In the early days the Mitchell camera was often used with motion control. This camera is known for its steadiness and can run from stop motion to up to 120 FPS. Nowadays however we are mostly shooting with other, so called external cameras.We need only to sync to the shutter movement. Examples of film cameras are: ARRI 435; ARRI SRIII; ARRI 535 . For video cameras the video signal provides the sync. We can aslo sync to HD cameras. We now mostly use ARRI ALEXA and RED Epic.
ALEXA and Epic provides a sync pulse so we can synchronize every take!