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Old March 27th, 2004, 07:59 PM   #1
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wireless follow focus system FINISHED!

hey guys/gals, after weeks of hard work and many mistakes we have now finished our follow focus system for the dvx100/100A...it hits marks nail-on and is very easy to use! check it out...it's GREAT for steadycam, dolly, jib arm and for doing rack focus for tripod shots.....here is a link to some pics.

http://www.dv3productions.com/upload...low-focus-.jpg


please email me at:

oolsen1@ec.rr.com

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Old March 27th, 2004, 08:40 PM   #2
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Outstanding, Obin! I hope this isn't a dumb question, but can the rig be modified or adapted to control zoom instead? Or in addition? Thanks,
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Old March 27th, 2004, 09:05 PM   #3
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if demand is high enough we could make a mod for the unit for zoom.....
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Old March 27th, 2004, 10:14 PM   #4
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Very impressive Obin. I especially like how the focus gear looks like a movie reel.
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Old March 28th, 2004, 01:19 AM   #5
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looks great...

are you thinking of selling it ?

is that meant for an RC car btw ?

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Old March 28th, 2004, 09:49 AM   #6
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yes it's forsale...that is why I spent weeks working on it so that it would be a good quality product for DP's etc
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Old March 28th, 2004, 10:43 AM   #7
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If you would adapt it to fit a wider variety of camcorders, I think you could easily increase its marketing potential.
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Old March 28th, 2004, 03:18 PM   #8
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how much is it ?

just curious cause we used a pro remote follow focus on the DVX100 on one of our first shoots with it (a mini series for CBC) - it was owned by our steadicam op and he adapted it to fit

however his was on the expensive side

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Old March 28th, 2004, 06:19 PM   #9
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I think I am going to start around $1200-$1300 for the system as shown..later I will offer 1 million pixel wireless video monitor that mounts on the controller to the system as a "Total Package" deal for true wireless camera control for focus so that you need NO wires at all on the camera for pulling focus ..remember this is a completly handmade system using machined parts etc...not some cheap plastic unit ;) and not easy/cheap to build :)
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Old March 28th, 2004, 08:33 PM   #10
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seems reasonable...

are you making each one to order or are you intending to have a few ready to go (And if so at what date)

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Old March 28th, 2004, 10:47 PM   #11
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I will try and have a few on hand once I start production on them
we will have to see how the demand is for them.... most likely I will make them on the weekends untill the demand outgrows that production level..if it ever does...
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Old April 16th, 2006, 10:13 PM   #12
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Hi Obin! I know this is an old thread, but is there any new news with your wireless focus unit?
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Old November 3rd, 2006, 01:15 PM   #13
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that link is over two years old. that may be why there is so much difficulty...
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Old November 3rd, 2006, 06:27 PM   #14
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not building them. never sold any. sorry

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Old November 3rd, 2006, 10:54 PM   #15
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I've been talking to Jim Bartell (the manufacturer of the Bartech) about the soon-to-be-immediate need for a lower cost lens control system--the folks who intend to buy a RED and plonk it on a Flyer/Glidecam/whatever will be needing something and sure they'll be unhappy spending the $4k it costs to get into a single channel Bartech and M1 motor ("that's how much my whole stabilizer cost!!!"). I'm sure someone will step up to the plate; it's going to be tough though.
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