The PD2 Remote Air Two Follow focus system is designed and built for videographers, cinematographers and filmmakers needing to control their lenses remotely.
The Remote Air Wireless Follow Focus system delivers field–tested reliability, solid construction, and professional features to bring you performance on set or in the studio.
The PD2 is an adaptable camera control solution offering lens focus, zoom/iris control for precise reliable consistent performance.
With today’s new demands in film and video production, the need for a reliable wireless follow focus system is greater than ever. As complex shots on jibs, dollies, gimbals and steadicams creates zoom and focusing challenges the Remote Air System offers professional solutions that adapt to your different shooting styles and needs.
The PD Movie Remote Air Two wireless follow focus system is a complete solution that brings reliable performance to the most involved shooting situations. Designed for standard style lenses, this dual channel system allows you to precisely control both focus and iris/ zoom with a single unit. Use the control wheel to focus from slow to quick rack moves or to ramp your zooms with no delay in latency. The durable aluminum uni-body hand unit features an OLED display with channel and connection strength read outs. With 20 channels to choose from, the unit maintains peak performance without interference up to 300 feet away.
The system features automatic lens calibration and can map virtually any cinema style lens right out of the box. The two included motors deliver professional grade performance, critical when shooting with high-end cinema glass.
The motors and receiver can be powered with your existing pro battery system with the included p-tap cable. The hand unit has a rechargeable internal lithium battery and runs for up to 30 hours on a single charge. Use the included Lemo to USB charging cable to keep it powered up and ready to go.
Assistant Camera Operators will appreciate a complete system that is ready to work out of the case. With a solid build and robust performance, The PD Movie Remote Air Two wireless follow focus system is the all in one package today’s camera technicians need in an ever increasingly demanding industry.
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
Three step-down rings are provided for securely mounting the motors and the receiver to the 15mm or 19mm rods.
PD Move Remote Air comes in 4 versions to meet your shooting requirements
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.
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.
|Signal:||2.4GHz wireless frequency; full duplex mode|
|Power Supply:||Built in 2600mah rechargeable lithium battery|
|Weight :||8.8lbs (2 x Standard Drive Motor 11,8 OZ) (Transmitter 1.76lbs)(Receiver 7.7 OZ)|
|Shipping Dimensions:||15.4" x 13" x 4.5"|
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