Everything You Need to Know About CTRL.1 & MOTR.X

Wed, Oct 31, 2018

Our new Teradek RT line is getting some amazing new additions that will greatly enhance lens control for filmmakers. Since RTMotion became part of the Teradek family in the fall of 2017, we've combined our R&D efforts to create the next generation of precision wireless lens control that offers industry-leading features at a competitive cost.

Check out our rundown of the features on the all-new CTRL.1 and MOTR.X products:

CTRL.1 - The Single-Axis Wireless Lens Controller 

The CTRL.1 is the first single-axis wireless controller in the Teradek RT line. CTRL.1 can control focus, iris or zoom at a distance of up to 5,000 ft. Since it’s a single-axis unit, we made it compatible with all other controllers in the Teradek RT collection, allowing for control of other axes by additional controllers.

Features:

  • Larger focus knob for improved feel
  • Lightweight, ergonomic grip
  • Built-in OLED display
  • Start/Stop control
  • Integrated mounting points
  • LP-E6 battery powers up to 36 hours of continuous use

What is more special about the CTRL.1 is two exciting new capabilities: Lens Mapping and SmallHD Monitor Overlays (coming soon). The base model of the controller is available without these features activated, but a firmware upgrade license can be purchased at any time.

Lens Mapping - CTRL.1 can auto-calibrate a lens focal scale to premarked rings using highly precise Teradek-designed software. This not only saves time on set and in prep from having to mark up individual rings and re-calibrating after every lens swap, but also ensures pinpoint accuracy. CTRL.1 is the only professional single-channel controller on the market offering lens mapping functionality.

Overlays In an industry-first, lens data can now be overlayed directly on SmallHD monitors, allowing focus pullers to keep their eyes on the image without having to look at another display for lens information. CTRL.1 transfers lens info directly to monitors like the SmallHD Focus Bolt (which can be mounted to the controller).

SummaryCTRL.1 is the perfect tool for filmmakers who want a dedicated controller for pulling focus, offering lens mapping, overlays, and unparalleled precision at an affordable cost.

MOTR.X - A New Motor with Powerful Torque & Precision

The new Teradek RT MOTR.X lens motors are fast, silent, lightweight, and precise. These high-powered motors have double the torque of the MK3.1 lens motors, offering smooth and responsive operation for focus, iris, and zoom controls no matter how large the lens. Gear orientation can be switched to achieve the optimal position on your camera.

MOTR.X also comes with 2 new exciting capabilities:

Indicator Lights - MOTR.X can be directly assigned to Focus, Iris, or Zoom at the push of a button. Each motor features a selector button and 3 LED lights that indicate the chosen axis.

In/Out Ports - These new ports allow data & power to pass-through, meaning all motors on a lens can be daisy-chained together to eliminate cable clutter. Even MK3.1 motors can be used as the final motor in the series.

Summary -The new MOTR.X lens motors provide camera operators with a powerful, clean, versatile rig and super-accurate FIZ controls.

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