MRMC to showcase full range of solutions at NAB 2022

Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC) will be showing its latest products across two locations at NAB 2022. In the Central Lobby, the line-up includes the Bolt X Cinebot motion control rig, which will be used as part of a virtual production collaboration with Vū Studio. In Central Hall an array of future-facing broadcast solutions will be on display, including Polymotion Chat, an automated subject tracking solution, as well as a selection of robotic camera heads.

MRMC and Vū Studio will be creating an interactive immersive virtual production experience that will allow participants to capture a video of themselves moving through a gallery of virtual environments as if it were the real thing – all completed in 15 seconds without leaving the show floor. The video footage will be given to each participant via a code to share on their social media channels, and will be captured by the Bolt X Cinebot, which has the longest arm reach of MRMC’s high-speed cinema robots. With a reach of 3.2m, the Bolt X allows for greater flexibility in capturing shots at high speed in the studio and at location settings.

“We are excited to partner with Vū Studio at this year’s NAB Show. The experience we’ve crafted with them will showcase how our motion control technology, coupled with Vū Studio’s virtual production LED volumes, will create a hugely exhilarating and unique video production for visitors to the show,” said Dan Brooks, head of marketing at MRMC. 

Daniel Mallek at Vū Studio added: “By connecting our LED wall with the Bolt X robots motion data, we are able to create a virtual environment that is indistinguishable from reality. The possibilities of MRMC’s motion control technology paired with our LED volumes are truly endless.”

In addition, visitors to the MRMC stand will be able to participate in product demonstrations including of the Polymotion range. Polymotion Chat will be on display, with delegates able to see how its computer vision engine is able to track a subject autonomously and bring the feed into the production workflow. Polymotion Player is an adaptive automated robotic camera solution that is designed to track a player for field and arena sports, including football, baseball, basketball and hockey. The system was built for analysts and broadcasters, ranging from a single-operator small-scale production to a fully integrated multi-camera outside broadcast.

The robotics line up will include the StudioBot aimed at studio applications where a high level of automation is required while maintaining maximum creative possibilities. MRMC’s robotic heads include the Robotic POD, AFC, PTA-1, pan bars, slider rails, as well as the recently introduced TRH-01, which will also be showcased.

The TRH-01 track-based robotic solution provides quiet and smooth movement, making it suitable for broadcast studios but also for live events such as concerts, festivals and houses of worship. Flexible height options and different heads are supported, enabling support for teleprompters and over-crowd shots. Additionally on display is the QRS-01, a cost-effective modular track offering for those seeking to enhance their PTZ-based productions.

“Each one of these technologies that we will showcase delivers a range of powerful features and capabilities that work as part of a studio or remote production workflow,” said Paddy Taylor, head of broadcast at MRMC. “Visitors to the stand will be able to see a one-stop shop of products and solutions to meet the diverse needs of broadcasters and sports industry professionals.”




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