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PDMOVIE LIVE AIR 3 Smart LiDAR Wireless Focus Lens Control Kit (Advanced)

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PDMOVIE LIVE AIR 3 Smart LiDAR Wireless Focus Lens Control Kit (Advanced)
Key Features
  • Wirelessly Control Lens Focus via LiDAR
  • 0.7 Nm Smart LiDAR Motor, Batteries
  • Bluetooth Focus Controller
  • REMOTE AIR RIG Handwheel Unit
Remotely control your lens focus using this LIVE AIR 3 Smart LiDAR Wireless Focus Lens Control Kit from PDMOVIE. This Advanced kit includes a Smart LiDAR motor with 0.7Nm torque, a Bluetooth wireless remote controller, REMOTE AIR RIG Handwheel Unit for the focus controller, controller and motor batteries, a battery charger, a shoe mount for the motor, a 15mm rod, a lens gear ring, and a multi-purpose mounting clamp.
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PDMOVIE Live Air 3 Smart Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2PDMOVIE Bluetooth Focus Controller for PD-BTMP, PD-BTMP-N, PD-BTMP-S & PD-BTMP-SP
  • 3PDMOVIE MOTOR SMART Mini Intelligent Focus Motor
  • 4PDMOVIE LIR2477 Battery for PDL-TC-AFX Focus Controller
  • 5PDMOVIE LI-42Bx2 Battery for PD-BTMP, PD-BTMP-N & PD-BTMP-S
  • 6PDMOVIE 2/4-Channel Battery Charger for LI-42B & LI42Bx2 Batteries
  • 7PDMOVIE 15mm Rod Clamp with Rod & Shoe Adapter for Motor
  • 8PDMOVIE 15mm Rod (5.9")
  • 9PDMOVIE REMOTE AIR RIG Handwheel Controller for PDL-TC-AFX Focus Wheel

Remotely control your lens focus using this LIVE AIR 3 Smart LiDAR Wireless Focus Lens Control Kit from PDMOVIE. This Advanced kit includes a Smart LiDAR motor with 0.7Nm torque, a Bluetooth wireless remote controller, REMOTE AIR RIG Handwheel Unit for the focus controller, controller and motor batteries, a battery charger, a shoe mount for the motor, a 15mm rod, a lens gear ring, and a multi-purpose mounting clamp.

The motor features fast and accurate control using the controller, and it can also track your subjects to automatically adjust your focus. The kit includes everything you need to mount the kit onto your rig and wirelessly control fine focus on a cine lens.

PDMOVIE Bluetooth Focus Controller for PD-BTMP, PD-BTMP-N, PD-BTMP-S & PD-BTMP-SP

Use this circular Bluetooth Focus Controller from PDMOVIE to control fine lens focus with a separately available PD-BTMP motor using Bluetooth from up to 328' away. This compact focus controller mounts onto your cage or rig using a 1/4"-20 screw, and it provides A/B stops, gear direction control, automatic calibration, and it can even be switched to zoom mode to be used as a zoom controller. The controller is powered using a replaceable, rechargeable LIR2477 Li-ion battery.

PDMOVIE MOTOR SMART Mini Intelligent Focus Motor

PDMOVIE's MOTOR SMART Mini Intelligent Focus Motor provides quick and accurate remote focus control and is equipped with smart LIDAR technology. This unit integrates its radio receiver, power supply, and motor in a self-contained package for remote focusing. Additionally, at a range of up to 16.4', the MOTOR SMART Mini scans and tracks subjects to automatically adjust focus. This process adds an autofocus function to manual focus lenses. It can store lens travel ranges for up to five lenses for quick and seamless operation. The motor can also be controlled traditionally by pairing it with a PDMOVIE wireless controller (available separately).

PDMOVIE LIR2477 Battery for PDL-TC-AFX Focus Controller

Power your PDL-TC-AFX focus controller with this LIR2477 Battery from PDMOVIE. This lithium-ion coin-style battery slides into the round focus controller and provides long battery life with a 3.6V output.

PDMOVIE LI-42Bx2 Battery for PD-BTMP, PD-BTMP-N & PD-BTMP-S

Power your LIVE AIR 2 or LIVE AIR 2S PD4-HT, PDL-TC-AFP, or PDL-TC-AZP motor with this LI-42B Battery from PDMOVIE. This battery slides into the controller and provides long battery life with a 600mAh, 2.2Wh capacity and a 3.7V output. It charges in the separately available 42Bx2 dual-battery charger.

PDMOVIE 2/4-Channel Battery Charger for LI-42B & LI42Bx2 Batteries

Charge two or up to four batteries with this 2/4-Channel Battery Charger from PDMOVIE. This versatile unit can charge up to four LI-42B 600mAh controller batteries or two LI42Bx2 motor batteries simultaneously, and it features status LEDs to indicate the charge level. The charger is powered via USB.

PDMOVIE 15mm Rod Clamp with Rod & Shoe Adapter for Motor

Mount your lens motor for the best placement on your rig with the help of this 15mm Rod Clamp with Rod & Shoe Adapter from PDMOVIE. This mount features a 15mm rod clamp and a shoe adapter for mounting onto a camera, cage, or rig with a shoe mount. Two 1/4"-20 screws and an Allen wrench are also included to mount the adapter directly onto a cage with 1/4"-20 threads. A 5.9" 15mm rod is included to mount your motor so you can rotate it into place.

PDMOVIE 15mm Rod (5.9")

Add this black 15mm Rod from PDMOVIE onto your rig to mount your lens motor for fine adjustments. The rod fits into standard 15mm rod clamps and measures 5.9" in length.

PDMOVIE REMOTE AIR RIG Handwheel Controller for PDL-TC-AFX Focus Wheel

Add a large controller handgrip to your compact PDL-TC-AFX focus controller for a better grip with this REMOTE AIR RIG Handwheel Controller from PDMOVIE. The PDL-TC-AFX focus controller is an extremely compact wheel that can be a bit too small for some hands, so PDMOVIE created a grip and wheel holder for larger hands.

The focus controller mounts at the center of the large control wheel using a 1/4"-20 screw, and you can hold the wheel with two hands using the included handgrip. The unit also includes a 19mm rod for mounting the unit onto your rig.

PDMOVIE Bluetooth Focus Controller for PD-BTMP, PD-BTMP-N, PD-BTMP-S & PD-BTMP-SP Specs

General
Compatibility
PDMOVIE PD-BTMP Motor / PD-BTMP-N Motor / PD-BTMP-S Motor / PD-BTMP-SP Motor
Bluetooth Distance
328' / 100 m
Wireless
Wireless
Bluetooth 5.0
*Built-In
Battery
Battery Chemistry
Lithium-Ion
Battery Capacity
200 mAh
Power
DC Input Power
3.6 VDC
Environmental
Operating Temperature
-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Physical
Mounting
1x 1/4"-20 Screw
Dimensions
1.3 x 1.2" / 32 x 31 mm
Weight
1 oz / 28 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.32 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4 x 3 x 2"

PDMOVIE MOTOR SMART Mini Intelligent Focus Motor Specs

General
Compatibility
PDMOVIE LIVE AIR Controller
Wireless
Wireless
Yes
Mobile App Compatible
No
Power
Power Source
Battery
Battery Type
2x LI-42B
Physical
Mounting
Side: 1x 15mm Rod Clamp
Color
Black
Dimensions
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.6 x 5.3 x 3.8"

PDMOVIE LIR2477 Battery for PDL-TC-AFX Focus Controller Specs

General
Compatibility
PDMOVIE PDL-TC-AFX Focus Controller
Battery
Battery Chemistry
Lithium-Ion
Output Voltage
3.6 VDC
Physical
Weight
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.04 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9 x 7 x 0.55"

PDMOVIE LI-42Bx2 Battery for PD-BTMP, PD-BTMP-N & PD-BTMP-S Specs

General
Compatibility
PDMOVIE PD-BTMP Motor / PD-BTMP-N Motor / PD-BTMP-S Motor
Battery
Battery Chemistry
Lithium-Ion
Battery Capacity
600 mAh / 2.2 Wh
Output Voltage
3.7 VDC
Physical
Dimensions
1.6 x 1.2 x 0.5" / 40 x 31 x 12 mm
Weight
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.08 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.95 x 7.05 x 0.65"

PDMOVIE 2/4-Channel Battery Charger for LI-42B & LI42Bx2 Batteries Specs

General
Compatibility
PDMOVIE LI-42B Battery / LI-42Bx2 Battery
Power
Power Source
USB
Physical
Cable Length
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Dimensions
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.155 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9 x 6.85 x 1.2"

PDMOVIE 15mm Rod Clamp with Rod & Shoe Adapter for Motor Specs

Key Specs
Mounting
Cage Mount: 2x Included 1/4"-20 Male Screw, 1x Built-In Cold Shoe
Rod Standard
15 mm Single Rod
Rod Ports
1x 15 mm Rod Port
Color
Black
Pan
No
Tilt
No
Roll
No
Mounting
Mounting
Cage Mount: 2x Included 1/4"-20 Male Screw, 1x Built-In Cold Shoe
Rod Standard
15 mm Single Rod
Rod Ports
1x 15 mm Rod Port
Included Rods
Yes
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.12 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.9 x 7 x 1"

PDMOVIE 15mm Rod (5.9") Specs

Physical
Diameter
15 mm
Length
5.9" / 15 cm
Thread Type
No
Number of Rods
1

PDMOVIE REMOTE AIR RIG Handwheel Controller for PDL-TC-AFX Focus Wheel Specs

Key Specs
Mounting
Accessory Mount: 1x Built-In 1/4"-20 Male Screw, Multiplex Built-In 1/4"-20 Female Thread
Rod Standard
19 mm Single Rod
Rod Ports
1x 19 mm Rod Port
Color
Black
Mounting
Mounting
Accessory Mount: 1x Built-In 1/4"-20 Male Screw, Multiplex Built-In 1/4"-20 Female Thread
Rod Standard
19 mm Single Rod
Rod Ports
1x 19 mm Rod Port
Included Rods
Yes
General
Dimensions
4.7 x 2.2 x 1.4" / 120 x 55 x 36 mm (Handgrip)
3 x 1.7" / 77 x 44 mm (Controller Wheel)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.6 x 5 x 1.9"

PDMOVIE Live Air 3 Smart Reviews

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Is there way to set several focus marks and then ...

Is there way to set several focus marks and then automatically rack focus between the different markers?
Asked by: Philipp
You can set A and B focus points on the PDMOVIE LIVE AIR 3 Smart LiDAR Wireless Focus Lens Control Kit but there is no automation of said rack focus motion.
Answered by: JonathanS
Date published: 2023-11-13

Can the motor reversed to work with Nikon F ...

Can the motor reversed to work with Nikon F lenses?
Asked by: Dilianny
During the calibration process, the PDMOVIE LIVE AIR 3 Smart LiDAR Wireless Focus Lens Control Kit will determine the direction of the gearing.
Answered by: JonathanS
Date published: 2023-10-15

Can one turn on/off auto focus without first ...

Can one turn on/off auto focus without first focusing at minimum focus?
Asked by: Philipp
The PDMOVIE LIVE AIR 3 Smart LiDAR Wireless Focus Lens Control Kit PDL-AFX-S/PDL-AFX-RA-S must rotate the controller to the position where it stays to activate or cancel autofocus. Therefore, PD Movie generally recommends that users only set 4 autofocus lens data, leaving a blank channel for pure manual wireless control, which will not be interfered by the controller staying at the position of the nearest focus point. If you want to switch between manual and automatic control through button commands on the controller, or motor, it is not possible. In essence, it also does not support completely seamless switching between manual and automatic. In addition, there is a new model being release PDL-AFX-RA-SP next month which is a purely manual wireless control mode, which can be set independently.
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2023-11-22

What is the most far focal lengths which will ...

What is the most far focal lengths which will still work in full frame & super 35?
Asked by: Yuval
The PDMOVIE LIVE AIR 3 Smart LiDAR Wireless Focus Lens Control Kit (Deluxe) , has a maximum focusing distance of 16.4 feet. The focal length and sensor size are not factors in this calculation.
Answered by: JonathanS
Date published: 2024-01-10

Will this system work with the DJI Ronin 4D?

Will this system work with the DJI Ronin 4D?
Asked by: Jon
The DJI Ronin 4D has its own Lidar system and follow focus built into the camera. It has not been testes and would be redundant.
Answered by: JonathanS
Date published: 2023-10-17

Is there an API to control the focus motor via a ...

Is there an API to control the focus motor via a custom app?
Asked by: Philipp
The PDMOVIE LIVE AIR 3 Smart LiDAR Wireless Focus Lens Control Kit (Deluxe) currently has its own IOS app and no available API for custom app.
Answered by: JonathanS
Date published: 2023-11-19

Can you adjust the resistance of the focus ...

Can you adjust the resistance of the focus controller?
Asked by: Charles
There is no resistance control adjustment on the PDMOVIE LIVE AIR 3 Smart LiDAR Wireless Focus Lens Control Kit.
Answered by: JonathanS
Date published: 2023-10-30

Will a matte box block the view of the Lidar ...

Will a matte box block the view of the Lidar camera?
Asked by: Ashton
That would depend on the size of the matte box and where you mount the PDMOVIE LIVE AIR 3 (BH #PDPDLAFXSMRT), but yes, in many situations a matte box could interfere with the lidar functionality.
Answered by: Zacky
Date published: 2023-11-26
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