MRMC has unveiled its SR-1 Small Robotic Head. The SR-1 is a new pan-tilt head that was made for professional photography and videography.
It was designed to be used in locations that are difficult for camera operators to access, and it looks like a good remote production tool that allows users to capture new angles and achieve shots that would be difficult to do by hand.
The SR-1 system is camera and lens-agnostic, so users can also use it with a variety of different equipment.
- REMOTE VIDEO & PHOTO CAPTURE
- EASY TO CONTROL
- MHC & POLYMOTION CHAT COMPATIBLE
- LIGHTEST IN CLASS
Payload Capacity & Weight
The SR-1 was designed to be as compact and lightweight as possible so that it is easy to transport and set up. It is compatible with a range of mirrorless hybrid cameras and smaller-sized digital cinema cameras, and it can support a payload of up to 4kg / 8.81 lb. The head has an axis speed of 30 degrees per second and a pan range of -/+ 120 degrees.
The actual weight of the SR-1 with its roll axis is 6.1 kg / 13 lb.
The SR-1 has full IP control, and it is controllable via MHC or third-party systems. It is also compatible with Polymotion Chat automated tracking software.
Using limb and face detection software Polymotion Chat tracks subject movements and provides stable and natural-looking content. The camera agnostic automated subject tracking system is available for multiple broadcast and capture scenarios with 3 different solutions available.
Polymotion Chat’s computer vision engine detects limbs and builds a stick model to enable it to track subjects. This not only means the camera tracking system creates high-quality broadcast level output (without losing resolution — like some pan and scan systems), but it is more reliable than other facial tracking solutions and is able to deal with occlusion — such as people crossing in front of each other. The system can be designed to work at any level, from simple 3 camera control for live streaming and conference events, through to multi-camera productions for broadcast. Polymotion Chat integrates with MRMC robotic heads and third party PTZs and studios systems.
MRMC’s studio control software allows for multiple camera positions to be easily controlled from a single operator and pre-programmed moves and positions are executable via a simple touch screen interface.