SmallRig proclaims their new modular MagicFIZ Wi-fi Observe Focus System

Digital camera accent producer SmallRig has now formally introduced their new MagicFIZ Wi-fi Observe Focus System. No stranger to comply with focus programs, SmallRig’s newest launch takes the wheel off the digital camera for distant use by focus pullers for gimbal, shoulder mounted or handheld cameras and for these working in a small crew the place you possibly can’t at all times stand behind each digital camera.

It has lower than 50ms latency as much as a distance of 100 metres (328ft) over 2.4Ghz and options safe information transmission utilizing what SmallRig describes as “specialised encryption algorithms” to make sure that alerts are interference-free, even with a number of models on set. We bought to take a short have a look at the brand new unit pre-announcement final month at IBC 2022.

The system is comprised of three elements. There’s the wi-fi handgrip, the wi-fi handwheel and the wi-fi receiver motor – of which you need to use two concurrently permitting you to manage a number of options like focus and aperture or focus and zoom if you happen to’re utilizing each the handwheel and the handgrip collectively. The truth is, SmallRig says {that a} single Handwheel/Handgrip combo can management as much as 48 motors concurrently.

The handwheel has a big nice management focusing handwheel, a built-in 1400mAh battery that lasts for as much as 20 hours and fees again up over USB-C, supporting each Energy Supply and Fast Cost quick charging programs. It sports activities a 0.96″ OLED show to indicate battery standing, REC immediate, channel, motor quantity, communication programs, A and B marks for preset focus factors in addition to present motor place.


The Wi-fi Handgrip provides a finger management focusing wheel and is powered by a Canon LP-E6 battery, offering as much as 40 hours of operation with a 1950mAh capability battery. It additionally has a 0.96″ OLED show that reveals all the identical bits of essential data because the handwheel and will be linked to the handwheel, permitting for the operation of a number of motors concurrently.

The Wi-fi Receiver Motor (or two of them) mounts to the digital camera and offers a excessive 0.5Nm torque output to simply drive massive heavy cine lenses. This one’s powered both by a Sony NP-F sequence battery via the fast launch plate, getting as much as 3.5 hours of use with an NP-F550, or it’ll take exterior energy from a V-Mount battery via its USB-C interface utilizing a D-Faucet to USB-C cable. This contains a smaller 0.52″ OLED show to indicate channel, motor place, enter voltage and motor quantity.

Three totally different SmallRig MagicFIZ kits can be found. There’s the Fundamental Package for $299 which incorporates the Handwheel and Wi-fi Receiver Motor, the Handgrip Package for $399 together with the Handgrip and Wi-fi Receiver Motor and the Two Motor Package at $699 which incorporates the Handgrip, Handwheel and two Wi-fi Receiver Motors.

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