SMART - Stop Motion Automated Robotic Track - was engineered specially as a stop motion MoCo system to film natural history subjects.
The unit shown here was designed and built for the NZ Natrual History Unit. This simple MoCo rig allowed for 2 Axis of movement as a Track with either Pan or Tilt. It includes a remote Camera trigger.
Originally the Track was designed for only a Pan axis mounting, but the supplied metal "L" bracket meant that the mechanism could be varied to allow for a Tilt axis instead.
It was also designed to suit DSLR cameras and to be quick, light and easily stowed in a car for travel to remote locations.
The Built in Controller allows:
Jog to Track/Pan to start positions.
SET jog to end position of Track/Pan.
SET move time
GO TO start
SET frame interval (typically single frame)
RUN controller triggered camera and set START of move.