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Rhino Camera Gear Arc II 4-Axis Motorized Pan/Tilt Head

BH #RHA24AMH • MFR #SKU205
Rhino Camera Gear Arc II 4-Axis Motorized Pan/Tilt Head
Key Features
  • 4D Motorized Fluid Head with Pan/Tilt
  • Optional Slider and Focus Functions
  • Supports Cine Rigs Weighing up to 15 lb
  • Light-Lapse and Face Tracking Modes
Perform smooth, precise, quiet camera moves automatically with this Arc II 4-Axis Motorized Pan/Tilt Head from Rhino Camera Gear. The base Arc II can perform pan and tilt operations, and optional slider and focus options are available separately, making it capable of full 4D operations. It mounts a camera with/or fluid head using its Manfrotto 501-type quick release plate and 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 screw options. The head can support a cinema camera rig up to 15 lb in weight, and its motors are ultraquiet.
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Rhino Camera Gear ARC II Overview

Perform smooth, precise, quiet camera moves automatically with this Arc II 4-Axis Motorized Pan/Tilt Head from Rhino Camera Gear. The base Arc II can perform pan and tilt operations, and optional slider and focus options are available separately, making it capable of full 4D operations. It mounts a camera with/or fluid head using its Manfrotto 501-type quick release plate and 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 screw options. The head can support a cinema camera rig up to 15 lb in weight, and its motors are ultraquiet.

Powerful Arc II features include time-lapse, light-lapse mode that performs night-to-day time-lapse, facial tracking, keyframe presets, and camera power options. The head integrates seamlessly with Rhino sliders so setup with another axis is a breeze. You can control the modes and movement of the Arc II using the integrated joysticks, or you can utilize wireless iOS control with an Arc II control app.

To power the Arc II, it features internal 4400mAh lithium-ion batteries that are charged using the included international charger kit. It also features a power-saving mode and automatically shuts down when it's not in use for 15 minutes. It can operate via an optional slider at up to a 90° angle with up to 5 to 15 lb rig weight and a separately available high-torque motor.

Key Features
Up to 4-axis head with pan and tilt built-in; slide and focus are optional
15 lb load capacity
Ultraquiet motor operation
Real-time control of Arc II using iOS via wireless or by using the onboard joysticks
Presets using keyframes for creating repeatable shots
Can be used vertically with an optional high-torque motor
Manfrotto 501-type quick release camera plate with 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 mounting screws
One 3/8"-16 mounting thread on the bottom
Powers using built-in lithium-ion batteries and charges with included 2.1mm barrel adapter and international charging kit
Powers down after 15 minutes of idle time to save battery life
Automatic face tracking technology
Time-lapse with night-to-day light-lapse feature
Power your camera using Arc II power with an optional cable
Easy to set up and fully compatible with Rhino Gear tripods and slider
UPC: 796914745327

Rhino Camera Gear ARC II Specs

Plate TypeManfrotto 501
Load CapacityHorizontal: 15 lb / 6.8 kg
When at 90° Tilt from Center: <5 lb / <2.3 kg
When at 45° Tilt from Center: 5 to 15 lb / 2.3 kg to 6.8 kg
Bottom Thread Size3/8"-16
Camera Mounting Screws1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16
Panning Range360°
1 x Single Rotation Cable Limitation
Tilting Range180°, ±90° with Rig Weight <5 lb / 2.3 kg
90°, ±45° with Rig Weight >5 lb / 2.3 kg
Pan Speed19°/s Maximum
Tilt Speed7.5°/s Maximum
Battery2 x Built-In 7.4 V Lithium-Ion Batteries
Battery Capacity29.6 Wh, 4000 mAh
Power SavePowers down If Idle 15 Minutes
Power Input1 x 2.1 mm DC Barrel
12 VDC, 4A
Operating Temperature0 to 110°F / -17 to 43°C
Dimensions8.25 x 5.5 x 4" / 21 x 14 x 10.2 cm
Weight5.7 lb / 2.6 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight7.955 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.1 x 9.2 x 5.3"

Rhino Camera Gear ARC II Reviews

Avoid at all costs

By Adam
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-09

Terribly buggy and inconsistent.

Garbage

By Adrian
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-05

Will not stay powered on despite a full charge. Completely unusable. Avoid.

As of March 2020, missing too many key features

By Steven
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-13

I was really excited to upgrade from the GVM 3-axis slider. On first glance, the Rhino with Arc II seems excellent but after I powered up the app, and tried to set up a shoot with the attached controls, a pang of regret hit. 1) For now you can only set TWO end points. Even the much cheaper GVM had multiple points, and at the same price point, so do the Edelkrone and Syrp. 2) As of now, regardless of which motor you choose, your minimum slider time is 20 and maximum is 60 SECONDS. 3) After you've set your key points, you can not change them unless you clear them both and start over -- so plan well. 4) The high torque motor IS noisy. On the plus, you can swap out one motor for the other in just a few seconds. The high speed motor is virtually silent. In other words, you need two motors. I've had a coupe of other minor issues which I'll set aside to say that, overall, I am happy with this purchase. 1) Customer service has been great. 2) Compared to the Edlekrone, having the controls hardwired to the machine IS a relief -- you're not dependent on a wi-fi connection. 3) You really can assemble it in under a minute; you can change rails in just over a minute (with nimble fingers). Once Rhino comes out with firmware to address the shortcoming I listed above, this will be an excellent slider. Until then, do your research, there are a lot of good sliders out there. If I had to do it again, I might have another look at the Syrp.

Update: Rhino making necessary changes

By rory
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-05

I reviewed this product before as missing several key features. I'm happy to report that I've been assured from Rhino that they are implementing said features and more. With said updates rolling out and continuing to roll out this should be among the top motion control kits you can buy with some unique aspects to boot. Two distinguishing aspects of this gear is that it operates without the need for an app unlike Edelkrone, also, its capable of vertical moves, which is unique. Rhino also has a features request page that allows users to offer their own ideas of future updates. Refreshing to get customer support that listens and takes user feedback on board. When all is said and done this product should be a beast, with ongoing support from a USA based company which is a huge plus.

Excellent replacement for Tripod Head

By Raymond
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-11-27

Right out of the box, this was easy to use, well-built, and the phone app meshed perfectly. Here's a few very minor comments: 1) extremely heavy. Needs a sturdy set of legs to use effectively 2) Really needs a bubble level. Difficult to level this unit with a full array of gear on it, and I had to buy a small bubble level to attach to the unit. 3) While I understand the move away from written instructions, the videos so far online have not been totally helpful in understanding the functions and features of the product. I definitely like this product, and will be using it more and more.

Solid design

By Michael
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-21

Solid design. Thus far I like the simplicity and ability to control it and program moves without using the app. I do think powering this during use as opposed to using the battery creates a lot of issues and cable tangles. Also the ethernet cable that runs to the motor is a bit clunky and gets hung up on occasion. This is why I'm providing 4 stars instead of 5.

Replacement coming

By Adrian
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-05

Rhino customer service is very good. I left a 1 star review re: my bricked Arc II, now Rhino is sending me another one as a replacement. Assuming it works as advertised this time, I think 3 stars is fair. First product definitely had hardware or software faults.

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Asked by: Elazar
The Rhino Camera Gear ARC II 4-Axis Motorized Pan/Tilt Head. This item BH #RHA24AMH &bull; MFR #SKU205 is powered through and internal batter that can be charged when not in use.
Answered by: Craig
Date published: 2020-06-23

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Asked by: Jonathan
I just bought it and I love it. It has a few small issues, but I can't understand any hate for the arc ii. I was just playing with it and got incredible footage. It will be a central part of my gear bag. If you are on the fence, I recommend getting it.
Answered by: Ryan
Date published: 2020-07-15

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I thought the Rhino Arc II was standard with the focus control? Where is it?
Asked by: Sheldon
Focus is $350 additional. I recommend getting it. I'm a customer and paid for the entire kit. It's a pricey piece of gear, but based on what I've done in my practice with it, I love it so far.
Answered by: Ryan
Date published: 2020-06-23

What type of quick release plate is on this?

What type of quick release plate is on this?
Asked by: Mark
Manfrotto 501 quick release plate.
Answered by: Patrick
Date published: 2020-07-06

How much weight can it take?

How much weight can it take?
Asked by: John
This has a 15 pound load capacity.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-06-23

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Asked by: Paulo
ROV and Arc II are two separate products, as such they have two different apps. ROV app is called ROV Motion and the other app is Arc II.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-06-23

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Does this come with the charger ?
Asked by: Terell
Yes, it comes with a charger.
Answered by: Geetika
Date published: 2021-02-14

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Asked by: Brandon
This is only designed to be used with Rhino Slider systems.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2021-03-22
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