06.22.2009 03:03 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
OConnor introduces heavy-duty fluid head for visual effects
OConnor Engineering has introduced the 120EXe Encoded Heavy Duty Fluid Head, which provides high-precision pan and tilt position information for cinema quality visual effects production on commercials and feature films.
The new 120EXe is being distributed exclusively by Mo-Sys in conjunction with Mo-Sys latest camera motion capture system. The 120EXe provides absolute output pan and tilt position information via an external 19-pin Fischer connector.
Mo-Sys provides a companion encoder box for the 120EXe, which allows high-resolution pan and tilt data of 1.8 million counts per revolution to be output from the head, making it suitable for film and HD formats.
When the 120EXe is coupled to the Mo-Sys Motion Logger, it instantly becomes a powerful camera system for use in post production. When used with the Mo-Sys 3D Inserter, it also allows real-time previsualization of live action and CG compositing on set.
The e-version of OConnor’s heavy-duty 120EX fluid head features built-in encoders and does not requires bolt-on assembly of other hardware. The 120EXe can support up to a 120lb camera package through the head’s entire tilt range of ±90 degrees, and can counterbalance up to 240lb through a tilt range of ±60 degrees (payload weights based on an 8in center of gravity).