The Modula is the ultimate in simple and portable motion control systems. Its light weight design makes it quick to set up and narrow enough to fit through standard doorways. It runs on the Mark Roberts Flair motion control software.´

Modula motion control robot

Technical specifications
and general information

Technical specifications and general information

Access / Set up

The MODULA with ULTIHEAD weighs around 45kg and the light weight tracks weight 62kg per 3m segment. The set up takes approximately 1.5 hours but depending on the number of tracks used.

The MODULA base is equipped with a Moy Low Hat, to bring the camera up higher. A set of Ronford Heavy duty legs with Moy base can be mounted on the MODULA Base.

The shorter the access ways and more even the set up site, the quicker it is to set up the MODULA.

The MODULA fits through normal doorways although the track length of 3m might be a restriction in narrow spaces. The MODULA and its equipment can be delivered in a 3.5t Sprinter van or a 7.5t truck (L7.50m, W2.50m, H3.40m).

Power supply

Single phase 110-240 Volts,50-60 Hz, 16 Amp

Generator: 4 KVA

Rig fixing

The MODULA can be used on light weight precision tracks (linear ball bearing rails) or on MILO heavy duty tracks.

Mounting cameras / lenses

The ULTIHEAD has a standard configuration with Pan/Tilt axes.

It takes cameras with up to 35kg.

.Special control cables are available to provide sync at different frame rates to ARRI Alexa, RED and PHANTOM camera models.

The lenses are fitted with motion controlled focus/zoom/iris motors and run by the MODULA.

Triggers / SFX timing

The MODULA can trigger external devices such as Solenoids, Cylinders, Motorized SFX systems via relays. This allows SFX timing to be connected to/triggered by the MODULA.


The MODULA is not sound-proof due to ventilation and the motor noises that it produces.

The MODULA is not rain-proof since the electronics are built into the MODULA directly. In such cases, the MODULA can be shut down without losing any shoot data and covered on the spot until the rain has stopped. During light rain it is still possible to shoot if the MODULA is partially covered.


The MODULA base can be fitted with a telescopic column or with a telescopic column, rotate and jibarm.

Mimic controls in the form of hand wheels or pan bars enable real time learning of movements and can be used by a nor- mal film crew under the supervision of a motion control operator.

Remote controls for focus and zoom are available.
There are also additional motors or turntables available that can be used as an integrated part of the system. Further devices for externally controlling timing of SFX, custom pneumatic or motorized rigs, sliders and model movers can be provided on request. Connections or integration should be discussed before the shoot.

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