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    Either this exist or no one have been crazy enough yet to make it yet ...

    Say you only have cine lenses but want to utilise the Komodo AF ...

    Are there or will it be possible to make some sort of solution that will let the Komodo AF control a motorized follow focus ?
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    Theoretically, sure. In reality...

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    Maybe with a feed from the EXT port?
    Or from the top pins.
    Who knows!
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    Expect a lot of development on this front, but if you want a modern tease, look up the Light Ranger.
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    There are significant software communication differences between DSMC protocols and the Komodo, so current Teradek MDR's don't yet control a lens with internal motors through the Expander's control port.

    I hear the software team at TeradekRT/RTMotion have been super busy on this. In the meantime, you can use existing solutions with motors and manual lenses without the control port. I am hoping that TeradekRT will EVENTUALLY control external motors with Komodo AF too.

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    Hi guys! In line with this post: Do you think Komodo AF will be responsive enough to allow some "Bolt" motion control like movements in terms of keeping focus on a subject during a really quick camera movement?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blair Thornton View Post

    Congrast for your setup! It looks very interesting for docu work. Good to hear about Teradek Rtmotion. Hope they will develop THE battery plate for komodo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ale Houston View Post
    Hi guys! In line with this post: Do you think Komodo AF will be responsive enough to allow some "Bolt" motion control like movements in terms of keeping focus on a subject during a really quick camera movement?
    If you have a Bolt, you don't need the camera to guess focus. You derive and drive focus from the path you program.
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    it's too bad my Latitude MDR won't work with Komoda. I wonder if it every will or if a whole new unit will need to be developed. In the mean time I love the Red Control and the ability to monitor (albeit in a simple way) the Komodo on an iPad. However for very light weight set ups, helmet cams, rigging on motorcycles (which I plan to do next week) etc. the Red Control app is a God send. I have hooked up both an Ipad and and iPhone at the same time and used the iPad for monitoring and the iPhone for a pseudo hand held focus device, which actually works fairly well.
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    Hi Michael! The thing is I don't own a Bolt jejeje. That's why i was asking if the AF system in Komodo could be responsive enough to make movements like the ones programable with Bolt, but hand held or with other grip equipment, without missing focus on the subject.
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