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Bescor MP-101 Motorized Pan/Tilt Head with 90-645 Battery and BC-665R Charger

BH #BEMP1B • MFR #MP-1B
Bescor
Bescor MP-101 Motorized Pan/Tilt Head with 90-645 Battery and BC-665R Charger
Key Features
  • MP-101 Motorized Pan & Tilt Head
  • Supports Cameras up to 6 lb
  • 340° of Pan Range
  • Continuous Horizontal Panning Cycle
The Bescor MP-1B includes the MP-101 Motorized Pan/Tilt Head with 90-645 Battery and BC-665R Charger. The MP-101 head can be mounted on a tripod or any mounting system with a 1/4"-20 screw, and provides smooth motorized pan and tilt features for cameras weighing up to 6 lb. The MP-101 has a pan range of 340° and a tilt range of 30°. This compact and lightweight motorized head is useful for mounting and controlling the pan and tilt of a camera where automatic or remote operation is preferred.
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Bescor MP-101 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2MP-101 Motorized Pan Tilt Head
  • 3Battery and Charger
  • 4Charging Notes

The Bescor MP-1B includes the MP-101 Motorized Pan/Tilt Head with 90-645 Battery and BC-665R Charger. The MP-101 head can be mounted on a tripod or any mounting system with a 1/4"-20 screw, and provides smooth motorized pan and tilt features for cameras weighing up to 6 lb. The MP-101 has a pan range of 340° and a tilt range of 30°. This compact and lightweight motorized head is useful for mounting and controlling the pan and tilt of a camera where automatic or remote operation is preferred.

The MP-101 can be powered by the included Bescor 90-645 battery, and can also be powered by either the separately available Bescor PS-260 power supply or four AA batteries.

MP-101 Motorized Pan Tilt Head

Range of Motion

The MP-101 has two motors, one each for the pan and tilt functions. The motors operate independently of each other and can be controlled by the included MP-REMOTE.

Tilt Range: -15 to 15° and set to position using the included MP-REMOTE.
Note: The tilt axis has no automatic movement functionality.

Pan Range: 0 to 340°, with the following settings:

  • Auto mode: 0 to 340°, then returns to 0° and cycle repeats
  • 90° mode: 0 to 90°, then returns to 0° and cycle repeats
  • 45° mode: 0 to 45°, then returns to 0° and cycle repeats
  • 0° mode: Unit pans to 340°, then returns to 0° and parks

Note: For Auto, 90°, and 45° modes, the MP-101 starts by panning to zero before starting its cycle.

Remote Operation

The included MP-REMOTE can be used to set both pan and tilt position on the MP-101 head. The remote can also be used to control both pan and tilt movement directly, and the speed slider can vary the speed of the movement from between normal to 3x slower. The speed slider also varies the speed of the pan movement when the head is in Auto, 90°, and 45° mode.

Power

The MP-101 is powered by the included Bescor 90-645 battery, or by the following non-included power sources:

  • Four AA batteries
  • Bescor PS-260 power supply

Battery and Charger

Bescor 90-645 Battery

The Bescor 90-645 battery is rated at 6V 4.5A, and will power the MP-101 for 6-12 hours depending on the load.

Bescor BC-665R Charger

The charger is a standard overnight charger and is not equipped with an automatic shutoff feature. It will charge a fully depleted Bescor 90-645 battery in 8 hours.

Charging Notes

Do Not Overcharge the Battery

Charging a battery for more than 12 hours can damage the battery and shorten its lifespan.
UPC: 741147900708

Bescor MP-101 Specs

Head
Load Capacity6.0 lb / 2.7 kg
Mounting BaseFlat base with 1/4"-20 female threads
Camera Mount Plate1/4"-20 mounting screw
Slotted for balance adjustment
Tilt Range-15 to +15°
Pan Range0 to 340°
Pan Speed70 sec with AC power (PS-260)
85 sec with battery power (4 x AA or Bescor 90-645 battery)
Adjustable from normal speed to 3x slower with MP-REMOTE (included)
Power SourceBescor 90-645 battery (included)
Bescor PS-260 power supply (not included)
4 x AA batteries (not included)
Power Draw1/4 to 1/2 A, dependent on load
3/4 A on max load to overload conditions
Dimensions5.75 x 4.5 x 4" / 146 x 114 x 102 mm
Weight1.69 lb / 0.77 kg
Battery
Capacity6 V, 4.5 A
6-12 hours of power for MP-101 (depending on load)
Battery Charge Time8 hours for 90-645 battery
Note: Do not charge for more than 12 hours or damage to battery could occur.
Power ConnectorFemale power plug
Center positive
2.1 x 5.5 mm
Dimensions3 x 2.5 x 4.5" / 76 x 64 x 114 mm
Weight1.7 lb / 0.8 kg
Charger
TypeStandard overnight charger
Note: No auto shut-off feature. Do not charge for more than 12 hours or damage to battery could occur.
AC Input120 VAC, 60 Hz
Standard Edison USA wall plug.
DC Output6 V, 650 mAh
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.805 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.25 x 7.45 x 5.65"

Bescor MP-101 Reviews

Does what I needed, not good for higher-end production

By Burnnie
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-27

This won't eliminate the need to have a person behind the camera for higher-end productions, but for cameras that have built-in stabilization it does fine. The motion is a bit jerky but it still let me reposition the camera while manning the production desk. It would be better if it automatically ramped up and down with movements, but the battery life is very good. I basically ran a three-day conference on one set of rechargeable AA's and never had an issue.

Great practical pan tilt motor

By Kristin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-24

The motor is a little noisy and the speed adjustment is somewhat finicky but over all gets the job done.

This is an amazing piece

By Hersh
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-02

When you are capturing on digital zoom this will make it really smooth

Motor

By Ming Hung
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-04

Good products

Pleased with its performance

By Jeffrey
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-30

I have used this head in the field for several projects. Easy to use, smooth operation, can pan/tilt simultaneously to sweep at an angle, and good battery life. Wish there as a little wider dynamic range of speed between slow and fast. While quiet when running, my on-camera microphone picks up the sound of the motors (not an issue for me as I always use off camera mics). For the price this is a nice piece of equipment and MUCH better than trying to pan a shot manually.

Works Great - Just like the first one.

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-01

This is the second Bescor Motorized Pan & Tilt head that I have bought. They are installed in my church to mobilize some very fine camcorders. I also have a zoom control on each. They work great.

Pan head

By Steven W .
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-25

A great unit, allow to pan and tilt our camcorder while recording our Church services as the pastor moves around the platform or goes down to congregation level. Highly recommend this to anyone doing any kind of production with movement.

Great Product

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-24

Working great

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