Lens Control System Integration
The Cine RT can send distance data to most popular lens control systems to enable focus pullers to view the data remotely on their focus handsets.
The Cine RT Base Sensor must be hard wired to the serial input of an on-camera LCS component for distance data to be sent. Focusbug offers two options to output distance data:
Select Your System
Click on your lens system to view integration options.
The Cine RT System connects serially to both the ARRI WCU-4 and new Hi-5 LCS.
In 2019 Focusbug teamed up with ARRI ECS to design the ARRI Focusbug License for the new ARRI Hi-5. The License is available online from the ARRI Shop.
The license supports a custom Hi-Speed serial protocol (12x faster than the UDM protocol) and bi-directional communication with the Hi-5 focus handset. With the license loaded, Hi-5 users can control all commonly used Cine RT settings and operations; including the ability to collect marks with the Cine RT Handset and have them appear automatically on the Hi-5’s digital distance scale.
The License is not backward compatible with the WCU-4; however, the Hi-Speed Protocol will be.
See connectivity options below.
ARRI ALEXA 35
ARRI LCUBE CUB-1
ARRI ALEXA XT
The team at Creative Solutions welcomed the opportunity to work with us to implement a fast high-baud rate version of the standard RS-232 serial protocol for the Teradek RT LCS! Now Teradek users can connect the Cine RT Base to Input -1 on their Teradek RT MDRX and enjoy real-time Cine RT System distance data on their Control.3 and SmallHD RT monitor overlay.
TERADEK RT MDR.X
No need to translate RS-232 to Preston with a cumbersome cable module. Simply connect a Cine RT Base Sensor to your Preston MDR 2, 3 or 4 and select Preston’s fast native serial protocol from the Cine RT Serial Output Menu options and distance is displayed on your Preston HU3 or HU4 focus handset.