The U50 is specifically designed to allow remote operation, eliminating the need for operators to manually pan and tilt the camera onsite.
Mo-Sys Engineering has announced the launch of U50, a remote camera control head that enables camera operators to control the biggest box lenses and heaviest broadcast camera set-ups remotely.
Making it possible to operate large box lenses and cameras remotely, U50 aims to provide the same precision and agility when camera operators are controlling manually and on-site.
Built on the same backlash-free drives in the Mo-Sys L40 remote head, the U50 head promises fast acceleration and deceleration of heavy broadcast camera packages with super-telephoto lenses of up to 50 kg.
The combination of a U-shape space-frame design and zero backlash drives give U50 enough strength to achieve fast panning shots with no bouncing, even when zoomed in.
The U50 is specifically designed to allow remote operation, eliminating the need for operators to manually pan and tilt the camera onsite. Now, they can move the camera remotely from a control room with an intuitive pan bar that translates operator movements 1:1 to the remote head. And with the Mo-Sys TimeCam option soon to be made available, U50 has the potential to be operated anywhere in the world with virtually no delay by using Mo-Sys’ delay compensated global remote-control technique.
Commenting on the camera control head, Michael Geissler, CEO Mo-Sys Engineering Ltd said: “Our U50 is ideal for sporting events and long-range filming environments. At the core of the U50 are our highly robust pan and tilt motors with zero backlashes, providing lag-free operation. Using the power and sturdiness of the Mo-Sys L40 pan and tilt motors, but now with a double space-frame design, the U50 is Mo-Sys’ strongest head to date.”
Geissler added, “Just like the rest of our broadcast robotics and film remote heads, the U50 can be operated with a variety of input devices such as hand-wheels, pan-bar or joystick. It can be connected through a bus cable, ethernet or fibre for long distances. The button-console interface provides controls for pan/tilt velocity adjustment, input smoothing and direction, user-defined position limits with feathering and axes zeroing.”
Danny Zemanek, a freelance camera operator explained: “Previously remote production technology was an additional cost for broadcasters, but now it is essential to ensure camera operators can work safely. The U50 remote head from Mo-Sys represents a new way that operators can control big box lenses with the same precision and agility that we have come to expect.”