The Nucleus Nano II FIZ Wireless Lens Control System from Tilta is a focus, iris, and zoom control system designed for both freelance cinematographers and experienced DPs alike, whether they're using a handheld or gimbal-mounted rig. The basic system configuration includes a handwheel controller with upgraded touchscreen display and a lens control motor with five times the torque of its predecessor. USB-C connectivity, 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connect the units to one another and offer control compatibility with select camera systems, and Wi-Fi also allows for firmware updates.
Handwheel Controller with Touchscreen
View your wireless channel, Wi-Fi status, battery life, Bluetooth connectivity, and standby status on the outer portion of the controller's 1.6" touchscreen dial. FIZ parameters and A/B stop live on the center portion, with the option to lock the screen or toggle between auto and manual focusing. Two other menus can be accessed from the main screen to lock and adjust your connected camera's settings and view your current lens parameters. Additional settings that can be accessed from the interface include pairing and accessing manual controls for the separately available motor as well as additional customizations for the hand unit.
FIZ Lens Control Motor
The motor drive is positioned in an offset orientation from the main gearing to prevent the motor from pushing away from the lens during use. A 0.8 MOD gear ensures compatibility with most cinema-standard lenses, while an included lens adapter ring expands this compatibility for DSLR and mirrorless camera lenses. Two USB-C ports on the motor—one I/O and one input only—power the motor and can pass power through to multiple motors to control FIZ from a single source.
USB-C Ports and Power
The USB-C port on the hand unit can be used to facilitate wired connections to compatible cameras. It can also recharge the internal battery when depleted and facilitates firmware updates when not updating over Wi-Fi. Power can also be delivered to the Nano II using the contact points on the back of the unit, which are compatible with select Tilta power accessories. Use professional batteries, power banks, or separately available Tilta power handles to power the motor via the USB-C input. The whole system can run for up to 20 hours.
Intuitive Pairing and Configuration
Select a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi channel to pair your hand unit with the lens motor over a wireless connection. Press the pair unit on the motor to finalize the connection and cycle through the available modes: iris control, zoom control, or focus control. Different light colors will show you which mode you are on: green for iris, blue for zoom, purple for focus, and yellow for unassigned. Hold the button down to automatically calibrate the motor.
Onboard Hand Unit Controls
- A run/stop button powers up the unit and sends run/stop commands to your connected camera via USB-C for Sony and Canon cameras.
- A zoom rocker can be set to adjust your lens's zoom, focus, or iris adjustment via Bluetooth motor connection.
- A function button calibrates your motors and sets A/B stops.
- Use the TF/DF switch to spin the wheel infinitely or set stops in both directions. TF mode is preferred when using the unit in tandem with the Nucleus motor, while DF mode works best with the DJI Focus Motor. Spinning the wheel control will adjust your FIZ sensitivity.
The Nano II is backward compatible with the previous generation of Nucleus-Nano and the Nucleus-M lens motors for easy integration with your preexisting equipment. Select cameras from Sony, Canon, and Blackmagic can be controlled wirelessly from the hand unit's interface. Mount and integrate the system into your DJI RS 2 or RS 3 Pro gimbal configuration with the included 15mm rod mounting accessories and optional Wireless Receiver Module.
For the most current features, camera, and gimbal support, please visit the Tilta website.