Indie filmmakers looking for an affordable Hollywood-style wireless follow focus solution might be interested in a new device called the Lenzhound which has been created by Motion Dogs which is both open Source and Arduino compatible.
Wireless lens motor control system is an essential tool for next-level film making and allows you to simply slide the supplied DB-1 motor onto your camera’s 15mm rod support system, slip on the lens belt and start filming with professional results. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Lenzhound project and see it in action.
“The Lenzhound, a super-affordable wireless follow focus system designed for independent filmmakers, consists of the handheld remote transmitter unit (RTX-1) and the motor/receiver unit (DB-1) which attaches to the user’s DSLR or video camera.
The DB-1 lens motor is targeted towards DSLR and video cameras employing lenses with manual operation rings, but can be utilized with certain, heavier cinema lenses too. The system features open source, Arduino compatible firmware which enables a powerful array of user generated, optional settings. The Lenzhound System offers a flexible, wireless and user-friendly method of extending lens control to an assistant camera operator or “focus puller” enabling professional, cinematic filmmaking.”
The Lenzhound project is currently over on the Kickstarter website looking to raise enough pledges to make the jump from concept to production. So if you think Lenzhound is something you could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help Lenzhound become a reality.