Sit-Down @ IBC 2016: Mark Roberts Motion Control discusses IP success
At IBC 2016, Mark Roberts Motion Control is concentrating its focus on its robotic camera systems for sports work. MRMC has been continuing to develop its IP-based robotic technology, showing the robotic camera control innovations that were used extensively at the Olympics this year, writes Tim Frost.
“For the Olympics we had over 50 [units] of a new type of head which we designed in collaboration with Nikon,” notes managing director, Assaff Rawner. “We also had two underwater heads which worked for three weeks without issues.”
The company has developed collaborations with a number of companies, including Nikon and Hawkeye, providing robotics to support their systems. The main development work over the last year has been to increase the load capability, reduce the size, and maintain the responsiveness.
“For sport it needs to be fast and accurate, and a key feature is that the systems are IP-controlled, which is something we have been doing for some years,” says Rawner. “We want to make it an almost all-cloud based system so that it can be used with remote studios.”