UPDATE: This cable has been improved upon and is now available for sale through this web shop. We chose the Redrock microRemote as our solution to handle focusing. Having the fingerwheel for a true single-op mode was/is too good for us to pass up. While we prefer to have an AC on hand, it's not always possible. Regardless of what FF you use, one of the things that always bugged me about the whole follow focus situation has to do with powering and mounting. I never liked the idea of putting any weight down on the gimbal that doesn't need to be there, so the idea of mounting a battery and the motor controller down there was a problem for me. Our temporary solution was to mount the Basestation on the handlebar assembly (as well as an extra Freefly batt to power it), and run Redrock's motor cable down to the gimbal. Obviously this solution is not gimbal-friendly, but having the controller and battery up top was nice, especially if we ever needed to recalibrate. If the choice is between a still motor cable and a stiff fingerwheel cable, then it makes sense to mount it up top and deal with the consequences. Of course this solution was only ever going to be temporary for us, and I want to share what we came up with: What is it? We had a prototype built (these photos are of that prototype) by a cable manufacturer here in the US. It's an ultra-flexible 7-pin Lemo that utilizes the same connectors as the existing Redrock cable, only this one creates virtually no drag from the gimbal. Oh yeah, and there's a friggin HDMI cable integrated within the same sheathing… I mean, why not, right? Most of us are using HDMI to our DP4's or whatever, so why not include it so we only have to run one cable instead of two? I gotta say, I am really proud of this cable… We decided we are going to do a small run of these from the manufacturer. The current estimated lead time is 4-6 weeks, but we are taking preorders right now for those that are interested. If it's popular enough, we'll make more, and we even have a few ideas for some other cables in the future, so if this is something that is interesting to anyone, please let me know. You can place your order on the Slackline website.