Movi XL and broadcast lenses

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  1. David Zih

    David Zih New Member

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    Hi guys!

    Have you heard anithing about M-XL and Fujinon and Sony broadcast lense control?
    We do a lot of live broadcast with Flignt Head mini and that head can control the
    Zoom and Focus on those lenses. Will Movi XL be able to do it?

    David
     
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  2. jim mundell

    jim mundell Member

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    Saw you never got an answer. I imagine you'd have to use external motors for lens control for broadcast lens and use the Movi controller. Im looking into the same usage. Keep us posted if you get or find an answer.
     
  3. Eric Perry

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    I have a similar request for information. I've contacted FreeFly and they informed me that they don't have any ability to integrate with lenses like Fujinon (We utilize the Panasonic Varicam LT with Fujinon 20-200 lenses). What they told me is that you would need to get independent motors to control focus, iris and zoom. In doing my research, I found that it is actually quite difficult to find a proper motor with the right number of pins to utilize Free Fly's FIZ controllers, but you can always add a redrock or another system and still control them using their remote controller.
     
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    Hi,
    Does any of you got an answer about controlling broadcast lenses with the movi controler?
     
  6. Eric Perry

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    I got a reply from FreeFly, and as a previous post mentioned you would need to use external motors since they don’t have a cable or the api to interact with broadcast lenses. Also, I had a similar question about the Panasonic Varicam LT. I wanted to know if they had a start stop function, and they don’t have a cable for that either. I would need to rig my own up. With all these faults, I still believe this is the best system for my purposes, and I hope my company will invest in a product that will help in our productions.
     

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