axiiio nano motor

Small, light, accurate, & exceptionally powerful

Engineered to do more

axiiio nano motors are custom engineered to provide the flexibility you need

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Flexibility is the key

at the heart of the axiiio nano system. 

Use the axiiio nano motor with one of our flexible rod clamps to build a fully-featured FIZ system. If you want to use the motor for motion control, simply slide-lock it onto one of our axiiio nano motion pancakes for rotational or linear motion. When combined with our ProMoCo software you can create just about any type of rig you can imagine.

the foundation of motion

We set out with a truly ambitious target for our motors. We wanted to utilise the same motor, not only for camera lens control, but all types of camera motion control. They needed to be small and light enough to be unobtrusive on a gyrostabilised camera platform, but also generate enough torque to provide accurate movement to cameras mounted on motion rigs. To do this we had to design everything from scratch, from the motors and their positioning system through to the space age carbon fiber housing and super strong gear train.

The nano motor is the result...

specifications



Weight

177 grams, 6.25 oz

Mounting

15 & 19mm rods & axiiio one system motor mount technology

Housing materials

Carbon fiber & aircraft grade aluminium

Resolution

3600 PPR

Torque

3 Nm peak

Connection

Industry standard metal connectors

Dimensions (LxWxH)

67mm x 29mm x 100mm  (2.6in x 1.1in x 3.9in)



Rig options with the nano motor

Motors are the basis of all motion in the axiiio nano system.

You can use axiiio nano motors for a wide variety of shots, across multiple disciplines, just by adding hardware, some of which you probably already own! Adding motion pancakes and attaching motors, is a convenient way to add motion control to your existing equipment, as well as a wide variety of 3rd party equipment.

Roll axis

Make interesting effects a reality with just a motor, pancake and receiver from the axiiio nano ecosystem. Add an L-bracket and a huge range of possibilities opens up for you.

Single lens control

One motor and the receiver are all you need to pull focus. As a remote follow focus solution, its flexibility is unrivalled, because the motion is programmable using our ProMoCo software.

Pan axis

This shot was achieved with a very simple rig. An axiiio nano motor, pancake and receiver is all that is required to do complex composite shots that include camera motion. You can even use your existing tripod!

Tilt control

Axiiio nano motors are powerful enough to move camera payloads very fast. Up to 420° per second fast. That kind of speed, combined with a nano pancake ,makes this type of slow motion shot a reality. Frame accurate motion control means you can do composite shots at different speeds from the sped up motion of a timelapse to slow motion like these strawberries.

Product photography

The axiiio nano system is flexible enough to automate photographic tasks. A single motion pancake and motor combined with a turntable can automate product photography for catalogue shoots.

Automate sliders

By using one of the two linear motion pancakes (belt or capstan drive), a receiver, and a motor, you can automate the slider that you already have.

Automating focus

Our ProMoCo software enables you to automate many tasks in filmmaking and photography, including focus pulls. In this example were pulling focus between four distances using cues. The tip of the gun, the Lego man’s face, focus target one and focus target two. You can tweak many parameters in ProMoCo to make the focus pull fit the shot.

ProMoCo software that makes it easy

ProMoCo is a fully featured motion control package that has been designed to run on phones and tablets. Available on iOS and Android.

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Create a rig

If you want to build your own rigs using the axiiio nano system, our ProMoCo software makes that very simple. You can build a control set for up to 4 axes with your choice of software controllers. If you have a tilt/pan axis in mind you can use a joystick controller. If it's a focus axis you want, you can use our super responsive lens controller. Mix and match them in any combination to create a customised set of controls for your rig.

Use a preset

If you just want to avoid the hassle of setting up your own controllers, ProMoCo has you covered. All of our kits have presets that can be configured by scanning a QR code. We'll be providing a library of lens marks for many popular lenses, that can also be loaded as presets for focus pulling and general lens duties.

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Infinitely adjustable

Unlike any other motion control system, ProMoCo software controllers are infinitely tweakable with a number of parameters that you can set to make them responsive to your control style. You can even create left-handed or right-handed controller sets!

More programming options

Controlling camera motion has never been simpler with ProMoCo. Set up start and end marks for the axes you want to control and hit run. You can tweak the program and change its type (time-lapse, stop motion, video motion) while retaining the same clip length, making composite effects very easy.