ROC (the remote operated camera) is a new weather-proof pan and tilt head from Cammotion that uses haptic feedback to make control simpler. “On the control console it has a gentle vibration to warn you that you are approaching the limits of your zoom,” explained company director Matt Gladstone. “It has very high precision motors to give you this very delicate control, and is equally at home on a wide or tight zoom.”
The compact, hand-finished anodised aluminium systems are easily extendible using 10cm risers. A single console can currently control up to three heads (but a software upgrade, in development, will extend this to 16), and there is a two-button shot box for pre-set positions on the joystick. There will also be an Android app for more pre-set positions. The £29,500 system will ship soon, and Cammotion will be offering a three-head system for hire.