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Remote & Repeat Heads

Pacific Motion Control offers an extensive line of remote, repeatable, and motion control camera heads ranging from the small and portable Talon to our full-size pan/tilt and pan/tilt/roll motion control heads, capable of carrying the largest film cameras and 3D camera rigs.

The revolutionary Aerohead repeatable remote head is designed with the cameraman in mind. Industry-standard pan/tilt/roll wheels make the Aerohead easy for any operator to use.

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The Talon is a high-quality compact pan/tilt camera repeat head designed for HD cameras and compact camera systems. The Talon is very precise, quiet, and capable of smoothly controlling cameras with extreme zoom lenses. The motion is repeatable and frame-accurate.

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Pacific Motion carries an extensive line of motion control Pan/Tilt and Pan/Tilt/Roll heads, including servo motor and stepper motor models. These heads are perfect when precise repeatability is required. Our Mini P/T/R head is small and lightweight and is perfectly suited for small digital cameras. It can also be configured as a 3-axis model mover. Our full-size P/T/R and P/T motion control heads can accommodate the largest 35mm film cameras and multi-camera 3D setups.

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“Little Big Head”

 In the pictures below, the “Little Big Head” is equipped with a RED Epic, for scenes in the upcoming movie Flight, and for a car commercial.

Aerohead Repeat Head

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The revolutionary Aerohead repeatable remote head is designed with the cameraman in mind. Industry-standard pan/tilt/roll wheels make the Aerohead easy for any operator to use. The Aerohead’s features include:

AEROHEAD CONTROLS

  • Straightforward, understandable controls
  • Integrated Preston lens and camera control system
  • Wheel settings pre-programmed to Arriflex and Panavision gear ratios
  • A wide range of user gear ratios changeable ‘on the fly’
  • Flywheel-assisted operating wheels to match the feel of standard camera heads
  • Extremely fast installation and setup

AEROHEAD SPECS

  • Height – 27″
  • Width – 23 3/4″ (3-axis mode), 15 1/2″ (2-axis mode)
  • Depth – 15″
  • Weight – 70 lbs. (3-axis config), 57 lbs. (2-axis config)
  • Roll Ring ID – 11 3/4″
  • Pan Speed – 2.8 seconds 360 degrees
  • Tilt Speed – 2.8 seconds 360 degrees
  • Roll Speed – 4.0 seconds 360 degrees

PROGRAMMING LIMITS

  • Maximum Automarks – 99
  • Maximum Recording Time – 23 minutes (stored in console). Only limited by hard disk if stored in computer
  • Maximum Recorder Takes – 40 (stored in console) Only limited by hard disk if recorded in computer
  • Motion Recorder In Console – Pan, Tilt, Roll, Zoom, Iris and focus
  • Motion Recorder In computer – Adds Boom lift, Swing, length and dolly

Talon Repeat Head

The Talon is a high-quality compact pan/tilt camera head complete with frame-accurate repeatability and time-lapse capabilities. It is designed for HD cameras and compact camera systems, and is very precise, quiet, and capable of smoothly controlling cameras with extreme zoom lenses.

TALON HEAD SPECS

  • HEIGHT – 20.5 inches
  • WIDTH – 12 inches
  • DEPTH – 5.75 inches
  • WEIGHT – 22.5 pounds
  • MAX CAMERA WEIGHT – 50 pounds
  • PAN SPEED – 2.0 sec for 180 degrees
  • TILT SPEED – 2.0 sec for 180 degrees
  • MECHANICAL TRAVEL – 540 degrees each axis

STANDARD FEATURES

  • Joystick control for Pan, Tilt, and Zoom; knob control for Focus
  • Record and move up to 2000 marked positions
  • Record and playback up to 34 minutes and up to 2000 takes
  • Share recorded data with laptop; both streaming and upload/download
  • Programmable maximum speeds for each motor
  • Programmable smoothing for each motor
  • Precise homing via operator command
  • Up to 2500′ between controller and head
  • Programmable motion limits
  • Servo tuning from remote console
  • Fujinon and Canon serial lens control
  • Camera synchronization
  • Extremely rigid with precise smooth motion

OPTIONAL FEATURES

  • Direct connection from head to KuperNode for motion control and virtual set applications
  • Intervalometer packages
  • Motion capture package for additional recorded takes
  • Step and direction output to control additional axes
  • Preston lens control interface allowing recording and playback

STANDARD PACKAGE

Our standard package includes:

  • Two-axis remote head
  • Remote controller
  • Remote head power cable — 25 ft.
  • Control Cable — 50 ft.

The Talon is manufactured by Ravensclaw, and is currently being sold as the Cinema Pro through VariZoom.

Mini Pan/Tilt/Roll Head

The Sorensen Design Mini P/T/R head can be used as a compact motion control camera head or 3-axis model mover. Outfitted with precision stepper motors and controlled by Kuper motion control software, it is fully repeatable and can be used as a stand-alone head or in conjunction with our full motion control systems, including the Graphlite and Gazelle motion control camera cranes, and the Zebra motion control camera dolly.

Motion Control Heads

Pacific Motion Control offers a full line of Motion Control pan/tilt and pan/tilt/roll heads. Our motion control heads are controlled by Kuper motion control software and offer full programmability, live recording with wheels or pan bar, editing, and time-shifting capabilities. Motion control head packages include focus, iris, and motors and encoders. If a Preston FiZ is preferred, we offer a motion control interface which allows full integration with the Preston FiZ 2.

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