motion control

This is what it’s like learning how to use a $160,000 cinema camera robot arm

Mar 15, 2024
John Aldred

If there’s one thing I enjoy watching, it’s people jumping in at the deep end. People who have no training or experience, and no business…

This guy made a ceiling-mounted camera robot to film YouTube videos

Feb 2, 2024
John Aldred

Ceiling-mounted camera gear is nothing new. There have been a ton of commercial solutions available for decades. But most aren’t motorised, and the type of…

How to take blurry photos (on purpose)

Jan 24, 2024
Alex Baker

We spent the first few years learning how to take pin-sharp images with our cameras. Then, I seemed to want to break all the rules…

I turned a 3D printer into a $400, four axis motion controller

May 8, 2023
Udi Tirosh

Videographer and Tinkerrer Pedro Callisaya just created what’s probably the cheapest four-axis motion controller (and even the basic ones don’t run cheap). He did this…

Axibo’s motion control robot arm jib costs less than $10,000

May 5, 2023
John Aldred

As well as showing off the Axibo PT4 motion control pan-tilt head and slider, the company was also exhibiting their upcoming E-Jib Mini. Well, technically,…

Axibo’s camera robot costs less than $3,000

May 3, 2023
John Aldred

Robots have fascinated mankind for decades. For those of us that grew up in the 80s and 90s, our introduction to robots was probably Johnny…

The OS-ARM is a 3D printed open source multi-axis robot arm designed for use with cameras

Sep 28, 2022
John Aldred

Putting cameras on robot arms is not a new idea. We’ve seen it done plenty of times by folks like Steve Giralt and the Slow…

MIOPS launches the new Capsule Pro motorised pan and tilt motion control head for video and timelapse

Aug 23, 2022
John Aldred

MIOPS has today announced the new Capsule Pro motorised pan and tilt head for shooting timelapse and motion control video. Released four years after the…

The “Edelclone” is a 4-axis DIY camera slider that used to be a 3D printer and you can make one, too

Aug 19, 2022
John Aldred

Some of you might remember DSLR DIY CNC from last year’s post about those neat 3D printed custom lens caps. This have been pretty quiet…

The Trexo Slider is a mini motion control camera slider for creatives who like to pack small and light

Apr 26, 2022
John Aldred

Trexo Innovation has announced their new Trexo Slider, a motorised mini slider aimed at content creators who like to pack a small lightweight kit. Designed…