Camera Motion Control

The only limit is your imagination.

BOLT Camera Motion Control

Robotface are motion control specialists based in Melbourne, Australia and are fully portable to film Australia wide.

We are equipped with two of the world’s leading high-speed cinema robots, the BOLT and the BOLT Jnr+.  Powered by Oscar winning technology specifically for film makers to operate in sync with ARRI, RED and PHANTOM camera systems, these aren’t just ordinary robotic arm systems.

Our motion control arsenal paired with our nine metres of engineered track delivers unparalleled cinematography, unable to be achieved by any other filming method.

For a cinematographer, this means getting camera movement exactly how you want it and where you want it every time. For a producer, this means no time lost building complicated makeshift camera rigs and for VFX designers camera motion control means the ability to control, repeat and scale the same dynamic camera move over an over again to shoot all the plates needed so that all elements line up for that final dynamic shot.

You now have access to Hollywood grade camera motion control and nine meters of track, anywhere in Australia!

Book a robot
Key Features
  • 2 x High-speed cinema camera robots

  • Camera payload 10kg or 20kg

  • Sync with camera shutter for pixel perfect repeatable moves

  • 3-9 meters of track

  • Super fast camera movement up to 5m/s, or super slow moves

  • Fully transportable Australia wide

  • FBX Export

    Export FBX and/or stream realtime camera XYZ data

BOLT Cinebot

The fastest & most versatile cinema robot of it kind.

The BOLT cinema robot is our larger camera motion control system with extensive arm reach of 2 metres, and camera height of 3.2m. It adds entirely new perspective to filming whether it be used for commercials, tabletop work, film and television.

This cinema robotic arm and tracks can dynamically move a camera whilst simultaneously pulling focus and controlling zoom. And syncing directly with ARRI, RED or Phantom camera shutter means that repeatable moves create video plates that are pixel perfect when overlaid. We offer breathtaking cinematography unable to be created by any other filming method.

Designed and manufactured by Mark Roberts Motion Control in the United Kingdom, the BOLT Cinebot range is internationally recognised as being unsurpassed in the film industry.

 

Book the BOLT
Key Features
  • High-speed or gentle robotic arm

  • Max arm reach 2.0m

  • Max camera height 3.2m

  • Camera payload up to 20kg

  • Sync shutter with ARRI, RED & Phantom for perfect repeat moves

  • 3x 3m sections of track

  • Fast camera movement up to 5m/s

  • Fully transportable Australia wide

  • FBX Export

    Export FBX and stream realtime camera data

BOLT Jnr+

Small, portable and powerful.

The BOLT Jnr+ cinema robot is our compact version of BOLT Cinebot, making it the ideal choice when space is restricted. Just as fast and powerful with precision syncing to camera shutter, BOLT Junior has the added benefit of being lighter and able to roll through standard sized doorways and can be powered by domestic power. Making it the preferred rig for using in residential properties.

BOLT Jnr+ is the agile, high speed camera robot and has a camera payload of 10kg, the BOLT Jnr+ is perfect for taking on location and ideal for working in tight studio spaces and tabletop film and television.

It has a reach of 1.4 metres and can be used as a camera rig or as a model mover. 

Did we mention that BOLT Jnr+ was awarded the NAB Product of the Year, 2021? Cool.

Book BOLT Jr+
Key Features
  • High-speed or gentle robotic arm

  • Sync shutter with ARRI, RED & Phantom for perfect repeat moves

  • Small, portable and powerful - fits through standard doorways

  • Max arm reach 1.4m

  • Max camera height 2.5m

  • Camera payload up to 10kg

  • Used as camera rig or model mover

  • Track speeds up to 3m/s

  • 3x 3m sections of track

  • Export FBX and stream realtime camera data

Motion Control

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have not worked with camera motion control before you will likely have a lot questions.

Can the BOLT travel to location?

What are the power requirements?

What speeds can the cinebot go?

Here's some of the more common questions.

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What is Motion Control?

So what is camera motion control? What does a camera motion control robot do and how does it help you if you want to sell a product, shoot eye-popping live action sequence, shoot miniature sets and models, shoot dynamic time-lapse content, shoot a music video, or want if you want to duplicate real life camera moves into CGI workflows?

To answer some of these questions we’ve compiled this video with behind the scenes and actual footage from some of our projects, as well as set up a series of examples of some of the applications and principals of motion control.

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