Exhibitor Directory 2024

Focusbug Technologies Inc.
Stand Number: 213

Focusbug Technologies Inc. is based in Vancouver, Canada, and was founded by IATSE 669 International Cinematographers Guild member 1st Assistant Laird Pierce and Sound Engineer Jonathan Ritchie. Focusbug manufactures the Cine RT System, an innovative ultrasonic rangefinder and tracking system for use on film and digital motion picture cameras.

The Cine RT System entered the market in 2018 and has since sold over 1800 units worldwide. The system has been used on a large range of productions from music videos and documentaries to award-winning blockbusters such as 1917, Dune, All Quiet on the Western Front, Oppenheimer, and Killers of the Flower Moon.

The system is comprised of four principal components. The lightweight, low-profile ULTRASONIC BASE SENSOR is a 40′ (12.19 m) rangefinder that can also track up to four miniature ULTRASONIC BUG TRANSMITTERS within a 120′ (36.5 m) range – it is the only system component required on the camera, making it suitable for all camera builds. The HANDSET is the system’s remote command center, offering multiple distance readout display modes and doubling as a handheld 120′ “tapeless” tape measure for the fast acquisition of focus marks. Multiple compact remote High-Bright LED DISTANCE DISPLAYS can be positioned anywhere, providing critical subject distance information to any crew members engaged in shot creation.

Designed as a multi-tool to support the art of pulling focus, the Cine RT satisfies a broad range of working methods and has been widely recognized for its operational flexibility and exceptional performance. The innovative distribution of ultrasonic transducers across the custom-built wireless component family enables an expansive toolset unique to the Cine RT. Constructed from pro-grade materials and containing electronics rated to work within an industrial operating temperature range, the system is purpose-built to withstand a life on set.

Access to proprietary third-party serial protocols and partnerships with lens-control ecosystem manufacturers have enabled Cine RT System compatibility with products by ARRI, Preston, c motion, Teradek, and Heden.

Focusbug’s grassroots connection to the international camera assistant community ensures that user feedback directly informs the continued refinement of Cine RT System firmware, system expansion products, and new products in development.

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