MRMC Launches New Studio And Sports Production Solutions

Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC) will use NAB 2023 to showcase three new products: Polymotion Relay, a sports circuit-based tracking solution, the Light Lift System and the AJS-2 autoJib for enhanced live content capture production.

The AJS-2 Auto-Jib is the perfect solution for enhancing shots of live content. It can be deployed with either a PTZ or a robotic head and controlled manually, through 2 degrees of semi-automation or through full automation. It can be operated as a manual jib, or through a hybrid of manual and automation where the motion paths are defined but the head or PTZ can be controlled by an operator remotely or using presets. It captures smooth ’on-air’ movement and repeatable moves with a modular design that is extremely quick to set up and quiet and smooth to operate. It is ideal for over-arching shots of crowds and live audiences or where you simply want some elevation or interesting movement.

The LLS-1 Light Lift System expands MRMC's PTZ enablement solutions by adding a vertical lift. For optimum flexibility, the LLS-1 has floor, wall or ceiling mounting options available. With a range of height configurations, the LLS-1 can comfortably capture sitting and standing shots using the floor-based option. Visitors will also have the chance to see the Studiobot XL – a 9-axis robotics system that offers superior visual creativity to traditional dolly systems; and the AFC-100 robotic head which moves at up to 100° per second.

NAB Show 2023 will see the worldwide launch of Polymotion Relay, a cost-effective, single-operator, multi-camera control solution for circuit-based sports. Driven by a computer vision engine, Polymotion Relay makes multicam production and control simple. Set up to follow the layout of a track at a predefined speed, one operator can use Polymotion Relay to manage all camera angles, making adjustments where needed to speed and framing, while the system makes intelligent modifications on-the-fly.

This will also be the first opportunity for attendees to see Slidekamera’s innovative products integrated with MRMC solutions. The addition of offers producers and videographers an expansive world-beating range of motion robotics that permit creative high-precision shots with even simple robotic cameras. Visitors can see the Titan Slider, Atlas Slider, Curved rail, and our full range of robotics heads in action, such as the Heavy Bullhead that is capable of housing a 20kg payload camera.

Following last year’s massive success with the interactive user experience Unreal Ride, MRMC is teaming up once again with Vū Studios for another show-stopping virtual production activation. The Unreal Ride 2023 takes the experience up another level by adding greater control. Guests will be able to make decisions that materially affect a ride’s scene. Building on the theme of 100 years of NAB, guests will be able to select the environment in which the ride takes place – 100 years into the past or the future. Based on their decisions, MRMC will combine the physical and the virtual worlds live and capture it all using motion control to create a unique video for guests to take away and share on their social channels. This video includes the final camera output and a BTS perspective of how it was captured. Unreal Ride 2023 will be captured by the high-speed cinema robot Bolt X Cinebot with moves programmed in the industry-standard Flair software integrated with Unreal Engine.

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