After much searching in regards to building motion control rigs, I found this site and message board.

I'm slightly overwhelmed by the information but I'm hoping that I can get some help from yourselves.

As I mentioned in my introductory post, I'm currently in the process of setting up a post company.  It's taking a while, but I want to have a motion control setup suitable for shooting elements for set extensions and models.

It will be a motorised tracked system with a boom, and a head with 6 axes.  Attached to a synchronised model mount.

I have the design ideas, but I need help with yer actual designing and finessing.

It also has to be able to support heavy cameras.  I was thinking of either the Ursa Mini Pro 12K or the Pocket Cinema Camera 6K.

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I don't have a problem with the terms. Just curious as o how the axis is different from pan and tilt axes. Is the centre of rotation located slmewher else? Can these axes not be eliminated by making movements that combine the other axes?

Julian Smith said:

I have exchanged a few messages with a chap who works at ILM and he gave those terms for the model mount.  He used those terms 

That sounds very interesting. Essentially you need to have extra axes that can be simultaneously controlled. This is why I am badgering on about yaw and pitch, because if you eliminate a couple of axes, that frees up th channels for the model rig.

Julian Smith said:

I’m hoping I can set up a model mount that synchronises to the rig

Those are the axes for the mount.  Only ones required for that.

However I want to have the axes available for the main rig.

And thinking about it, ILM didn’t have automatic starting for the cameras back in the day

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