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30/06/2004

Hot Animation purchase fourth MRMC rig

Hot Animation (part of the Hits Entertainment group), has ordered another motion control Panther dolly conversion, this time with the new Ulti-Head.
This will be Hot Animation's fourth motion control dolly from MRMC and will complement their four Pan-Tilt Tracker systems, bringing the total number of Mark Roberts rigs to eight.
Hot Animation is world-renowned as the animator of ‘Bob the Builder’, ‘Pingu’ and ‘Rubba-Dubbers’. Using almost exclusively 16mm cameras, MRMC supply Hot Animation with motion control motors for their Bolex cameras as well as the controllers for track, lift, rotate, pan, tilt, zoom and focus.
New advances in electronics have enabled Mark Roberts Motion Control to develop a whole range of new DC Motor drives which are a fraction of the size of traditional units and off-the-shelf products.
Much research and development has gone into shrinking all of the electronics used in MRMC motion control rigs, enabling them to be smaller, lighter (saving shipping costs), more efficient and lower in cost.
As well as working on reducing the size of all control computers these new high power motor drives enable DC motor systems to be small and embedded, with multiple axis amplifiers for large rigs fitting in a small briefcase or just a matchbox when using pan-tilt heads.
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