>> James: So overall Cinegears makes 5 controllers
in total, you've got the first one here which is the multi axis wireless controller, and
then you've got the Single Axis Express Plus controller and the regular Single Axis controller.
And then our two mini controllers here: the Fingerwheel and the Rocker.
We get asked a lot about the differences between our Single Axis Express Controller and our
Express Plus Controller. The only one being that between the two, the Express Plus has
two built in physical hard stops on the focus knob itself, also the focus rings for each
model vary, the Express Plus being slightly thicker.
Cinegears also makes a sibling to the Fingerwheel Controller, in the form of the Rocker. So
all the functionalities are exactly the same, the function menus are exactly the same in
both, you can see they have the same designs, same buttons. The only difference here being
is the style in which you will pull focus, so the Fingerwheel has obviously got the wheel
at the bottom here and then the Rocker has this switch just here, which allows you to
move your motor a little faster by pushing harder down on your switch.
We also make 4 types of motors, we have two for the single axis, we have a standard wireless
motor and a high torque motor and then also for the multi axis we have the standard and
high torque. The high torque is literally double the torque
of the Standard, this provides faster response times and stronger, more determined movement
within the motor for your lens. We have these extremely durable, well built
metal gears they come in a 38mm variety or even our thicker more heavy duty metal gear
just here which is 45mm in diameter and also in a 0.8 pitch.
Cinegears also provides 4 different types of mounting brackets, you've got our extended
brackets which are these ones here and our regular ones just there, they come in 19mm
and 15mm for any kinds of rods you might be using.
There are two ways to mount it if you're wanting a high mounting solution, you want to put
just on here, just so it's on the bottom and you just need to screw it in tight so it stays
in nice and firmly. And then you have a low mounting solution where you just need to flip
it around the other way, slide it on and gain the same, just twist it in to tighten it.
Cinegears also provides these recording triggers for your single axis follow focus systems.
We have a Sony/Canon recording trigger then a RED Epic recording trigger and our ARRI
recording trigger just there which can be modified to be used for the F45 Sony System
as well. Now I'm going to quickly run through with
you how to set up a single axis follow focus system. I'm going to be using the express
plus controller for this and a standard wireless motor.
So like I mentioned before, using the mounting brackets is extraordinarily simple. You just
slide your motor straight onto it make sure its lined up and your just wanting to tighten
your screw at the back there, if there's not much room between your hand and the lens you
can just pull this little screw out here and then twist if from there.
So to get your motor powered up, you're going to plug in the two pin LEMO into the dc input
just here and as soon as you've done that you'll see the little light just here flash
blue, and it's ready to go to be paired with the controller.
Now pairing the motor with your controller is incredibly simple, you'll want to turn
your controller on first and then hold down the code button so it turns green and then
hold down the code on the controller to pair it with your motor.
So the first function is just holding down SET and (A) and that will automatically calibrate
For manual lens mapping you're going to hold
down set, record, all 4 buttons are going to light up and then to choose your first
point, we're going to hold down (C) just here and it's going to run through and we're going
to stop it say at this point here. To set that we're going to press (A) once then we're
going to choose our second point by holding down (D) and we're going to go back to let's
say, here. If you overshoot, you can just tap the (C) button to move backwards and then
we're going to push (B) and we're set. So now if I rotate my controller you'll see
we won't go beyond these two points throughout the entire range.
Okay and now I can show you how to set up the presets on your controller. So you can
see you have 4 buttons on here, (A) (B) (C) and (D) and I'm going to set up each one individually.
I'm going to hold down (A), all of the lights will flash which means that it's been set,
we're going to move the focus on a little and set up point b, hold down the (B) button
and again with (C) and I'm going to put my final point just here at (D), so now I
just have to hit my (A) point and it'll go back to that position and then say if I
want to jump to my (D) point, I'll just press the (D) button and it will scroll straight
back to that one and the same with (B) and (C). If I ever want to cancel any of these,
I just hit the (C) button again. So as you can see it moves extremely fast
at the highest speed on the dial here, move it down a bit or a little further if you want
to go particularly slowly. We also have a new Speed vs. Smoothness Priority
modes; the way you can access this function is through pressing CODE and REC and then
one of the four buttons here. So (A) is your Speed mode and (D) is you Smoothest. (B) and
(C) are somewhere nestled in between both. So I'm going to hold down all three at the
same time, you'll get a flash, you can see that we're now in speed mode, this is the
fastest mode, I'm now going to hold down CODE, REC and (D) and the flash will indicate
that we've selected our Smoothness priority mode so you can see we're now in smoothness
priority. So one function is that you are able to change
the direction in which the motor is spinning, the easiest way to do that is by pressing
the code button on the side of the motor, you can see now that it's turning the opposite
direction to the way I'm spinning the wheel here and again press it one more time and
it'll re-calibrate itself and now we're back to turning the same way as before.
You also have a record button built into your controller so once you have your trigger cable
plugged into your motor and your camera all you have to do is press the button on the
side here and you'll start recording, press it again and it'll stop recording.
If you need to calibrate your controller at any point on set you need to move your focus
knob to the starting point first or whatever starting point you choose, hold down Set,
CODE and REC for 3 seconds the lights will flash, then move it down to your other point
and hold down the buttons again and your redefined, recalibrated and ready to go.