Studio Robotics


The perfect symbiosis of man and machine

Ross Robotics MotionDirector uses complex mathematical algorithms to develop real-time motion profiles that make a robotic camera system behave as naturally as possible, while making programming and control a breeze.


Infinite flexibility

Unlike most robotic systems that force you to choose between programmed motion and remote manual (joystick) operation, MotionDirector gives you the best of both worlds: the precision and predictability of a pre-programmed trajectory, combined with the flexibility to speed up, slow down, or make small – or large – corrections to any axis while a programmed movement is in progress. Providing you with the flexibility required to adapt to anything, including:

  • In-Flight Bumping: Trimming a shot from the joystick panel while the camera is in motion
  • Time Dilation: Stretching or Compressing the length of a Movement (Preset recall or Move) before or while in motion

Unlimited creativity

The mathematically derived algorithms ensure smoothness through any movement, allowing the camera artist to focus on the subject and not the robot. Simply frame each shot, arrange them in the desired sequence and extract the desired emotion or look by speeding up or slowing down a particular segment or keyframe. MotionDirector makes it easy by offering:

  • Keyframed Moves
  • On CamBot XY systems: Smooth, non-linear floor movements through key-framed points on the floor.
  • Natural Motion Algorithm: perfectly smooth starts and stops to all programmed movements, including transitions through keyframes
  • Record manual (joystick) movements, 1 or more axes at a time, overtop of a keyframed move.
  • Adjustable acceleration and deceleration on every preset or keyframe

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