The Human/Machine Interface

The point of contact between the cinematographer and camera in a remotely-controlled camera system is the control console.  Its importance cannot be underestimated. The approach to control console design should be based not only upon steering the camera, but also upon the working environment encountered on stage, on location or in the air. The question begs to be asked, “Would …

Control Speeds …and the Oculus System

Pan and Tilt speeds of remote heads and stabilized camera gimbals have always presented a challenge to designers.  Traditionally, these systems have been lacking in sufficient control speeds to adequately cover the fast-action found in many modern films and commercials.  The need for a large dynamic range of control speeds is  unique to the professional motion picture industry.  Notably, it …

Spacecam Announces Production Of The Oculus Stabilized Gimbal

SpaceCam Systems is proud to announce production of the first 20 Oculus stabilized camera gimbals in its new CNC shop. The new Oculus stabilized camera gimbal from SpaceCam easily transcends the capabilities of competing systems, and presents new and unique aesthetic opportunities for directors and directors of photography in the motion picture industry. The Oculus gimbal head revolutionizes the operational …