Focus systems are kind of expensive, and if you don't already have one, then I can understand the dilemma. The gimbal is the money maker, and the focus system is kind of a throw-in. Production will typically only pay for so much in rentals. Good news is, you can certainly buy motors that you know will work, and that's typically half the cost. Tabb mentioned in one of the Facebook Live's that the Mimic would probably be able to interface with the Alpha Wheels. I mean, it looked like he even showed a Sony Playstation controller controlling the Movi through the Mimic ports. The Alpha Wheels are supposed to be pretty agnostic when it comes to encoding (this stuff I don't really know a lot about), so they should be able to work out an interface. With two COM ports and a USB on the Mimic, I'm sure they'll get something going pretty quickly. In fact, Boyd from 1A Tools said in an email today that they had big plans for the Alpha Wheels with Movi Pro, as well as other accessories. Expect a new Tripod Adapter from those guys soon, too.