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#1 Vladimir Korshunov

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 08:11 PM

Hello from Denmark !

Step-by-step we developing new low budget system, yet wire controlled.
First devices to be ready at the end of september.

With the best regards

Vladimir & Brian
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#2 Vladimir Korshunov

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 05:13 PM

More about BVFF:



MAIN FEATURES:

MOTOR
Torque: 15 KG/CM
Gear pitch: 0,8 (32P)
Gear turn angle: 240 °
Adjustable motor bracket
Control cable 5m , can be extended with
standard 3pin XLR mike cable
Adjustable motor bracket fits to 15 mm rod support

CONTROLLER
Supply: 6 pieces AA batteries
Gear-limit calibration
Speed limit setting
4 programmable fixed focus positions
Battery low voltage indication
Missed link to motor indication
Manual function
2 ps. dry wipe lighted marking rings
Neck strap
Anti vandal massive control knob

Components coming from well known quality suppliers like: Hammond, Neutrik, 3 M, etc.
Solid housing.

Edited by Vladimir Korshunov, 18 September 2010 - 05:16 PM.

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#3 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 07:28 PM

This is obviously aimed at the DSLR cameras with the limited motor rotation, but I gotta say those motors are HUGE... And 6AA's for power? OK.....
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#4 Vladimir Korshunov

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 04:24 PM

That is right, Eric. The motor is large and limited in rotation. We aware that the motor is far to be quiet as all its brothers from servos family :

Say more: the system is wired.
The positive things are:
high precision,
it can run cine lenses
and, probably, the lowest price.
The target group is indie and low budget filmmakers, TV Ops, who making music video, football competitions broadcasting, commercials etc.
Our goal and fun is to hit unusual goal. Up to now we tried to produce reliable device for crazy low price. The next step is to build radio-link for this system.
The cheapest concept is almost done and ready to meet first buyers as we are ready to meet first " tomatoes". :D

We intend to come up with some unusual and higher priced products for Pros.

Edited by Vladimir Korshunov, 19 September 2010 - 04:28 PM.

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#5 Sydney Seeber

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 04:57 PM

too loud
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#6 Vladimir Korshunov

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 03:04 PM

I agree. This one has many limitations, but the price...
The next step is radio-link and new motor.
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#7 Matt Burton

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 05:44 PM

What is the price point ?
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#8 Vladimir Korshunov

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 02:02 PM

Hi Matt!
We are about to approach 700 $ for wired system and 950 $ for radio-controlled one.
There can be some corrections, but very small.

Brian & Vladimir
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#9 Janice Arthur

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 08:27 AM

Brian and Vladimir;

I think you're on the right track. Obviously you're working on the noise and size of the motor.

I think the DSLR and light camera systems as well as light camera jibs would love a dependable system for $700.

Think of schools too. Lots of colleges have departments and gear but no way to manage Follow Focus.

Beware, I'd say those are also the markets that are rough on gear so make it durable.

Good luck.

JA

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#10 Vladimir Korshunov

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 12:13 PM

Hi Janice. We do follow this logic and your support gives us more energy!
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#11 Vladimir Korshunov

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 03:21 PM

From now on You can pre-order it here.
The October price is 700 $.
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#12 Vladimir Korshunov

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 08:51 AM

As promised, I keep posting news about BVFF:


1. We have some devices ready for sale, 700$ + shipping.

2. Radio controlled system is to be ready by December.

3. New low-noise motor is under R&D (we desperately trying to come up with prototype ready to February).
4. BVFF presentation in St. Petersburg went very productive: good critics, new ideas, few compliments. (Someone shoot one dialogue with his mobile phone).

Here is our fresh official site.

With the best regards -
Vladimir

Edited by Vladimir Korshunov, 07 November 2010 - 08:51 AM.

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#13 Vladimir Korshunov

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 02:50 AM

This is obviously aimed at the DSLR cameras with the limited motor rotation, but I gotta say those motors are HUGE... And 6AA's for power? OK.....


They are wider.
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#14 Ricardo Casco

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 07:46 AM

Just bought a set of these, it should come soon. I'll give you guys a review of it
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