Mark Roberts Motion Control answered that question with the Bolt high speed cinebot.Bolt has the ability to get up to full speed almost instantly so that the camera can go from standstill to high-speed motion and back to standstill in fractions of seconds, literally following falling objects and capturing images that would be impossible by hand or any other method. Combined with our Flair motion control software, the Bolt rig is quick to program moves and offers all of the features for importing moves from 3D packages and exporting moves.
Mark Roberts Motion Control also offer general inputs and outputs for triggering at an exact time, such as the pour of a beer, the turning of an object, etc. Bolt can be set up in a studio ready to shoot in under an hour. For high speed moves it is important the base of the rig is fixed to the floor. This can be done by screwing the rig down or where this is not possible we can supply weights for weighing down the unit.
Bolt’s advantage over any other high speed system is its portability and its simple interface to the industry standard flair motion control software allowing moves to be created in seconds and also giving operators, DPs and Directors all the tabletop programming tools that they might need. Interfacing to turntables, liquid pouring rigs, lights and other special effects devices is straight forward. For broadcast applications Bolt’s smooth motion, camera lens interfacing, graphical user interface, quiet mechanics and virtual studio plug-in make it the ideal candidate for any automated studio robotics.
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