PD1-HT Remote Air One High Torque(PD Movie)

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Model: PD1-HT
  • Single channel programming
  • 1 high torque drive motor
  • Aluminum unibody design
  • Remote with OLED display
  • 2.4GHz digital wireless range up to 300 feet with 20 channels
  • Left/right handed operation
  • Automatic lens calibration
  • Can map virtually any cine-style lens


Remote Air

Design seems simple,
   but it is not simple

The core of the design is people’s experience. Every excellent equipment will enable you to get more dedicated to what you are doing. Every handheld rotating and every focusing are so fine and smooth, which nearly makes you ignore its existence. All these wonderful experience can be felt by you.

Integrated Unibody design

Both the controller and the receiver employ integrated Unibody design. The entire Unibody is incised and polished from an aluminum alloy, which makes it more concise and decent. The controller handle chamfer also goes through fine cutting, and you can obviously feel its comfortability when you hold it.

Integrated Unibody design

Mirror-image design is applicable regardless of left hand or right hand To be extremely considerate, Remote Air has adopted brand new and original mirror-image design. You can hold the controller by your left hand, adjusting by the right hand and vice versa. Use it as your wish.

Magnetic noctilucent marking ring

Magnetic noctilucent marking ring

Each distinctive follow focus shall have its unique marking method, and Remote Air is even more so. Its marking ring achieves automatic decimal aligment simultaneously when it is attached to the controller rotary table. It employs magnetic attachment to mark the stroke scale, combining with Remote Air’s automatic stroke detection function, which make marking more rapid. When you use new lens, already aligned marking rings can be preserved, waiting for next use.

Both positive and negative Motor

The new Motor has a strong driving force which can drive all kinds of film shots. At the same time in order to be more convenient, it can be installed on various bearing holders both positively and negatively.

30-hour battery endurance

Brand new Remote Air controller employs USB charging interface which could realize charge at anytime and anywhere. Portable power source is also applicable to it. REMOTE LIVE can be used for more than 30 hours under normal temperature. Its internal battery can provide more than 1000 times’ circulation of full charge and discharge. Besides, it can also achieve instant start within standby time of 30 days.

Both positive and negative Motor

The new Motor has a strong driving force which can drive all kinds of film shots. At the same time in order to be more convenient, it can be installed on various bearing holders both positively and negatively.

PD Movie Features

Durable all metal construction

PD Movie Remote Air is made of durable all metal construction. It has been designed and crafted to be a professional grade production tool.


30 hour battery life

The wireless hand controller has a 30 hour battery life which allows worry free continuous use without the need for frequent recharging. For continuous use plug the hand unit into a portable USB charger and keep on shooting.


All cables and controllers included

Compared to similar units, the PD Movie Remote Air comes out of the box with everything you need: 1 Hand Controller Unit (Transmitter) 1 Motor Control Unit (Receiver) Standard Torque or High Torque Drive Motors, and cabling. Simply plug the provided D-tap power cable to a pro battery (not included) or other D-tap power supply options @ 12-20v.


Fits 15mm and19mm Rods

Two step-down rings are provided for securely mounting the motor and the receiver to the 15mm or 19mm rods.



 PD Move Remote Air comes in 4 versions to meet your shooting requirements


  • The PD1 Remote Air One = Single Channel. One standard drive motor
  • The PD2 Remote Air Two = Dual channel programming. Two standard drive motors
  • The PD1-HT Remote Air One High Torque = Single Channel. One High Torque motor
  • The PD2-HT Remote Air Two High Torque = Dual Chanel. One High Torque, One standard drive motor.



The Standard Drive Motor will work with smaller easily moveable geared focus rings. It is adaptable with lenses without focus rings by attaching a focus ring (not included).  It will drive most standard 0.8 geared cinema primes or zooms however it is recommended that if the “action” of the lens is tight or the diameter is large you use a High Torque version.

The High Torque Drive motor works with all lenses with standard 0.8 lens gearing. It is the recommended motor for zoom control, larger diameter lenses or lenses with a tighter barrel movement. The high torque motor has a motor clutching feature to protect your lens’ hard stops.  The motor drive gear is a soft gear to protect your lens.


2.4 Digital Wireless

 PD Movie Remote Air operates in the 2.4 GHz range, far from TV and DTV interference


Range up to 300’

Use the remote air confidently up to 300’.  By utilizing the Transmit (TX) and Received (RX) signal strength read-out on the hand control, the operator can move around the set freely while keeping signal throughout the shot.   Execute gimbal, jib or remote camera moves without losing precise camera lens control.


Automatic Lens Calibration

A single button push will automatically calibrate the lens to its hard stops. Then you are ready to begin marking your points on one of three provided removable focus marking disks.

 Maps Cine Style Lenses

PD Movie Remote Air can easily map you cine style lenses. The included 32 pitch 0.8 gear will fit most available cine lenses. Additional lens pitch gears 0.6 and 0.4 are offered separately (soon to be available)


Maps Lenses without Hard Stops

Even if your lenses don’t have hard stops the PD Movie Remote Air allows mapping of lenses by calibrating the lens with a lens strap.

A brief tutorial can be found here http://vimeo.com/97558755 

Sets Manual A-B Stop

With the PD Movie Remote air the manual set up allows the user to create the same effect as a hard stop just like a traditional follow focus.

  • Re-Maps short throw lenses to the full range of focus dial.


  • The PD Movie Remote Air allows the user greater lens control by giving you more room on your dial for lens adjustment. There are 0-500 digital positions on the control wheel that are displayed on the OLED Screen that may serve as additional reference for your marks
  •  Change Motor Direction


Lenses directional operation can change depending on the brand. PD Movie Remote Air will cater to the lens no matter what direction it operates.

 3D Lens Control

If you wish to control two identical lenses side by side such as when shooting 3D footage both lens motors can be controlled simultaneously with one hand control unit.


2 X 15mm Rod Adaptor Rings
2 X Antenna
3 X Marking Disk
Hard Case
High Torque Drive Motor
Motor Drive Line Cable
P-Tap Power Cord
Receiver/motor Controller
Single Channel Wireless Follow Focus Hand Unit
USB Charger & Cable

Max Range:300ft
Power Supply:Built in 2600mah rechargable lithium battery
Shipping Dimensions:10.6" x 15" x 3.5"
Shipping Weight:6lbs
Signal: 2.4GHz wireless frequency; full duplex mode
UPC Code:847983010950
Weight :5.69lbs

Batteries & Power

ikan "BP-U" Type Ultra-High Capacity Battery

AB Mount Professional Battery

V Mount Professional Battery

190Wh 2-piece (95Wh x 2) Pro Battery
Included Option
Blackmagic Gear

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Dual Rod DV Power Kit
Included Option

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Over / Under Pro Battery Kit
Included Option