Motion Control

Training Courses

Welcome to our MRMC Training Courses. Whether you want to get started, master forgotten features, get answers to your questions, discover and learn the latest Flair features or learn to troubleshoot – there is a course for you!


We offer three levels of training. We do encourage you to attend all three for a complete understanding, but you will note that the courses run on three consecutive days, starting from beginner on day 1; intermediate day 2; and advanced on day 3, giving you the option to choose the right course for you! (a discount is also applied for attending more than one day). The topics of the courses are outlined below, though we do adapt the content to suit our attendees to ensure you get the most out of each course. To do this, we try to keep the number of attendees to a small group to allow for more personal tuition. Fee includes Coffee Breaks and Lunch and Certificate of attendance.

Course Dates

Day 1Day 2Day 3
JULY 202410th11th12th
NOVEMBER 202420th21st22nd



Beginners (introduction)

This basic course is for those with a little or no experience or those who wish to re-familiarize themselves with their equipment. A comprehensive course to train you as a competent user. This course will teach you all the basics of setting up and programming as well as maintenance and safety.

Rig basics

  • General care of a Motion Control Rig
  • Laying and levelling of the Track
  • Fitting Limit switches and buffers
  • Pinchwheel adjustment
  • Connecting the cables and PC or Controller

Rig Safety

  • Power up sequence of the power supplies
  • Power cabling earthing and generators
  • Safety aspects of the Rig and cable movements
  • Emergency Stop

Flair Software

  • Starting Flair
  • Trouble shooting problems with starting Flair
  • Enabling axes
  • Special functions of the mouse
  • Programming the Hand Held Box
  • Limit and Datum Switches
  • Entering and editing basic moves
  • Controlling fairing
  • Scaling and stretching moves
  • Graphics Displays
  • Animation and camera control
  • Types of animation
  • What is target tracking
  • Selecting a lens
  • Measurements when target tracking
  • Speed and acceleration limits
  • Camera speeds and accelerations
  • 3D graphics displays
  • Time – lapse photography
  • Axis set-ups including
  • Basic Overview
  • Pre and post rolls
  • Run time factors
  • Soft limits
  • Part runs
  • Basic CGI exporting and importing

Day 2


For operators already competent in Flair, this training will further your comprehension and ability.

Rig Safety

  • Basic rig maintenance and servicing
  • Checking and adjusting limit switch alignment
  • Rig safety features and operating the rig safely
  • Power cabling, earthing and generators

Flair Software

  • Complex move editing
  • Dealing with holds and curve reversal
  • Browsing through moves
  • Film counters
  • Optional: VTR settings and control
  • Lens calibration and scaling
  • The importance of the nodal point
  • Nodal offsets (Basics)
  • Checking rig calibrations
  • 3D fairing
  • Cartesian displays
  • Different types of cartesian control
  • Speed profiling basics
  • Exponentials and field of view
  • Move limitations checking
  • Where to position the rails
  • Pre and post rolls
  • Zeroing setups, calibration and styles
  • Basic 3D move and scaling
  • Part runs
  • Input and Output triggers
  • Keep head level
  • Keep horizons level
  • Synchronizing to external cameras
  • Using triggers for camera control
  • Bloop lights and their use
  • Time lapse photography
  • XYZ/CGI import and export
  • Mimic types and styles
  • Tuning motors
Flair - intuitive UI

Day 3


For those already with a broad experience and knowledge that wish to perfect and advance their skills.

Rig Safety

  • Rig safety
  • Power cabling earthing and generators

Flair Software

  • Software installation and configuration
  • Checking and calibrating nodal offsets
  • Calibrating axis zeros
  • Advanced 3D fairings
  • Advanced speed profiling
  • Camera varispeed
  • Waypoint fairings
  • Numerical target manipulation and Cartesian editing
  • Mimic modes including mimic +
  • Mimic move smoothing and editing
  • Advanced 3D move scaling
  • Different curve types
  • Gripstick set-ups
  • Hardware and software trouble shooting
  • Fast pulldowns and virtual shutters
  • Tilt 90 and rotate 90 workarounds
  • Advanced CGI import and export
  • Setting up axis velocities and accelerations
  • Short cuts

“I had a blast at the training. I decided to go on and start training myself with this technology because it’s a solution you cannot ignore and have to be aware of whether it is for cinematographic VFX or video productions… I can tell you it was worth every penny”.

F. Gagliardi

Vandone Film

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