This new system is based on the popular MYT Velvet pan and tilt Fluidless Nodal head combined with KFX Technology control system with simple, one cable plug and play operation.
The Velvet has a simple joystick control console that has the usual KFX functions for setting speed, end stops and direction. Options are available for pan bar or hand wheel control.
Another KFX/MYT collaboration to be at the show is the motorized camera slider for the MYT GlideLine. Designed to give the maximum amount of movement on the slider, the motor system powering the MYT Glide has enough power to move up to 200 pounds smoothly along the Glider at up to two feet per second.
Even at slow speeds the slider retains superb smoothness and accuracy. The end stops are programmable and can be feathered in and out. The motor is so powerful that the unit can easily travel at a 45 degree angle with no need for a counterweight.
The first collaboration between KFX and MYT began with the motorization of the MYT Constellation skater dolly from the MYT Galaxy Line. The MYT Constellation is a camera skater dolly that runs on regular speed rails, an industry standard which allows very long runs to be achieved in comparison to regular fixed bearing camera sliders.
This allows for motor controlled tracking shots up to 300 feet. As with all KFX products, this motor unit is compatible with the MYT Velvet Remote Head as well as the KFX Aurora Remote head.
KFX Technology was born out of Kontrol Freax Ltd, a London-based company that helped to introduce affordable, portable motion control technology to the UK and beyond. MYT Works is a design, engineering and manufacturing company based in New York City specializing in sophisticated professional-grade camera slider dollies, nodal heads and support accessories.
The companies began collaborating a year ago.