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ROCKET CINEMA ROBOT

The Rocket Cinema Robot is simply the world’s most versatile cinema robot with its extreme movement speed and high precision. Quick install time, blazing fast and accurate motion programming pace makes it the most competitive Cinema Robot on the market. Designing your camera or object movement with the Rocket ecosystem is a matter of minutes.

FEATURES

There are a great number of new features what a Rocket Cinema Robot can introduce in your set. Here are some of them.

UNPARALELLED ACCURACY

Rocket is exceptionally accurate. It will repeat your movement in the sub-millimeter accuracy domain. Your pixels will be always on the same position on the same time for unlimited repeats across multiple movement programs making easier to shoot multi-layer VFX shots than ever before.

HIGH SPEED

Fast as a rocket. We guarantee that you won't find faster equipment for super slow motion footages on the market. The dolly accelerates above freefall rate (10m/s²), it reaches its top speed under half of a second, the arm speeds up to its top speed under tenth of a second. That's a blink of an eye.

Low speed

If you need timelapse or stop motion effect with large movement area Rocket is your best choice. Our Cinema Robot is as patient and calm as how nimble and brisk could be.

Quick programming

We are using Cinema4D or Maya for movement programming. A simple trajectory could be created within seconds. No round-tripping is required, all the movement altering happens in real-time. Offline programming and testing is possible, all that you need is a regular computer with C4D or Maya installed.

TRY IT BY YOURSELF

Why don't you try to design a Rocket movement by yourself right here right now? We made you a basic demo web application to test drive a Rocket Cinema Robot virtually. Move the camera and dolly by dragging the arrows, add make the robot move between waypoints. Have fun!

External devices

Rocket Cinema Robot can be synchronized with other devices through RocketLab's Ignition software which is an innovative, high-level, node based device interlocking software for higher productivity and easier motion set management than ever. Records actual data for every controlled device, camera and object positions for post-production with embedded SMPTE timecode and camera metadata. Synchronized environment can be built within seconds with many components. The possibilities are unlimited, you name it.

3D Animation Softwares

Real-time control connection available between 3D apps and Ignition. Plan the movement and lighting in Cinema4D or Maya, Ignition takes care of the physical representation of the animation.

Other Robots

You can have unlimited number of robotic arms in the same set. Moving objects, lighting or actors.

Rotary tables, motion plaforms

Get a spin of your hero object with a rotary table or rotate it with a motion platform.

Actuators

Build your custom rig with linear actuators, servo motors, hydraulics, pneumatics Ignintion can synchronize them.

DMX Ligthing

Unlimited number of DMX channels, lighting altering will locked to other devices.

HMI Controllers

Map MIDI Controllers, Joysticks, Spacemouses to physical devices and/or playback control.

Trigger in/out

Map MIDI Controllers, Joysticks, Spacemouses to physical devices and/or playback control.

Pneumatic / liquid valves, magnets

Valve and pressure control for air, liquids. Magnets for holding and releasing objects.

General purpose I/O

You can program the output, or associate an event to an input.

Virtual Reality

Connect Rocket with RealTime render engines like Unreal Engine or Unity.

Timecode / Genlock

LTC SMPTE Timecode input/output. Genlock sync for frame accuracy.

Lens motor control

Control FIZ Motors with regular motors like ARRI CLM, Hedén or Preston. Or connect Tilta Nucleus intelligent motors.

SPECIFICATIONS

Need more info? Please have a look at the tech specs of the Rocket. We’ve used Latest technology & quality materials

TRACK

3 meter sections

5 meters/s Top Speed 

1G Acceleration

Bevel rack and pinion

Unlimited length

Quieter operation compared to other systems

BASE

1m x 1m footprint

Built-in control, safety electronics

CNC Machined aluminium frame

Fiberglass chassis

ROCKET ARM

Any camera packages within payload range

2m maximum reach

12,3m/s maximum speed

14kg (30lbs) Nominal Payload

28kg (60lbs) Maximum Payload with reduced dynamics

Unique Quick Release Mechanism

POWER REQUIREMENTS

400V 3 phase (other voltages upon request)

3x32A for Slow Track Movements

3x63A for Rapid Track Movements

3x125A for Full Dynamics with 1G Acceleration

Accessories

Built-In lens control

1x24V 3-pin XLR output

1x12V 4-pin XLR output

1x12G-SDI Passthrough

Setup Time

1-hour for 10m track on even surface

40min for stand-alone operation (no track)

Frequently asked questions

Got questions? We’ve got answers. If you have some other questions, feel free to call us or send an email.

Is it transportable?

Yes, it's designed to be mobile. The truck size is depends on how much track sections is needed. For difficult locations additional transportation equipment might be needed. If want to cut the production cost we can offer our fully equipped studio with all the experts in Movie Farm, Budapest.

How much time does the setup takes?

It depends on the location and the configuration. It takes 1 hour approximately for 10 meters long track on smooth surface at an easily approachable location.

How much time does the movement programming need?

It depends on the complexity of the movement. It takes a minute or two for a two point movement. If you want more key points it takes some more.

What kind of cameras can be fitted on the arm?

Basically any. The only limitation is the weight. For full dynamics the limit is 14kg (30lbs) the maximum payload is 28kg (60lbs). For the best performance and accurate sensor plane positioning we have specially designed camera cages for the most popular cameras like the Phantom Flex 4K, ARRI Alexa Mini, ARRI Amira, ARRI LF, RED DSMC2, Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro. We have some custom rigs for periscope lens like the Century 2000.

How can I be sure that the Rocket is the perfect choice for my project?

Our well trained colleagues will guide you and help you with creative process. If you would like to have a conversation with our experts or want to see the Rocket in action we can organize a demo for you for free. Proof of concept test days are also available with friendly pricing.

Is Rocket for sale?

Yes it is. Contact us for quotation and available financing options.