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The worlds first remote dolly for 360º & VR cameras coming to NAB 2016

Here is the worlds first solution for remotely moving and stabilising 360⁰ & VR cameras on the ground.

 

Motion Impossible have been working on the Mantis 360º for some time now after being contacted repeatedly by frustrated 360º video filmmakers, all wanting to move their cameras. There are many challenges to moving 360º video like smooth controlled movement, eliminating vibration and keeping the cameras level.

We use many features to overcome these obstacles and are very happy share this great piece of filmmaking equipment with you.

Take the cameras to the action.

Mantis

The Mantis 360 kit is everything you need to make your 360 video come to life. For a limited time only pre-sale pricing is £12,495.00 GBP
(10% discount NAB Show price $16,000)*
Pre-sale orders to ship by end of June

Including:
Mantis studio (0.1mph – 6mph)
V-con XL
360˚ Evo
6×6 Kenyon gyro
2 x cases

*proof of NAB attendance is required
Pre-order
Motion Impossible are at NAB with Defy Products on stand C9544
Special show price of $16,000 order up until the end of the show.

See Motion Impossible for more information.

BuggyCam has evolved and now is known as Mantis.

Evolution of the Mantis

The Mantis is a remote dolly. It’s a fully modular system that combines with your camera and gimbal to create the ultimate tool for remotely moving and stabilising your camera.
With an operating range of up to 300m/1000ft and a quiet electric motor system you can drive your camera in to difficult filming areas, generate on the spot shots with no set up times and have fun whilst filming in a new and creative way.

The modular Mantis system allows you to build your ideal remote dolly using it’s mounting rails. Position your broadcast camera at a unique low level using the V-Con module, or up to eye level using the V-Con XL. Attach the 360⁰ Evo and you have the world’s first solution to remotely moving and stabilising 360⁰ cameras on the ground.
The Mantis is the foundation of our modular remote dolly system. You have a choice of 2 base vehicles on which to build your ideal filming tool.

Mantis Modular

FREESTYLE

High speed agile control (0.5 to 30mph)
Suits low level V-Con & V-Con XL
Typical runtimes of approx 1 hr*

STUDIO

Slow speed smooth control (0.1 to 6mph)
Suits high level V-Con XL & 360˚ EVO
2″ wider chassis
More robust chassis
Quieter transmission set up
More rigid bodyshell for mounting extra equipment on board.
Typical runtimes of over 3 hrs*

Both systems share the following features:

Modular mounting rails to fit our range of stabilisers
Quiet electric motor system
4wd all-terrain vehicle
Tuneable chassis to suit different terrains and payloads
Comes ready to run with controller, batteries, charger, tools and tuning springs
Powered by high capacity Lithium Polymer batteries (IATA compliant, under 100Wh)
* Runtimes quoted are dependent on
operating speed, payload and the amount of constant

V-Con

The V-Con is the highly tuneable low-level vertical axis stabiliser. It fits simply on to the standard mounting rails on the Mantis. It removes vibrations and smooths out lumps and bumps in the terrain without introducing any unwanted swaying, keeping your footage as stable as possible.

Simple set up for different payloads & terrains
Payloads up to 12kg/26lbs (camera & gimbal)
Vertical travel of approx 10cm/4″
Camera height of approx 40cm/16″
Lightweight rugged aluminium and carbon fibre design
Currently takes Defy Ethos/Freefly MoVI/DJI Ronin gimbals (constantly upgrading mounts for newer gimbals)

V-Con XL

The V-Con XL is the high level vertical axis stabiliser. It fits simply on to the standard mounting rails on the Mantis. It removes vibrations and smooths out lumps and bumps in the terrain, keeping your footage as stable as possible at a range of higher camera angles.

Simple adjustment for different payloads
22 step damping adjustment for different terrains
Quick release telescopic height adjustment
2 lengths of telescopic posts give a camera height range of between 60cm/16″ and 160cm/63″
Payloads up to 12kg/26lbs (camera & gimbal)
Vertical travel of approx 12cm/5″
Lightweight rugged aluminium and carbon fibre design
Currently takes Defy Ethos/Freefly MoVI/DJI Ronin gimbals (constantly upgrading mounts for newer gimbals)

360-EVO

The 360° Evo is the worlds first 360° camera stabiliser.

Designed to fit the V-Con XL, it is almost invisible in the 360° spherical image. It utilises gyro stabilisation to eliminate roll, tilt and vibration. It is easily adjustable for the balance and payload of all 360˚ cameras up to 6kg in weight. The quick release height adjustment of the V-Con XL means the camera can quickly and easily be set to your required filming height.

2 axis gimbal
Quick and easy balancing using a simple (Steadicam style) drop test
2 axis sliding plate and built in levelling bubble for fine tuning of the horizon
Quick release height adjustment
Camera array payloads up to 6kg/13lbs
Lightweight rugged aluminium and carbon fibre design
Requires a Kenyon 6×6 gyro. We offer a modified Kenyon Gyro kit specifically for use with the 360˚ Evo.

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