Cmotion: Evolution for cvolution in broadcast12 September 2014
The compact new broadcast camin from Cmotion is a new intelligent interface designed to control focus, iris and zoom on any cine-style lens in a broadcast workflow.
The analogue connector is compatible with Canon or Fujinon broadcast controllers, while three regular motor ports allow the use of digital motors from Arri and Hedén. Cmotion’s daisy-chain cforce motors can also be used independently or synchronised for a full six-motor broadcast system – all automatically calibrated at the touch of a button. A potentiometer provides iris adjustment, but common remote control panels can gain full iris control through the 16-pin EXT Hirose 12-pin interface.
The new cvolution camin 3M lens control system comes in a sleek new housing 35% lighter than the previous 4M and controls up to six motors. It is available with cmotion/Arri wireless units, and compatible with Arri, Hedén and cforce motors. It can auto calibrate all or individual connected motors. To maintain a sleek profile, the 45° angle connectors are optimized for use with right angle cables.
Also redesigned is the cvolution zoom controller czoom, with a new interchangeable mount, to fit neatly on any cvolution hand unit. It can also be mounted on any popular stabilised system such as Steadicam or Movi. The redesign also allows the same control module to control any lens axis in virtually any situation.
Cmotion’s low-cost lens controller for 1, 2 or 3 axis systems, the compact LCS, now costs less, due to new manufacturing techniques, and the 3 axis hand controller is now standard in all compact LCS configurations: 1c, 2c and 3. The system also gains several new