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#1 JamesTSandoval

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 04:22 PM

Hey all,

I've been seeing a lot of wireless follow focus units coming out and already in existence. I personally use a Preston FiZ or Chrosziel Magnum (Owned by Evidence Camera Rentals in Echo park) but have been wanting my own unit for my personal shoots. 

 

I don't have the budget to get my own FiZ or anything fancy but I would like to spend maybe a few grand on something that is somewhat reliable. I really only need one motor at this point for low end stuff, but the option for more couldn't hurt, and definitely would like something that can worth well with other brand motors if need be. 

 

What do you think? Any suggestions? Thoughts?

 

Thank you for your responses!

 

- James


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#2 Louis Puli SOC

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 06:01 PM

Digital BFD system.


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#3 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 09:10 PM

Digital BFD system.

 Ditto


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#4 JamieSilverstein

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Posted 19 September 2014 - 11:09 PM

Can't beat the digital BFD quality.


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#5 Alan Rencher

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Posted 19 September 2014 - 11:33 PM

And now you can set your BFD up for two channels.
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#6 Mark Baluk

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 02:38 AM

And now you can set your BFD up for two channels.

 

Tx or Rx?


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#7 Alan Rencher

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 10:00 AM

Tx: http://shop.plcelect...2-M26VE's-.html
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#8 Robert Starling SOC

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 10:01 AM

BFD


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#9 Mark Baluk

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 08:54 PM

Ok thanks. For a moment, I thought I may have missed a new receiver announcement or something from Bartech.


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#10 Alan Rencher

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 10:08 PM

I really want PLC to make a two channel receiver as well.
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#11 Osvaldo Silvera SOC

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 10:56 PM

Have had BFD only for as long as they have been out. Always two systems, a Focus hand unit and an Iris slider to hand to the DP or the DIT.

 

Havent gone to the Digital because I would not be able to control it myself with a knob on the gimbal for the live shoots I do, although in the last year I have convinced every live show so far to hire one of the Safety/Focus pullers I use. So maybe it's time for the Digital uprade. 


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#12 brett.mayfield

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 07:16 PM

digital bfd is great, but just to give the thread a little flavor, i say the single channel cmotion is worth a try.

though not expandable, they have other expandable options.


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#13 Mike McGowan SOC

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 09:42 PM

Ive had a chance to use the RT motion system and it's pretty much awesome.  I've owned 3 prestons and love them but if I were starting again today, I'd by an RT.


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#14 Kyriacos C. Mosfiliotis

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 08:31 AM

what about Axis1 or Heden Carat?


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#15 Justin Besser

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 03:17 PM

Heden carat is a fantastic simple system .. Wish it had a different battery system as the batteries die quite fast (9v) but buy a set of rechargeables and your golden
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