Latest News

and Innovations

Filter by topic

Royal Coverage @ CABSAT!

MRMC once again teamed up with Hitachi at CABSAT 2016. MRMC’s AFC-100s robotic pan and tilt took to the telescopic mast of the Hitachi’s newly built 4K-capable OB-van. Designed as a multi-functional production vehicle with DSNG capabilities, the AFC system fits perfectly with the rapid deployment concept of the vehicle. Showcased with MRMC’s AimTrack object […]

Robotic Camera Systems for Broadcast

The AFC pan and tilt head has established itself in the broadcast sector as a versatile performer offering new possibilities for sports and studio content producers. With a small footprint and high payload capacity, the AFC head is the perfect choice for getting close to the action without compromising picture quality.  The art of fluid […]

AFC Pan-tilt Heads at The British Basketball Championship

MRMC had some of its AFC pan-tilt heads at The British Basketball Championships earlier this month, where the London Lions played the Leicester Riders at The Copper Box Stadium in London. The AFC heads are used by Hawk-Eye Innovations, the same company known for their ball tracking technology used at all the major international Tennis […]

MRMC Round-up of BIRTV and IBC 2013 Preview

MRMC partnered with Century Sage Scientific Group to introduce Polycam and the AFC-100 pan and tilt head to the Chinese market at BIRTV exhibition last month.   As a leading broadcast system integrator, CSS has the reputation, strong client base and technical expertise to showcase and introduce pioneering technology such as Polycam to the broadcast […]

MRMC expands its robotic product range to offer new opportunities for live sports

Visit: UK-based robotics manufacturer Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC) has expanded its range of Polycam tracking systems to include Solo, Velocity and Auto. Launched at IBC last year, Polycam is a software controlled robotic system that allows multiple triangulated cameras and lenses to track a point (or numerous points) of interest, simultaneously and in […]

MRMC makes history with a revolutionary new solution for photographers

MRMC UK, 8th July 2013: Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC). takes a giant leap forward in photographic development, with the introduction of a revolutionary new robotics solution that allows professional photographers to achieve shots that were never before possible. Bob Martin, legendary sports photographer, made history at Wimbledon 2013 as the first photographer to trial […]

AFC-100 Broadcast Head New Video and Spec Sheet

The AFC-100 offers unparalleled performance for a compact robotic head and provides advanced features designed to excel at a wide range of TV production requirements. From high speed live action, precise time-lapse and silent studio operation, the AFC-100 is built to exceed the most demanding of creative applications. With integrated I/O connectivity, network scalability, optional […]

Annual Service Calls & After Sales Customer Service Survey

In line with our commitment to provide quality, reliable, and cutting edge technology supporting Motion Control solutions, for the creative industries and professionals working in the creative industries. Mark Roberts Motion Control provides 24hr support 365 days a year. Our Senior Service Engineer has over 20 years experience in assisting Producers, DOP’s, Directors, Moco Operators, and Moco Providers with their […]

MRMC Broadcast Solutions – Evolutionary AFC-100 Head

Cutting Edge Motion Control solutions that push the envelope and keep the industry moving forwards has been the stock-in-trade for UK based company Mark Roberts Motion Control Ltd since it's inception nearly 50 years ago. So it was with a hint of nonchalance, but extreme pride, that the AFC-100 Broadcast Motion Control Head was released at the […]

Upcoming Exhibitions – BVE & NAB 2013

MRMC will be exhibiting the revolutionary patented Polycam system ( at BVE in London, 26-28th February ( as well as showing new developments in pan & tilt heads. The BVE expo is the essential broadcast and production technology event in London and features over 300 exhibitors. MRMC will be found with their products on the […]

**New Product Launch** – AFC100 Broadcast Motion Control Head

PRESS RELEASE – AFC100 Head – Accurate, Fast, Compact 3G HD Broadcast head released As part of its expansion of broadcast-related products and services, Mark Roberts Motion Control are releasing the AFC100 compact robotic head. The world’s first broadcast head with the option for full 3G HD-SDI capable slip-rings allowing unlimited, cable-free panning, as well […]

Motion Control Explained (MSA-20) Joystick Controller

The next installment of our series of mini-tutorials has just been uploaded to the Mark Roberts Motion Control YouTube site, this time the video features a tutorial on the joystick controller or (MSA-20). The Joystick controller allows our heads to be directly controlled as a remote or repeat head. The Joystick console can record multiple […]

**NEW** Robo Head – Don’t miss out Register Today

Mark Roberts Motion Control New “Robo Head” has a special pre-order price of just £2999. Don’t miss out on your chance to Pre-order at this special price. Register Today! The Robo-head has the following advantages: LOW-COST high-end, quality, pan tilt head. Light-weight aluminium construction with a 4kg/9lb payload. Ethernet controlled, which can include wi-fi or […]

Motion Control Explained – AEON Software Applications

Aeon is our motion control software designed specifically for timelapse or very simple stop frame animation. The user interface is very simple to use and its low cost means it is the most cost effective way to control one of our timelapse or animation heads. Aeon can run wirelessly from a PDA or wired from […]

High Speed Motion Control

Mark Roberts Motion Control have supplied industrial robots running from user and film-industry-friendly software for high speed shooting for many years. These have become very popular recently. These robots can be used for different applications but they are excellent for high speed table top shoots with cameras like Phantoms or as model movers. Some of the advantges […]

Motion Control Explained – SFH30 Flair & Timelapse

The SFH-30 is one of our most popular heads. This versatile head can be used for many applications such as live-action, sports, Time-lapse, Stop-Frame animation, or High-speed shooting. This video offers a simple introduction to this popular Motion Control Pan-Tilt-Roll Head.  

NEW DSLR Pan Tilt head – ROBO-HEAD – Pre-Order NOW.

Mark Roberts Motion Control are pleased to announce the imminent arrival of our latest DSLR pan tilt head, the Robo-head, to complement our best-in-class small heads, including the SFH-30. The Robo-head will provide the high specifications not normally only found in MRMC products but at a fraction of the cost. The Robo-head has the following […]

Secrets released and demonstrated at IBC 2012

Imagine setting up 10 cameras to broadcast a football game, or music concert, and then having only one operator controlling them simultaneously. Or imagine, having a full complement of camera positions and camera operators and then adding some additional automated camera positions for generating additional second-screen views and revenue, without having to increase man-power. These […]

Upcoming Flair Motion Control Software & Milo Training days

The next planned training dates for our Flair software, including basic Milo motion control rig training will be on the 20th-22nd November. The days are for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced, in that order. If you would like to register or get more information please contact us. Please call +44-(0)1342 838 000 or email to […]

IBC 2012 & The Olympics Fully Covered

MRMC AT IBC, Amsterdam 7-11 September MRMC will be exhibiting again this year at IBC. Come and see us at stand 11.G35 and our technology will also be on display at the Nikon Europe stand (9.B14) on display and available for demo will be our ‘Polycam’ system. Polycam is an IP-based robotic camera system that […]

Olympics AFP Robotic (Making of) Video Featuring SFH-30

For 6 Months AFP worked with camera manufacturer – the default camera for most of the Agency’s photographers – and us, to adapt the devices to be used in London. SFH-30 custom remote robotic pan, tilt, zoom and roll heads The Heads are a variant of the MRMC standard SFH-30 Pan Tilt Head, but by working with […]

(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. 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 […]

Mark Roberts Motion Control on DoddleMe News

CineGear Expo 2012 Round-up

Mark Roberts Motion Control were in LA once more for the recent CineGear Expo at Paramount Studios. If you came to the Expo we would like to say thank-you for visiting us on the MRMC / Camera Control inc stand and speaking with our representative from Mark Roberts Motion Control Ltd. We trust you found […]

Cine Gear 2012

Mark Roberts Motion Control are attending Cine Gear Expo again in 2012. Look out for an exciting display of small heads and accessories all available right now. Some of these heads (15 in fact) are being used in the upcoming international sporting spectacle taking place in London England. Cine Gear will be taking place at […]

SFH-30 with RED Epic / Scarlet

At Mark Roberts Motion Control we do a small pan tilt head perfect for the Scarlet/Epic sized cameras, it is called the SFH-30. The SFH-30 can be controlled over Ethernet running from a joystick back to an AV room. One joystick can control several heads or you can have a dedicated joystick for each, depending […]

Cine-Gear 2012 – Last Day Free Registration

  LAST DAY – FREE ONLINE REGISTRATION UNTIL MAY 26 ? 10:00am PDT   Register Now   * * * * * * * * * * * Exhibits  Friday, June 1     3:00pm – 9:00pm Saturday, June 2  10:00am – 5:00pm  See the Mark Roberts Motion Control Representative at Stand 60

MRMC – Flair via Ethernet & Product Developments

Mark Roberts Motion Control are leaders in the world of Motion Control Products, and have been supplying cutting edge Rigs and equipment to the industry for nearly 50 years*. Mark Roberts Motion Control rigs are now the defacto systems used around the world for feature films, music videos and commercials, with Broadcast solutions and other […]

Annecy 2012 – Mark Roberts Motion Control

Mark Roberts Motion Control will be returning to the annual showcase and celebration of professionalism and dedication to the world of Stop-motion animation, Annecy 2012. We attended for the first time only a couple of years ago, and are very proud and delighted to announce we will be returning again this year. The Animoko Rig, will […]

Nikon and Mark Roberts Motion Control

This Year MRMC have been working with Nikon and have appeared together at various expos, and exhibitions. We attended the Broadcast Video Expo in London Earls Court earlier this year. If we saw you there we appreciated the chance to meet with you and show some of our products including the SFH-30 pan tilt head with joystick […]

MRMC Underwater Heads

MRMC Underwater Heads Here you can see a photo of the Motion Control Pan-Tilt unit tested at Pinewood studios water tank at 6 metres depth. or alternatively click on the link below to see a video of it working in a swimming pool. The Underwater head is one area of major developments that MRMC have been […]

Sneak Peek — NAB 2012

MRMC Monorail at NAB   Development at Mark Roberts Motion Control has been feverish in the last 12 months, including developing underwater motion control equipment, ethernet controlled hardware, EPIC/Scarlet & Alexa control interfaces and many different new versions of DSLR rigs, including equipment that will be used at the Olympics. At NAB we will be […]

SFH-30: The Creative's Mini-Head

SFH-30: The Creative’s Mini-Head The SFH-30 pan tilt head has been designed to provide precision, accuracy and versatility not found in similar sized heads, making it suitable for a wide range of applications including live action, events, sports broadcasting, stop-frame animation and time-lapse photography. click here to view the new flier. SFH-30_handout_LR

Aeon for iPhone

There is an upcoming new Aeon iPhone interface, allowing our SFH-30 Pan Tilt heads to be controlled wirelessly from the ever popular iPhone. The head can already be used with a PDA, or a netbook for doing simple timelapse shots, but the iPhone interface will make it the world’s first and only commercial motion control […]

The RED Epic on the SFH-30 pan tilt head

The RED Epic on the SFH-30 pan tilt head The highly anticipated release of the RED Epic has begun rolling out with production versions now quickly making their way on to film sets and motion control rigs. We gave a new Epic, supplied by RED Europe based at Pinewood Studios, a test with one of […]

Mark Roberts Motion Control launch new website

Mark Roberts Motion Control launch new website:         Mark Roberts Motion Control are proud to announce the launch of our new website. Loaded with information on all of our rigs, heads and our full range of products including many on set shots and behind the scenes footage of our equipment in action. Take a look […]

MRMC at Cine Gear Expo, Los Angeles

MRMC at Cine Gear Expo, Los Angeles   3-4 June 2011, Los Angeles Register today MRMC will be exhibiting again this year at Cine Gear, Paramount Pictures Studio Lot. On display and available for demo will be some of our smaller rigs, the Ulti-Head and SFH-50. Follow the link above to register for free before […]

*** Dulux Let’s Colour Project ***

Dulux Let’s Colour Project Working with Stink UK and Director Adam Berg (well known in the moco world as the Director of “Carousel” for Phillips, shot using the Milo by the VFX Co.) Let’s Colour was shot over five weeks and took us to four continents. The shoot started in Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and ended in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India with a couple of […]

*** Precision Mini Pan/Tilt/Roll Head ***

*** Precision Mini Pan/Tilt/Roll Head ***  The SFH-50 shown with the Arri Alexa and RED  Click here to see footage of head on track at Interbee The new roll option on the SFH-50 Pan Tilt head offers what MRMC believe to be the worlds most compact Pan Tilt Roll head capable of carrying a wide range […]

Upcoming Shows: BIRTV, IBC, Cinec

Upcoming Shows: BIRTV, IBC, Cinec MRMC will be exhibiting at the following shows with the Modula Rig, the Talos, S3  3D Stereoscopic Stepper, Animoko Rig and for the first time the SFH-50 Pan Tilt Head with Roll axis. Please let us know if you will be attending. We look forward to seeing you there! Note: Today […]

Talos at Vis a Vis Film Germany

Talos at Vis a Vis Film Germany The below commercial for the VW Golf was shot in Berlin, Germany with the Talos motion control rig based at Vis a Vis Film. For the interiors the Vis a Vis Film crew used the SFH-30 pan tilt head with the RED One on it. The SFH-30 was chosen due to […]

Introducing the Motion Controlled Ladder Dolly

Introducing the Motion Controlled Ladder Dolly A couple of SFH-30 Pan-Tilt head owners have asked about using their Ladder dolly in combination with the SFH-30. A ladder dolly is a very lightweight dolly that uses ladders as rails for the dolly. The advantages for location work are numerous, one can easily buy or borrow a […]

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. […]

SFH-30, from stop motion animation to live action sports

SFH-30, from stop motion animation to live action sports The SFH-30 pan tilt head is getting around. This past month we received photos from customers who are now using the head: In Slovenia, AAtlanta, who just acquired the SFH-30 in December have put it to use on the set of “The Kiddo – Slingshot”, a stop […]

The extremely versatile SFH-30

The extremely versatile SFH-30  From basketball and football broadcast events, stop frame animation, remote head camera work for commercials to crowd timelapse photography, the SFH-30 seems to be everywhere making that perfect shot attainable. Due to its small light-weight build, low cost, high precision and its ability to handle the RED and other small HD cameras, the […]

Cambotics Broadcast Robotics Reseller

Cambotics Broadcast Robotics Reseller While Mark Roberts Motion Control equipment is most known in the realms of film, commercials and music videos, we have also supplied the TV industry on countless occasions. In order to offer an even greater range of broadcast equipment for the TV industry, MRMC are working in collaboration with Cine-TV Broadcast Systems and Cambotics […]

A 3rd Axis for the Ulti-Head

A 3rd Axis for the Ulti-Head  Mark Roberts Motion Control are proud to announce their latest new option for the high precision pan-tilt Ulti-Head, the MRMC manufactured full roll or 3rd axis. This option was also released at this year’s IBC and was shown on the Talos rig. The 3rd axis can take a wide range of cameras, […]

The SFH-30 demonstration video

The SFH-30 demonstration video With floods of enquires and requests for different controllers for different applications, the Mark Roberts Motion Control design team have created systems for all users. For broadcast applications and small HD video cameras there are pan bars, hand wheels or a joystick console. For stop frame animation there is our Flair computer […]

Aardman Animations add the SFH-30 to their arsenal of moco equipment.

Aardman Animations add the SFH-30 to their arsenal of moco equipment.  Triple Oscar Winners Aardman Animations Ltd. have just acquired the SFH-30. This compact, lightweight pan tilt head is designed specifically for Digital SLR, compact video, HD cameras or even the RED camera. The SFH-30 provides precision and accuracy not normally found with similar sized heads, making it suitable for a […]

Need Rental Advice on Motion Control Equipment?

Need Rental Advice on Motion Control Equipment? In a recent survey conducted by Mark Roberts Motion Control we found that one of the services you wanted from us was advice and options of what to rent and where to rent motion control equipment from. We are more than happy to offer this service and answer any […]

SFH-30 Head Spec Sheet

 SFH-30 Head Spec Sheet Due to the huge demand for more information we have received after the release of the SFH-30, we have put together a spec sheet on this new head. Click here to download the SFH-30 spec sheet.

Motion Control in Colleges and Universities

Motion Control in Colleges and Universities An increasing number of media, film and computer graphics degree courses are including motion control as a major part of their curriculum. While motion control has been a standard part of filming and special FX for many years, it has rarely been given as much importance at higher education […]

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 […]

CCI on set with Milos and Ulti-heads

CCI on set with Milos and Ulti-heads Camera Control Inc. (CCI), the largest resource of Mark Roberts Motion Control systems on the West Coast of America recently sent us some great shots of some of their equipment on location. CCI have a large inventory including Milos, Milo Long Arm, Slimline Heads, Ulti-heads, Guinness Head, Panther Systems, a […]

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’ […]

Wireless and Tilt Options for the Ulti-head

Wireless and Tilt Options for the Ulti-head  New and exciting options are continously being developed for the Ulti-head. At IBC we showed an Ulti-head with the new Pan slip-rings to allow for unlimited rotation. Now we have the secondary tilt support option which adds more rigidity to the L-shaped Ulti-head by easily turning it into […]


MOTION CONTROL CAMERAS Ian Menzies of Motion Control Cameras speaks to us about how his close association with our team here at Mark Roberts Motion Control has enabled them to be pioneers in the field of Motion Control filming. Ian, a highly experienced motion control operator and in the business for the last 15 years, was the very first operator to […]

MRMC success at Cine Gear Expo

MRMC success at Cine Gear Expo We had a successful Cinegear Expo 2006 in LA last month.  Located on the Panther Dollies and Cranes booth – our collaboration partners for many years – we displayed two of our Pan/Tilt Ulti-heads.  One Ulti-head was running as a motion control system together with a Track axis (pictured above left) and a […]

MRMC’s 40th Birthday Celebrations

MRMC’s 40th Birthday Celebrations This year sees the celebration of forty years of innovation from Mark Roberts Motion Control. The history of our company started with Mark Roberts, our founder and chairman, who was born in Western Australia in the early 30’s.  After his education in civil engineering he moved to the UK where upon he had several careers including a […]


ULTI-HEADS SHOW OFF THEIR NEW OWNERS Camera Control Inc based in Los Angeles took delivery of two Ulti-heads from Mark Roberts Motion Control in December last year adding to their two Milos and  Panther dolly.   Operators Chris Toth and Jan Beran both seriously contemplating just how good the Ultihead is! Manager, Jason Rau had this to say “After many years of lugging around […]

Aardman Animates Another Hit!

Aardman Animates Another Hit! The cheese-loving Wallace and his ever faithful dog Gromit—the much-loved duo from Aardman’s Oscar®-winning clay-animated “Wallace & Gromit” shorts—star in an all new comedy adventure, ‘Wallace & Gromit – The Curse of the Were-Rabbit’. The acclaimed latest feature from the award winning team was shot extensively with motion control equipment (twenty […]

British Airways Shoot for “Knucklehead”

British Airways Shoot for “Knucklehead” The latest BA commercial, directed by award winner Daniel Barber from Knucklehead , used extensive motion control techniques supplied by the Visual Effects Company based in London. The commercial begins outside the window of a flat looking at a man inside. With the hero character staying centre frame, the camera […]

We've moved at IBC

We’ve moved at IBC Unbelievably it’s that time of year again! IBC is less than 5 weeks away.  We’ll be there but please note we will be in a different hall to the previous 5 years – now in Hall 11 along with all other camera equipment, look out for us on Booth 705.  This […]

Contact Us