Fri. Sep 22nd, 2023
    Nikon’s MRMC SR-1 Camera Robot: A Game-Changer for Professional Photographers

    Nikon’s specialist robotics company, Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC), has taken a major step forward in camera technology with the unveiling of its latest creation, the MRMC SR-1 Camera Robot. Designed specifically for professional mirrorless cameras and DSLRs, this motorized head is set to revolutionize the way photographers capture images.

    Weighing in at just 4.7kg (10.3lb), the MRMC SR-1 is a compact and lightweight pan-tilt head that can support professional cameras and lens combinations weighing up to 4kg (8.8 lb). This makes it one of the smallest and most accessible units that MRMC has ever produced.

    The purpose of this robotic camera support is to enable photographers to capture shots from angles that would otherwise be difficult or even impossible to achieve by hand. By remotely operating the MRMC SR-1, professionals can explore inaccessible or hazardous locations with ease, all while obtaining unique perspectives that add depth and creativity to their work.

    With an axis speed of 30 degrees per second and a pan range of approximately 120 degrees, the MRMC SR-1 provides precise and smooth control over camera movements. Its ease of transport, setup, mounting, and control make it a user-friendly tool for professionals in the field. The camera robot can be remotely operated using MRMC’s own Multi Head Controller or compatible third-party panels, all via a standard IP connection.

    Paddy Taylor, Head of Broadcast Solutions for MRMC, praised the SR-1 as a powerful tool for professional photographers and videographers. He highlighted its capability to be used in situations where it may be difficult or dangerous for a human operator to be present, such as hazardous environments or great heights.

    The MRMC SR-1 Camera Robot will be introduced to the public at the IBC 2023 trade show in Amsterdam next week. While the price has yet to be finalized, the unit is expected to start shipping in March 2024.

    With this innovation from Nikon’s MRMC, photographers will have a game-changing tool to push the boundaries of their creativity and capture shots that were once thought of as impossible.

    – Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC)
    – Nikon