I apologize if this is the wrong forum, seemed like the right one.
So basically what Im doing (i.e, trying to do) is find the right parts on building a motion control rig for filming a movie, and at the same time understand them. I'll give as much details as I can.
Im a noob yes but Ive been doing extensive research and Im still unclear about a lot of the general workings of a robotic rig.
What I need is a robotic/motorized motion control head for a camera that incorporates 3 things...
1.) 4 axis. It needs to slide along a track, rise up and down vertically, rotate left and right, and tilt forward and backwards.
2.) Most importantly it needs to be able to record the motions I give it and store them so it can repeat those motions at a later date. I realize Im going to be shelling out some cash for something like this.
3.) I really need the motion to be as smooth as possible. So that the movement is exactly the same and it has frame by frame accuracy. My use for this rig is visual effects purposes. I know a motion control rig can significantly reduce the need for expensive rendering hardware for creating artificial environments in a movie.
So far the best camera head/rig Ive come across only has 3 axis functionality, but can one of those also be modified to slide along a track too?
This one for example
Ive read up on servo controllers and how they can be used for this very purpose but like I mentioned I dont understand a lot of the parts that go into these devices. Im very unversed in the field of robotics, so I figured my best bet would be to consult with professionals who could maybe point me in the right direction.
But thats about all I can think of. Thats what Im trying to do and really need some help with. So any advice is very much appreciated and I thank everybody for their time.