Next month Mark Roberts Motion Control
will be showing the new Talos motion control rig at
Cinegear. This will be the first appearance of the hugely
popular Talos in North America since its debut at IBC,
Amsterdam, in September last year. Since its release the
Talos has worked on numerous locations around the world, and
this rig will now be available from Camera Control
Inc. in Santa Monica.
The Talos is an 8 axis moco system,
designed for accuracy, speed, rigidity, portability and all
the qualities the Milo is known for but in a smaller more
compact version, designed to fit through standard doorways
and about half the weight of the Academy Award winning Milo.
The Talos runs off the industry
standard Flair software, giving full integration with CGI
packages. It can move with speeds in excess of 8ft per
second and includes the motions of track, lift, rotate, pan,
tilt, focus, zoom, iris, with plenty of room for additions
like model movers.
On show will also be the motion control
Ulti-head, now with full wireless facilities as well as the
Modula’ Base which offers high speed motion control tracking
Everyone is welcome to visit. We look
forward to seeing you there.
*** New features added to the MSA-20
The features built into the MSA-20 Handwheels have been
recently expanded with the addition of time-lapse shooting,
to play back a recorded move one frame at a time or at very
slow speeds. We have also
incorporated a complete Preston lens control
interface enabling the Preston unit to be used by focus
pullers as normal but their lens movements are recorded and
can be played back or exported by the MSA-20.
The MSA-20 contains quite a rich variety of filming tools
which are not always obvious at first glance, these now
Interfacing to the Cooke Lens iData system to
record all lens motions and parameters.
Back-Pan compensation to allow the Ulti-Head
to automatically compensate for crane motions and keep
looking in the same direction.
Time-lapse and Slow mo shooting facilities.
Interfacing to the Preston Lens control
Interfacing to Fujinon Digi Zoom lenses.
CGI import and export of move data.
Wireless or wired control of the Ulti-Head.
Full control of additional axes such as Roll,
Iris and Model Movers.
*** The Ulti-Head - Head to head with a