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    Neat Focus system from Red Rock Micro
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    I was at WEVA this week, and came across this little piece of kit.
    I'm thinking about adding to my inventory for Camera Jib/Boom shots with a DSLR.
    Does anyone have experience with this MicroRemote system?


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    I do not believe it is shipping yet.


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    I saw this at NAB for the past two years now. I have yet to see it for sale anywhere though. Great idea but I'm sure its far too expensive for any wedding I'm shooting lately.


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    Hey Pyland,

    Thanks for stopping by at WEVA. The microRemote is shipping now, slowly but surely. You can see a fellow DVXusers review here: http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread...ht=microRemote

    There is also a neat video floating around on vimeo one of our customers found time to make here:



    @treynolds,

    You'd be surprised. The fingerwheel setup which is probably going to be more appealing for the event shooter is $1,400. That's the cost of some companies standard follow focus system.

    Cheers,

    Loren Simons
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    All the bundles show "sold out".

    Question about the motors...
    Says, works with cinema lenses.
    Have you tested this unit with large cine zooms like the Cooke 18-100?

    Says, all lenses map to expansive 270 degree of rotation.
    What about lenses which require more than 270 degrees like large cine zooms and marco lenses?


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    David,

    Yes currently they are all sold out due to the fact that we received an overwhelming number of orders from our reservation list that we need to process before ordering is available to the rest of the filmmaking community.

    The motors have quite a bit torque for their size. At 6oz they've worked on Arri UltraPrimes and the Angenieux 16-42 zoom. As more units go out, we get more and more feedback from users as to what additional lenses we know it will work on. The great part is that since the system is completely digital, you can use other digital motors like Preston and Heden in the microRemote system.

    In regards to the mapping process. Essentially what it does is either expand or compress the complete range of the lens (or the start and end point you set on the lens) to 270 degrees. What this means is that you can pull more accurate focus on lenses like the Canon L Series and Zeiss ZE. When it comes to lenses that have more then 270 of rotation in the barrel itself, we (and everyone we've talked to using the system) still feel it's beneficial, as you have enough rotation to be accurate still, but can cover more of a range in less time when necessary.
    Loren Simons
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