Another motorized head, Mrmoco sfh-30  

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Another motorized head, Mrmoco sfh-30

by AlexandreJ » Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:57 pm


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by fma38 » Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:19 pm

I think they are using the servo-motors option for the demo. Look at the size of the cables (4 cables : 2 for motors, 2 for encoders). I would also like to see the size of the amplifier behind ;)

Servo-motors are really powerfull, but expensive. If they call that 'low cost', what would be high cost :lol:
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by Gordon » Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:42 pm

The cost of the SFH-30 is £5,000.

And yes really really fast and accurate.

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by fma38 » Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:46 pm

'low cost' :lol: :lol:

And I guess it is the basic version, without the servo-motors...
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by Gordon » Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:03 pm

fma38 wrote:'low cost' :lol: :lol:

And I guess it is the basic version, without the servo-motors...

Well ;) funny you mention that...

"Load capacity is 12 - 13 kgs or 27-29 pounds. The standard SFH-30 has Stepper motors. This keeps the cost low and generally requires less electronics to work. The advantage with using servos in such a small head is generally negligible. Some of our existing customers would want servos because then it works easily with all their existing kit and cabling. Servos when stationary and with a perfectly balanced load, in theory use little or no power but similar results can be achieved with the modern steppers if it known the load will always be balanced.

Also servos can be slightly quieter than steppers but exact figures are not known.

Pan Bars - £2,500 (this option requires the joystick console)
Joystick console - £2,500
Handwheels - £3,950
Aeon software - £100 (simple software for A to B moves - can run from a PDA or laptop)
Flair Computer System - £5,500

As noted above the pan bar fluid head system works in conjunction with the joystick console. All control units record and playback moves. Choosing the control system to run the head is down to user preference and the type of applications you intend on using the head for.

With the Aeon software option there is also a wireless kit available.

Regarding other axes, we have motors to control zoom and focus that again are fully repeatable.

There are different track options and costs of this really depend on lengths and speeds. Track starts from £3,500."

Ooops the price of the Head has increased to SFH-30 head £5000 my mistake :o

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by klausesser » Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:37 pm

Gordon wrote:The cost of the SFH-30 is £5,000.

And yes really really fast and accurate.

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Litterally EVERYTHING related to professional video or movie is extremly expensive. Buy a better sunshade - which is called "matte-box" . . . you can buy a 5DMkII for.
And so on. Mostly handcrafted and/or very small series. And VERY elaborated - fun to use or even look at . .

Useless for us as "panographers" . . :cool:

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by geraldcor » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:55 pm

That is an incredibly responsive unit, but I am more than happy with my $180 dollar solution and papywizard.
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by Gordon » Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:41 am

geraldcor wrote:That is an incredibly responsive unit, but I am more than happy with my $180 dollar solution and papywizard.

Indeed as am I, it's very refreshing to see that what we have is really the cutting edge of photography, and the entry price is so modestly attainable.

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