microRemote Handheld Kit
microRemote Handheld Kit
microRemote Handheld Bundle is a perfect solution for controlling focus by a solo camera operator.
The microRemote Handheld Bundle is a perfect solution for controlling focus for a solo operator. The Torque motor attaches to your rig and fits to your geared lens. The fingerwheel attaches to your handgrip or other part of your rig for smooth controlled focus pulls. The basestation coordinates the fingerwheel and motor, and automates lens calibration among other advanced controls.
Use on Shouldermount Rigs
The microRemote Handheld Bundle is most often used on a shouldermount-style configuration (such as the Redrock Field Cinema Deluxe Bundle) with the fingerwheel attached to one of the handgrips. This bundle is lightweight, compact, and extremely affordable.
- Works with most cameras and lenses
- Precision movement fingerwheel
- All lenses map to an expansive 270 degrees of rotation
- Can be alternately used to control zoom or iris (or multiple units can be combined to simultaneously control more than one lens setting)
- Automatic lens calibration (with manual calibration option)
- Powerful Redrock Torque motor works with cinema and still lenses
- All-digital system
- All cables included
- Included grip clamp designed to fit .890 diameter grips
- Power requirements: 12-18VDC
- User Guide
- 1 microRemote fingerwheel controller
- 1 microRemote basestation, wireless ready
- 1 Redrock Torque motor
- 1 24" flexCable motor cable
- 1 24" flexCable fingerwheel cable
- 1 24" d-tap power cable
Can I use microRemote with a gimbal like MoVI or DJI Ronin?
Yes. The microRemote's size and weight make it a great solution for gimbal users who need to pull focus. Click here for more info.
Is the microRemote a digital or analog system?
The microRemote is an all-digital system, which is extremely precise, offers advanced features such as automated lens calibration, and is less prone to certain types of interference.
Can I use the same basestation for wired and wireless controllers?
Yes, the basestation supports both wired and wireless control. The only exception is the microRemote ENG Bundle, which has no wireless option in the basestation, and is designed only for wired controllers.
I bought the Handheld Bundle with the fingerwheel; can I add the microRemote hand controller for wireless operation?
Yes, you simply purchase the wireless handheld controller and it automatically works with the rest of the microRemote components. You can also add the fingerwheel to the microRemote wireless bundle. You’ll have the best of both worlds wherever you start.
How is the microRemote system powered?
The microRemote system is powered using external battery such as Anton Bauer, IDX, Switronix, etc. You need a powerful battery because moving a lens instantly and precisely takes a fair bit of energy. The microRemote handheld units are powered with internal batteries.
Does the microRemote work with the Redrock ultraCage powerPack?
Yes, in fact it’s a great way to power multiple camera-top devices including the microRemote. You still need an external battery, and the powerPack provides power splitting, conditioning, voltage conversion, and monitoring.
Is microRemote compatible with other motors?
Yes, in addition to the Redrock Torque motors, the microRemote system is compatible with Heden digital motors. It has also been suggested the microRemote is compatible with Preston motors, though we have not yet verified this.
Will the microRemote be powerful enough to drive my lens?
The microRemote system includes the Redrock Torque motors to meet the vast majority of focus needs, and compatibility with even more powerful motors for using the biggest, toughest lenses. The Redrock Torque motor is a powerful, all-digital motor designed to work with all cameras and most lenses. We've verified the Redrock Torque motors work with the following lenses:
- Canon EOS lenses
- Zeiss DSLR lenses
- Zeiss CP2 lenses
- Nikon F mount lenses
- Almost all other DSLR lenses (Sigma, Tamron, Tokina, Olympus, Sony, etc.) where the lens ring is at least 1/2" wide (for fitting a lens gear)
- Cooke Panchros
(we continue to test, and expect this list to continue growing) If your lens is not listed here, it's likely the Torque motor can drive your lens as well. If your lens is exceptionally stiff, or has a lot of glass to move (such as the large cinema zooms from Cooke or Angenieux), the microRemote offers compatibility with Heden digital motors, including the M26VE. We recommend this motor for those situations where maximum power is a requirement.
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