorials on these and other products. A RED camera from Ross Media Ltd will be on Mark Roberts’ stand during the exhibition. Ross Media specialise in supplying RED cameras. Nick Shaw andPatrick Veale from Ross Media will be available to discuss RED with film professionals looking into integrate this new system into their part of the business.

Everyone is welcome to visit. Click here to register for your free tickets. We look forward to seeing you there to show you some of our latest equipment.

Exhibitions, Expos & Conventions – BSC, Cinegear, BIR-TV, IBC

Exhibitions, Expos & Conventions – BSC, Cinegear, BIR-TV, IBC

Mark Roberts Motion Control have exhibited newly developed equipment at a number of shows recently and there are some more major exhibitions in the coming weeks. First this year was the British Society of Cinematographers exhibition which was the first public outing for the new Modula’ Rig track and bearing rails. Then came Cinegear, which saw the Modula’ Rig track and bearing rails enjoying the Los Angeles sunshine and wowing the crowds with its speed and precision. With track speeds in excess of 10 feet (3 meters) per second and superb acceleration

This month MRMC will be exhibiting at BIR-TV in Beijing. If you plan on being there then please let us know as soon as possible. On the stand will be Ulti-heads, track and various controls, including our Flair motion control software.

And finally next month will be the annual IBC convention in Amsterdam. Remember to register online in advance at the IBC website to get FREE access to the exhibition, as well as a FREE bus/tram pass and avoiding the queues. YOU MUST REGISTER BEFORE THE 20th OF AUGUST TO GET FREE ENTRY!!  http://www.ibc.org Don’t delay, do it now.

The plans for our IBC stand this year include the presentation of our new Talos Rig as well as the Modula’ Rig and its various options. Don’t miss on this opportunity to see what the development team at MRMC have been working on the last few months. MRMC produce the best selling motion control equipment in the world, and we are looking forward to hearing about shoots from our new customers, which since the last newsletter have come from all corners of the world from the USA, to Korea, and London to South Africa.

BSC Show Success

BSC Show Success

The new Ulti-head track system and 360 degree roll shown at the British Society of Cinematographers show last month proved very popular. Working with industry standard rails and using MRMC racking or toothed belt (on request), the system provides an invaluable additional axis of motion to the Ulti-Head. Able to achieve speeds in excess of 3 metres per second, the compact track/dolly system allows the user to either fit a tripod directly on the platform or use extendable “bazookas” (columns) with the Ulti-head mounted on top. Currently being worked on and also due to be released soon are curved rail adaptions to allow the head to achieve full 360 degree circles, as well as vertical lifting columns.


Some of the Mark Roberts staff pictured with the Ulti-head track system at the BSC show 


New Equipment Show 2005

New Equipment Show 2005

The largest BRITISH SOCIETY OF CINEMATOGRAPHERS event will be taking place at Elstree Studios this week on the 18th & 19th March 2005. THE NEW EQUIPMENT SHOW 2005 is a showcase for recognized European Cinematography related service companies, alongside innovative new technology from those less established.  The very best of mechanical and electronic equipment available in the market will be exhibited.


We will be exhibiting with Ulti-head our remote pan/tilt head specifically designed for motion control,  an affordable & easy to operate system.  We’ll be giving demonstrations and tutorials on this and other products at the event.

Elstree Film & Television Studios, Borehamwood, Herts
Friday 18th March  –  10am to 10pm
Saturday 19th March –  10am to 5pm

Free entry. Don’t miss out on this superb educational and networking opportunity.  Click here for an invite for the show which you can print out to register for entry or e mail out to anyone who may be interested andclick here for a map and directions.

Current list of Exhibitors
AFM Lighting
Airstar (UK) Ltd
Arri GB Ltd
Arri Lighting Rental
Arri Media Film Services
Barlux Nederland BV
Bickers Action Film & TV Services
British Cinematographer Magazine
British Society of Cinematographers
Busterbite AB
Camera Revolution
Cine Power International Ltd
Cirro Lite (Europe) Ltd
Cooke Optics Ltd.
Direct Lighting
Fava Rental
Fuji Photo Film UK Ltd
Gekko Technology
Guild of British Camera Technicians
Ice Film Equipment Ltd
Jackson Woodburn Controls
Joe Dunton and Company
Key Lite
Kodak Limited
Lake Image
Lights Camera Action
Lee Filters Ltd
Light by Numbers
Mark Roberts Motion Control Ltd.
MK-V Modular Systems
Mo-Sys Control Freax
Panavision London
Panther Gmbh
Power Gems
Ronford Baker Engineering Co
Roscolab Ltd
Schultz Camera Support
Sola Lights
South London Filter Ltd
Technicolor Ltd


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