new Cforce Mini RF

Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:31 am

Hello
Just saw the announcement of the new Cforce Mini RF motor and i was wondering if it is compatible with previous hand units from Arri, WCU-3, WFU-1?
LDA and LDS don't apply here right? We have to map them?

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Alexandre Valentim
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Re: new Cforce Mini RF

Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:11 am

Hello,

yes, the new motors with radio are compatible with older white radio handunits.

You can create a LDA file with WCU-4 and send it to the Cforce RF motor.
There is no LDA archive in the motor, so you can only use the LDA you have send last.

LDS is not possible, because the motor get no informations from the lens.

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Gernot
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Re: new Cforce Mini RF

Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:09 pm

Considering buying a Cforce Mini RF and I have a couple more questions:

- Let say I have wcu-4 + 1x cForce Mini RF + 1x cForce mini with Alexa Mini camera and a LDS prime lens. I would like to have lens info on camera and hand unit. Because LDS can´t be sent back to hand unit with cForce Mini RF, can it be used just as a "dumb" motor?

- With any Alexa camera + cForce Mini RF + WCU-4 hand unit combo, LDA lens files will be available on metadata?

- With Alexa Mini + cForce Mini RF, camera control features are they all available?

- cForce Mini RF works with UDM-1/ Cinetape/ Focus Bug? Tracking functions also works?

- Cmotion Cvolutiuon white radio works with Force Mini RF? As main or second hand uni assign?

Thanks

Alexandre Valentim
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Re: new Cforce Mini RF

Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:45 am

Hi,

xanoramix wrote:Considering buying a Cforce Mini RF and I have a couple more questions:

- Let say I have wcu-4 + 1x cForce Mini RF + 1x cForce mini with Alexa Mini camera and a LDS prime lens. I would like to have lens info on camera and hand unit. Because LDS can´t be sent back to hand unit with cForce Mini RF, can it be used just as a "dumb" motor?
- Yes, it can. The radio can be turned off and the unit will function as a normal Cforce motor.

- With any Alexa camera + cForce Mini RF + WCU-4 hand unit combo, LDA lens files will be available on metadata?
- Yes
- With Alexa Mini + cForce Mini RF, camera control features are they all available?
-If you use the radio in the motor then camera RUN/STOP function, tally and camera status information are available if you use a Cam to EXT cable.

- cForce Mini RF works with UDM-1/ Cinetape/ Focus Bug? Tracking functions also works?
- Not sure, I'll have to leave this for someone else to answer
- Cmotion Cvolutiuon white radio works with Force Mini RF? As main or second hand uni assign?
- Yes. Compatibility can be seen here; https://cmotion.eu/page/cvolution

Thanks

Alexandre Valentim


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Re: new Cforce Mini RF

Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:15 pm

Thanks for the info.
One more doubt:
- With Alexa Mini + cForce Mini RF, camera control features are they all available?
-If you use the radio in the motor then camera RUN/STOP function, tally and camera status information are available if you use a Cam to EXT cable.


- and what about all other camera control menus and user buttons that are usually available on WCU-4? Do they also work with Cforce Mini RF motif?
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