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HU3 – G4 – 2 Motor Preston Wireless Focus System

The FI+Z system controls the complete array of both lens and camera functions. It consists of the Hand Unit HU3, one or more Motor Drivers (for 3D), a set of Digital Motors, a Micro Force zoom control, and a variety of optional controls including wireless Focus/Iris, Zoom, and F/X units.

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FI+Z Remote Lens Control System The FI+Z system controls the complete array of both lens and camera functions. It consists of the Hand Unit HU3, one or more Motor Drivers (for 3D), a set of Digital Motors, a Micro Force zoom control, and a variety of optional controls including wireless Focus/Iris, Zoom, and F/X units. The HU3 gives focus pullers not only a robust and reliable unit but one whose controls equip the focus puller to smoothly translate the changing actors' positions on set to a precise movement of the focus knob. It integrates its 30 channel 2.4GHz wireless link into a new splash-resistant housing. Weather sealed tactile switches are used throughout. The integrated microwave antenna is protected from impact. The iris slider uses a unique non contact technology to eliminate the opening required for a conventional sliding seal. Generation 4 (G4) transceivers address the challenges brought about by the proliferation of wireless devices using the 2.4 GHz wireless band. Their new architecture results in a greatly improved ability to reject interference from other devices operating in the same band as well as out of band interference. The improvement in performance is quite significant, typically 10x or better interference rejection than previous transceivers. In addition, their lower power consumption doubles the operating time of the HU3 on battery power compared to its predecessor. New software called "Lens Mapping" matches the focus distances of a lens to a set of five pre-printed Focus Marking Rings. These rings differ in their minimum focus distance from 9" (.35m) to 6' (2m). The on-board lens library holds data for 150 lenses. Calibration for a lens change only requires the few seconds to choose the lens from the library. The primary references for the focus puller are the distance marks on the focus rings. The set of focus rings have large, easy to read, distance marks printed on a bright fluorescent background for excellent visibility under all lighting conditions. The rings are automatically illuminated in low light conditions by a pair of white LED's. A bright OLED display shows camera, lens, and Hand Unit set-up status. Focus settings can be displayed digitally for Cooke i-Lenses, or any lens which has been calibrated to the unit. Multiple focus marks can be displayed in a new focus display mode called "show". This mode gives an easy to interpret bargraph representation the distance set by the focus knob and any focus marks entered by the user. An integrated hand grip and molded focus knob grip imparts comfortable operation. The zoom bargraph shows both the zoom lens position as well as user set end limits. End limits are set with Set/ Reset tactile switches arranged in three groups. An LED in each group indicates when limits have been set. The HU3 allows for programming camera speed and shutter angle. Power is provided by widely available FM-50 Li-Ion batteries. The Motor Driver MDR2 accepts commands from the Hand Units connected via the wireless microwave link or cable, and controls up to three digital motors as well as camera functions for both film and video cameras. In addition, it allows wireless control of both the camera frame rate and shutter angle when used in conjunction with the F/X box.

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~HAND UNIT 3 - 2 MOTOR PRESTON WIRELESS FOCUS SYSTEM~
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1-- HU3 -PRESTON F1+Z3 CONTROL
1-- MDR-2 MOTOR DRIVER - FIZ3+CT
1-- MDR-2 MICROWAVE TRANSCEIVER
2-- ANTENNA - RECEIVER - SHORTY STYLE
1-- FI+Z3 HANDGRIP
1-- HANDGRIP SLOT CAP
_____MOTORS-DIGITAL
1-- DM-1 DIGITAL MOTOR
1-- DM-2 DIGITAL MOTOR
_____BRACKETS
1-- DM1 - HILL PAM BRACKETS COMPLETE w/ 15mm RODS
1-- DM2 - HILL PAM BRACKETS COMPLETE w/15mm RODS
2-- 5/8" HILL PAM RODS
1-- CUSTOM PRESTON MDR MOUNTING BRACKET
1-- MDR ROSETTE ADAPTER FOR / PANA-435/535 SHOE
1-- MDR ROSETTE ADAPTER FOR 19MM RODS
1-- 5/8" PANA REDUCER INSERT
1-- 15MM REDUCER INSERT
2-- 15mm PRESTON MOTOR SPUD
8-- MDR MOUNTING SCREWS
0-- 19MM HILL PAM RODS (per request)
_____BATTERIES
1-- SONY NF-QM71D BATTERY - LED DISPLAY
2-- SONY NP-FM50
1-- SONY BC-TRM CHARGER
1-- SONY BC-TRM CHARGER
_____GEARS
3-- GEARS - FOCUS ON MOTOR
1-- PANA IRIS GEAR (64 PITCH)
1-- PANA ZOOM GEAR (48 PITCH)
3-- VIDEO GEARS (.40MM, .50MM, .60MM)
_____FOCUS/IRIS DISKS
6-- FIZ3 PRE-MARKED FOCUS BANDS- DELRON
1-- IRIS DISCS-VELRON
_____CAMERA ON/OFF PRESTON CABLES - MDR2
2-- PANAVISION TO PRESTON MDR2
2-- 435/535/MOVIECAM TO MDR2
1-- 12V ARRI 11PIN TO MDR2
--- RED DIGITAL (Per Request)
--- PANVISION GENESIS (Per Request)
_____MOTOR CABLES
3-- PRESTON MOTOR CABLES (3 RIGHT /1-S+S)
_____POWER CABLES
2-- 24V MDR POWER TO PANA 2 PIN
1-- 24V MDR POWER TO PANA BATTERY
2-- 24V MDR POWER TO ARRI 435/535/MC
1-- 12/24v OTTO/CLAIRMONT BATTERY
_____OTHER CABLES & ETC.
1-- 15' HARD WIRE FOCUS CABLE
1-- MINI PHILIPS SCREWDRIVER
1-- MINI REG SCREWDRIVER
1-- SET ALLEN WRENCHES
1-- CUSTOM CARRY STRAP
1-- CUSTOMIZED 1600 GREY PELICAN CASE
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