Special Motion System for Flying Cameras
Albatross-200 is a special motion system for cable-suspended 3-axis gyro-stabilised camera heads. Sophisticated control algorithms of Albatross-200 provide a unique opportunity to bring the
camera literally to any point within the working area, while the camera head fully controls camera view angles with endless 360° pan and active roll with autohorizon. A synergy of these features
allow Albatross-200 to produce spectacular images, never attained before.
Together with the sophisticated remote control unit, that has access to the heads as well as to the cable system Albatross-200 provides spectacular images. Albatross-200 is a perfect fit for large events indoors or outdoors. It uses four real time controlled automatic winches and a sophisticated motion control system that allows for smooth camera movements in 3D and very fast movements – up to 8 m/s in all axes. Action areas of 200 m x 200 m and more.
The camera heads fit with all different sizes, from jibs and cranes to micro- and studio-cameras. The heads are made of carbon-fibre and available in different models that impress with low weight, highest stability under the harshest production environments as well as the opportunity for movements in many direction. The heads can be equipped with all standalone broadcast 2/3” box cameras.
Since its introduction into the market in 2008 the system gets a lot of attention around the world and has been used successfully in sports, concerts and other major events.
The suspension ropes of the dolly can be wired in a special ‘polyspast’ mode. This mode makes it possible to apply more force from the winches to the dolly, thereby increasing the maximum working height without altering the hardware of the system.
The system has been proved to comply with DGUV 17/18 (former BGV-C1) German safety standard and conforms all other major national safety requirements.
Setting working zone borders and keeping the dolly within is an inherent feature of the software.
2 Power winches + fiber winch
Working zone: vertical plane
All systems can be integrated with all major AR systems to provide accurate tracking data of camera position, orientation and lens parameters.
The systems are modular which means they can be used flexibly in 3D and 2D modes. In both modes video signal and camera head controls are delivered to/from the dolly via a separate fiber-optic cable, whose length is adjusted by a separate winch.
4 Power winches + fiber winch
Working zone: 3D box