Introducing the latest and most advanced software program to date, specifically custom designed by Specialist Wire Rigs.
Redfining programmable winch abillity and optimising set up times, "Velocity" is totally SIL-3 compliant and licenced for all live activity and events.
3D (4 Axis), 2D and Multiple Axis
We are proud to announce Specialist Camera Systems, as the Premier UK
based company, specialising and leading the market in all aspects of Aerial
A totally Advanced System, that has revolutionised "Cable - Flying
- Camera Technology".
With a Comprehensive and indisputable Design, that offers the Entertainment
Industry, a completely new approach with unsurpassable results!
"Specialist Camera Systems" has been specifically designed
and developed over the last 10 years to offer a new generation, the most
adaptable and cost effective method, to achieve the shots that push the
boundaries of our imagination.
Due to Advanced Rigging Procedures, we are able to offer stunning images
that were previously unobtainable.
These procedures have been formulated over 30 years, and offer proven
methods that are totally safe and controllable.
About The System
Our Camera system is a fully Remote-Controlled Cable Design, that provides
Tracking, along various axis, which provides a unique and spectacular
range of perspectives!
An Aerial Suspension System, that is relatively quick to rig, comprising
of a free-running Skate that transports the camera mount, Hot Head and
a suitable "Three Axis Stabilising Head" such as the Libra V,
Scorpio and Flight Head.
Capable of housing most 35mm Cameras, the most frequently used to date
would be the ARR1 435, preferrered to keep the weight down on the rig.
All images are transmitted to the Operator with a Wireless Connection.
Central Computer Software feeds the high spec Winch Drums which are driven
by Servo Motors.
A Single Pulse which links from the Motion control, directly into the
Hot Head Mount, stabilising three Axis Heads and into the Shutter Speed,
which effectively permits a totally recordable and repeatable, hands-free
operation, at the push of a button, identical and Guaranteed!
Our Skates cater for HD Stabilised Mounts with integrated cameras and
lenses. On Board Batteries are transported on a Wireless Remote System
for easier access to difficult areas on location. Camera Position and
Velocity may be altered during the shot and programmed moves may be overridden,
if required.... It is totally flexible!
The entire system offers a noiseless environment and is suitable for
A hybrid software motivated system which self monitors and adjusts itself
Cables are produced from Hybrid, Carbon Fibre Kevlar, of the highest
tensile strentgh, with a high melting point up to 450 degrees Centigrade.
Support cables offer a non-reflective material with discrete and small
Drives are specifically designed with Low-Noise Servo Motors / Gearing
We offer a maximum operating speed of 24m/s on the traverse and 14m/s
on the vertical, from a Direct Rig. Higher speeds may be calculated with
Batteries last for up to 3.5 hours.
All Pulleys have high speed bearings, capable of 100 miles and hour,
and are captivated.
All Motors are electronically linked and synchronised.
The motion can be controlled from the Front Desk, Joy Stick or Palm
The Support System offers digital Video Interface, High Definition and
SYSTEMS -TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
Direct Pull - Traverse:
25m/s - 56mph (90k/h)
12m/s - 27mph (44k/h)
Double the above
Up to 1000 Metres.
3D Flying Camera System
Ultra-high-speed system, capable of achieving sustained speeds up
to 14m/s with loads up to 225kg.
Allows dramatic sweeping shots, rapidly covering large distances,
and swooping high to low shots over and around obstacles, buildings
Based on Fisher Technical's M Series Winches.
Their simple modular design allows multiple motor and drum configurations,
including additional drum units and "endless" drums to provide.
Reliability is ensured with redundant braking and safety systems.
Winches are built into a framework that matches standard 52cm GP truss
size, allowing us to be flexible with mounting and positioning.
Winches and Drive Racks, being modular and mounted on castors, are
quick and efficient to install on location.
An 8-line 3D Wire System, ensuring Camera Dolly stability everywhere
in the Flying Envelope.
High ceiling height and a wide flying area can be achieved using Diverter
Pulleys mounted on Mobile Cranes.
Used in conjunction with Velocity Software allows highly precise
timed shots. Perfect for use alongside pyrotechnics and other timing-critical
Camera Head Controller
Allows Velocity software to program, record, adjust and speed-scale
gyrostabilised camera heads.
system can run anything from a single simple winch up to an enormous
multi-object interrelated 3D flight system, and anything inbetween.
Totally customizable scree, allowing configuration to suit the application.
Ability to import complex 3DS models, and Maya Flight Paths for the
flight path and camera movement.
Reset times in seconds, with repetition to millimetre precision.
A safe pre-render function allowing you to run complex cues before
running them in real life, enabling collision detection in advance.
provides the tools and flexibility to write complex cues. The system
boasts true computer network that is not dependant on any centralised
piece of equipment, hardware or software.
The speed of the network allows for real time monitoring, failure detection
and a simplified multi layered safety system.
By virtue of the integrated nodes sharing a redundant, load sharing,
real-time network, all damaged data is immediately rerouted. This ensures
any problems are instantly alerted to the operators, allowing them the
opportunity to implement real time solutions, rather than post-analytical
The nodes are in constant communication with each other, reporting their
current status (position, movement, direction, velocity, health and history
of the node).
Therefore, all winches literally talk to each other and will notify
each other of any problems. They have then been programmed to simultaneously
react to the failure, ensuring accuracy & safety at all times.
On request full technical data will be supplied, but in brief these two
systems offer 2D and 3D Multiple-Axis, affordable flying systems.
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Velocity and 3D Crane System, in Siena for Quantum of Solace.
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3D Motion control system, in Carrara, for Quantum of Solace.
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Camera Mount with Libra Head and Arriflex 435 Extreme, for Golden Compass.
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Die Hard 5: Ballroom Sequence
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Dolly in the studio.
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Libra Head 3 axis Stabilising Giro Motion Control Rig.