HEDEN CARAT Lens Control Kit with M26VE Motor

HEDEN CARAT Lens Control Kit with M26VE Motor

HEDEN CARAT Lens Control Kit with M26VE Motor

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HEDEN CARAT Lens Control Kit with M26VE Motor

HEDEN CARAT Lens Control Kit with M26VE Motor

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Product Highlights

  • CARAT Hand Unit Transmitter
  • Transmits up to 1650' Line-of-Sight
  • CARAT Bluetooth Receiver
  • M26VE Motor with Drive Gears
  • Controls Lens Servos
  • Batteries and Charger for Hand Unit
  • Packs Away in Custom Hard Case
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Motor: M26VE High-Torque Motor

M21VE-L Lightweight Motor

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HEDEN CA-120 overview

  • 1Description

The HEDEN CARAT Lens Control Kit is a fully equipped focus control system. At the heart of the kit are the CARAT Hand Unit (transmitter) and the CARAT Receiver. Connected wirelessly via Bluetooth, these units can be separated by as much as 1650', line-of-sight. While the simple Hand Unit is dominated by the control knob, it is still customizable for precise lens actuation. The CARAT Receiver directly interfaces with the included high-torque M26VE motor via the included 7-pin LEMO cable. 0.4, 0.5, 0.6, and 0.8 MOD drive gears are included for driving just about any lens, ENG or cinema. If not connected to a motor, a separately available cable can connect the receiver to a lens servo to control the focus, iris, and zoom.

For the CARAT Hand Unit, two marking disks, two batteries with a charger, and a neck strap are included. A motor cable and D-Tap power cable are included for the CARAT Receiver. The whole kit fits inside the included hard case with custom foam cutouts for each part of the kit. See below for more information on the individual items included in this kit.

  • CARAT Hand Unit

    The HEDEN CARAT Hand Unit is the transmitter portion of the CARAT system. Its compact, rectangular body is dominated by a large knob for the precise control of lens motors connected to the separate receiver. Despite the system's reliance on Bluetooth technology, the CARAT Hand Unit can communicate with the receiver up to 1650' away, in ideal line-of-sight conditions.

    Built-in vibration feedback allows the focus puller to program knob and lens limits. Knob limits permit the knob to rotate only within a programmed range, vibration feedback kicks in when this range is exceeded. Lens limits allow the operator to use the entire range of the knob to access a limited range of the lens's throw for ultra-precise lens adjustments.

    If the Hand Unit is used to control lens servos, the knob can be programmed to control focus, iris, and zoom with the press of a button. Other functions available on the Hand Unit include motor calibration and camera start/stop (requires appropriate receiver cable). The transmitter itself is battery-powered, and requires separately available rechargeable batteries.

  • CARAT Reciever

    The HEDEN CARAT Receiver wirelessly connects to the CARAT Hand Unit via Bluetooth to control lens motors and servos. The compact construction allows it to be mounted nearly anywhere on your rig. A 7-pin LEMO connection communicates with compatible lens motors while the 5-pin LEMO connection can interface with lens servos. Camera start/stop functionality can be wirelessly controlled via the Hand Unit if the Receiver is connected to the camera with a separately available cable. 14.4 VDC power is supplied via a 2-pin LEMO input.

  • M26VE Motor (256 Encoder, 3.3k ID Resistor)

    The HEDEN M26VE Motor is a quiet, yet high-torque lens motor for driving focus, zoom, or iris rings on cinema or ENG lenses. The included 0.8 MOD gear interfaces with standard cine lenses or photo lenses with gear rings and can be attached on either side of the motor. The high torque of the motor can drive most lenses, regardless of mechanical stiffness due to cold weather or age. Secure the motor itself to your rig using the 19mm rod clamp, which includes a 15mm bushing for lightweight setups. This particular model of M26VE features 256 encoders and a 3.3k resistor for compatibility with HEDEN and Bartech equipment. A 7-pin LEMO connection provides both power and control signals to the motor from the receiver or motor driver.

    UPC: 680196626095
  • Hard Case for CARAT System

    The HEDEN Hard Case for CARAT System features a custom-cut foam interior to fit your HEDEN CARAT System. Cutouts are available for protection and easy access to the Hand Unit, Receiver, one motor, four drive gears, and a marking disk, while compartments are available for cables and other essential accessories.

  • Marking Disk for CARAT Transmitter

    The HEDEN Marking Disk for CARAT Transmitter allows you to plot focus points to ensure that your intended subject is in focus when pulling with the CARAT system.

    UPC: 680196626330
  • Drive Gear for M26VE Motors (0.4 MOD)

    This 0.4 MOD HEDEN Drive Gear for M26VE Motors allows your focus motor to interface with select ENG lenses.

    UPC: 680196626170
  • Drive Gear for M26VE Motors (0.5 MOD)

    This 0.5 MOD HEDEN Drive Gear for M26VE Motors allows your focus motor to interface with Canon ENG lenses.

    UPC: 680196626187
  • Drive Gear for M26VE Motors (0.6 MOD)

    This 0.6 MOD HEDEN Drive Gear for M26VE Motors allows your focus motor to interface with Fujinon ENG lenses.

    UPC: 680196626194
  • Neck Strap

    This HEDEN Neck Strap fist the CARAT transmitter, enabling the user to carry the transmitter around their neck for easy access on set. Once the strap is secured, it can be detached from the transmitter unit with its quick release clip.

    UPC: 680196626347
  • Power Cable for CARAT Receiver

    The HEDEN Power Cable for CARAT Receiver allows you to power your HEDEN CARAT receiver from a professional battery or other D-Tap DC power source. The D-Tap connector uses pin-1 positive wiring (pin 1 is nearest to the red dot).

    UPC: 680196626385
  • Motor Cable for CARAT System

    The HEDEN Motor Cable for CARAT System allows the HEDEN CARAT receiver to drive a M21VE, M21VE-L, or M26VE motor. This cable is terminated by 7-pin LEMO-type connections.

    UPC: 680196626392
In the Box
Bundle Items
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Drive Gear for M26VE Motors (0.8 MOD)
  • Standard Motor Rod Clamp
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

Also Includes

  • Battery and Charger Kit for CARAT Transmitter
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • CARAT Hand Unit
    Maximum Transmission Distance Obstructed: 330' / 100 m (depending on building materials, interference, and obstacles)
    Line of Sight: 1650' / 500 m
    Power 9 VDC
    Dimensions 6.4 x 3.1 x 3.2" / 16.3 x 7.8 x 8.1 cm (including antenna, strap pin, and control knob)
    Weight 1 lb / 456 g
  • CARAT Reciever
    Connections 1 x 7-pin LEMO-type, motor control
    1 x 5-pin LEMO-type, AUX control
    1 x 2-pin LEMO-type, power
    1 x 2-pin LEMO-type, camera start/stop
    Power Input: 14.4 VDC
    Dimensions 3.8 x 1.2 x 2.4" / 9.7 x 3.1 x 6 cm (including antenna)
    Weight 5.6 oz / 158 g
  • M26VE Motor (256 Encoder, 3.3k ID Resistor)
    Connector 7-pin LEMO
    Torque 1.8 Nm
    Dimensions 1.3 x 1 x 4.6" / 3.3 x 2.6 x 11.7 cm
    Weight 7.8 oz / 222 g (motor only)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.7 x 3.8 x 1.2"
  • Hard Case for CARAT System
    Dimensions 11.5 x 10 x 3.8" / 29.2 x 25.4 x 9.7 cm
    Weight 1.5 lb / 661 g
  • Marking Disk for CARAT Transmitter
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 2.9 x 2.8 x 0.5"
  • Drive Gear for M26VE Motors (0.4 MOD)
    Gear Standard 0.4 MOD (64 pitch)
    Mounting 0.2" / 5 mm carrier pin
    Diameter 1.7" / 42 mm
    Width 0.2" / 6 mm
    Packaging Infoacbczses
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.5 x 3.2 x 0.5"
  • Drive Gear for M26VE Motors (0.5 MOD)
    Gear Standard 0.5 MOD (51 pitch)
    Mounting 0.2" / 5 mm carrier pin
    Diameter 1.7" / 42 mm
    Width 0.2" / 6 mm
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 2.7 x 2.5 x 0.1"
  • Drive Gear for M26VE Motors (0.6 MOD)
    Gear Standard 0.6 MOD (42 pitch)
    Mounting 0.2" / 5 mm carrier pin
    Diameter 1.7" / 42 mm
    Width 0.2" / 6 mm
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 1.8 x 1.8 x 1.2"
  • Neck Strap
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.0 x 1.2 x 1.1"
  • Power Cable for CARAT Receiver
    Connector 1 D-Tap, male
    Connector 2 2-pin LEMO-type, male (pin 1 positive)
    Length 23.6" / 60 cm
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.5 x 3.5 x 0.4"
  • Motor Cable for CARAT System
    Connector 1 7-pin LEMO-type, male
    Connector 2 7-pin LEMO-type, male
    Length 23.6" / 60 cm (approx.)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.0 x 3.3 x 0.7"

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