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#1 Andreas Schenker

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 08:54 AM

Hi folks


of course I really like to work with my assistant ;) Nevertheless I'd like to know if there was a follow focus controller that can be attached directly to the gimbal of a steadicam. Does anyone of you ops out there know any devices?


Thanks to all and kind regards


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#2 Mark Stitzer

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 09:53 AM

I have a Bartech with a small wired thumb wheel that I mount to the gimbal handle.  It works well, especially for documentary work where you may not have an AC or don't want to rely on someone to do it for you in a very live environment.  

There are other options for ENG/broadcast lens controllers too, but I haven't used them.

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#3 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 09:58 AM

If you work with ENG/Broadcast/Cabrio lens, look into the G-zoom. It allows you to control zoom with the top rocker and focus with the wheel under the gimbal. http://www.g-zoom.com/

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#4 Peter Hoare

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 01:18 PM

We are making this roller for the Axis1 that will fit to a gimbal and you can roll the wheel with your finger to control the focus (or any other lens axis). There are buttons on there for run/stop of the camera (Arri RS/F55/Red/Lanc) as well as some other functions like limiting. 


We are just finishing it off now, it will be available in the next few months. 




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#5 Arseny sentiakov

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 01:31 AM

Hey everybody! I have recently had to conduct a research on follow focus systems, their specifications and so on. I think many people, at least who is looking for a FF, will be interested. I’ve checked the most popular models, both wireless and wired, mechanical and electronic. I’ve done it myself so If you have any questions I will be ready to answer.


links on reviews

- proaim EF-PRO (https://www.youtube....h?v=DeTF2frxiM4)

- KeyEasyFocus (https://www.youtube....h?v=CIHgG3fmEdY)

- DJI Focus (https://www.youtube....h?v=UhE0ArjzJdI)

- UniVice (https://vimeo.com/153903392)

- Movcam (https://www.youtube....h?v=u_f5UyybK4c)

- Camtree V2 (https://www.youtube....h?v=Do_6mn3QXD4)


and my comparison chart


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#6 Alan Rencher

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 07:36 PM

The New PLC Bartech 2-channel will have a POT input enabled through software soon.

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