An interview from the 2023 NAB Show in Las Vegas with Stephen Gallagher of Mo-Sys Engineering. Mo-Sys is an award-winning, world-renowned manufacturer of virtual production solutions & camera robotics for Film, HETV & Broadcast.

Mo-Sys invented ‘simple-to-use’ marker-based optical camera tracking for Virtual Production. The resulting product, StarTracker, became the world’s best- selling absolute tracking solution for broadcast and cinematic. StarTracker Max features redesigned and miniaturised hardware with flexible mounting options and which leverages Mo-Sys improved algorithm to produce Mo-Sys’ most accurate tacking solution to date.

StarTracker Max auto alignment technology simplifies set-up and ensures ultra-precise studio calibration. Once set-up, StarTracker Max is fully autonomous with no need for costly, time-consuming daily re-calibration. With rapid star map discovery, a new user- friendly interface (iOS and Android) and simple D-Tap power inlet, StarTracker Max sets a new standard for set-and-forget professional tracking.

This year, Mo-Sys had a significant presence throughout NAB Show from its own booth and several strategic partners. They had a brilliant time unveiling their newest innovations and joining forces with Mo-Sys Academy graduates Hyper RPG to offer an interactive, audience-led virtual production demonstration. Visitors to the booth were able to create their own videos and content with the help of the all-new StarTracker Max optical camera tracking system and Mo-Sys VP Pro XR.

Mo-Sys also recently launched a new generation of gyro-stabilized remote head, the G30. Its radical new design, with a compact, 45-degree frame, allows it to support virtually any broadcast or digital cinematography camera rig for precise movement and stabilization.

“In our conversations with the production community, we know that there is a real need for excellent stabilization and precision camera positioning without the expense and limitations of device-specific and proprietary mounts,” said Michael Geissler, CEO of Mo-Sys. “Whether it is on a vehicle, a remote mount or a crane, producers and directors want to be unrestricted creatively, with a device that is quick to set up and balance, and will accept whatever camera and accessories they need.”

The G30’s 45° frame geometry provides easy access to all the camera connections and accessories, making it simple to install any type of camera quickly and securely. The short, stiff frame provides rigidity for rigs of up to 30kg, and high torque direct drive motors deliver crisp, precise camera movement alongside excellent stabilization. Open hubs for the three drive motors means cable routing is clear and tidy and avoids the need for sliprings and camera-specific cables.

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