Fujinon has developed a new HD motor drive lens, synchronisation unit, and wireless controller for 3D and robotics.
The XA4x7.5BMD-D3R/L motor drive HD zoom lens comes in right and left lens versions. It has a F2.8 maximum aperture over its 7.5mm to 30mm focal length. Minimum focus distance is 450mm.
"For the size/weight these are unique to Fujinon," said Paul Goodwin, Divisional Head Broadcast & CCTV Products Division, Pyser-SGI (Fujinon distributor for the UK and Ireland). The 2/3-inch lenses feature "high precision optical systems supplied in matched lens pairs for correct 3D image rendition." The compact size and weight (450g) is useful for 3D rigs in tight spaces, on jibs or for handheld/Steadicam use.
The controller makes rigging much simpler. "The lens control system is easy to set-up, essentially plug-and-use, with no adjustments required (apart from back focus). Therefore no lens tracking checks need be made specifically for control software to ensure correct stereoscopy at different lens focal lengths and focus positions."
By David Fox