Bolt™ High Speed Camera Robot

The Bolt™ High-Speed Camera Robot is the fastest of its kind – capturing images in crisp focus that would be impossible by hand or any other method. The precision cinema robot adds an entirely new perspective to filming – whether shooting commercials, tabletop work, film or television.

TRACK

5m/s

PAYLOAD

20kg

MAX LENS HEIGHT

3.5m

High Speed Precision Camera Robot

The Bolt™ camera robot moves from standstill to full high-speed motion and back to a complete stop in fractions of a second – capturing the fastest action with pinpoint accuracy. The precision robotic arm is capable of horizontal and vertical movement speeds of up to 2 metres per second, and 180-degrees of rotation in 1 second. In summary, the Bolt cinema robot can keep up with almost anything!

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Bolt™ Cinebot Highlights

  • High-speed precision camera robot
  • 6 axis robotic arm
  • Camera payload up to 20kg
  • Track speeds up to 5m/sec
  • Arm reach 2m
  • Max Height 3.5m
  • Can be used as model mover
  • Perfect for tabletop photography
  • For a longer reach high-speed cinema robot look at Bolt™ X
  • For a small high-speed rig look at the Bolt™ Jr+

Industry Standard Software

Flair is MRMC's premier motion control software. Designed to give exceptional command over camera movement, Flair precisely controls up to 500 axes of motion and interfaces seamlessly with CGI packages. Flair is the software that makes your vision a reality. The perfect software solution for the high-speed Bolt precision camera robot.

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Feature Highlights

Turntables

Portable

Timecode | Lights

Timelapse

Repeatable

Target Tracking

Lens Control

Maya

Bolt™ Cinebot on Track

To add another dimension of movement for the Bolt™ cinema robot, you can run the precision camera robot on a track. Follow any object, person, or landscape to give much more flexibility in terms of visual creativity. Capable of speeds of up to 5 metres per second, execute any number of complex camera movements with pinpoint accuracy for new levels of dynamic high-speed camera tracking shots.

Bolt™ Specifications

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Operating Envelope

Maximum Height 3.5m / 11'5"
Lowest Position 0m / 0'
Maximum Reach (from rotate centre) 2.0m / 6'6"

Rig Performance

Track Unlimited range of travel @ 4.5m/s
Rotate +/- 160° range of travel @ 240°/s
Lift +/- 137° range of travel @ 240°/s
Arm +/- 150° range of travel @ 300°/s
Pan +/- 270° range of travel @ 350°/s
Tilt +/- 120° / -105° range of travel @ 350°/s
Roll +/- 270° range of travel @ 870°/s

Practical Shooting Speeds

Vertical 1m (3'3") vertical movement / 0.5s
Horizontal 1m (3'3") horizontal movement / 0.5s
Arc Complete 180° arc with 75cm (2'5") radius / 1.5s
Complete 180° arc with 45cm (1'5") radius / 1.0s

Rig Weights

Bolt Rig 600kg / 1323lbs
Maximum Camera Payload 20kg / 44lbs

Power Connection

Power Requirements 3x 400 volts, 32 amps, 50-60Hz
Generator 3k VA (Bolt) 14k VA (Bolt on Track)

Controllers

Flair

Flair precisely controls up to 500 axes of motion and is fully compatible with all of our motion control rigs, heads and accessories.

Pan Bars

A natural and intuitive way of controlling a motion control head, Pan Bars can be used in isolation or conjunction with other axis controllers, and movements can be recorded and accurately played back as required.

Handwheels

Frame your shot and accurately record manual camera movements for repeated playback in Flair. Compatible with all MRMC Motion Control heads and rigs, and assignable in Flair to control any axis of motion, the MRMC balanced hand wheels have a very fluid feel just as top DoPs and directors would expect. Additional standard built-in features like electronic gearing/scaling and direction adjustment make the hand wheels a perfect accessory for all rigs.

Hand Held Box

The Hand Held Box, or Jog Box, is a remote unit that connects to a Flair controlled rig, giving the user the freedom to move around the studio when inputting moves. Users can configure the Hand Held Box to individual requirements.

Focus

Gain accurate manual control of the focus and aperture of your lens. Use the Focus/Iris Controller together with the MSA-20 Hand-wheels or Flair Motion Control software to record and playback lens movements.

Zoom

Manually control the focal length of your lens with the Zoom Controller. Use together with the MSA-20 Handwheels or Flair Motion Control software to record and playback the zoom motion.

Accessories

Bloop Lights

Use Bloop Lights to mark specific frames with a bright flash of light during shooting. The ‘blooped’ frame enables editors to match up angles from a multi-camera shoot quickly.

Focus/Iris/Zoom Lens Control Motors

Playback programmed moves or record manual lens movements for later playback with these precision-machined, highly accurate lens control motors. Compatible with a wide variety of types and sizes of lenses.

Triggers Box

Connect your external equipment, such as lights, to the Flair Motion Control software using the Triggers Box. This simple solution allows you to trigger all of your equipment through Flair, giving you full, accurate control of every aspect of your shoot.

Sync Cables

Connect the rig or Flair software to the different types of camera to enable control of on/off, synchronisation and other camera functions.

Bring your vision to life.

Have an idea for a shot only robotics can achieve? Facing a challenge not already solved here? Work with MRMC’s team of robotic specialists to make your vision a reality with a custom robotic solution.

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