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CobraCrane ProLine Camera Pan Tilt Head System

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The CobraCrane ProLine Pan Tilt Head system is a dual axis motion control system for lightweight cameras up to about 6.5lbs. The PanTilt head provides for RealTime joystick controlled motorized pan and tilt. Both axis’ can rotate more than 360 degrees as well as be constrained to any user definable degree range. Speeds can be adjusted from as slow as .05 degrees per second to more than 1 rotation per second. The system also supports stop motion for both video and user definable time lapses.

The system works in both real time mode, where by the system follows a joystick or controller, or schedule mode, where you can tell it what to do using key frames to change items over time.

 

The Affordable Motion Control System

The CobraCrane ProLine Pan Tilt Head system is a dual axis motion control system for lightweight cameras up to about 6.5lbs. The PanTilt head provides for real time joystick controlled motorized pan and tilt. Both axis’ can rotate more than 360 degrees as well as be constrained to any user definable degree range. Speeds can be adjusted from as slow as .05 degrees per second to more than 1 rotation per second. The system also supports stop motion for both video and user definable time lapses.

RealTime and Programmable

While real time control is great and beneficial for live shooting, especially while the pan tilt head is located at the end of CobraCrane or FotoCrane system (or virtually any other crane or jib), the real excitement of the CobraCrane Proline system is that it is completely user definable and can run planned and schedule moves as well as respond to joystick and sliding controls. These Moves can be moves that you did before and you liked and decided to save them or moves that you compose from scratch.

the firmware is field upgradable as is the app, and best of all, its all open source. This means that anyone can write software for the system and anyone can write Apps that make it do even more. Some of  the features we plan to add later include integration with other motion control systems such as our sliders, dollies and autoCranes, object tracking in real time, repeatable motion, stacking moves, so you can schedule a who 60 hours of moves, based on at any time, do this, then at some other time, do that, etc. These allow you to make precise, repeatable moves that allow you to do multiple shots over time at the same place. You can just imagine the possibilities.

Built for the Professional

The system has been designed to minimize cables and wires, and to provide multiple rotations on any axis without pulling cables out of cameras or creating other issues. We use hollow axles to allow for cable flow, so the axis can be rotated over and over with out issue.

To minimize noise and vibration, we eliminated noisy gears and servos. We use small, quiet and very strong stepper motors, and run them via small aluminum pulleys and quiet, 9mm rubber timing belts, providing for excellent transmission of power without noticeable vibration and virtually no noise. We mount the pulleys and belts inside to eliminate the chance of anything getting caught or anything else that could potentially ruin the shot. The camera bracket is adjustable to get best center of gravity balance as well as allowing rolling your dslr by mounting it 90degrees off center. Using the adjuster, you can get your lense to roll perfectly within the frame, making for very cool rolling shots.

Features:
• Compact size
• Designed for use with high performance DSLRs.
• Lightweight
• Easy to carry, can take on the plane, easy to ship
• Sets up quickly
• You are ready to get the shot and don’t have to waste time   assembling your gear
• Durable
• Made of extruded and CNC aluminum
• Powdercoat finish
• Resists scratches, eliminates reflections
• Stepper Motors
• Precise, Quiet, and powerful, variable speed
• Expandable
• Connects to other ProLine equipment to create affordable, programmable, precise multi Axis motion control system
• Hollow channels
• Guide your cables inside the tubes for neater presentation
• Versatile Mount
• Works on a very wide range of tripods, Dollies, sliders, CobraCranes, FotoCranes and other applications

Specs:
Length-    152 cm / 60″
Length from pivot to camera-    91cm / 36″
Construction-    Steel
Payload Capacity-     3 kg / 6.5 lbs.
Pan Lock-    Motor keeps position when not being moved
Pan Range-    More than 360 degrees all directions
Pan Speed-    .05 degrees per second to more than 1 rotation per second
Tilt Lock-    Motor keeps position when not being moved
Tilt Speed-    .05 degrees per second to more than 1 rotation per second
Tilt Range-    More than 360 degrees all directions, All ranges constrainable
Swing Range-    360°
Tripod Attachment-    connects via 3/8 screw to existing release plate
Tripod Types-    Works with any photo or video tripod
Head Attachment-    1/4-20 Camera Attachment (included)
Weight-    1.9 kilos / 2 lbs
Recommended Tripod-    6.5 kilo capacity and up



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