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Preston Cinema – Stand 615

Preston Cinema Systems has been providing innovative camera and lens control systems for over 30 years. The Micro Force zoom control began this tradition by using force sensor technology to control zoom speed. In the years since its introduction, it has truly become the “industry standard” control.

Our FI+Z system has provided the motion picture industry with several breakthrough technologies. It was the first to employ 2.4 GHz spread spectrum technology for a wireless lens and camera control and was the first to provide digital motors for lens drives. Lens mapping gives all lenses the same focus “throw” so re-learning a new lens is a thing of the past. These technologies have brought a uniquely high level of reliability and confidence to the film set such that the FI+Z is now considered a mainstream requirement on film sets worldwide

The Light Ranger 2 is a powerful new tool for the focus puller. It measures focus distances in 16 zones across the frame simultaneously. Graphics overlay the monitor image showing for each of the zones the direction and amount the focus knob must be turned to bring the subject into the depth of field of the camera lens. In addition and autofocus function mode is available for situations where even the best trained eye cannot cope with the demands of fast action, shallow depth of field and digital sharpness.