Redrock introduced MicroRemote, a remote lens control unit that lets you control a lens's iris, zoom and focus even if the lens is on a jib/crane or on a Steadicam.
April 12, 2010 -- The Redrock microRemote brings new levels of quality and features at a revolutionary price. The microRemote is a remote follow focus unit designed that enables precise control of lenses, especially those that are difficult to reach – typically on a jib/crane, or on a steadicam. No pricing as of yet.
The microRemote consists of three essential components: wireless transmitter provides the handheld controls, the base station which acts as a receiver and controller, and the drive motors which connect to and move the lens rings. Up to three separate drive motors can be controlled by the base station for advanced control of iris, zoom, and focus.
Redrock microRemote Features
* Option for both wireless (via wireless transmitter) and wired (via wired controller) operation
* Can plug in up to three separate drive motors into a single base station to control focus, iris, and zoom
* Programmable in/out points
* QuickCalibrate™ lens calibration – keep from damaging lens and gears, simple and quick steps
* Flash-upgradeable firmware
Redrock microRemote Benefits
* Precise control over hard-to-reach lenses
* Flexible configuration, allowing you to control up to three drive motors
* Future proof – upgradeable firmware to take advantage of future software enhancements
Redrock microRemote Product Configuration
* Base configuration
o Wireless handheld transmitter
o Base station
o Drive motor
* Optional accessories
o Additional drive motors (base station supports up to 3 drive motors)
o Wired controller
The above is an unedited press release provided by Redrock.