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Preston Cinema Systems

Preston Cinema Systems has been providing innovative camera and lens control systems for over 30 years. The Micro Force zoom control began this tradition by using force sensor technology to control zoom speed. In the years since its introduction, it has truly become the "industry standard" control.

  
Microforce V+F2 Zoom Control / Cine Style

Microforce V+F2 Zoom Control / Cine Style

The Preston MicroForce V+F2 zoom control provides the smooth, flawless zooms that have made them the favorite of camera assistants worldwide. The V+F2 control can drive a wide variety of analog zoom motors including the Heden M26T motors as well as the integral Panavision zoom motors. A wide variety of accessories are available for interfacing the Micro Force to either film or video cameras and lenses.


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$ 79.00/day

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Microforce Zoom Control / ENG Style - Fujinon

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Preston Microforce control complete with special cable for ENG style systems. Fujinon cable.


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$ 59.00/day

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Microforce Zoom Control / ENG Style - Canon

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Preston Microforce control complete with special cable for ENG style systems. Canon cable


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$ 59.00/day

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Microforce Pan Arm Bracket - Oppenheimer

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For mounting Preston Microforce controller onto tripod pan handle.


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$ 25.00/day

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Preston FIZ Wireless 3 Channel Focus/Iris/Zoom Unit

Preston FIZ Wireless 3 Channel Focus/Iris/Zoom Unit

PRESTON FIZ3 LENS CONTROL MDR-2 SYSTEM FEATURES

The FI+Z system controls the complete array of both lens and camera functions. The system is modular, giving the user a wide range of choices from a basic cable connected system to a full wireless microwave system. The System consists of the Hand Unit, Motor Driver, Digital Motors, optional Microwave Link, cables and motor mounting bracket.

The heart of the system is the Hand Unit. Its robust construction, ergonomic design and quick set-up have all contributed to its position as the "industry standard". It's carefully machined exterior matches the phenomenal precision offered by its advanced digital architecture. The unit provides 16 bits of position resolution - 1 part in 64,000 - for incredible smoothness. A bright bargraph display shows the position of the zoom lens. A "Snorkel Mode" enables electronic Pan and Horizon control of Snorkel lenses.

The zoom function is implemented by a Micro Force control. It can be directly connected to the Hand Unit using a bracket or operatedremotely using a cable. The camera may be started either from the Micro Force or from the Hand Unit.

A unique scale adjustment system makes set-up extremely quick. Any portion of the lens focus, iris, or zoom range may be expanded tothe full-scale range of the corresponding control knob with the touch of a switch. In the case of zoom, electronic limit stops can be set. An optional Remote Iris Box provides a separate control for the Iris function. It is automatically enabled when plugged intothe Iris accessory connector on the Hand Unit.

The Motor Driver MDR2 (shown below with the microwave transceiver) interfaces the FIZ Hand Unit with the DM-1, DM-2, and DM-3 digital motors. It provides 3 channels of motor drive, the camera run function for film cameras and the VTR function for video cameras. In addition, it allows wireless control of both the camera frame rate and shutter angle when used in conjunction with the F/X box.

The unit automatically calibrates the motors to the mechanical end limits of the lens. Each of the three channels has a separate three level torque limit selected by a switch.

The power requirements of the MDR2 are 24 - 30 VDC at .15A quiescent, 3A peak (all 3 motors stalled. When fitted with the Microwave transceiver, the operating voltage range is extended from 12 - 30 VDC input.


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$ 299.00/day

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