Rhino Arc II the 4 Axis Robotic Camera Assistant Advanced robotic head from Rhino

Last month Rhino Camera Gear launched a Kickstarter campaign for their new Arc II – a 4 axis robotic camera head with both wireless control and onboard controller as well which will allow the user to quickly set up multi-point repeatable moves with a camera.

There are several robotic heads on the market now (Syrp and Edelkrone have their own take on this concept) and now Rhino joins the game with a project that was recently founded on Kickstarter and got over $350k.

So what is exactly the Rhino Arc II and what can it do? Well, the Rhino Arc II is a compact 4-axis motorized pan/tilt (and optional) focus head that enables you to capture both videos and time-lapse shots. It can carry up to 15lbs/7kg of gear which you can mount to a tripod or slider (the unit has a motor mechanism that makes the connecting part really fast).

Here are some of the specs and features of the Rhino Arc II:

  • 15lb/7kg load capacity on pan & tilt.
  • Stand-alone functionality lets you replace your fluid head for repeatable motorized movements.
  • Backward compatible with Rhino Slider EVO and EVO Motor.
  • Optional motorized follow focus (Rhino Focus).
  • Optional slider motor (High Torque & High-Speed Motor) controls your linear movement.
  • Capture day to night time-lapses with Light Lapse (available later on).
  • Built-in output for powering your DSLR or Mirrorless (requires optional Rhino Power dummy battery).
  • Built-in 501 plate receiver (includes 501 compatible plate).
  • OLED screen and dual joysticks for live control over all 4 axis.
  • iOS app for remotely controlling and more control over keyframes.
  • Fast motorized mounting using the unit’s pan motor.

The Rhino Arc II is an advanced piece of gear but it (and some of the accessories that you might want to get with it are not exactly inexpensive. Preorder (now on Indiegogo after the Kickstarter campaign was fully funded) will have you spend $1080 for the Rhino Arc II and a bundle with the Pro slider is closer to $2k. Also, keep in mind that the first units should reach the market in June 2019 at the earliest.

We have covered many other products for HDSLR and video on our HDSLR section here on LensVid. Make sure you won’t miss any Kickstarter photography projects on our dedicated Kickstarter page here on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of LensVid.com. He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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