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PDMOVIE Remote Air 4 Single Motor Wireless Lens Control Kit (PD Movie)

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PDMOVIE Remote Air 4 Single Motor Wireless Lens Control Kit (PD Movie)
Key Features
  • Receiver Motor, Two Controllers
  • Wireless Range Handwheel 328'
  • Wireless Range Bluetooth Controller 33'
  • 19 Wireless Channels
The Remote Air 4 Single Motor Wireless Lens Control Kit is in the PD Movie family of wireless lens controllers and motors. It includes a single wireless receiving motor, and it comes with two different handwheels: one for Wi-Fi with a 328' range, and the other for Bluetooth with a more modest 33' range. The system supports 19 channels, so you can find clean communication between controller and motor, even when using multiple motors in a FIZ (focus, iris, zoom) setup.
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PDMOVIE Remote Air 4 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Fourth Generation
  • 3Motor Improvements
  • 4Motor Power
  • 5Bluetooth 4.0
  • 6Right- and Left-Hand Control
  • 72.4G Wireless
  • 8Multiple Controllers
  • 9Single Button Function Select
  • 10Calibration
  • 11Long Battery Life
  • 12Stereo Shooting

The Remote Air 4 Single Motor Wireless Lens Control Kit is in the PD Movie family of wireless lens controllers and motors. It includes a single wireless receiving motor, and it comes with two different handwheels: one for Wi-Fi with a 328' range, and the other for Bluetooth with a more modest 33' range. The system supports 19 channels, so you can find clean communication between controller and motor, even when using multiple motors in a FIZ (focus, iris, zoom) setup.

The included motor is a receiver motor, that has a built-in wireless antenna and power port. This motor features a cine-style drive gear with 0.8 MOD and can drive either focus, iris, or zoom on a lens with cine-style gears. If you need to drive more than one lens ring, you will need an additional motor, but you can use one without the wireless receiver as you can daisy chain motors together. The calibration procedure has been simplified and you can calibrate lenses with or without hardstops. Built-in OLED screens on the motor and handwheel provide clear information on the state of your system. The motor is designed and built in Germany

Fourth Generation

The PD2-M series is the fourth generation of the PD Movie Remote Air. The motors have been redesigned inside and out for enhanced performance. The Remote Air 4 also comes with two controllers providing flexibility for working with different shooting scenarios

Motor Improvements

  • The Remote Air motor is 0.67" thick, down from the previous generation's 0.75"
  • It also has twice the amount of torque of the previous motor
  • The motor also has 8192 DPI (steps of resolution), which is significantly higher than the previous versions 1920 DPI, this provides the motor with increased accuracy
  • The receiver motor's OLED screen has been moved to the side for easier viewing. It can display the signal channel, signal strength, and the controller's battery information
  • Motor Power

    The new MOTOR AIR supports 7 to 20V input voltage, which means that the MOTOR AIR can now be used with a 7.2V power supply

    Bluetooth 4.0

    The controller adds the master and slave mode, brand new design for motor and perfect function

    Right- and Left-Hand Control

    The Remote Air 4 controller includes a function that allows the operator to change the orientation of the hand wheel at any time

    2.4G Wireless

    The Remote Air 4 utilizes 2.4G wireless technology and full duplex signal transmission to transmit and receive data quickly. While movement is registered on the controller, the motor is simultaneously transmitting position data to accurately reflect movement and positioning in a fraction of a second. Anti-interference and error correction functions are in place to keep controllers and motors connected and communicating at a distance of up to 100m

    Multiple Controllers

    The PD2-M series includes the PDL-TC-AF thumb controller as an alternative to the full-sized Handwheel

    Single Button Function Select

    The Remote Air 4 motor allows you to easily access all the functions with only one button

    Calibration

    You can calibrate your lens manually or automatically, adjust the lens speed from slow to medium or fast, change the motor direction, cancel the calibration, and recover the calibration

    Long Battery Life

    The Remote Air 4 controller has an integrated, high-capacity battery that can last up to 30 hours on a single charge

    Stereo Shooting

    The Remote Air 4 can control up to three motors by itself, but can also be adapted for 3D shooting by assigning multiple motors to the same channel
    UPC: 847983027750

    PDMOVIE Remote Air 4 Specs

    System
    Number of Channels19
    Maximum Range328' / 99.97 m
    Wireless Frequency2.4 GHz
    Receiver / Motor
    Bluetooth4.0
    Included Drive Gear0.8 MOD 40 Teeth
    Rod StandardReceiver / Motor: 19 mm Single Rod (Slide-On)
    Motor: 19 mm Single Rod (Slide-On)
    Included Motors1
    Maximum Peak Torque0.8 Nm
    DC Input Power7 to 20 VDC
    Motor Noise28 dB
    DimensionsReceiver / Motor: ø: 4.2 x H: 2.6 x W: 0.9" / ø: 10.67 x H: 6.6 x W: 2.29 cm
    Motor: ø: 4.2 x H: 2.6 x W: 0.9" / ø: 10.67 x H: 6.6 x W: 2.29 cm
    WeightReceiver / Motor: 6.93 oz / 196.5 g
    Transmitter / Controller
    Connectors1 x 4-Pin LEMO
    Camera TriggerNot Specified by Manufacturer
    Battery TypeBuilt-In Rechargeable
    DC Input Power5 VDC at 1.2 A
    Dimensions6.89 x 2.24 x 2.2" / 17.5 x 5.7 x 5.6 cm
    Weight10.09 oz / 286 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight4.415 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.75 x 9.75 x 4"

    PDMOVIE Remote Air 4 Reviews

    Perfect setup

    By Luke
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2020-06-23

    This wireless focus kit has worked amazingly well. I didn't know what to expect as this was my first purchase from this brand. But since then it's exceeded my expectations. It's the perfect combination to use on a gimbal cage or shoulder rig handle. Easy to connect and switch between setups.

    Concept is amazing. Torque is amazing.

    By Channing
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2019-01-27

    This is a great little product, especially for the price. I love the thumb follow focus to put on a tripod handle or gimbal. Very compact and still has enough torque for larger lenses. My main critique is that the morse code button programming should have the same commands from the motor to the remotes. The only other con I can think of is the internal batteries that cannot be swapped out. When the battery goes out, do you throw the remote into the garbage? BTW-- they need an Android app in addition to their iOS app. I gave it 5 stars, cause I think its a great product and it has amazing potential to be the perfect follow focus.

    Great solution

    By Jon
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2018-12-18

    I had some initial problems but the PDMOVIE company sent a replacement unit all the way to Iceland. Great service. Everything works as it should. I especially like the thumb controller for a one man operation. Bigger controller is accurate and easy to work with.

    Works great

    By Len
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2018-12-17

    I used the new Remote Air this weekend for a music video shoot with some cine primes with the A7S II and it literally worked perfectly without any issues at all. When I was using it with the Ronin, I used the thumb controller instead of using the bigger controller. Switching between the two controllers was really easy. All I had to do was turn off the bigger controller and turn on the thumb controller and it automatically synced. I was also able to try out using the bigger controller a few weeks ago while shooting between two different cars. The focus puller was in a separate vehicle with a wireless monitor and I was in the back of a pickup as a camera op. The focus pullers vehicle was in front of ours and was at least 30-50 feet away from me. We wanted to do a focus pull of the motorcycle driver coming toward the camera and the shot turned out exactly how we wanted it to. Now that I have one of these, Im trying to figure out what other types of crazy shots we can do with it.

    Extremely low latency

    By Bernie
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2018-12-05

    This system has had a huge upgrade from the previous generation in terms of latency. When using the hand controller to pull focus, I dont even notice any latency at all. It litterally feels like its 1 to 1. The thumb controller has a little higher latency, but still fast enough to barely notice it. I usually use the thumb controller on the top handle of my cage or tripod handle.

    Motor stopped working

    By Jon
    Rated 1 out of 5
    Date: 2018-11-15

    The motor stopped working in the middle of a shoot. We bought this 4 weeks ago and have used it for 15 days of shooting.

    Great product

    By Eli
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2019-06-26

    Very professional. Easy to use. Excellent solution.

    One of the best

    By Jorge
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2019-03-24

    Excellent for all types of lenses. Really a professional product. No delay. In real time. Very easy to use.

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