Pan / Tilt

Pan / Tilt motors allow the camera to be rotated (Pan) or tilted (Tilt). Our NT axis can be used for both applications. In combination with the connection set, a fully-fledged pan/tilt head is created. The Nodal rail ensures that the weight distribution of the camera is optimized. This allows the use of larger or heavier cameras and lenses.

Highlights

  • Precise Wormgear
  • Arca-Swiss compatible, rail profile milled directly into the body for perfect mounting flexibility
  • Several 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 Threads
  • Integrated water levels
  • Thumb Screw for manual motor rotations without controller (for setting storage position, calibrating).
  • Optional Nodal-Point Adapter Kit for aligning the camera to it’s nodal point

Specifications

  • Weight: approx. 1.0 kg per Axis
  • Max. Payload: Horizontal up to 10 kg / Vertical up to 5 kg (with proper weight distribution)
  • Internal gear ratio: 1:32
  • Precision when used with PINE: 0.001758 degrees per step

Applications

Our NT head can be used for many applications. Mainly it finds use in the recording of Giga-Pixel or 360 degree images. But also for 3D scans or recording stars at night our NT-axis is used. More info about the different applications can be found here:

Giga-Pixel

Many individual images are created automatically in the form of mosaics with a pan/tilt head. Combining (stitching) all images creates high-resolution giga-pixel images with enormous detail. Zoom into the image without losing resolution.

360-Degree

For 360-degree images, the camera is rotated and panned fully automatically in all directions in the perspective center while several individual images are created. By stitching the images together, interactive 360-degree images are created that capture everything around you.

Astro

The automatic tracking of the camera via a motorized rotation unit can compensate for the earth's rotation to obtain super sharp images of the night sky even with exposure times of several minutes.

Turntable

For professional product shots, it is useful to have objects rotate on a turntable. This is very easy with one of our rotation axes and an additional turntable disk. Alternatively, 360-degree product photos can be created for marketing and online stores.

Time-Lapse

Multiple frames are created at a fixed time interval. If all individual images are then combined to a video, slow events can be displayed at an accelerated rate. An additional movement of the camera achieves particularly dynamic time-lapses.

Video

Automated camera movements allow you to achieve particularly professional results for video productions of all kinds. Programmed movements can be reproduced exactly several times with our control system. This is especially interesting for visual effects.

Live

Define multiple camera orientations that can be moved to at the touch of a button. Our live mode in combination with a multi-axis motion kit is especially suitable for video productions at live events such as music concerts.

3D Scan

Photogrammetry is a technique in which virtual 3D objects are created from several individual images of an object. All single images have to be taken from several sides of the object. With our equipment, the process of image creation is fully automated.

Products

A complete NT head consists of 2 individual NT axes which are combined by a connection set.

Accessories

Optionally, we offer a nodal point adapter set. This is absolutely necessary for 360-degree applications to align the camera to it’s nodal point to avoid parallax-effects. For larger lenses, we also offer the nodal rail in 20 cm length. In our transport case, the NT head is always well protected.