Mo-Sys Lambda

2/3 axis remote head
Designed for extra heavy camera packages

Icon Payload 50 kg (110 lbs)

With more than 20 units on-site in Hollywood, the Lambda head has an imposing track record with a long list of high-profile feature films. It is renowned for its strength, precision and versatility, while its technology is the cornerstone of all our other remote heads. While those other heads - L40 and G50 - are similiar in performance, when it comes to live operation the Lambda is the only one that currently has a motion control feature.

Strong gears
Unlike some of its competitors, Lambda has zero backlash. As a result, there is no ramping-up to overcome the backlash and, therefore, no latency. Its specially-designed gears are totally reliable and robust, and can be used in extreme temperatures, enduring both in Siberia and the Sahara.
High precision
The Lambda is pre-equipped with telescopic camera plates, which provide quick and easy adjustment for any size of camera packages. The slip-ring technology allows continuous multi-turn 360˚ rotation on all axes without the worry of cable wraps. Since it was originally designed for motion control, the Lambda offers a very high-precision operation and is accurate to a millionth of a full rotation, or a 3000th of a degree.
Incredible payload
The gears are also strong enough to cope with out-of-balance cameras, and with a payload of up to 50kg are capable of moving the heaviest cameras with a feather-like touch. The head can even handle 3D-stereoscopic mirror rigs.
Intuitive controls
Another reason why the head is so popular is its ease of use. It comes with an operator friendly touchscreen control with an intuitive user interface that makes changing the settings, recording a move and playing it back a quick and painless task. The motion data can be recorded and used for VFX.
Modularity
Another strong point of the Lambda is its modularity. A two-axis head can be effortlessly upgraded to a three-axis model with a 360˚ roll axis. In addition, gyro stabilisation can be added (but if you are looking for a dedicated gyro head for articulating crane work the Mo-Sys G50 is the better solution).
Console features
With the modularity come three stages of operational sophistication. The touchscreen operator can set the level with a password we provide. The first is for basic control. Some rental houses have been using the first level head as a tech-less system. The second level is for motion control while the third is assigned to gyro stabilisation. Because the more involved features are disabled in the first level to avoid confusion, these different stages allow for simple, tech-less operation.

Gallery

I can’t say enough about how much I and my customers, some of the most experienced Hollywood cinematographers, camera operators and camera assistants in the world like the Mo-Sys Lambda head.
Lawrence Karman
Active Remote Systems, Los Angeles

Technical Specifications

Weight 28 kg (62 lbs)
Payload 50 kg (110 lbs)