Resin's motion control rig is available for use on it’s own productions and for hire with an operator. The Ditogear Evolution system allows for 6 programmable axes. We currently offer as a 5-axis rig providing 360 degree pan and tilt, 1.5m servo controlled track and a lens drive for focus control. A 5th axis is available via a turntable. It is possible to use the system with all axes, one or a combination of the components such as track, head for pan/tilt, focus or turntable.
Motion control is used primarily in visual effects productions to achieve either precise camera movement or repeatable camera movement for multiple passes. Applications could include multiple passes of the one scene with different elements, lighting conditions or performances that are later combined in post production. Camera movement at a macro level where fine control of focus and camera position are required. Time-lapse effects with interval based movement over time.
The Ditogear Evolution system is controlled via a touchscreen tablet. The operator keyframes the camera movement over time using an animation timeline and curves for each of the axis in a similar way an animator would. The track has a travel length of 1.5m and can be mounted at any angle via two flexible mounting points that use 3/8” thread. Simple mounting applications could be laid directly on the ground or use two tripods to raise the height or create an incline. More complex paths may require a purpose built scaffold or similar. The track is capable of vertical motion and speeds of up to 1m per 4 seconds but also able to move as slow as 1m over 450 days* for time-lapse style applications. When used without the motion head, the track is capable of 70kg payloads horizontal and 12kg vertical. When using the head for pan and tile control the payloads are 12kg for pan and 6kg for tilt. The turntable can handle payloads up to 100kg. The system can be run from mains power or battery** and is supplied in road cases for freight. In addition to live action applications the system can also be used in time-lapse mode for interval based image capture over any timeframe.
* Hiring for 450 days may be cost prohibitive and/or very profitable for Resin
** Battery life is dependant on payload and speeds the following is the manufacturer’s guide
Power Pack 14Ah operating time:
40h (low payload, low speed)
up to 21h (low payload, high speed)
up to 10h (high payload, low speed)
up to 4h (high payload, high speed)