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Tilta Nucleus-M Wireless Lens Control System

BH #TINUCLEUSM • MFR #WLC-T03
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Tilta Nucleus-M Wireless Lens Control System
Key Features
  • 1000' Wireless Range
  • Two Lens Drive Motors
  • Motors Feature Integrated Receivers
  • 0.8 MOD Drive Gears
The Tilta Nucleus-M Wireless Lens Control` System features a 1000' transmission range and comes with two lens drive motors with built-in wireless receivers, a FIZ hand controller, and two handgrips—one to control focus, and the other iris and zoom. The lens drive motors each feature a cine standard 0.8 MOD drive gear and two 7-pin connectors, enabling you to freely swap or interchange each motor. The motors power by daisy-chaining using the 7-pin cables, and each motor includes a 19mm rod clamp with 19 to 15mm reducing bushing.
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Tilta Nucleus-M Overview

The Tilta Nucleus-M Wireless Lens Control` System features a 1000' transmission range and comes with two lens drive motors with built-in wireless receivers, a FIZ hand controller, and two handgrips—one to control focus, and the other iris and zoom. The lens drive motors each feature a cine standard 0.8 MOD drive gear and two 7-pin connectors, enabling you to freely swap or interchange each motor. The motors power by daisy-chaining using the 7-pin cables, and each motor includes a 19mm rod clamp with 19 to 15mm reducing bushing.

The FIZ hand controller allows you to control focus, iris, and zoom, and it includes a neck strap. The handgrips feature adapters that enable mounting the controllers onto ARRI-compatible rosettes or onto 25/30mm diameter rods, such as those used with gimbals. The system comes packed in a waterproof hard case that protects your gear during transport and storage.

Please note that batteries are not included and must be sourced separately.
The system features three ranges: low, medium, and high. It supports up to 15 channels to select from, and the controllers pair with each motor via the motor ID.
The FIZ hand unit can control three channels (focus, zoom, and iris), as well as override the handgrips.
The motors can calibrate on lenses with or without hard stops, such as a photo lens with follow focus gears.
The motors feature cine standard 0.8 MOD 32 pitch drive gears. Each motor includes a 19mm rod clamp and a 15 to 19mm adapter bushing, allowing you to mount the motors onto either a 15mm or 19mm rod.
The motors power from a D-Tap connector, and then pass power by daisy-chaining via the 7-pin connectors with the included cables.
The FIZ hand controller and each handgrip power via two 18650 3000mAh, 3.7V Li-ion batteries.
The batteries in the FIZ hand controller will last for more than 10 hours, and up to 48 hours in each handgrip, when idle.
UPC: 709016605833

Tilta Nucleus-M Specs

System
Number of Channels3
Maximum Range1000' / 304.8 m
Receiver / Motor
BluetoothNone
Included Drive Gear0.8 MOD
Rod StandardReceiver / Motor: 19 mm Single Rod
Included Motors2
ModelNucleus-M
Maximum Peak Torque2.5 Nm
DC Input Power7.2 to 24 VDC
DimensionsReceiver / Motor: H: 4.5 x W: 3.25 x D: 1.38" / H: 11.4 x W: 8.26 x D: 3.51 cm
WeightReceiver / Motor: 0.49 lb / 222 g
Transmitter / Controller
Camera TriggerYes
Battery TypeProprietary Rechargeable
DC Input Power3.7 VDC
Weight15.5 oz / 440 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight9.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.65 x 11.7 x 5.85"

Tilta Nucleus-M Reviews

Must Have for Solo Shooters

By Jesse
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-25

If you're a solo shooter for narrative or documentary work, this is a must have. It pairs perfectly with no hiccups and the Nucleus-M has a ton of torque (with adjustable settings) to make working with heavy cine glass a breeze. It is also compatible with both the Nucleus-M remote focus wheel as well as the Nucleus Nano remote focus wheel, so you can pair across the entire Nucleus line of accessories. Best feature is the auto-calibration if you use lenses with hard-stop focus rings.

Tilta always great

By benlun
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-21

Solid and 0 delay

Amazing little system for the price

By Joseph
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-11

Look, your AC will complain and they're probably right. This little jammer doesn't stand close to the WCU-4. But guess what?! Budgets these days don't allow for a $12K follow focus system on every job so this little guys is gonna have to make do sometimes. Far from perfect but works darn well for the dollars spent. Biggest beef for me: You also have to buy separate R/S cables and the one for Alexa EXT doesn't power the motor. You can get a 3-pin Fischer cable but Tilta support has said they don't recommend it.

What I was looking for

By Emanuele
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-02

Easy to build, reliable and responsive, with the choice of battery or running power via dtap. I can finally keep my hands on the handles and control the frame in the best way when shooting on a shoulder rig, and still being able to manually focus or changing iris. Top product, I wish I had pulled the trigger earlier.

Fantastic system

By Yoram
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-24

My ACs love this Tilta wireless control system. Easy to use, accurate and intuitive to use. Works flawlessly and makes us look super professional :-)

Great value but product quality has decreased

By Michael
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-12

I'm giving this product 4 stars because the value simply cannot be beat. I'm deducting 1 star for Tilta cheaping out on the manufacturing. We recently ordered this product to replace a Nucleus-M kit that had been stolen from us. Our original Nucleus kit was from when the product first came out, and the build quality on the new units is noticeably cheaper. So many of the parts that were previously metal in the original kit are now plastic. Pretty disappointing considering they're still charging the same amount for it.

Doesn't come w batteries

By Grady
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-21

Doesn't come with batteries. Repeat Doesn't come w batts Must be ordered separately. Doesn't come w batts.

Runs with much more expensive systems

By Heath
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-27

So far this has been great. Spend some time getting used to it before jumping on set. My only gripe is with some of their other gear (like focus rings that are too soft to work with this). Spend the $$ and get the whole kit rather than adding pieces later.

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