April 19, 2016
NAB 2016

Redrock Micro's Eclipse System for Aerial & Gimbal Cinematography on Display

Redrock Micro shows us how the Halo focus, Atlas motors and Orbit all work together in the Eclipse system for gimbals and drone work.

We speak with Redrock Micro's Brian Valente as he demos their new Atlas focus/iris motors ($1,000 per channel) and Orbit ($895) which automatically swivels your monitor to stay in view as you change height on your gimbal. In addition, Brian shows us last year's Halo ($1,200) autofocus system in action.


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Why hasn't anyone thought of these products before? Can't wait to get my hands on these. The orbit is going to make operating a gimbal so much easier. I don't know how RR fit the receiver into the motor but that's also going to save money and rigging time. Well done RedRock!

April 19, 2016 at 1:27PM

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Atlas looks promising!
Motor and reciever in one: less parts is less cables :-)
Although less parts can also be a bigger challenge to balance a gimbal: 2 parts can be put on both sides of the center of gravity. 1 parts moves the center of gravity further.

I'm very curious about dimensions, weight and power options.
Controlling it through SBUS also sounds interesting: when using the Mimic, I can use the spektrum controller to focus. (Although a large wheel will be more precise I guess).

Anyway: I'm pretty curious :-p

April 19, 2016 at 3:19PM

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WalterBrokx
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I asked RedRockMicro about the weight, size and poweroptions.
Their reply:
6oz, roughly same size as original torque motor. Dtap, Lipo, or lpe6!

Twitter can be so useful :-)

April 19, 2016 at 6:58PM

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