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  • MOUNT MOTOR UNIT ON THE CAMERA
    • Slide the Rod Mount Clamp (M2) onto your camera’s standard rod system, the driving gear (M3) must be properly aligned with the lens ring you want to control, engage the driving gear teeth with the lens’s ring teeth, and secure the clamp (M2) to lock down the motor. Connect the 4-pin connector (M1) to the 4-pin connector (C8) through the provided cable.

  • MOUNT ENCODER UNIT ON THE FOLLOW FOCUS
    • The encoder registration mounting pattern (E2) is specifically designed for each supported follow focus unit. The registration mounting pattern (E2) has a slip fit with the hole pattern for the specific follow focus unit, press the encoder unit in, and tighten the screws outside the registration mounting pattern (E2) to lock down the encoder unit. Connect the 5-pin connector (E1) to the 5-pin connector (C7) through the provided cable.

  • INSTALL RAPIDO SINGLE FOCUS SOFTWARE ON WINDOWS PLATFORM
    • Download the zip file through the given link
    • Unzip the file in the default folder
    • Double click the setup.exe file in the unzipped folder
    • Follow the instruction to install the program at default location in windows, usually it is C:\Program Files (x86)\Rapido Technology
    • The program will create a shortcut, RapidoSingleFocus, on the desktop
    • Double click that icon will start the program

  • CONTROLLER CALIBRATION
    • Make sure the motor is engaged with the focus ring of the taking lens
    • Make sure the follow focus gear is engaged with the focus ring of the anamorphic adapter
    • Follow following steps to calibrate the controller: 
      1. Power off the controller
      2. Put white tape on the taking lens’s stationary housing which besides its focus ring
      3. Put white tape on the anamorphic lens’s stationary housing which besides its focus ring
      4. Set calibration target at close focus distance from the camera
      5. Manually adjust the focus ring of the taking lens & the focus ring of the anamorphic lens to get sharp image on the camera display
      6. Mark on both tapes with a line
      7. Move the calibration target to a new distance
      8. Repeat steps 4-6 until the calibration target is at infinity (>20m), Now, you should have both tapes marked with lines
      9. Power on the controller, turn switch (C6) to CALIBRATION (1)
      10. Push C4 or C5 to move taking lens’s focus ring to the 1st line
      11. Rotate follow focus wheel to move anamorphic lens’s focus ring to the 1st line
      12. Push C3 to record data
      13. Push C4 or C5 to move taking lens’s focus ring to the next line
      14. Rotate follow focus wheel to move anamorphic lens’s focus ring to the next line
      15. Push C3 to record data
      16. Repeat steps 13-15 until all lines are recorded
      17. Turn switch (C6) to RUN (0)
      18. Now, when you rotate the follow focus wheel, the motor will move the taking lens’s focus ring to the pre-set position
    • Notes:
      • Lines should be recorded in sequence based on the calibration target’s distance from the camera
      • When turn switch (C6) to CALIBRATION (0), the previous record is erased.

  • RAPIDO SINGLE FOCUS SOFTWARE MANUAL
    • This program helps user to verify the functionality of the controller. The program will search for the connected controller after started, if not found, the program exists automatically.
    • For the Trajectory column, the number of recorded point pairs and the maximum encoder travel range are displayed.
    • For the Motion Parameter column, the current moving speed and jog speed are shown. 
    • For the Input/Output Status column, by turning on/off the switch & pushing on/off the buttons on the control box, the corresponding check box in the software should be checked on/off.
    • For Manual Control column, the motor position and the encoder position are displayed. User can click the button to jog the motor CW or CCW, the jog speed is the Jog Speed as defined in the Motion Parameters column.
    • For the Menu Bar, user can choose among About, Help Forum, and Activation to see the development credit and the link to the online help forum. Activation is for unlock additional trajectory analysis functions under the Tools menu.
      • Software download link will be provided after purchase is made



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