Kickstarter, the crowd funding platform, has some interesting product concepts for HDSLR filmmakers every now and then.
Here’s an intriguing idea by a fellow film student from NYU who teamed up with his neighbor Harry to produce a follow focus that uses the technology of bike brake systems. Cool and it seems to be a possible alternative to Zacuto’s Tornado hand-focus.
The price of $799 seemed high at first, but on a second thought this is a full handheld rig. What we don’t know is how good it is, how well and accurate focus can be controlled. I’m sure a review will come out sooner or later if you’d rather not gamble on the quality.
Go to their page to order a Snap Focus: LINK
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Get your gear through B&H to support this platform: www.bhphotovideo.comThere’s been a lot of anticipation around Redrocks microRemote System. We’ve seen it last year at NAB 2011 and they’ve taken a lot of time to make it a quite remarkable product.
The motor seemed reasonably silent and the additional thumb control as well as the iPhone and Sonar integration provide an extremely ergonomic and improved solution to keep that 4K stuff in focus.
But it’s not only for high end users, Redrock sells this device at a very competitive price. The wired version will be $1400 and the wireless one will go for $2400. It will all be available by June 1st, but you might have to get in line and wait until they’ve shipped all the pre-orders.
There’s no news on the microEVF at this time.
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I thought my team had covered the Redrock Micro booth on Sunday but apparently I missed something there. I know this device has been around for some time, but if you haven’t seen this then you should see it now: The “redrockmicro microRemote”
Brian must have found a way to do time travelling. I assume that he got this wireless follow focus lcs device from the future. For all people on a no-budget the Jag35 remote is a great deal (!) and for the low-budget people the microRemote is still a bargain at $2200.
We’ll hold our breath until June 15th to see if this thing is as sexy in use as it looks on paper. Redrock Micro has introduced some very good products (follow focus and baseplate come to mind among others) and seems to be improving their quality every year.
Cheers on this product.