Hi fellow camera nerds,
So, we’ve been working on a motion control system for filmmakers and photographers for just over six years now and we think it’s pretty cool.
It’s a bit different to anything else you may have seen or used before because we’ve created it from the ground up as a set of three main components which when combined with standard rigging components, lets you build and automate many different types of shooting scenario.
It consists of a receiver, motion pancake and motor. The motor’s form factor is the same as a standard focus motor you’d use with a traditional remote follow focus system but with the use of our slide lock technology on our motion pancake, you can transform that motor into linear motion or rotational motion for photographic and filmmaking tasks. You can control up to 4 motors with one receiver and it has many options for connecting things like focus thumbwheels and external joysticks to it.
With the same components you can;
Create a fully featured FIZ rig.
Automate sliders for dolly shots.
Create tilt, pan, and roll axes.
Combine one or all of these different types of motion in programs.
Create frame accurate motion for composite shots at different frame rates using the same program.
This is just a small sample of the automation tasks that you can perform.
We’ve used the system on many different types of visual effect shots both for ourselves and on set in professional working environments, so we have paid close attention to the rigors of set life both from a time-saving and durability perspective.
The system is called axiiio Nano and were wondering what the filmmaking community thinks of this idea?
Is this something you think you’d use? We would love to get your feedback.