Ross Camera Motion System Updates Enable Greater Creativity

Ross Camera Motion System Updates Enable Greater Creativity

As part of the Ross Live | 2020 program, Ross Video is today pleased to announce several updates and enhancements to its range of Camera Motion Systems that boost live production creativity.

First, Ross is launching a new inverted S2 Lift for the Furio SkyDolly ceiling-mounted rail-based robotic camera system. Based on the award-winning floor-mounted Furio solution, Furio SkyDolly provides dramatic and dynamic camera motion shots from above, offering exciting creative options with safety and security at their core. The S2 Lift adds silky smooth elevation to these dolly shots – with up to 48.3cm (19”) of vertical lift – and has been designed to handle net payloads of up to 30kg (66lb), easily supporting a full-size camera and prompter. The two-stage lift mechanism limits flex and minimizes sway, and the linear rail design ensures SkyDolly can be used in virtual set and augmented reality applications. The Furio SkyDolly delivers a visual impact that was previously only available with a jib, now with the benefits of automation. The new S2 lift will be available in May 2020.

Next, Ross is extending the latest MotionDirector motion control algorithms that were introduced for Furio rail-based systems at IBC 2019 to Cambot XY floor-roaming pedestals. MotionDirector’s complex mathematical algorithms offer more natural movements with perfectly synchronized axes as well as keyframed moves. Keyframed Moves enable movement through a complex motion path across a studio floor in addition to synchronous pan/tilt and lens control. Motion Director makes both automated moves and manual intervention better, allowing operators to trim trajectory (aka ‘in-flight bumping’) and dilate time (live adjustment of preset or move duration) while maintaining natural movement.  MotionDirector dramatically improve the smoothness and versatility of Cambot XY pedestals, and all existing Ross units will be field-upgradable – no changes to hardware are required! The full firmware update will be available without charge in July 2020 to customers covered by an extended warranty program.

Ross Camera Motion System Updates Enable Greater Creativity


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